The Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature has pushed ahead with the erection of a R425 000 lunch tent for today’s Youth Parliament despite a recommendation by the institution’s public participation committee a month ago, not to use a tent to save costs. The DA believes that in a fair society we need to practice expenditure on real service delivery rather than on jamborees. This is another shocking example of wasteful …

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Expose corruption

June 17th, 2015

The Democratic Alliance applauds the initiative and action taken by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Fikile Xasa, which was reported by the Daily Dispatch of 11 June 2015, to sanction an investigation on the irregular appointment of unqualified “specialists” to help municipalities attain clean audits, famously known as Operation Clean Audit (OCA) formed in 2009. Over R30 million has been spent for this operation. One will recall …

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THE Special Investigative Unit (SIU) is to probe maladministration, unlawful conduct, expenditure and negligence in the Eastern Cape department of education. This was announced late yesterday by the Office of the President. Speaking to the Daily Dispatch, presidency spokesman Harold Maloka said President Jacob Zuma had issued the proclamation following information from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. He referred further questions to Justice and the SIU, but neither …

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The Democratic Alliance calls on the MEC for Roads and Public Works to expedite the upgrade and resurfacing of the road to Isilimela Hospital situated in the Port St Johns Municipality as a matter of urgency. The premier stated in his state of the province address, on 20 February that: “With respect to rural roads infrastructure delivery, we are going to spend over R 1.3 billion on construction, maintenance and repairs …

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The Democratic Alliance is thrilled to hear that Dr Quangule (CEO of Dora Nginza Hospital) has, after much deliberation, committed to sign for the Enzyme Replacement Therapy that will save 5 year old Alrene Scheepers’ life! This little girl from the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth suffers from an extremely rare genetic condition known as Gauchers Disease. Without medical intervention and Enzyme Replacement Therapy Gauchers Disease is fatal and causes …

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President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation authorizing the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape. The Democratic Alliance welcomes the Special Investigative Unit’s probe into negligence, maladministration, expenditure and unlawful conduct in the Eastern Cape Department of Education. Urgent intervention is needed to curb the ongoing issues facing the Department of Education in our province. Poor infrastructure, shortages of resources and staff members, corrupt government …

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