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Magwa and Majola Tea Estates in financial trouble, again

The Magwa and Majola Tea Estates are proving to be an ongoing drain on the Eastern Cape’s finances, providing no return for the hundreds of millions of rands of taxpayers’ money that have been sunk into the estates for decades. These tea estates are sucking the lifeblood out of the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform’s funding, which could be far better spent on supporting drought relief for viable …


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DA calls for prioritisation of sport in Eastern Cape

The Democratic Alliance tabled a notice of motion calling for the eastern Cape Government to ensure that Sport is prioritised in the Province, and that sportsmen and women are given the necessary support to complete at a national and international level. The Eastern Cape is hailed as the Home of Legends and has produced incredible sportsmen and women who continue to be a beacon of hope and serve as ambassadors …


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SPEECH NOTES: CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH ON OVERSIGHT VISITS TO HEALTH FACILITIES AROUND CHRIS HANI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

Madam Speaker. Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the House, Officials and guests, I greet you all. It gives me pleasure to present this health report on behalf of Hon Cowley, who is unable to be here today. The Eastern Cape Department of Health has five strategic goals. The first of these is to provide a functional, quality-driven public health system that is responsive to customer needs. When one travels to …


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Speech notes: Nomvano Zibonda 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

Honourable Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Honourable premier, honourable MEC’s, Members of the Legislature, senior officials and the gallery. I greet you all today. Last week premier you spoke to the province, and titled your speech “Building the Eastern Cape we want”. Right now, this province is nowhere near what we want. After 25 years the premier has realised that the governing party has been sleeping, hence the dreams of the president …


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Question papers: First session 6th Legislature

Click on the appropriate link below to download the official question papers submitted to the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature during the first session of the 6th legislature. IQP 1 Written 1st Session 6th Legislature IQP 2 Written 1st Session 6th Legislature IQP 3 Written 1st Session 6th Legislature IQP 4 Written 1st Session 6th Legislature IQP 5 Written 1st Session 6th Legislature IQP 6 ORAL 1st Session 6th Legislature IQP …


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Dr Beyers Naude Municipality shuts down libraries

The failing ANC government has shown that it has no interest in providing their communities with much needed resources to help give the people a fighting chance of securing jobs and improving their education. This after the Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality announced that it would be closing all 12 of their libraries from Monday, 4 February, because the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture has failed to pay …


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DRDAR: Dutywa Agri-park “irreparable”

The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform have said that the vandalism of the Dutwya Agri-park has caused irreparable damage to infrastructure. The fact that the Dutywa Agri-park has been allowed to be vandalised to such an extent that it is inoperable, has thrown emerging farmers to the wolves. DRDAR MEC Xolile Nqatha must account as to how officials could allow a valuable asset like this to degenerate to …


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Speech Notes: DSRAC Annual Report and Financial Oversight Debate

Nomvano Zibonda

Honourable speaker, Honourable Deputy Speaker, The Premier, The MEC’s, members of the provincial legislature, Staff members, members of the public in the gallery, Democratic greetings to you all today. Honourable Speaker, this department is tasked with a responsibility to develop and promote cultural and creative industries, sport and recreation, inculcate a culture of reading and lifelong learning, transform and promote our heritage and promote our languages. The DA believes that …


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Speech Notes: Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Annual Report and Financial Oversight Debate

Nomvano Zibonda

Honourable Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Honourable premier, honourable MEC’s, Members of the Legislature, senior officials and the gallery. I greet you all today. Honourable speaker it is of public knowledge that poverty in this province is widespread. This is evident in the large number people leaving this province in search of a better life and job opportunities because of the high rate of unemployment in this province. In light of the …


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Further drought could cripple Eastern Cape farmers

The Eastern Cape is facing the possibility of deepening drought conditions that could decimate an already crippled Eastern Cape agricultural system. I will be writing to the MEC of Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Xolile Nqatha, to request details on what plans, if any, they have put in place to assist farmers in the face of an extended drought, as well as what steps they are taking to …


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