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TAXPAYERS have forked out more than R1-million in eighteen months paying the salaries of 10 Eastern Cape social development officials who are sitting at home on precautionary suspension. This department has 32 pending disciplinary cases against staff members. Among these officials is one accused of buying R104 446 worth of radio airtime without following the correct procurement procedures. Another is being investigated for adding R5 500 to a quotation from …


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OPPOSITION parties in the Bhisho legislature have blamed the underwhelming state of the province address on an ANC “factional deadlock” in the province. This was stated by DA Bhisho leader Bobby Stevenson in his response yesterday to premier Phumulo Masualle’s Sopa speech. He said nothing was going to go smoothly in the province as long as the “chaos” caused by ANC factional battles continued to hold everyone to ransom. Masualle …


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  Ramaphosa was part of Zuma’s ‘crew’, says Trollip NEWLY sworn-in President Cyril Ramaphosa will not be able to turn around South Africa’s fortunes as long as he is still surrounded by his predecessor Jacob Zuma’s people. This was the view expressed by DA federal chairman in the Eastern Cape, Athol Trollip on Friday. Meanwhile, the party’s leader in the Eastern Cape, Nqaba Bhanga, has boldly proclaimed that the DA …


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THE DA presented AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu with a special birthday present – a pregnant heifer – as a sign of respect for the monarch. The heifer from DA leader Mmusi-Maimane was delivered to the king’s Nqadu Great Place near Willowvale on Thursday, while Eastern Cape DA leader Nqaba Bhanga and the party’s Eastern Cape legislature leader Bobby Stevenson, visited the vocal king on Saturday. Sigcawu will celebrate his …


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They’ve trained our doctors and fixed our military vehicles, and now they are coming to train our teachers. Cuban education specialists have been enlisted by the Eastern Cape education department to help turn the province’s disastrous maths and science results around. The Eastern Cape was again the worst performing province in the country as far as matric results are concerned, and the department is desperate for help. The four Cuban …


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