NEWS FLASH

1Athol

Speaker’s ruling vindicates DA stance

July 23rd, 2014

The DA is delighted that the Speaker, Noxolo Kiviet, has ruled that my original question to the Premier relating to funding for the funeral of former President Nelson Mandela be resubmitted as a matter of priority. For the original question, click here: RAP Trollip Question for oral reply For the question as it appeared on […]

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SPEAK OUT

Priorities are skewed

July 21st, 2014

MHLONTLO municipality’s excessive expenditure is disgraceful. The article entitled “Mhlontlo travel, food cost millions” (Daily Dispatch July 17) is cause for great concern. Spending R1-million on catering is absurd and the mayor of the Mhlontlo municipality must be held accountable. The priorities of the ruling party in this municipality are skewed, even more so when […]

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IN THE NEWS

EC schools claim R30m for teachers: Daily Dispatch

July 29th, 2014

THE Eastern Cape education department will reimburse about R30million to former Model C schools for hiring teachers in state jobs. This was announced by MEC Mandla Makupula to parliamentary questions asked by DA shadow MEC for education Edmund van Vuuren. Makupula said the payment would be made to 31 schools who claimed the money. “In […]

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

EC local government audits: failing leadership results in failing municipalities

July 30th, 2014

The Auditor General‘s report on audit outcomes of Local Government for 2012-13 was released today. (Wednesday, 3 July) The failure of political and administrative leadership at local government level is the direct cause of these poor audit outcomes and our failing municipalities. Once again the Eastern Cape municipalities have disappointed with no clean audits and […]

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2Bobby

Latest quarterly labour force survey: EC agriculture hardest hit

July 29th, 2014

The agricultural sector of our economy is particularly hard hit, with a 17, 8 % decline in those employed in agriculture in the Eastern Cape, according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, released by StatsSA today (subs:  29 July). Year on year there were 15 000 less people employed in agriculture.  This points to the […]

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Budget vote speeches: Department of Economic Development, Department of Transport, Department of Human Settlements and the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture .

July 24th, 2014

The following speeches were delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature today by the DA’sShadow MEC for Economic Development, Ross Purdon MPL and Shadow MEC for Human Settlements, Kobus Botha MPLduring the budget vote debates of provincial departments. Speech by Ross Purdon, MPL DA Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism “Creating an environment […]

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