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  MPs visiting Sassa offices and paypoints across the Eastern Cape has lashed out at the poor conditions of most facilities. On Friday, leaking, blocked toilets and old inaccessible structures welcomed DA MP and shadow minister of social development, Bridget Masango, in Tsolo, near Mthatha. She was accompanied by Eastern Cape shadow MEC for social development, Kobus Botha and member of the Eastern Cape Legislature Veliswa Mvenya. As they inspected the social development office nearby, the three DA officials were shocked …


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FORMER Eastern Cape DA Youth leader Anathi Majeke of Duncan Village has been sworn in as Buffalo City Metro’s new proportional councillor. Majeke, 27, has filled the vacancy created when Jan Smit died of a heart attack in July. Majeke is not new to leadership – at just 23 she was a branch chairwoman of then Ward 19, now Ward 8. The same year she was elected as the BCM …


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DONKER dae lê voor vir inwoners in die Inxuba Yethemba munisipale omgewing nadat Eskom dié munisipaliteit tot môre kans gegee het om ’n uitstaande bedrag van R10,2 miljoen te betaal. Kobus Botha, die DA se kiesafdelingsleier vir Cradock en Middelburg, sê dié munisipaliteit skuld Eskom altesame R40,4 miljoen. Hy sê Eskom het ’n ooreenkoms aangegaan en soek R10,2 miljoen teen 15 September. “Dit ooreenkoms is duidelik: As hulle nie die …


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DESPITE millions being made available for water provision in Amathole District Municipality its residents are still without water, the DA complained in the Bhisho legislature. In a document seen by the Dispatch, the Eastern Cape treasury has allocated close to R300-million in a water services infrastructure grant to the ADM over three financial years. But the DA is not happy, saying residents in the drought-stricken district have seen little to …


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Stamping out uncertainty, ending state bailouts can win confidence of investors, professor says New, flexible thinking is needed to find a better answer IF South Africa’s economy is to be saved from the uncertainty that is discouraging investors, government leaders need to realign their priorities and stop pouring money into failing state-owned enterprises. This is according to Professor Raymond Parsons, from the North-West University School of Business and Governance. Parsons …


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