NEWS FLASH


The Eastern Cape has the worst police stations in the country, with 70 stations in the province in such a bad state that they pose a health and safety risk to occupants and cause major disruption to service capability. Of the 148 stations in the poor category across the country, nearly half are situated in the Eastern Cape. The DA will be escalating the matter to the National Assembly to …


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EDITORIAL


There has been a strong focus recently on the latest audit outcomes of municipalities, and what this reveals about the state of local government. In the Eastern Cape, 13 of the 39 municipalities audit reports worsened and only one received a clean audit. But is a clean audit the only measure of a municipality‚Äôs effectiveness, and does this indicate whether a municipality is succeeding in improving the quality of life …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


The collective debt owed to Eskom by Eastern Cape municipalities is spiralling out of control and is fast approaching the R3 billion mark. Money collected from residents and businesses for electricity that must be paid to Eskom must be ringfenced by municipalities. The failure to do so will result in collapsing electrical infrastructure and hardship to residents and businesses alike. The DA in the Eastern Cape will be writing to …


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Nqaba Bhanga

It has become abundantly clear that the Eastern Cape Education Department is collapsing and is simply unable to meet the needs of the learners they should be educating. I have written to Premier Oscar Mabuyane, and the DA will be raising our concerns in the Education portfolio committee meeting, to call for immediate steps to be taken to address these shortfalls. During recent school oversight visits across the province, the …


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Premier Oscar Mabuyane missed the opportunity to make more extensive changes to his cabinet this afternoon, choosing to purge his opponents rather than bring hope to the people of the province. Health and Education are in serious crisis, where a change of leadership desperately needs to occur, yet these posts remain untouched. The newly appointed cabinet members will be under huge pressure to deliver quality services in the run-up to …


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