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The DA campaigns for jobs in Kwazakhele in Port Elizabeth.

DA Eastern Cape Provincial Congress

October 29th, 2014

The DA in the Eastern Cape will hold its Provincial Congress on Saturday, 1 November 2014 in Jeffrey’s Bay.  Speakers will include Helen Zille (National Leader) and Mmusi Maimane (Parliamentary Leader). The Provincial Congress will serve as a platform from which the DA’s plans for the run-up to the 2016 municipal elections will be laid out.  […]

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4Edmund

Red flag up over new legislature catering contractor

October 13th, 2014

THE article “Fraud accused wins tender” (Daily Dispatch, October 7) refers. A red flag must be raised over the Bhisho legislature’s new catering contract with Viwe Vazi’s company, Above and Beyond. Vazi is among the accused who are alleged to have benefited from funds paid by Buffalo City Metro in the Mandela memorial service scandal. […]

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Race hots up for DA’s top position: Daily Dispatch

October 29th, 2014

Mvenya feels ready to take reins as chair TWO Democratic Alliance (DA) MPLs are set for a showdown this weekend when they go head-to-head in a battle for the party’s provincial chairmanship. The looming battle, which will see the current provincial deputy leader Veliswa Mvenya gunning to be the first black and female party provincial […]

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Lack of action re-ignites Kirkwood violence

October 30th, 2014

Protestors are once again burning tyres and blocking roads in Kirkwood The DA believes that this renewed violence has been sparked by a lack of action with regards to a thorough investigation into the irregular expenditure of R84.5 million by the Sunday’s River Valley Municipality. What is the ANC trying to cover up – what […]

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Edmund van Vuuren

No money for AET teacher benefits

October 24th, 2014

Teachers employed by the Eastern Cape Department of Education’s programme for Adult Education and Training (AET) have, since 2009, been working for more than a third less of what they should be paid. I have been reliably informed that the department has made a unilateral decision not to pay AET-teachers an agreed-upon 37% compensation-fee in […]

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DA Leader in the Legislature Athol Trollip looks forward to seeing exponential growth in support of the Democratic Alliance in the upcoming elections

Trollip’s reinstatement proof that constitutionalism trumps majoritarianism

October 14th, 2014

My reinstatement today and the payment of my salary effectively overturn my suspension of two weeks and a fine of one month’s salary. The statement that I read out today as per the out-of-court settlement is precisely what I offered to do when the Premier first demanded an apology at a legislature sitting on 23 […]

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