NEWS FLASH


The failing ANC Government has passed the fundamentally flawed Consumer Protection Bill in the Eastern Cape Legislature on Tuesday, even though it is at odds to the national Consumer Protector Act. The Democratic Alliance recognises that the rights of South African consumers must be protected, the recent listeriosis outbreak is just one example of how the lives of ordinary South Africans can be put in danger through the reckless behaviour …


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SPEAK OUT


The Quarterly Labour Force Survey, released by Stats SA last month, shows how the Eastern Cape economy is continuing to fail, along with the job’s bloodbath. This means thousands of families across the province will struggle to put food on the table, pay for medication and schooling for their loved ones. The fight to just survive in the Eastern Cape is getting harder. The third quarter statistics show the Eastern …


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IN THE NEWS


Bethelsdorp and Kwazakhele ranked among 30 most dangerous places in country described as ‘a war zone’ Two of the country’s most deadly policing precincts are in Port Elizabeth. The areas – Bethelsdorp and Kwazakhele – are ranked among the top 30 most dangerous in SA, while Gelvandale tops the national list in terms of attempted murders. Startling figures for Nelson Mandela Bay show rampant violent crime – two people murdered, …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


The Democratic Alliance welcomes the announcement by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi that government have finally acted on the Health Ombudsman’s recommendation to appoint an administrator to oversee Mental Health in the Eastern Cape. The Democratic Alliance has been calling on Eastern Cape MEC Helen Sauls-August to implement the findings of Professor Malegapuru Makgoba since the release of his report in August. The fact that the Minister had to step …


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The MEC of Health has been gifted a brand-new car of just under a million rand as part of the Eastern Cape Adjustment Budget passed in the Legislature today [SUBS: 6 December 2018]. Part of the adjustments for the Department of Health includes R901,000 for a new vehicle for the MEC, whereas we can only afford to spend R325,000 on wheelchairs, hearing aids, and orthotics. SEE Extract from Provincial Treasury …


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The failing ANC Government has passed the fundamentally flawed Consumer Protection Bill in the Eastern Cape Legislature on Tuesday, even though it is at odds to the national Consumer Protector Act. The Democratic Alliance recognises that the rights of South African consumers must be protected, the recent listeriosis outbreak is just one example of how the lives of ordinary South Africans can be put in danger through the reckless behaviour …


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