NEWS FLASH

DA Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund van Vuuren, tries out the desks at the new Jeffrey's Bay Comprehensive School.

EC teachers not been paid since January

May 21st, 2015

Sound clip in English:  EC teachers not paid since January (English) Sound clip in Afrikaans:  EC teachers not paid since January (Afrikaans) It has come to my attention that a large number of newly appointed teachers have not been paid since January 2015. My office has been reliably informed that 63 teachers in the Graaff-Reinet […]

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SPEAK OUT

The ANC’s claims that it leads the fight against corruption is false

May 15th, 2015

The response to a question about the controversial Amathole toilet contract that I received from the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs today are a shameless cover up and countenance of a disgraceful abuse of the Supply Chain Management  (SCM) regulations and in particular regulation 32 thereof.  Reply to IQP 16 for oral reply […]

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IN THE NEWS

Lawsuits cost Bhisho R500m in three years: The Herald

May 15th, 2015

THE Eastern Cape government has paid out more than R500-million in litigation and settlements in the past three fiscal years, the biggest culprit being the Department of Health. Poor patient monitoring, late referrals and long waits for operations were among the reasons that saw the province’s Department of Health incur more than R170- million in […]

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

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DA calls for investigation into East London train accident

May 20th, 2015

The DA is calling for a full investigation by Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) into this afternoon’s commuter train accident in East London where at least 40 passengers were injured. The increase in the train accidents around the country is a matter of concern especially if such accidents are caused […]

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DA exposes extortion of Willowvale scholars by transport service provider

May 19th, 2015

I have received a number of complaints concerning a scholar transport service provider (Ndlazi Tours) who is allegedly soliciting payment from students of Xolilizwe Senior Secondary School in Willowvale. We are calling on the MEC for Transport, Weziwe Tikana, to look into this matter; the students who have paid money to this service provider must […]

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RDP Houses

Delays in restructuring zone applications makes housing backlog worse

May 18th, 2015

The ANC government continues to fail to make significant inroads to reduce the growing 600 000 housing unit backlogs in the province. The province requires a range of social housing projects to accommodate various housing product designs that will meet the spatial and affordability requirements of the people of the province.    The delays also effects […]

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