NEWS FLASH


The DA is concerned that the principles of good governance such as transparency, upholding the law and accountability in terms of NPO’s rights are not being upheld in our province. I will be writing to the MEC for Social Development, Nancy Sihlwayi, to enquire about her plans to address the department’s lack of capacity to follow internal funding processes efficiently. MEC Sihlwayi and her top management officials were summoned to …


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SPEAK OUT


THE Eastern Cape legislature’s multiparty women’s caucus yesterday brought Bhisho to a standstill with a march from Bhisho Stadium to the Bhisho State House to express “outrage” against rampant violence against women and children. DA’s Veliswa Mvenya said if the justice system continued to give bail to perpetrators of violence against women, they must be handed over to women “so we can get our hands on them and circumcise them …


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IN THE NEWS


Monday meeting with NPOs seeks ‘amicable solution’ OUTRAGE over budget cuts to non-profit organisations, some of which officially closed this week costing a number of jobs, has pressured the social development department to negotiate a solution. Social development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi’s spokesman Mzukisi Solani announced yesterday that a meeting would be held with all affected NPOs on Monday to find an amicable solution to the funding crisis after massive budget …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


DA Shadow MEC for Health, Celeste Barker and DA Councillors, Sandile Rwexwana and Leander Kruger conducted an oversight visit to the Provincial Hospital Nurses’ Home in Port Elizabeth yesterday. The visit emerged in response to persistent complaints from angry residents about the loud noise emanating from continuous partying in the building. Hospital management informed us that they are taking action with regard to the aforementioned issues. They have been firm …


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The Fort Grey TB hospital in East London has been carried away brick by brick.  For pictures click here, here, here and here.    In the 16 months since the Fort Grey TB Hospital in East London was closed in March 2016,  this building has been reduced to a heap of rubble. The DA is horrified to witness this despicable act of vandalism,  the horrific waste of resources and infrastructure …


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Unemployment in the Eastern Cape skyrocketed by 3.8 percentage points, from 28.4% in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October-December) to 32.2% in the first quarter of 2017 (January-March), according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey released by Statistics South Africa today. This is one of the biggest quarterly increases in unemployment in the province in years, meaning that 110 000 fewer people had work in the first quarter of 2017, …


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