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SPEECH NOTES: Removal of apartheid symbol of cultural dominance such as statues across the province

The following speech was delivered by Nomvano Zibonda, MPL in response to a motion tabled by EFF MPL, Mr Y. Tetyana, in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, on 23 July 2020 Honourable Speaker, members and staff ndiyabulisa ngale mvakwemini. This debate takes place at the beginning of heritage month. A month set aside to celebrate our heritage. Heritage is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. …


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Ten years and R24 million later, still no swimming pool for Butterworth

Ten years have passed and more than R24 million spent on upgrading the Butterworth Swimming pool that has, to date, still not opened its doors to the public. The swimming pool has become a bottomless money pit, with the costs for the upgrade more than doubling from the initial R10,1 million initially quoted. This is just one more mismanaged project in a province that is drowning in maladministration and corruption. …


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Speech notes: Sport, Recreation Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

We continue to live and learn to adapt to our “new normal” this pandemic has disrupted the livelihoods of all our people, it therefore requires that we become more aggressive and creative as a province this includes the Arts and Sporting sector. A proposed budget must then be able to respond to present material conditions and provide solutions to meet the needs of our communities. Our staff components form a …


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DSRAC must assist athletes and artists secure relief funding during lockdown

The Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture must urgently intervene and assist the many sportsmen and women, as well as artists and entertainers in the province, who qualify for relief funding. This follows the announcement by Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has set up a relief fund, with R150 million allocated, to assist those affected by the lockdown. The sporting and cultural sector has …


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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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