Question papers: Fifth session 2018/2019

IQP 1 ORAL IQP 2 fifth session IQP 3 fifth session IQP 4 fifth session IQP 5 fifth session IQP 6 fifth session IQP 7 ORAL IQP 8 fifth session IQP 9 fifth session IQP 10 fifth session IQP 12 ORAL IQP 13 fifth session IQP 14 fifth session IQP 15 fifth session IQP 16 fifth session IQP 17 ORAL IQP 18 fifth session IQP 19 fifth session IQP 20 …

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EC library visits unveil recurring issues

The Democratic Alliance calls on the MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Pemmy Majodina, to address book and staff shortage issues as well as development opportunities for librarians at various libraries in the province. The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Fikile Xasa, must ensure that Mnquma and Mbhashe Local Municipalities address the ongoing water and electricity outages in Butterworth and Idutywa that have affected the libraries …

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Respect for all is key: Daily Dispatch

THE report “Grandmother, 68, found raped and killed in her home” (DD, December 6) is a bitter pill to swallow, especially during the 16 days of activism campaign when we are all meant to reflect on the plight of women and children. This is the 19th year of the campaign, yet we continue to read these horror stories every day. We cannot sit back and rely on social institutions, churches …

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DA meets traditional leaders: Daily Dispatch

DA PROVINCIAL bosses, in an effort to garner support in areas presided over by traditional leaders and forge relations with royals ahead of the 2019 general election, met with leaders of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) in Mthatha yesterday. Party provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga, Bhisho Legislature leader Bobby Stevenson, MPLs Sanele Magaqa, Nosimo Balindlela and their provincial spokesman Mlindi Nhanha met the newly-elected ECHTL executive committee led …

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Speech notes: Nosimo Balindlela: Annual report 2016/17, Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture. 30 November 2017

Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Honourable Speaker, Honourable MECs, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Ladies and gentlemen.  Good afternoon. The Financial Oversight Report for the period April to September shows us that the Department has underspent its budget by R1.310 million. Hon Speaker, it is with great concern that this department has yet again underspent its budget for the library and archives services by R13. 292 million.  According to …

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Speech notes by Nosimo Balindlela (MPL), on the 2017/2018 Annual and Six Monthly Financial report on the Office of the Premier – 28 November 2017

Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Honourable Speaker, Honourable MECs, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Ladies and gentlemen.  Good morning. I would like to start off my speech by saying that today is my 67th birthday and if anyone could ask me for any wish, it would be for all of us in our communities to read books to our young children.  Therefore I wish to dedicate this day to …

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Closed libraries an assault on rural development

Fifteen of the Eastern Cape’s 203 public libraries are closed. This is an assault on rural development. Sadly, most of these libraries are in areas where people lack facilities and where they rely on state facilities in order to gain access to information and knowledge. Public libraries should be an important centre of learning and development in communities. They are a place where young people should have access to information …

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DA opts for door-to-door route while ANC burns election posters: Daily Dispatch

THE contest to govern Buffalo City Metro’s ward 27, encompassing Gonubie, took a different turn this weekend when the DA took a door-to-door approach while the ANC protested its own candidate by burning election posters. The ward, which includes Mzamomhle, Gonubie West, Gonubie North and Quenera North, will undergo by-elections on November 2 due to former ANC councillor Bhelekazi Mabandla resigning. Mabandla was told to resign by her party after …

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DA takes plight of Middelburg Museum to Bhisho

  The Democratic Alliance will continue to fight to keep the doors of the Middelburg Museum open. The museum currently has only one staff member and the building is in a very poor condition. We believe that public institutions such as museums are places where nation building is promoted and where members of the public can come together and actively participate in cultural activities and education programmes. I wrote to …

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DA Provincial Chairperson visits Bhisho Legislature

The DA’s Provincial Chairperson, Andrew Whitfield (second left) is visiting the Bhisho Legislature today. He was welcomed by the legislature’s DA caucus chair, Marshall von Buchenroder MPL (left), Shadow MEC for Sport, Recreation Arts and Culture Nosimo Balindlela MPL, and caucus leader Bobby Stevenson MPL.