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Ross Purdon

Government forges ahead with Algoa Bay fish farm despite huge public outcry

March 27th, 2015

Despite enormous public outcry it has become evident that the ANC led government is forging ahead with the controversial Algoa Bay fish farm. It also plans to extend the project in future. It has been revealed that this sea cage farming will be a yellow tail project . The DA, business and residents in the […]

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Transferring failing pupils prepares them for a life of mediocrity

March 27th, 2015

The article “MEC:  Don’t pass kids who fail” (Daily Dispatch, March 19) refers.  The Department of Education indicated that 10 districts in the province took a knock in their Grade 12 results due to the transfer in 2014 of Grade 11 pupils who had been in that grade for more than two years. It is […]

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Scopa slams IDZ ‘looting’: Daily Dispatch

March 10th, 2015

2.7m payout to CFO under fire EAST London Industrial Development Zone’s previous CFO has walked away with a R2.7million golden handshake. Max Mhlati, chairman of the provincial standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), has slammed the payment to Ntombizine “Zine” Madyibi as part of a “looting spree” afflicting parastatals like the Elidz. Madyibi, one of […]

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

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ANC MEC defends awarding of ADM toilet contract to Siyenza

March 22nd, 2015

Last week (subs:  Wed, 18 March 2015)  in his response to a question for oral reply regarding the awarding of the R631-million contract to build 66 000 toilets in the Amathole district municipality (ADM) by the Siyenza Group, Cooperative Governance MEC Fikile Xasa had the following to say, as per the draft Hansard record.  Reply to […]

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Human rights means not having to live in fear

March 21st, 2015

The DA celebrated Human Rights Day in the Chris Hani informal settlement in Kwazakhele in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro today.  Sound clip in English:  Human Rights Day Sound clip in Afrikaans:  Human Rights Day (Afrikaans) We have made great progress with regard to human rights in South Africa today.  We have a new constitution […]

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Legislature speech: 2015 School Visits

March 17th, 2015

Legislature Speech notes on 2015 school visits – 17 March 2015 By: Edmund van Vuuren (MPL) DA Shadow MEC for Education One Classroom One teacher campaign to have 3909 vacancies filled. No clear plans and procedures in the filling of Incremental Introduction to African Languages (IIAL). Six leaners unfairly expelled without due processes being followed. […]

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