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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

Bhisho blows R429m on travel, accommodation: The Herald

July 25th, 2014

FLYING in the face of calls by the National Treasury for tighter money controls and austerity measures, the Eastern Cape government spent R429.5-million on accommodation and travel in the past financial year, the highest figure for this among all provinces. Delivering a speech during the budget vote debate of the Provincial Planning and Treasury Department […]

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

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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A consumption budget: Eastern Cape is top spender on travel and accommodation

July 24th, 2014

The following speech was delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature today by the DA’s Shadow MEC for Finance, Bobby Stevenson MPL, during the budget vote debate of Provincial Planning and Treasury. Speech highlights: Eastern Cape top provincial spender on travel and accommodation at R429 million Cost per kilometer of building a road in Eastern Cape […]

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Speech notes by Kobus Botha, MPL, Local Government and Traditional Affairs budget vote debate — 23 July 2014

July 24th, 2014

Local government is the closest level of government to the people, it is at this level that the most basic service delivery takes place or does not take place. Unfortunately, in this province, we have all become accustomed to the latter. The citizens of the Eastern Cape have seen, heard and experienced service delivery going […]

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