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DA Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund van Vuuren, in front of the Sterkspruit Secondary School, where the legislature portfolio committee on education was prevented from entering the school by members of teachers union SADTU on Tuesday.

DA disappointed with 2015 post declaration

September 30th, 2014

The DA is disappointed with the declaration by education MEC Mandla Makupula this morning that the post provisioning for 2015 will remain the same as in 2014, with no new additional posts for the introduction of an African language, which forms part of the declaration. With no extra posts allocated, it means that schools in the […]

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Celeste Barker

Goods are safer than MPLs

September 22nd, 2014

Below is a follow-up statement after media reports on Friday after Mrs. Barker discovered unauthorised persons occupying the house she had been allocated by the state. Every MPL in a rented state house at Bhisho is in danger because locks and keys are not changed after each five-year appointment period. Given that South Africa has […]

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IN THE NEWS

Province’s murder rate up and highest: Daily Dispatch

September 22nd, 2014

THE Eastern Cape has retained its title as the murder capital of South Africa, with an increase in the number of murders reported. Crime statistics released by Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega in Pretoria yesterday show a total of 3 453 people were murdered in the province in the 2013-14 financial year. This was an […]

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

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DA motion to address ambulance shortfall

October 2nd, 2014

The DA tabled a motion in the Eastern Cape Legislature in Bhisho today (subs: Thurs, 2 October) to address the shortfall of 234 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) vehicles in the province. We raised this motion with deep compassion and concern for the health and survival of patients dependent on statement EMS vehicles. For the motion, […]

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Premier finally responds to “controversial” question

October 1st, 2014

The office of Premier Phumulo Masualle has finally responded to a straightforward question put to him about the transfer of departmental funds to his personal bank account. The issue of the irregular transfer of money as it was done in this case should be dealt with, with more than a reprimand, as it was this […]

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R112m “World Cup Soccer” road fails Alicedale

September 30th, 2014

  A 16km district road, which had been tarred at a cost of R112 million is in such a state of disrepair that residents have been putting up makeshift signs around the potholes and broken verges to warn motorists of the danger. However, according to Roads and Public Works MEC Tandiswa Marawu, the road “has […]

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