NEWS FLASH


The Democratic Alliance extends its best wishes to the 87 353 Grade 12 learners in the Eastern Cape who will be writing their matric final exams from Monday, 23 October 2017. It is our sincere hope that you will achieve high-quality results that will enable you to either continue with tertiary education, to enter the job market or to become a young entrepreneur.  Education is the foundation for opportunity. Your …


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SPEAK OUT


Mnquma’s pain

October 23rd, 2017

GROTESQUE certainly describes the goings-on at Mnquma (“Grotesque profits of graft” DD, October 19). My heart is broken. We are really suffering here in my hometown of Butterworth while ruthless people are playing with our funds. Every effort of government must be focused on improving the lives of all our people. To achieve this, all organs of state must be effective, transparent, accountable and coherent. But how can our people …


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IN THE NEWS


THE contest to govern Buffalo City Metro’s ward 27, encompassing Gonubie, took a different turn this weekend when the DA took a door-to-door approach while the ANC protested its own candidate by burning election posters. The ward, which includes Mzamomhle, Gonubie West, Gonubie North and Quenera North, will undergo by-elections on November 2 due to former ANC councillor Bhelekazi Mabandla resigning. Mabandla was told to resign by her party after …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


The Democratic Alliance took a principled stance today and withdrew from further attendance of this week’s Taking Legislature to the People in Port St Johns. We cannot allow the rules of the legislature to be flouted and do not want to be party to non-compliance. It unacceptable that questions for oral reply on Wednesdays when the House is sitting has been deemed unnecessary and frivolous by the ANC government and …


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      The Eastern Cape Department of Social Development (SocDev) is in potential breach of a number of laws in relation to health, safety and occupational health and the protection of the personal information of clients. In places where the DA governs, emphasis is placed on providing suitable and safe conditions for staff and for the communities who rely on such state facilities, whether these are in rural- or …


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