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THE DA presented AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu with a special birthday present – a pregnant heifer – as a sign of respect for the monarch. The heifer from DA leader Mmusi-Maimane was delivered to the king’s Nqadu Great Place near Willowvale on Thursday, while Eastern Cape DA leader Nqaba Bhanga and the party’s Eastern Cape legislature leader Bobby Stevenson, visited the vocal king on Saturday. Sigcawu will celebrate his …


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They’ve trained our doctors and fixed our military vehicles, and now they are coming to train our teachers. Cuban education specialists have been enlisted by the Eastern Cape education department to help turn the province’s disastrous maths and science results around. The Eastern Cape was again the worst performing province in the country as far as matric results are concerned, and the department is desperate for help. The four Cuban …


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DA PROVINCIAL bosses, in an effort to garner support in areas presided over by traditional leaders and forge relations with royals ahead of the 2019 general election, met with leaders of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) in Mthatha yesterday. Party provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga, Bhisho Legislature leader Bobby Stevenson, MPLs Sanele Magaqa, Nosimo Balindlela and their provincial spokesman Mlindi Nhanha met the newly-elected ECHTL executive committee led …


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DA delegation vow to resolve Unit P issues FRUSTRATED residents in a Buffalo City Metro township yesterday complained to DA parliamentarians of their years-long struggle to acquire RDP houses. Picture: BHONGO JACOB TALK TIME: DA MPL in the Bhisho legislature Sanele Magaqa speaks to Unit P residents Unit P residents also told of how they had to “buy” the free government houses and how the houses had been illegally occupied. The …


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Enoch Mgijima ANC say they can turn it around ANC councillors in the embattled Enoch Mgijima Municipality yesterday rejected cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Fikile Xasa’s plan to place the struggling Komani-based council under administration. The ruling party used its majority in council to reject the plan, saying plans were afoot to turn the mun fortunes around. A total of 41 councillors rejected the plan, while nine approved it. …


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