NEWS FLASH


The Eastern Cape Department of Education has no recorded data of the number of school buildings that are no longer being used for the purpose of education. To make matters worse, the Department of Public Works has never been informed of any intention from its sister department to hand back schools that have been closed.  The disregard by the ANC-government relating to millions of rands of unused assets is unacceptable. …


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SPEAK OUT


The slow payment to suppliers of the Eastern Cape government continues to silently kill small businesses. Despite all interventions, the province is still struggling to make payments on time. Although some improvement has been made, it is simply not good enough. In the reply to a legislature question that I asked the former MEC of Finance, Sakhumzi Somyo, in April 2018, a total of 5 503 businesses in the Eastern …


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IN THE NEWS


THE Eastern Cape department social development is in a state collapse and paralysis. That is if the debate by the portfolio committee on social development in Bhisho yesterday is anything to go by. The report, which was adopted yesterday, paints a picture of a department in need of ICU and with inexplicable budget allocations for the 2018-19 financial year. According to the scathing report, among other failures: ● The social …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Executive, members of the Legislature, officials from the Department of Education, dignitaries and visitors, I solemnly greet you. The Department of Education has been allocated R34.7-billion for the 2018/2019 financial year. Please bear with me for a quick breakdown of the budget: There is an increase of 6.8% for compensation of employees There is an increase of 3.8% for Goods and Services …


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Honourable Premier, Madam Speaker, MECs, Colleagues and Distinguished Guests. I addressed rights issues in this chamber on Tuesday and will do so again today. Since the beginning of this term of office, the Eastern Cape Department of Health has spent much of its time on the defensive to the detriment of its patients and its mandate to serve our people’s health needs. I will, therefore, describe just how this inability …


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Honourable Speaker Honourable Premier Honourable MECs Honourable members of the house Ladies and gentlemen in the public gallery   I greet you all today ― Peter H. Diamandis, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think “Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury—rather it’s about providing all with a life of possibility.”  There has been a huge increase in the Departmental strategy with 79.3%, from …


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