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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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Letter to the editor: EMS deserve better: Daily Dispatch

June 18th, 2018

The DA is deeply disturbed to read (Daily Dispatch: 14 06 18) that Paramedics and EMS staff are suffering and unprotected. Our Paramedics and EMS staff suffer firstly because they not safe at work and secondly because they are not accompanied by Security Guards despite the dangerous nature of their work. Thirdly complaints from EMS staff include delays in the payment of overtime work and dangerous working conditions in which, for example, …


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Letter to the Editor: By-election results show voters are hungry for change

June 11th, 2018

Dear editor By-election results show voters are hungry for change The article ‘ANC, DA certain BCM wards after poll’, (DD, 8 June) refers: The results of this week’s by-elections in the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) and Ingquza Hill Local Municipality confirms that the DA is on a solid growth path. The Democratic Alliance (DA) grew from 88% to 96.01% in the ward 18 by-election in BCM, and from 6.24% to …


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