NEWS FLASH

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Missing PE teacher’s body found: senseless and violent crime must end

April 22nd, 2015

On behalf of the DA in the Eastern Cape I want to express my horror and total outrage at the senseless killing of Port Elizabeth Grade 7 teacher Jayde Panayiotou, who was abducted outside her home yesterday while waiting for her lift to work. Our country is in a crisis.  By killing teachers, who are […]

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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

DA calls for more drug treatment centres in former Transkei

April 24th, 2015

Drug and alcohol abuse in rural areas of the former Transkei is on the rise due to various issues including the high poverty rate and lack of police services. We are calling on the Social Development MEC, Nancy Sihlwayi, to ensure that rehabilitation centres are established in the former Transkei and other rural areas in the […]

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Bad apples spoil good name of SAPS

April 24th, 2015

Serious crimes are being committed by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS).  A total of 308 members in the Eastern Cape had criminal charges laid against them in the 2014/15 financial year for corruption, fraud, murder, negligent loss of a firearm, theft and a host of other indictments. Only seven members have been […]

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Wrongfully expelled Mthatha pupils back at school

April 24th, 2015

Six Grade 11 pupils from Gobizizwe Senior Secondary School in Ncise village near Mthatha finally got back to school on Monday following a seven-month fight and intervention by the DA after they were wrongfully expelled for allegedly arriving at school drunk. I am delighted that these pupils can finally get on with their quest for […]

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