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Uncaring ANC running towns into the ground

November 15th, 2018

The failing ANC governed Chris Hani District municipality and Inxuba Yethemba local Municipality have forgotten that they are there to serve the people, all while simply ignoring calls for assistance. This is evident from looming bulk power supply interruptions scheduled for these municipalities from next week, which could be the final nail in the coffin for the many small towns under their control. I will be writing to the Co-operative …


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Further drought could cripple Eastern Cape farmers

November 14th, 2018

The Eastern Cape is facing the possibility of deepening drought conditions that could decimate an already crippled Eastern Cape agricultural system. I will be writing to the MEC of Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Xolile Nqatha, to request details on what plans, if any, they have put in place to assist farmers in the face of an extended drought, as well as what steps they are taking to …


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Still no sign of Coega’s Annual Report – what are they hiding?

November 13th, 2018

There is still no sign of the Coega Development Corporation’s (CDC’s) 2017/18 Annual Report, even though it should have been tabled in the Provincial Legislature over a month ago. Failure to table the report is in direct violation of the Public Finance Management Act and appears to be a deliberate attempt to avoid accountability for gross under performance and possible corrupt activities. If Coega has nothing to hide, why are …


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EC Department of Health not doing enough to combat Diabetes

November 13th, 2018

Diabetes is a silent killer that lurks in nearly every home across the Eastern Cape. Statistics show that this condition is becoming ever more prevalent and has become one of the leading causes of death in the province, even surpassing tuberculosis as the number on cause of death in some areas. The Department of Health needs to be held to account. I will be submitting questions to the legislature to …


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Annual Report paints bleak picture of Education Department in shambles

November 9th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

The recently tabled 2017/18 annual report for the Department of Education shows a department unravelling at the seams, unable to spend money on critical projects, while wasting funds through irregular expenditure and non-core business. This is the reason why schools are not being built and why learners are still forced to go to school in mud structures and use pit toilets! The Department underspent its allocated budget for the 2017/2018 …


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