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DA leader targets rural EC

DA LEADER Mmusi Maimane will this weekend visit the Eastern Cape as part of the party’s campaign towards 2019. He will be accompanied by some of the party’s provincial leaders, including newly elected Eastern Cape leader Nqaba Bhanga. Spokesman Graham Charters said Maimane would visit East London, King William’s Town and Ntabankulu. “The leader will be engaging and interacting with communities across the province as part of a general campaign, …


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MEC Sauls-August must answer for unpaid contractors

The Democratic Alliance calls on the MEC for Human Settlements, Helen Sauls-August to ensure the payment of contractors assigned to construct low-cost houses in the Eastern Cape that are owed money far in excess of 30 days. The failure of the department to pay these contractors is jeopardising businesses and resulting in layoffs of hundreds of workers. This is destroying jobs and impacting negatively on local economies. In a response …


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Speech Notes: Sanele Magaqa MPL speaking on the State of the Province Address, 21 February 2017.

As the Democratic Alliance we view the Premier’s Sopa as more reflective than forward looking and this has been echoed in the media and by those who were able to analyse it with a clearer mind. And indeed it was the continuation of what was said at the last Sopa- nothing exciting about the changes that we want to see. Yes, reflection is important in such an address but vision …


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Question papers: Fourth session, 2017/2018

IQP 39 third session IQP 40 third session IQP 1 fourth session IQP 2 fourth session IQP 3 ORAL IQP 4 fourth session IQP 5 fourth session IQP 6 fourth session IQP 7 ORAL IQP 8 Written IQP 9 fourth session IQP 10 fourth session IQP 11 fourth session IQP 12 ORAL QUESTIONS IQP 13 fourth session IQP 14 fourth session IQP 15 fourth session IQP 16 fourth session IQP …


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Prioritise initiation issue

This coming initiation, leaders within the Eastern Cape should work towards curbing initiation deaths in the province.  The House of Traditional Leaders and the department of health should pull out all the stops to ensure that a plan of action is put in place to protect our boys at initiation schools. Many initiates die due to negligence, maltreatment, dehydration and malnutrition. Boys should be properly screened before going to initiation …


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Budget vote speeches: Social Development, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Provincial Treasury, overall provincial government and Human Settlements

The following speeches were delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature by DA Shadow MEC for Social Development, Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Ross Purdon MPL, Shadow MEC for Finance and for Safety & Liaison Bobby Stevenson MPL and Shadow MEC for Human Settlements Sanele Magaqa MPL, during the budget vote debates of provincial departments. Speech by Kobus Botha, MPL Shadow MEC for Social Development  “New systems devised to hide ANC failures” Social …


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Question papers 2016

IQP 48 IQP 49 IQP 50 IQP 51 ORAL IQP 52 IQP 1 third session_fifth Legislature IQP 2 third session_fifth Legislature IQP 3 third session_fifth Legislature IQP 4 third session IQP 5 third session IQP 6 ORAL IQP 7 third session IQP 8 Written IQP 9 Written IQP 10 third session IQP 11 third session iqp-12-third-session iqp-13-third-session iqp-14-third-session iqp-15-oral iqp-16-third-session iqp-17-third-session iqp-18-third-session iqp-19-third-session iqp-20-third-session iqp-21-third-session iqp-22-third-session iqp-23-third-session iqp-24-third-session iqp-25-third-session iqp-26-third-session …


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Speech notes: Annual report 2014/15, Human Settlements

Honourable Speaker, the Premier of the province, members of the executive, honourable members, officials and guests allow me to greet you all in the spirit of good governance and accountability. Honourable Speaker, the Democratic Alliance acknowledges the role the department of Human settlements is playing to build houses in this province and in the process create jobs and bring skills to our local people in a number of municipalities. The …


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