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The annual State of the Province Address, delivered by the Premier, Phumulo Masualle, will be debated in the Eastern Cape Legislature this week.  Below is the speech by the leader of the official opposition in the province, Bobby Stevenson MPL:   The Premier repeated the phrase that the state of the province is sound on more than one occasion during his speech. If you believe that you are living in …


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Let’s build streets of no fear

February 21st, 2017

THE allegations made in the rape case reported in the Daily Dispatch of February 14 refer. Women live under a constant threat of violence and rape and to our sorrow South Africa continues to have the highest rape statistics in the world. We appeal to all readers to embrace our constitution. The time has come to speak up. Let’s unite to build a safe, caring society for the sake of …


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IN THE NEWS


OPPOSITION parties in the Eastern Cape say they’ve had enough of the talk – they now want action from the government against corruption. Yesterday, political parties in the Eastern Cape legislature debated Premier Phumulo Masualle’s state of the province address (Sopa) which he delivered last week Friday. The opposition was united in calling for the state to deal more radically with corruption and greed instead of throwing around phrases like …


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As the Democratic Alliance we view the Premier’s Sopa as more reflective than forward looking and this has been echoed in the media and by those who were able to analyse it with a clearer mind. And indeed it was the continuation of what was said at the last Sopa- nothing exciting about the changes that we want to see. Yes, reflection is important in such an address but vision …


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The Premier, Phumulo Masualle, repeatedly said that the state of the province is sound.  If he believes that, he is living in his own echo chamber.  The state of the Eastern Cape province is far from sound. The labour force statistics released last week showed that unemployment is on the increase with the only glimmer of hope being DA-led Nelson Mandela Bay, where it decreased.  The Premier failed to make …


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It’s all systems go for Friday’s State of the Province Address by the Premier.  For a voice clip on the DA’s expectations, click here: The Premier, Phumulo Masualle, needs to spell out key game-changers that will put this province on the high road to prosperity.  The key game changers that will fundamentally and materially improve the lives of people include education, the economy, the state of local government, healthcare, our …


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