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RELAX LAWS IN IDZ’S

September 2nd, 2009

While the Coega- and East London IDZs should be seen as positive steps towards development in the province, the bigger picture is being ignored. The slow processing of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) is impacting negatively on the continued success of our IDZs. The Democratic Alliance is of the opinion that there is a need for accelerated asset depreciation, labour laws should be simplified to encourage job creation, and import/export duties …


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BETTER WORKING RELATIONSHIPS IN THE LEGISLATURE

September 2nd, 2009

A new tone has been set for improved working relationships in the Legislature.  This follows an agreement between the Democratic Alliance and the whips of the majority party, that motions will be debated in the House this Friday.   In the past the Legislature has too often been sidelined when it comes to debating important issues. The motions, which the DA felt were of urgent public importance, relates to the H1N1 …


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ACCIDENT COSTS UNAFFORDABLE FOR PROVINCE

August 28th, 2009

Vehicle accidents cost the taxpayer and the province an estimated R1, 5 billion in 2008/09. The DA believes a large chunk of these costs could be avoided in future if the law is effectively enforced by the traffic authorities. The amount of R1,5 billion is a conservative estimate, based on 2 626 accidents reported in the province during the 2008/09 financial year.


SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE GRINDS TO A HALT

August 27th, 2009

The Democratic Alliance has learned with trepidation that all infrastructure activities in schools in the Eastern Cape had come to a halt due to a lack of funds, only weeks after the beginning of the new financial year. The DA is now in possession of a memo written in May this year to all district directors and chief cluster directors. It states that all forwarded information and requests from districts …


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HEALTH TIME BOMB AT ROSEDALE

August 19th, 2009

The serious health risk at the Rosedale squatter camp in Uitenhage is a ticking time bomb. Yet the plight of the people living there seems to be of little concern to the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality. Whilst it is a fact that Erf 1 in Acacia Road in Rosedale was illegally invaded in the early part of 2007, the Metro chose to place a moratorium on evicting the squatters, until …


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