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Need 24-hour-a-day policing for our roads

March 8th, 2018

THE DA is saddened by the high spate of accidents and fatalities on Eastern Cape roads last weekend. Our heartfelt condolences go to the families and loved ones of those who have passed away. As shadow MEC for transport in the Eastern Cape, I have long advocated the employment of traffic law enforcement that operates 24 hours a day. The DA believes that the lack of visible law enforcement is …

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National Senior Certificate achievers should be treated equally

January 29th, 2018

The front page article “Bhisho’s R80 000 bursary blunder (Weekend Post, 20 January 2018) refers: The Department of Education in the Eastern Cape has committed a grave injustice by not publically recognising the achievement of Heather Diogo. Every learner who writes the National Senior Certificate examinations, whether they go to a government- or a private school, deserves to be treated equally as they all wrote the same examination. It is also …

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Rhino killing blow to EC

January 4th, 2018

IT WAS upsetting beyond measure to learn that a precious, five-year old pregnant rhino had been killed and dehorned by poachers in the Komani Reserve (Daily Dispatch, December 29) It is tragic that the unscrupulous poachers who killed an already endangered rhino displayed such scant regard for our wildlife and also completely disregarded the value that a live rhino offers our tourism industry. The Eastern Cape has the potential to …

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Respect for all is key: Daily Dispatch

December 8th, 2017

THE report “Grandmother, 68, found raped and killed in her home” (DD, December 6) is a bitter pill to swallow, especially during the 16 days of activism campaign when we are all meant to reflect on the plight of women and children. This is the 19th year of the campaign, yet we continue to read these horror stories every day. We cannot sit back and rely on social institutions, churches …

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Mnquma’s pain

October 23rd, 2017

GROTESQUE certainly describes the goings-on at Mnquma (“Grotesque profits of graft” DD, October 19). My heart is broken. We are really suffering here in my hometown of Butterworth while ruthless people are playing with our funds. Every effort of government must be focused on improving the lives of all our people. To achieve this, all organs of state must be effective, transparent, accountable and coherent. But how can our people …

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