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 collective debt owed to Eskom by Eastern Cape municipalities is spiralling out of control and is fast approaching the R3 billion mark. Money collected from residents and businesses for electricity that must be paid to Eskom must be ringfenced by municipalities. The failure to do so will result in collapsing electrical infrastructure and hardship to residents and businesses alike. The DA in the Eastern Cape will be writing to …


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SPEECHES



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The need for a Beachfront Safety Sector in the Summerstrand/Humewood area of Nelson Mandela Bay has become critical. The vandalism and destruction of the beachfront infrastructure continue unabated. I am appealing to the MEC for Community Safety to intervene. I first raised this in a portfolio committee meeting around 2017/18. The provincial commissioner at the time agreed to it. Sadly, this beachfront sector has not yet been implemented. SAPS is …


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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 fourth session of the 6th legislature. IQP 1 Written 4th Session 6th Legislature IQP 2 Written 4th Session 6th Legislature IQP 3 Oral 4th Session 6th Legislature IQP 4 Written 4th Session 6th Legislature IQP 5 Written 4th Session 6th Legislature IQP 6 Oral (Questions to The Premier) 4th …


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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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs effectiveness, and does this indicate whether a municipality is succeeding in improving the quality of life …


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