NEWS FLASH


Young people remain locked out of sports opportunities in the Eastern Cape, as the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) has drastically cut funding for school sports activities. Our future Olympians are being denied an opportunity to participate because they are not being afforded the opportunity of having access to the best resources – be it nutrition, facilities or resources. In response to a parliamentary question, DSRAC MEC, …


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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’s effectiveness, and does this indicate whether a municipality is succeeding in improving the quality of life …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


The current High Court application by the Department of Health and Provincial Treasury, to drastically reduce payments to medico-legal claimants, is a blatant attack on the claimants’ rights and the rule of law. It is an onslaught on the victims of the Health Department’s negligence, punishing them a second time for the Department’s own failings. Provincial Treasury and Health have approached the High Court in Makhanda in a bid to: …


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Vicky Knoetze

The actions of DA provincial leader and corruption busting mayor, Nqaba Bhanga, in tackling irregularities in the governance of Nelson Mandela Bay show residents that he is committed to cleaning out the rot. This was revealed at Mayor Bhanga’s press conference today, which details the steps taken to deal with the rot in Nelson Mandela Bay. This is the difference between the Democratic Alliance, and the African National Congress. The …


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