IN THE NEWS



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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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PRESS RELEASES



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The race-based policy for office leases, announced by the MEC of Public Works, Babalo Madikizela, during the tabling of his department’s budget in the EC legislature yesterday, is unconstitutional and possibly nothing more than a smokescreen to enrich politically connected individuals. The Democratic Alliance agrees that the province should give preference to Eastern Cape owned, managed and controlled landlords, in order to benefit the economy of the province. The DA …


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SPEECHES



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Hon. Speaker, Hon Premier, Members of this House, 100 years Raymond Mhlaba Thabo Mbeki, when he paid tribute to Raymond Mhlaba said, “I am therefore honoured to speak for our nation today and say thank you Oom Ray for what you and your generation of titans did to restore to us our humanity by teaching us to respect the toiling masses of our country and to strive to live up …


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QUESTIONS


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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LETTERS AND OPINION



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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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SPEAK OUT



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It is clear that Premier Oscar Mabuyane has no solution to combat the rising unemployment in the Eastern Cape, which is robbing the food off the tables of the people. This after the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, released by Stats SA today, showed that unemployment in the province continued to rise, with the third quarter up by 1.1%, from 35.4% to 36.5%. The Eastern Cape continues to have the highest …


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