LETTERS AND OPINIONS


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LETTERS


KILLING OF SAPS MEMBERS CANNOT BE TOLERATED

July 11th, 2012

It is a tragedy that a number of members of the SAPS have been killed in our province in the line of duty in the last few months. It would be a double tragedy if members of the community who have any information of people involved in the killing of these SAPS members remain silent. The SAPS is our frontline against the criminal element who is brutalising our society. They …


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DA WELCOMES SAPS MOBILE UNIT FOR THOLENI VILLAGE

June 21st, 2012

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the news that a mobile police unit has been set up in Tholeni-village. (“Relief for terrorised villagers”, Daily Dispatch, 21 June). This is an issue which I have been driving through letters and phone calls to the MEC for Local Government, Mlibo Qoboshiyane, a number of media statements to the Daily Dispatch and other print media, and talks on the community radio station in that area.


EXORBITANT COMMISSIONS ERODE PROVINCIAL ROADS BUDGET

June 11th, 2012

EVERYTHING is not what it seems when one takes a closer look at the announcement (made in March last year) that the Eastern Cape’s department of roads and public works (DRPW) had launched a three-year, R1.5-billion roads contractor development programme with the Coega Development Agency (CDA). At first it seemed that contractors and other related service providers would be trained in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges in …


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CONTRACT MEANS LESS MONEY FOR ROADS

May 31st, 2012

EVERYTHING is not what it seems when one takes a closer look at the announcement in March last year that the Eastern Cape department of roads and public works (DRPW) had launched a three-year, R1.5-billion roads contractor development programme with the Coega Development Agency (CDA). At first it seemed contractors and other related service providers would be trained in construction, and maintenance of roads and bridges in the province by …


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COSATU IS AN OBSTACLE TO JOB CREATION

May 16th, 2012

The massive publicity surrounding the Democratic Alliance’s march on Cosatu House has placed the youth wage subsidy-proposal of the DA firmly in the public domain. This proposal will create 400 000 jobs for young South Africans who are desperate to find employment. There is R5 billion in the current budget to fund this proposal. It should also be noted that President Zuma supported this concept in his 2009 State of …


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