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Eight long years to bring Chatty Police station to fruition

February 21st, 2022
Bobby Stevenson

It has been a long and arduous eight-year battle by the Democratic Alliance to get an additional police station built in Chatty, but the day has finally arrived, with Premier Oscar Mabuyane announcing the station has been opened in his State of the Province Address last week. I am delighted that the concerns of the people of the Northern Areas have finally been heard and actioned. I proposed the establishment …

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Thousands take to street to protest Inxuba Yethemba Municipality’s Mafia-Style Governance

February 21st, 2022

The current situation in Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality has become extremely volatile. It appears that the municipality has gone rogue, and residents have taken to the street to protest. It appears that the ANC has hijacked the municipal council, ignoring municipal legislation, council procedures, rules, and processes. If there is no urgent intervention by the Province, it is feared that the situation will escalate and have dire consequences, not only …

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Eastern Cape murders on worrying upward trend

February 18th, 2022

There is an alarming upward trend in murders in the Eastern Cape, and all indications are that we will exceed pre-Covid levels. In the last quarter, the rate increased by 8.3% for the period from October to December 2021. This worrying trend shows that there is a declining respect for human life, with people engaging in senseless and brutal crimes. Criminals clearly no longer fear being caught. Combined over the …

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Little substance to EC State of the Province Address

February 17th, 2022
Nqaba Bhanga

Premier Oscar Mabuyane is living in a parallel universe – there is his state of the province, given this evening, and real state of the province. Mabuyane is acting as if everything is fine, whilst the province falls apart. The Premier spent a great deal of his time reporting on successes implemented by other stakeholders, and very little feedback on what his own administration has accomplished. He failed to address …

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EC Farmers must heighten biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of rabies

February 16th, 2022

The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform needs to issue a public warning to farmers of the risks associated with the increasing spread of the rabies virus in the Eastern Cape. There has been an alarming increase of positive rabies cases in the province, most notably in the Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City and Alfred Nzo regions. The virus has also claimed several lives since the outbreak was first …

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