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DA will never support a budget that does not put people first

June 3rd, 2022

The Democratic Alliance today rejected the provincial budget tabled in the Provincial Legislature, as it fails to put the needs of the people of this province first. Sadly, this has not stopped the ANC from pushing the budget through, issuing themselves and their cadres a free ticket for another year onboard the gravy train at the expense of the people they claim to serve. Rather than prioritise funding to deal …


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Eastern Cape crime spiralling out of control

June 3rd, 2022

The Eastern Cape SAPS is losing control of the spiralling violent crime in the province, with the highest murder rate per capita in the country at 15.7 murders per 100 000 people. The province also has the highest rape rate per capita with 27.6 rapes per 100 000 people. This carnage that is sweeping through our society is fuelling severe anxiety as more and more people are terrified by brutal …


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DA welcomes provincial intervention in three municipalities

June 2nd, 2022
Vicky Knoetze

The Democratic Alliance welcomes that as part of the Report of the Portfolio Committee of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs today, the committee recommended that a section 106 intervention be implemented in the Inxuba Yethemba, Engcobo and Enoch Mgijima Local Municipalities on the basis that widespread fraud, corruption, and maladministration is suspected in these municipalities. In terms of a section 106 intervention, the MEC may designate a person/s to investigate …


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Health compelled to act in Livingstone Hospital humanitarian crisis after DA motion passes

June 1st, 2022
Jane Cowley

The Department of Health has no choice but to immediately act against the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Livingstone Hospital after the Democratic Alliance’s motion on the matter was unanimously adopted in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature during a sitting this afternoon. The motion called for the Department to immediately settle all outstanding accruals to Johnson & Johnson and other service providers for vital equipment required in orthopaedic surgeries. Download …


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Eastern Cape Unemployment remains stubbornly high

May 31st, 2022

The Eastern Cape still has the highest unemployment statistics in the country. Although the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey has shown that there has been a decline of 1% in the unemployment statistics for the Eastern Cape, down from 45% to 44% and 0.6 down for the expanded unemployment, from 53.2% to 52.6%, the unemployment remains stubbornly high in the province. The ANC provincial government is failing to provide the …


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