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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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SAA cuts set to further weaken the EC economy

September 18th, 2017

The front page article “SAA cuts big blow to hunting industry” (Herald, September 12) refers:  The news that the beleaguered SAA is considering curtailing the number of domestic flights to and from the Eastern Cape in order to regain some form of financial stability, is of grave concern. Business chambers in the province have been vocal in recent months about how more flights are required to develop stronger economic ties …

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ANC has its head in a pothole

August 20th, 2017

The report in the Saturday Dispatch “DA ‘plastic road’ idea faces ANC dead stop” refers: The ANC’s outright dismissal of this proposal in disparaging terms illustrates quite clearly that this a party stuck with its head in a pothole.  This province has a crisis when it comes to maintaining our roads. This impacts on every community.  A roads network is vital for a growing economy and in the Eastern Cape, our …

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Quarterly labour force stats: Fire President Jacob Zuma today to fire up our economy

August 8th, 2017

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the second quarter of 2017 (January to March) was released by Statistics South Africa today (subs:  Monday, 7 August 2017).   The Eastern Cape now has the highest unemployment rate in the country together with the Free State, both at 34.4.%, according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, released by Statistics South Africa.  The Eastern Cape also had the highest expanded rate of unemployment, …

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