NEWS FLASH


Thousands of businesses and residents in the Eastern Cape are facing the reality of not having electricity, even though they have paid for the service, because their municipalities have failed to pay Eskom. Eskom has announced planned power disruptions that will cripple the already failing Eastern Cape economy. Businesses will be forced to close their doors and thousands of jobs stand to be lost. This is a clear indication of …


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The scourge of rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape is getting worse, with an estimated 100 rhinos poached in the province over the last eight years. The recent senseless slaughter of two critically endangered black rhinoceros at the Great Fish River Nature Reserve has brought the number of rhinos poached in the Eastern Cape to 15 this year, up from 12 killed by poachers last year. These poachers are not …


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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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Thousands of businesses and residents in the Eastern Cape are facing the reality of not having electricity, even though they have paid for the service, because their municipalities have failed to pay Eskom. Eskom has announced planned power disruptions that will cripple the already failing Eastern Cape economy. Businesses will be forced to close their doors and thousands of jobs stand to be lost. This is a clear indication of …


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Only eight of the 39 municipalities in the Eastern Cape have permanent Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) who meet the minimum requirements for their posts. Unqualified Chief Financial Officers not only result in qualified audits but open the flood gates for corruption! In a response to a parliamentary question, Finance MEC Oscar Mabuyane said 25 CFOs had not met the minimum competency as at July 2018. It is no wonder local …


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The Democratic Alliance extends its best wishes to the estimated 105,189 Grade 12 pupils from the Eastern Cape that have been registered as candidates for the National Senior Certificate, and who will be writing their matric final exams from Monday., 22 October 2018. Education is the foundation that enables you to grow as an individual and make a difference in the world. Your determination to get a quality education is …


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