LETTERS AND OPINIONS


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LETTERS


Let’s build streets of no fear

February 21st, 2017

THE allegations made in the rape case reported in the Daily Dispatch of February 14 refer. Women live under a constant threat of violence and rape and to our sorrow South Africa continues to have the highest rape statistics in the world. We appeal to all readers to embrace our constitution. The time has come to speak up. Let’s unite to build a safe, caring society for the sake of …


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Tell us your plans, MEC

December 1st, 2016

THE closure of the Algoa Frail Care Centre and Lorraine Frail Care Centre is shrouded in a veil of secrecy by Nancy Sihlwayi, MEC for Social Development in the province. As a caring DA provincial government-in-waiting, we would most definitely have dealt with this issue in a much more caring, inclusive, open and transparent manner, unlike what is currently unfolding haphazardly. Let’s be clear here. The affected parties cannot be …


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More support for DA: The Herald

November 15th, 2016

THE article, “Low voter turnout as ANC retains two wards in by-elections” (November 11), does not reveal the full story. What is extremely significant is that the DA vote grew substantially, as compared with the August 3 local government election result, despite the low voter turnout. In Ward 4 in Walmer Township, the DA increased its support from 7% to 14% of the vote, and in real terms grew by …


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Prioritise initiation issue

November 14th, 2016

This coming initiation, leaders within the Eastern Cape should work towards curbing initiation deaths in the province.  The House of Traditional Leaders and the department of health should pull out all the stops to ensure that a plan of action is put in place to protect our boys at initiation schools. Many initiates die due to negligence, maltreatment, dehydration and malnutrition. Boys should be properly screened before going to initiation …


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Housing beneficiary lists must be made public

November 1st, 2016

In an open opportunity society for all, every citizen should have the chance to enjoy the benefits of living in their own home. The current deplorable state of housing projects in BCM leaves a lot to be desired and this is the result of the appointment of inexperienced contractors with poor workmanship (subs – Daily Dispatch: 25/10/16). Millions of rands have been wasted when houses are vandalised and illegally occupied …


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