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THE Eastern Cape government has been allocated R40,1-billion as its equitable share of national revenue for the next financial year, R2,8-billion more than it received for 2009/10. Commenting on the provincial equitable share allocation, DA finance spokesman Bobby Stevenson said given that the equitable share was R2,8-billion more meant the over-spending of R2,6-million in the current financial year would eat this up, while the province was also potentially exposed to …


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THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL

February 22nd, 2010

THE plight of matriculants who cannot find work is a direct result of the provincial Department of Education depriving children of the opportunity to become part of the global information technology spectrum. It is unacceptable that our children are denied the opportunities they need to lead meaningful, positive lives. The Eastern Cape Department of Education should start thinking global but more importantly, act locally, writes MPL Veliswa Mvenya.  Read her …


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THE Eastern Cape administration hopes to announce a fresh approach to the eradication of mud-built schools next month, Premier Noxolo Kiviet said. However, the DA’s Bobby Stevenson says the Kiviet had not raised any of the key issues in the  province durng her State of the Province Address on Friday.  Read the full story in the The Herald.

THE Eastern Cape Government has received only R68-million of the R1,3-billion originally requested from national government for urgently needed drought relief. The drought has reached critical levels in large parts of the province, yet Local Government and Traditional Affairs MEC Sicelo Gqobana said national treasury had initially asked the province to reduce the amount requested. The province had re-applied for R980-million – but just R68-million of this was provided.  Read …


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EASTERN Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet delivers her state of the province address today – and at the back of her mind will be the fact that her administration is going to have to do more with less in the next financial year from April 1. Commenting on what Kiviet might say, DA caucus leader Bobby Stevenson said the Eastern Cape was “at a crossroads” when it came to service delivery, …


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