NEWS FLASH


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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The fact that outside pressure had to be applied to ensure Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle reversed his MEC’s stance on the frail care crisis shows how out of touch the provincial government is with the needs of a caring society. Premier Masualle must fire Social Development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi as she has demonstrated that she is not only out of step with the needs of the frail care centre …


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IN THE NEWS


Phumulo Masualle, premier van die Oos-Kaap, moet in sy toespraak môre by die opening van die wetgewer sê wat hy gaan verander om dié provinsie op die pad na welvaart te plaas, sê Bobby Stevenson, leier van die DA in die wetgewer. “Kernveranderinge moet aangebring word in die onderwys, ekonomie, plaaslike regering, in gesondheidsorg en die padnetwerk om mense se lewe te verbeter. “Onderwys beleef ’n krisis. Die provinsie se …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


The economy of the Eastern Cape remains in the doldrums as reflected by the increase in the unemployment rate in the province from 28.2 percent in the third quarter of 2016, to 28.4 percent in the fourth quarter (Oct-Dec 2016), according to the quarterly labour force statistics released by Statistics South Africa today.  The expanded unemployment rate remains the same, at 41.3 percent. The big shock is the extent to …


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The comments of the Eastern Cape MEC of Social Development, Nancy Sihlwayi about the intended closure of two Life Esidimeni Frail Care centres in Port Elizabeth are out of touch with the reality of what happened in Gauteng, where 94 mentally ill patients died at the hands of that provincial government. In today’s front page article in The Herald (subs:  Thursday, 2 Feb) MEC Sihlwayi comes across as uncaring towards …


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The Democratic Alliance welcomes the findings of Health Ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba following the alleged death of 94 mentally ill patients in Gauteng,  who were moved from Life Esidimeni to several incompetent NGOs.  The Eastern Cape MEC for Social Development, Nancy Sihlwayi must study this report for the sake of patients affected by the intended closure of the Life Esidimeni Algoa Frail Care Centre and the Lorraine Frail Care Centre …


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