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AS THE country closed women’s month on Wednesday, the Democratic Alliance Women’s Network (Dawn) in the Buffalo City region celebrated the historic women’s march of 1956 at the Buffalo Flats Cricket Club. Also attending the celebrations was Dawn national leader Denise Robinson and provincial chairwoman Celeste Barker. Robinson said the DA was committed to growing the network’s membership and developing women into leadership positions. “Dawn has been set up to …


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EMS staff do great job

August 25th, 2016

THE DA is hugely proud of the incredible work done by EMS staff and district manager Brendan Methune. Our EMS personnel risk their lives to save our lives. Despite non-compliance with national norms and standards of one ambulance per 10 000 people the Nelson Mandela Bay EMS team has performed beyond the call of duty. Their commitment to service sets an example that demonstrates that where there is a will, …


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Sihlwayi, Majodina under fire for using alternative transport SOCIAL development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi and her sport, recreation, arts and culture counterpart Pemmy Majodina flew to Pretoria last week for the 60th anniversary of the 1956 women’s march while 1 000 women, including an 82-year-old ANC veteran, undertook the 24-hour journey by train. The veteran, Rosebella Joyi of Mdantsane’s NU12, was part of the original march in 1956. The Eastern Cape …


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THE first meeting of council in Nelson Mandela Bay has been called – adding renewed urgency to coalition talks following last week’s dramatic municipal elections. Not all parties were aware yesterday of acting city boss Johann Mettler’s notice setting down the meeting for Monday, but an agenda is expected out today. Mettler assumed charge of municipal affairs at midnight on the eve of the local government polls. Voters delivered a …


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BABYSITTING interventions in ailing Eastern Cape municipalities are not working. This is because some municipalities quickly regress to the bad state they were in before the provincial government intervened, the Bhisho legislature has been told. This was a result of lack of skills transfer to backsliding municipalities, according to a report from the cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) portfolio committee. The report was adopted by the this week. The …


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