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The Democratic Alliance moves for Enoch Mgijima municipality to be dissolved

October 24th, 2019

The Democratic Alliance has today moved a motion at the special sitting of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature (Taking the Legislature to the People) in Komani, that the Enoch Mgijima Municipality be dissolved in terms of section 139 (1)(c) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. The Democratic Alliance believes that the Municipality has failed to meet its executive obligations in terms of the Constitution and legislation in …


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DA calls for prioritisation of sport in Eastern Cape

October 24th, 2019

The Democratic Alliance tabled a notice of motion calling for the eastern Cape Government to ensure that Sport is prioritised in the Province, and that sportsmen and women are given the necessary support to complete at a national and international level. The Eastern Cape is hailed as the Home of Legends and has produced incredible sportsmen and women who continue to be a beacon of hope and serve as ambassadors …


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EC Government racks up over 1,2 million days of sick leave in two and half years

October 23rd, 2019
Nqaba Bhanga

The Eastern Cape Government is clearly sick to its core, with the various government departments racking up in excess of 1,2 million days of sick leave in the past two and a half years. The abuse of sick leave is crippling the public sector. In response to a parliamentary question Premier Oscar Mabuyane revealed that in the 2017/18 financial year 494 621 days of sick leave were taken, in 2018/19 447 859 …


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Phase one of first eco-friendly road in South Africa completed

October 22nd, 2019

The first eco-friendly road in South Africa, that incorporates waste plastic that would otherwise have gone to landfill or ended up in our oceans, has been completed in Jeffreys Bay, in the DA –led municipality of Kouga. This amazing accomplishment comes two years after a motion by the Democratic Alliance to consider the implementation of a pilot project – to test the feasibility and practicability of building roads by incorporating …


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DA calls on Premier to declare Province a disaster area

October 22nd, 2019

Today the Democratic Alliance tabled a notice of motion publicly challenging Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane and members of the Provincial Legislature to declare the Province a disaster area. The Eastern Cape is currently experiencing one of the most disastrous and debilitating droughts in its history with over four years of way-below-average rainfall. This period has been characterized as a once-in-a-hundred-year drought and has placed many farmers in financial ruin. …


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