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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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Councils under fire for MM appointments: Daily Dispatch

December 5th, 2017

THE Democratic Alliance in the Bhisho Legislature has accused three local councils of irregularly appointing municipal managers. They claim Intsika Yethu in Cofimvaba, Walter Sisulu in Aliwal North and Port St Johns local municipalities have irregularly appointed managers. DA shadow MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) Vicky Knoetze said the party was concerned by the alarming rate of these allegedly irregular appointments. “In a response to oral questions …

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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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October 16th, 2017

The article by Ranjeni Munusamy in The Herald of 10 October 2017 refers: She remarked that leaders of the ANC are not flocking to the DA.  There is a very good reason why that is not happening:  they are in well-entrenched jobs. But their supporters are certainly doing it.  This is evident by the massive turnout of young people to the DA #DATA4ALL rally at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in …

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Bhisho needs R250m for drought aid: Daily Dispatch

September 27th, 2017

MEC says no budget, so funds need to come from national govt THE Eastern Cape government needs more than R250-million in the 201718 financial year to bail out provincial farmers affected by the drought that has gripped most parts of the province for years now. As a result, the province has now approached national government to help them with the required funds needed to provide adequate drought relief assistance to …

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