NEWS FLASH

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DA and independent growth accelerates ANC’s slide in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

November 6th, 2014

By-elections were held in Ward 42 and Ward 46 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro yesterday. (subs:  Wed:  5 Nov) These two wards are very interesting barometers for the forthcoming local government elections in 2016, where the DA has publicly stated that it intends wining this strategic metro municipality. Uitenhage has been rocked by a […]

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SPEAK OUT

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Keep up quest to bring readers the truth

November 5th, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Bongani Fuzile and deputy political editor Mphumzi Zuzile for winning the print general news award for investigative journalism for your exposure of the Mandela funeral fund scandal (“Probing Dispatch journalists win award’’ (Daily Dispatch, November 3). As a public representative for the DA my colleagues and I are constantly verbally abused by the […]

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IN THE NEWS

Half a million in travel bills: Daily Dispatch:

November 12th, 2014

MEC’s pleas for tighter belts ignored THE financially troubled Eastern Cape has spent almost half a billion rand on travel and accommodation despite numerous calls for austerity measures. Picture: MARK ANDREWS Chevy-Lea de Jong prepping the Christmas House shop at Vincent Park Centre for all the jolly shoppers looking for some special Christmas decorative pieces […]

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

Eastern Cape Adjustment Appropriation Bill

November 21st, 2014

20 November 2014 It is clear from the Adjustment Appropriation Bill which was tabled in the Provincial Legislature yesterday that the country is cash strapped with expenditure exceeding revenue. This Adjustment Appropriation Bill of R467.6 million is the smallest one that I can remember. Last year’s Adjustment Appropriation was R2.117 billion and in 2012 it […]

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Speech notes: 16 Days of Activism

November 19th, 2014

Honourable Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Colleagues and distinguished guests. It is indeed an honour and a privilege to address the house as we prepare to campaign for the defence and practise of equality for all women regardless of the circumstances of their birth, their status or place in our province. This campaign is a women’s […]

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DA lays negligence charge against the EC Department of Education

November 18th, 2014

The Democratic Alliance is outraged by the vandalism of Gqebera High School which cost R40 million to build. This loss constitutes wasteful and fruitless expenditure. The DA has laid a charge of negligence against the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape. Over the past two months, the school has been vandalised; all that is […]

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