NEWS FLASH


The Democratic Alliance has laid criminal charges against the Chris Hani District Municipality’s Municipal Manager, after a recent oversight to the Wastewater Treatment Works in Elliot revealed that the municipality was wilfully directing raw, untreated sewage into nearby rivers. Today, 16 October 2019, I visited the Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was first inspected by my colleague Sanele Maqaga, MPL. To my horror, not only was raw effluent flowing from numerous …


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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


The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape has called on the Green Scorpions to investigate raw sewerage flowing into the Fish River at Cradock. The party’s Midland’s Constituency Leader, Retief Odendaal, says this will place the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. He says he visited the Local Municipality’s wastewater treatment plant in Cradock on Wednesday and was shocked to find it completely shut down, with no …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


The Democratic Alliance extends its best wishes to the Grade 12 pupils from the Eastern Cape registered as candidates for the National Senior Certificate, who have begun writing their final exams this week. As the matric exam season gets underway, it is imperative that the Eastern Cape Department of Education makes sure that there are contingency plans in place to deal with possible further loadshedding, as was experienced across the …


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Government could make at least R50-million available The Eastern Cape government could make at least R50 million available to drought hit farmers, through simple cuts in non-core expenditure for the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform. This funding would be over and above any national funding that could be made available once the declaration of the province as a disaster area is gazetted, following the Premier’s announcement earlier this …


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Residents have taken to fixing potholes on a provincial road in the Buffalo City Municipality, after repeated promises from the MEC of Transport have failed to materialize. This week I, together with DA councilor Sue Bentley, conducted oversight of the R500 outside East London, linking Kayser Beach to the R72, to find a provincial road with knee deep potholes. This oversight has once again highlighted that the existing model of …


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