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It is unfair that public servants are forced to work in an unsafe environment SECURITY will be stepped up at the New Brighton clinic following a fifth break-in at the facility in a month, the Eastern Cape Department of Health said last night – but the DA claimed that neither the panic buttons issued to nurses nor the alarm was working. On all five occasions, thieves tried to steal copper …


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THE DA in the Eastern Cape has written to transport MEC Weziwe Tikana demanding answers about the on-going overtime pay dispute that has resulted in provincial traffic officers abandoning overtime duties. Last week provincial traffic officers decided to protest following a long-running dispute with the department of transport over outstanding payments. Traffic officers in Nelson Mandela Bay, Sarah Baartman, Amathole, O R Tambo, Alfred Nzo and Chris Hani district municipalities …


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THE provincial legislature’s portfolio committee on transport is considering an oversight visit to the Eastern Cape’s three provincial garages. This follows a Dispatch report which exposed how more than R100-million worth of fleet vehicles had been left to rot and their parts stripped as the state failed to auction them off. Speaking to the Daily Dispatch yesterday, committee chairwoman Ntombizodwa Xhanti said when she heard about the condition of the …


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AS THE country closed women’s month on Wednesday, the Democratic Alliance Women’s Network (Dawn) in the Buffalo City region celebrated the historic women’s march of 1956 at the Buffalo Flats Cricket Club. Also attending the celebrations was Dawn national leader Denise Robinson and provincial chairwoman Celeste Barker. Robinson said the DA was committed to growing the network’s membership and developing women into leadership positions. “Dawn has been set up to …


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EMS staff do great job

August 25th, 2016

THE DA is hugely proud of the incredible work done by EMS staff and district manager Brendan Methune. Our EMS personnel risk their lives to save our lives. Despite non-compliance with national norms and standards of one ambulance per 10 000 people the Nelson Mandela Bay EMS team has performed beyond the call of duty. Their commitment to service sets an example that demonstrates that where there is a will, …


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