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Workers at the Magwa Tea estate speaking to a DA-delegation.  The head-high tea bushes on the right should be pruned to be as high as a grown person's waist.

No cuppa to be had at Magwa or Majola, only starving workers: Athol Trollip

January 29th, 2015

Watch a video clip in isiXhosa by a worker of the Magwa Tea Estate: Tea AVI An offer by Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane that I should “drink tea and relax” is nothing more than an empty cuppa. I took his advice and went in “pursuit of a cup of tea” at […]

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MEC must take responsibility for RDP home fiasco

January 30th, 2015

THE MEC for Human Settlements, Helen Sauls-August blames delays in the verification and relocation processes for the losses and damage to RDP houses. The MEC must stop shifting the blame and take political responsibility for the beneficiary-list manipulation by ANC councillors and some officials that causes delays in the occupation [of houses] by rightful, deserving […]

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IN THE NEWS

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Costs pile up as BCM-landowner dispute drags on: Daily Dispatch

January 29th, 2015

  LAND disputes around Gonubie’s bottleneck roadworks cost Buffalo City Metro (BCM) R3.08-million for 88 wasted work days. Cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Fikile Xasa was responding to written questions from DA MPL Vicky Knoetze. Knoetze yesterday attacked Xasa, the roads and public works department and BCM, saying: “Their approach has been completely lack […]

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LATEST PRESS RELEASES

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Informal settlement evictions must be done humanely

January 29th, 2015

The lawful eviction of families who live in illegal informal settlements must be done in a humane and considerate manner.  The refusal by officials of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro to help the families who were evicted yesterday (subs:  Tues, 27 Jan) from the Lapland informal settlement on the outskirts of Tiryville in Uitenhage is […]

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Honour men and women in blue on National Police Day

January 27th, 2015

Today, on National Police Day, it is important to acknowledge the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line daily to ensure that our country is a safe place to live in. The DA honours and respects you. National Police Day is held on 27 January each year to commemorate the […]

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Education portfolio committee members Edmund van Vuuren, Nomvula Ponco and Koliswa Fihlani interacting with education stakeholders at the Education District Office Complex in Lusikisiki on Wednesday, 21, January 2015.

Late learner admissions frustrates start of school year

January 21st, 2015

Parents who did not respond to requests last year to ensure that their children are enrolled in schools timeously are frustrating efforts to kick off the 2015 school year successfully. The provincial Department of Education indicated at a briefing meeting on Monday, 19 January 2015 that it would be concentrating on five indicators for school […]

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