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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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Frail care closures: Premier must fire SocDev MEC Sihlwayi

February 15th, 2017

The fact that outside pressure had to be applied to ensure Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle reversed his MEC’s stance on the frail care crisis shows how out of touch the provincial government is with the needs of a caring society. Premier Masualle must fire Social Development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi as she has demonstrated that she is not only out of step with the needs of the frail care centre …

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Speech notes: Annual report 2015/16 Vote 14 – Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture. 1 February 2017 by Nosimo Balindlela MPL

February 2nd, 2017

Hon Speaker It gives me great joy to be back home again. I would like to thank the Democratic Alliance for having availed me this opportunity and also to thank Hon. Ross Purdon for having made my transition a smooth one. Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture, like many other departments, have undergone many changes in terms of the increased number of participants in different sporting spheres. It is of vital …

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DA demands plan of action for Mnquma water crisis

January 30th, 2017

The Democratic Alliance condemns the lack of urgency shown by Mnquma Municipality in the water crisis issue that has affected Walter Sisulu University’s Butterworth branch, the local hospital as well as local residents. DA Councillors will be tackling this issue in council as a matter of urgency to ensure that local residents are supplied with clean and safe water. The municipality has proven that it is unable to resolve this …

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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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