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Clean audits not the only marker of well-run municipality

October 20th, 2020

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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Eastern Cape unemployment bloodbath continues

November 6th, 2018

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey, released by Stats SA last month, shows how the Eastern Cape economy is continuing to fail, along with the job’s bloodbath. This means thousands of families across the province will struggle to put food on the table, pay for medication and schooling for their loved ones. The fight to just survive in the Eastern Cape is getting harder. The third quarter statistics show the Eastern …

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More must be done to combat rhino poaching

October 16th, 2018

The scourge of rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape is getting worse, with an estimated 100 rhinos poached in the province over the last eight years. The recent senseless slaughter of two critically endangered black rhinoceros at the Great Fish River Nature Reserve has brought the number of rhinos poached in the Eastern Cape to 15 this year, up from 12 killed by poachers last year. These poachers are not …

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Blatchford is so far left, he left out the facts

September 10th, 2018

In his letter, DA trips on its own sword (Saturday Dispatch: 1 September) Mr Mathew Blatchford states that very little has been accomplished by the ‘Trollip gang’, but he fails to substantiate his fantasies.  Blatchford is so far left, he left out the facts. Just two years in, and the DA-led government in Nelson Mandel Bay has made a huge difference, having achieved numerous successes including: The City is now …

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Democratic Alliance wishes the Southern Kings well as they embark on new Pro14 season

August 31st, 2018

The Democratic Alliance would like to take the opportunity to wish the Isuzu Southern Kings all the best for their upcoming GUINNESS PRO14 Championship season, which kicks off in Parma Italy on Friday against the Zebre Rugby club. We would also like to congratulate the team on the securing of a title sponsor in Isuzu Motors South Africa, and the announcement of an equity partner purchasing a 51% share in …

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