NEWS FLASH


A shockingly high number of social work graduates, whose education was paid for by the Department of Social Development are still unemployed. This is unacceptable given the need for social workers and the high rate of youth unemployment in the Eastern Cape. 67, 1% of youth in the 15 – 24 year old bracket and 43, 2% of youth in the 25 – 34 year old bracket remain unemployed. In the Eastern …


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SPEAK OUT


The DA is deeply disturbed to read (Daily Dispatch: 14 06 18) that Paramedics and EMS staff are suffering and unprotected. Our Paramedics and EMS staff suffer firstly because they not safe at work and secondly because they are not accompanied by Security Guards despite the dangerous nature of their work. Thirdly complaints from EMS staff include delays in the payment of overtime work and dangerous working conditions in which, for example, …


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IN THE NEWS


IN THE past two years 38 guns were stolen in farm attacks in the Eastern Cape. Police have recovered nine of them. MEC for safety and liaison Weziwe Tikana told the Bhisho legislature, in a response to written questions by DA legislature leader Bobby Stevenson, that 21 guns were stolen in farm attacks in 2017 and 17 in 2016. Tikana said it was not clear whether the stolen firearms had …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


A staggering R2 053 013 billion is now owed by the provincial government in excess of 30 days or more to suppliers, as at the end of March 2018. To view the response, please click here: Response These slow payments to suppliers are literally slitting the throat of our economy, as there is less money in circulation as well as strangling the future of small businesses by causing them to go …


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This statement follows an oversight inspection by the DA Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Andrew Whitfield MPL, DA Shadow Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Kevin Mileham MP, DA EC Provincial Spokesperson, Mlindi Nhanha and Buffalo City Metro Councillor Dharmesh Daya to Dimbaza Industria. Dimbaza, once an industrial hub in the Eastern Cape, has for decades been a prime example of how the uncaring and corrupt African National Congress (ANC) has …


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The Eastern Cape Liquor Board cannot escape some of the responsibility for the high rate of violent crime in the Eastern Cape. Ineffective monitoring and regulation of legal and illegal liquor outlets due to a shortage of inspectors is a contributing factor to alcohol related crimes committed in the province. In 2016 non-compliance with the Liquor Act by taverns was cited as a root cause of the increase in crime …


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