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Third wave during vaccine rollout could prove catastrophic for EC Health

May 11th, 2021

A third wave of the Covid-19 virus during the rollout of the vaccination programme could prove to be catastrophic in the Eastern Cape, as there are simply not enough healthcare workers in our facilities to deal with responding to the virus and rolling out the vaccine programme simultaneously. The Department of Health must craft a workable contingency plan that includes filling critical vacant posts in all hospitals and clinics, as …


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Learners’ lives placed at risk as schools overcrowded, lack sanitation

May 10th, 2021
Yusuf Cassim

The call for learners to return to full-time classes comes at a time where the lives of our learners, teachers and staff are being put at risk daily, due to the mismanagement of the Department of Education in the province during the Covid-19 pandemic. Overcrowded classrooms, inappropriate sanitation and even the removal of temporary toilet facilities are all adding to the unsafe environment at schools. In response to parliamentary questions, …


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Stalled projects depriving beneficiaries of decent housing

May 7th, 2021
Sanele Magaqa

Stalled housing developments across the province are depriving beneficiaries of decent housing. Many beneficiaries have been forced to live in shacks, while the half-built structures promised to them get vandalised, their dreams of a better life stripped away, brick by brick. I am challenging the Human Settlements MEC, Nonceba Kontsiwe, to conduct a full audit of stalled projects across the project, so that interventions can be made. The Democratic Alliance …


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Provincial Commissioner’s intervention in Mandela Bay Brigadiers dismissal does not go far enough

May 5th, 2021

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the announcement this afternoon that the provincial commissioner has decided not to proceed with the dismissal of three of Nelson Mandela Bay’s top brigadiers. Earlier today I lead a march in Nelson Mandela Bay to demand fairness in the Nelson Mandela Bay Police Service, following the Disciplinary Committee recommendation to dismiss Humewood station commander Brigadier Leonie Bentley, Gelvandale station commander Brigadier Lawrence Soekoe and Brigadier Ronald …


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DA marches for fairness in Nelson Mandela Bay SAPS

May 5th, 2021

Today I lead a march in Nelson Mandela Bay to demand fairness in the Nelson Mandela Bay Police Service. I was accompanied by DA Leader in the Provincial Legislature, Bobby Stevenson, MPL, and DA Northern Areas Constituency Leader, Yusuf Cassim, MPL, to the Mount Road police station, where I handed over a memorandum to the SAPS relating to the dismissal of three top Brigadiers. The dismissals of Humewood station commander …


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