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Incompetent Amatola Water Board leaves Bay high and dry

October 8th, 2021

The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) desperately needs to step in and address the water crisis unfolding in Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) due to the incompetence of the Amatola Water Board. Residents of the Metro are facing the very real possibility of dry taps, and while it is the municipality’s responsibility to purify the water and distribute it, this cannot be done if the DWA does ensure that there is …


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MEC cannot shirk responsibility to address taxi violence

October 1st, 2021

The MEC of Transport, Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe, cannot shirk her responsibilities and refuse to address the rampant, out-of-control taxi violence that is sweeping across the province. Commuters are living in fear, not sure if they should climb in a taxi, or risk taking an e-hailing service, as both options threaten to place them in the middle of a raging war! Lives are being lost, livelihoods are being destroyed, and the MEC …


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COGTA MEC concedes Chris Hani District Municipality not coping with sewage crisis

October 1st, 2021
Vicky Knoetze

The Provincial MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Xolile Nqatha, has conceded that the ANC-led Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM) is simply not coping with providing its residents with adequate water and sanitation. The Democratic Alliance has been relentlessly driving the issue of collapsed sanitation infrastructure and Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) in the CHDM, which has resulted in ongoing sewage spills flowing through streets and into fresh …


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Untreated sewage crises destroying health, economy and environment

September 30th, 2021

The Democratic Alliance plan to meet with the new Minister of Water and Sanitation and the Minister of Environmental Affairs to discuss the ongoing crisis of raw, untreated sewage that has been spilling into the streets and rivers of towns in the Chris Hani District municipality for years. The uncaring, incapable ANC-led district municipality has for years violated the constitutional rights of the residents they are supposed to serve, placing …


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Transport MEC must get house in order before new extension period lapses

August 27th, 2021

The further extension of the grace period for motorists whose licenses have expired to 31 March 2022, is welcomed, but it is now critical that the mounting backlog of licenses needs to be processed. Transport MEC Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe must get her house in order and ensure that Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs) are capacitated to deal with the growing backlog. This follows the announcement today that all learner’s licences, driving …


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