IN THE NEWS


THE Eastern Cape department social development is in a state collapse and paralysis. That is if the debate by the portfolio committee on social development in Bhisho yesterday is anything to go by. The report, which was adopted yesterday, paints a picture of a department in need of ICU and with inexplicable budget allocations for the 2018-19 financial year. According to the scathing report, among other failures: ‚óŹ The social …


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PRESS RELEASES


Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Executive, members of the Legislature, officials from the Department of Education, dignitaries and visitors, I solemnly greet you. The Department of Education has been allocated R34.7-billion for the 2018/2019 financial year. Please bear with me for a quick breakdown of the budget: There is an increase of 6.8% for compensation of employees There is an increase of 3.8% for Goods and Services …


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SPEECHES


Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Executive, members of the Legislature, officials from the Department of Education, dignitaries and visitors, I solemnly greet you. The Department of Education has been allocated R34.7-billion for the 2018/2019 financial year. Please bear with me for a quick breakdown of the budget: There is an increase of 6.8% for compensation of employees There is an increase of 3.8% for Goods and Services …


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QUESTIONS


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LETTERS AND OPINION


THE DA is saddened by the high spate of accidents and fatalities on Eastern Cape roads last weekend. Our heartfelt condolences go to the families and loved ones of those who have passed away. As shadow MEC for transport in the Eastern Cape, I have long advocated the employment of traffic law enforcement that operates 24 hours a day. The DA believes that the lack of visible law enforcement is …


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SPEAK OUT


The slow payment to suppliers of the Eastern Cape government continues to silently kill small businesses. Despite all interventions, the province is still struggling to make payments on time. Although some improvement has been made, it is simply not good enough. In the reply to a legislature question that I asked the former MEC of Finance, Sakhumzi Somyo, in April 2018, a total of 5 503 businesses in the Eastern …


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