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DA sends condolences to Jordan and Matsila families

September 19th, 2014

The Democratic Alliance would like to express its sincere condolences to the families of Eastern Cape residents,  Sidima Jordan and Thomas Matsila, who died after a building collapsed in Nigeria last week. Former ANC MPL, Joe Jordan, reported that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation confirmed that his son,  Sidima  Jordan, was  one of […]

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Tighten event security

September 5th, 2014

THE rugby stadium stabbing incident is a total disgrace! The Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture must review the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act of 2010, which recognises that the physical well-being of everyone at stadiums must be protected and promoted. This act also notes that the controlling bodies of sports activities […]

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IN THE NEWS

Mayhem as council sacked: Daily Dispatch

September 15th, 2014

Punch-up as feuding factions clash THE Inkwanca municipal council has been dissolved leaving the mayor and five councillors without jobs. Eastern Cape cooperative governance and traditional affairs (CoGTA) MEC Fikile Xasa made the announcement to a packed community hall in Molteno yesterday.The Inkwanca municipality encompasses the towns of Molteno and Sterkstroom and falls under the […]

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Bobby Stevenson

Crime stats 2013/14: EC is murder capital

September 19th, 2014

The increase in the number of murders and sexual offenses means that violent crime is still frighteningly high in our province.  The Eastern Cape, with a murder ratio of 52.1 per 100 000 is the murder capital of South Africa. Out of the total of 20 categories, 11 have gone up while numbers in nine […]

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Dorah Matikinca

10 000 Cedarville and Masakala Village residents without water since last Tuesday

September 15th, 2014

Some 10 000 residents of Cedarville and Masakala Village near Matatiele have been without water since last Tuesday (subs: 9  Sept) and no alternatives have been made available. While some sources indicated that non-payment of electricity bills by Alfred Nzo District Municipality (ANDM) to Eskom is the source of the problem, evidence rather points to […]

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Bobby Stevenson

Increase in civil payments awarded against SAPS in Eastern Cape

September 11th, 2014

A total of 4 534 civil claims, amounting to a massive R1,8 billion (1 861 913 832.49) were made against the South African Police Services (SAPS) in the Eastern Cape over the last three years, with R73, 026 million actually awarded to claimants. There should be no place for unlawful behaviour in the SAPS. A reply to a […]

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