Nosimo Balindlela


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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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DA PROVINCIAL bosses, in an effort to garner support in areas presided over by traditional leaders and forge relations with royals ahead of the 2019 general election, met with leaders of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) in Mthatha yesterday. Party provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga, Bhisho Legislature leader Bobby Stevenson, MPLs Sanele Magaqa, Nosimo Balindlela and their provincial spokesman Mlindi Nhanha met the newly-elected ECHTL executive committee led …


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Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Honourable Speaker, Honourable MECs, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Ladies and gentlemen.  Good afternoon. The Financial Oversight Report for the period April to September shows us that the Department has underspent its budget by R1.310 million. Hon Speaker, it is with great concern that this department has yet again underspent its budget for the library and archives services by R13. 292 million.  According to …


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Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Honourable Speaker, Honourable MECs, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Ladies and gentlemen.  Good morning. I would like to start off my speech by saying that today is my 67th birthday and if anyone could ask me for any wish, it would be for all of us in our communities to read books to our young children.  Therefore I wish to dedicate this day to …


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Fifteen of the Eastern Cape’s 203 public libraries are closed. This is an assault on rural development. Sadly, most of these libraries are in areas where people lack facilities and where they rely on state facilities in order to gain access to information and knowledge. Public libraries should be an important centre of learning and development in communities. They are a place where young people should have access to information …


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