NEWS FLASH


Summary of the DA’s Position The Democratic Alliance is opposed to the following budgets: The Department of Human Settlements; The Department of Economic Development, Environment Affairs and Tourism; The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform; and The Department of Health. The Department of Human Settlements: We cannot support the Human Settlements Grant which has been reduced by 14, 78% or R330-million (R2, 239-billion in 2017/18 to R1, 908-billion in …


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SPEAK OUT


Human Settlements MEC Helen Sauls-August must clarify why a housing project for Breidbach was awarded to a company whose directors had been placed under sequestration. On Thursday, it was reported in the media that the department had acquired 163 sites from the Buffalo City Metro on which to build RDP houses in Breidbach. Does this form part of the deal with DCI Holdings? This community, just outside King William’s Town, …


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IN THE NEWS


THE Eastern Cape department social development is in a state collapse and paralysis. That is if the debate by the portfolio committee on social development in Bhisho yesterday is anything to go by. The report, which was adopted yesterday, paints a picture of a department in need of ICU and with inexplicable budget allocations for the 2018-19 financial year. According to the scathing report, among other failures: ● The social …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Executive, members of the Legislature, officials from the Department of Education, dignitaries and visitors, I solemnly greet you. The Department of Education has been allocated R34.7-billion for the 2018/2019 financial year. Please bear with me for a quick breakdown of the budget: There is an increase of 6.8% for compensation of employees There is an increase of 3.8% for Goods and Services …


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Honourable Premier, Madam Speaker, MECs, Colleagues and Distinguished Guests. I addressed rights issues in this chamber on Tuesday and will do so again today. Since the beginning of this term of office, the Eastern Cape Department of Health has spent much of its time on the defensive to the detriment of its patients and its mandate to serve our people’s health needs. I will, therefore, describe just how this inability …


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Honourable Speaker Honourable Premier Honourable MECs Honourable members of the house Ladies and gentlemen in the public gallery   I greet you all today ― Peter H. Diamandis, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think “Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury—rather it’s about providing all with a life of possibility.”  There has been a huge increase in the Departmental strategy with 79.3%, from …


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