NEWS FLASH


The Eastern Cape has forked out over R162-million to pay civil servants who have been on extended sick leave for years.  Of the total of 396 ailing officials, seven have been on extended sick leave for more than six years. We need warm bodies at work, not bodies languishing in warm beds.  It is time to press the reset button in the province.  A DA-run provincial government will make sure …


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SPEAK OUT


The front page article “SAA cuts big blow to hunting industry” (Herald, September 12) refers:  The news that the beleaguered SAA is considering curtailing the number of domestic flights to and from the Eastern Cape in order to regain some form of financial stability, is of grave concern. Business chambers in the province have been vocal in recent months about how more flights are required to develop stronger economic ties …


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IN THE NEWS


DONKER dae lê voor vir inwoners in die Inxuba Yethemba munisipale omgewing nadat Eskom dié munisipaliteit tot môre kans gegee het om ’n uitstaande bedrag van R10,2 miljoen te betaal. Kobus Botha, die DA se kiesafdelingsleier vir Cradock en Middelburg, sê dié munisipaliteit skuld Eskom altesame R40,4 miljoen. Hy sê Eskom het ’n ooreenkoms aangegaan en soek R10,2 miljoen teen 15 September. “Dit ooreenkoms is duidelik: As hulle nie die …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


Education MEC Mandla Makupula’s 2018 post declaration has failed to address the ongoing issue of substantive vacant posts in the province.  The province still has a total of 3 456 vacant posts.  A DA-run provincial government would never allow this ongoing issue to fester. Yesterday (subs:  Tuesday, 12 Sept), MEC Makupula declared an educator post basket of 54 026 for the 2018 academic year. This is 721 less than the …


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Every effort must be taken by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure that police firearms are safeguarded and recovered.  Every lost or stolen firearm becomes a weapon in the hands of criminals who slaughter countless innocent victims in this province. Over the past three years, from the 2015/16 financial year up to 2017/18, a total of 297 firearms belonging to the SAPS in the Eastern Cape were either …


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The DA wants answers about the appointment of former Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipal Manager Vuyo Mtlokothi in a top job in the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in Bhisho. For a voice clip in English, click here:  DA in Bhisho wants further investigation into Vuyo Mtlokothi’s Bhisho appointment as deputy director-general (English) For a voice clip in Afrikaans, click here:  DA in Bhisho wants further investigation into …


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