THERE was high drama in the Bhisho Legislature yesterday as members of the Provincial Legislature debated Premier Noxolo Kiviet’s State of the Province address. What was supposed to have been a serious discussion of issues affecting Eastern Cape residents turned into points of orders and interjections.  Read the full story in the Daily Dispatch.

BHISHO DA caucus leader Bobby Stevenson yesterday challenged Premier Noxolo Kiviet to make the forensic audit into land deals in Nelson Mandela Bay public. Speaking during the debate on the Premier’s state of the province address, Stevenson said Kiviet had failed to spell out how the accountability of her cabinet and civil servants would be enforced. “Without accountability we will not get value for money. This means money is wasted …

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THE Eastern Cape government has been allocated R40,1-billion as its equitable share of national revenue for the next financial year, R2,8-billion more than it received for 2009/10. Commenting on the provincial equitable share allocation, DA finance spokesman Bobby Stevenson said given that the equitable share was R2,8-billion more meant the over-spending of R2,6-million in the current financial year would eat this up, while the province was also potentially exposed to …

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February 22nd, 2010

THE plight of matriculants who cannot find work is a direct result of the provincial Department of Education depriving children of the opportunity to become part of the global information technology spectrum. It is unacceptable that our children are denied the opportunities they need to lead meaningful, positive lives. The Eastern Cape Department of Education should start thinking global but more importantly, act locally, writes MPL Veliswa Mvenya.  Read her …

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THE Eastern Cape administration hopes to announce a fresh approach to the eradication of mud-built schools next month, Premier Noxolo Kiviet said. However, the DA’s Bobby Stevenson says the Kiviet had not raised any of the key issues in the  province durng her State of the Province Address on Friday.  Read the full story in the The Herald.