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Residents suffer as ANC holds the purse strings

July 8th, 2021

The residents of Nelson Mandela Bay have been left to fend for themselves during the most debilitating drought on record, as the ANC-led national government has refused to accept its drought disaster application. Without a drought disaster area declaration much needed funding, for critical drought mitigation projects that would ensure residents have access to water, cannot be obtained and the projects cannot be completed. When it suits the ANC, billions …


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Crooked cops still employed by Eastern Cape SAPS

July 5th, 2021

Nine percent of Eastern Cape SAPS officers have been accused of criminal offences, including serious allegations such as rape, murder, corruption and torture, over the past three financial years. These tarnish the image of hard-working and dedicated officers. There is no place in SAPS for bad cops. These rotten apples need to be rooted out. With such a high number of SAPS members being accused of a crime, it undermines …


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Public Protector’s report justifies DA call to place Eastern Cape Health Department under administration

July 2nd, 2021

The Public Protector has found the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH) to have demonstrated improper conduct in terms of the Constitution, and maladministration in terms of the Public Protector Act, by failing to provide adequate and effective health care services. The Public Protector revealed this in the first quarterly briefing of the 2021/2022 financial year, released on the 30th of June. The Public Protector investigated the worsening conditions in …


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Auditor-General confirms EC Local Government on brink of collapse

July 1st, 2021
Vicky Knoetze

The latest Auditor-General report on municipal finances for the 2019/20 financial year shows that the Local Government structures in the Eastern Cape are on the brink of collapse. In light of these damning results, the Democratic Alliance once again challenges the Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, and the MEC of CoGTA, Xolile Nqata, to take action. The DA has repeatedly called on the provincial government to make use of the powers granted …


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NMB top cops must be welcomed back to office

July 1st, 2021

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the return of three of Nelson Mandela Bay’s top cops, who return to work today. Humewood station commander, Brigadier Leonie Bentley, Gelvandale station commander, Brigadier Lawrence Soekoe, and Brigadier Ronald Koll, return to work after a two-month suspension without pay. The emphasis now should be a return to fighting crime, and not squabbles within SAPS. This is what we would expect from a police service that …


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