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  SELF-PROTECTION: Lindzey Pollock and BCM councillor Sue Bentley, of the DA, demonstrate self-defence techniques in Alphendale.  Picture:  Michael Pinyana, Daily Dispatch WHILE women across the country attended events where there were speeches, song and dance, the Democratic Alliance Women Network (Dawn) celebrated Women’s Day differently – training women how to defend themselves. Dawn Eastern Cape provincial chairwoman Celeste Barker yesterday led about 100 women in a march around the …


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FOR thousands of poor children in the Eastern Cape, the road to education is long and, at times, dangerous. The daily commute to school for many involves crossing hills, valleys and ravines or walking along stretches of road where they risk being hit by cars or falling victim to thugs. It was then a major shock to learn that the provincial department of transport had failed to make use of …


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Amputees go extra mile to aid patients left stranded There is no time to sit around and complain. We had to take action TWO Port Elizabeth amputees, one an octogenarian, have managed to do what Livingstone Hospital could not – gather crutches and walkers for patients in need. Earlier this month, the hospital ran out of crutches and while many complained, blamed and moaned, Peter Morris and Brian Paddey got …


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Monday meeting with NPOs seeks ‘amicable solution’ OUTRAGE over budget cuts to non-profit organisations, some of which officially closed this week costing a number of jobs, has pressured the social development department to negotiate a solution. Social development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi’s spokesman Mzukisi Solani announced yesterday that a meeting would be held with all affected NPOs on Monday to find an amicable solution to the funding crisis after massive budget …


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Budget slashes to charities will also cost jobs This is irresponsible, uncaring, unlawful, unreasonable and procedurally unfair SEVERAL Eastern Cape nonprofit organisations are devastated by drastic budget cuts this financial year. Child Welfare in East London and King William’s Town, as well as a Port Elizabeth mental health centre will have to halve their staff and others may have to shut shop completely. The Dispatch has seen the social development …


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