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 children of Nomsa Petshe are still reeling from the shock after hearing for the first time on Friday that their beloved mother, who was admitted to Cecilia Makiwane Hospital on 5 August 2020, had passed away on the same day. For two months and eighteen days, they heard not one word from the hospital regarding the condition of their mother, despite leaving not one, but two cell phone contact …


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SPEECHES



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The following speech was delivered by Retief Odendaal, MPL in response to a motion tabled by DA EC MPL and Shadow MEC for Health, Jane Cowley . Speaker, I want to start off by congratulating the former HOD for Health Dr Mbengashe with his new appointment as strategic adviser to the Premier. That said, I also want to thank the Premier on behalf of many elated officials in the Department …


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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 second session of the 6th legislature. IQP 33 Written 2nd Session 6th Legislature IQP 32 Written 2nd Session 6th Legislature IQP 31 Written 2nd Session 6th Legislature IQP 30 Written 2nd Session 6th Legislature IQP 29 Written 2nd Session 6th Legislature IQP 28 Written 2nd Session 6th Legislature IQP …


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LETTERS AND OPINION



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There has been a strong focus recently on the latest audit outcomes of municipalities, and what this reveals about the state of local government. In the Eastern Cape, 13 of the 39 municipalities audit reports worsened and only one received a clean audit. But is a clean audit the only measure of a municipality’s effectiveness, and does this indicate whether a municipality is succeeding in improving the quality of life …


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SPEAK OUT



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There has been a strong focus recently on the latest audit outcomes of municipalities, and what this reveals about the state of local government. In the Eastern Cape, 13 of the 39 municipalities audit reports worsened and only one received a clean audit. But is a clean audit the only measure of a municipality’s effectiveness, and does this indicate whether a municipality is succeeding in improving the quality of life …


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