Bobby Stevenson

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey for Quarter 2 of 2015 was released by Statistics South Africa today. The DA in the Eastern Cape is concerned with the continued high number of unemployed people in the province. The pain of unemployment is not simply felt in people’s stomachs but also in their hearts when they lose their sense of purpose and dignity. The marginal decrease in the unemployment rate from 29, …

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Celeste Barker

THE DA is appalled to read that Dallas Oesterlein’s brother cannot rely on state clinics in the Eastern Cape for his medication (“Patients can’t get medicines from clinics”, The Herald, July 10). The DA will visit the Walmer Clinic and insist in the provincial legislature that the sign stating that “We are not Clicks” is removed immediately, the matter is investigated, and those responsible are disciplined and retrained in ethics …

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

Toestande in skole in die Baai se noordelike gebiede is al baie jare ’n bekommernis vir ons almal. Maar vandalisme, vernietiging van eiendom, plundery en om motors met klippe te gooi, is nie die regte aksies om die onderwyser-tekorte op te los nie. Ek woon self hier, maar gewelddadige optrede kan nie gesteun word nie, veral nie in ’n gemeenskap waar die veiligheid in skole teen bendes en misdadigers ’n …

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The DA condemns acts of violence by police and criminal elements who exploited today’s protests and which have led to serious injuries among learners and parents in the Port Elizabeth northern areas. The Police have reacted with violent force against a community that is expressing its deep and profound desperation for the state of education North of Port Elizabeth. For a parent to interrupt and obstruct their child’s education is …

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Sewerage spills into the Great Fish River at Cradock.

Residents of Cradock have been experiencing various water related problems for the past year including outages, leaks, poor quality, dirty drinking water and continuous raw sewage spills into the Great Fish River, venue of the famous annual Fish River Canoe Marathon.  Dirty, unhealthy water continues to threaten this community and events such as the past weekend’s annual Cradock Writer’s Festival. I have made an appointment with the MEC of Cooperative …

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This broken road sign in Colleen Glen in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro that has not been replaced or repaired for the past four years.

The DA is outraged by the fact that no funding was made available for road markings on provincial roads for the entire Sarah Baartman District. The Sarah Baartman District includes the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Blue Crane, Koukamma, Ikwezi, Baviaans, Makana, Kouga, Sunday’s River, Camdeboo and Ndlambe municipalities. The DA will appeal to the MEC for Roads and Public Works, Thandiswa Marawu, to allocate more funding for road signage and …

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