NEWS FLASH


The Democratic Alliance calls on the MEC for Human Settlements, Helen Sauls-August to ensure the payment of contractors assigned to construct low-cost houses in the Eastern Cape that are owed money far in excess of 30 days. The failure of the department to pay these contractors is jeopardising businesses and resulting in layoffs of hundreds of workers. This is destroying jobs and impacting negatively on local economies. In a response …


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SPEAK OUT


Let’s build streets of no fear

February 21st, 2017

THE allegations made in the rape case reported in the Daily Dispatch of February 14 refer. Women live under a constant threat of violence and rape and to our sorrow South Africa continues to have the highest rape statistics in the world. We appeal to all readers to embrace our constitution. The time has come to speak up. Let’s unite to build a safe, caring society for the sake of …


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IN THE NEWS


OPPOSITION parties in the Eastern Cape say they’ve had enough of the talk – they now want action from the government against corruption. Yesterday, political parties in the Eastern Cape legislature debated Premier Phumulo Masualle’s state of the province address (Sopa) which he delivered last week Friday. The opposition was united in calling for the state to deal more radically with corruption and greed instead of throwing around phrases like …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


The Democratic Alliance calls on the MEC for Human Settlements, Helen Sauls-August to ensure the payment of contractors assigned to construct low-cost houses in the Eastern Cape that are owed money far in excess of 30 days. The failure of the department to pay these contractors is jeopardising businesses and resulting in layoffs of hundreds of workers. This is destroying jobs and impacting negatively on local economies. In a response …


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The frustrated people of Rosedale in Uitenhage closed their clinic this morning  (subs:  Monday, 27 February) because they had simply had enough. It is completely unacceptable for patients to have to resort to such a drastic measure because the provincial Department of Health has allowed this vital facility to go without a permanent doctor and to suffer staff and medicine shortages.   Emails from the clinic committee submitted to the MEC …


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The DA welcomes the approval by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro council today (subs: 23 Feb 2017) for land to be allocated in Bloemendal for an additional police station in the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth. The fight against gangsterism in the Northern Areas must be treated as a war and every resource available needs to be harnessed.  The SAPS must now prioritise and expedite the building of this station. …


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