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NO DOCTORS AT PE PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL CASUALTY

October 4th, 2009

As a result of this morning’s desperate episode I call on the Health MEC Phumulo Masualle to launch an urgent investigation as to why there was no doctor in duty in the casualty department of the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital from midnight Saturday and up to the time of issuing this statement, mid-morning Sunday. Surely this is the time period when most traumas occur. Questions need to be raised why …


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ACCIDENT AGAIN PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON STATE OF PEDDIE-KINGWILLIAM’S TOWN ROAD

October 2nd, 2009

The vehicle accident in which the wife of Legislature Secretary Mzukisi Mpahlwa was seriously injured on Thursday, morning, (subs: 1 Oct) has again put the spotlight on the state of the road between Peddie and King William’s Town. Mr. Mpahlwa’s wife, Misiwe, and their oldest son, Olwethu, were in the vehicle when the accident happened. Mrs. Mpahlwa was first admitted to a hospital in Peddie, but has since been transferred …


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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FAILS SCHOOLS AGAIN WITH NON-DECLARATION OF EDUCATOR POSTS

September 28th, 2009

It remains to be seen whether the Department of Education will declare educator posts for 2010 any time soon or whether it will fail schools in the Eastern Cape yet again. Schools will be having their budget meetings during October, but no proper planning can be done if they don’t know how many teachers they are entitled to employ. The department is making a habit of not providing Post Establishments, …


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LACK OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLANS IN PROVINCE AND METRO

September 23rd, 2009

With nine months to go before the FIFA Soccer World Cup, neither the Nelson Mandela Metro — as a host city — nor any of the six District Municipalities in the province have Disaster Management Plans in place. In essence, the Eastern Cape is not ready for 2010. In reply to a written parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sicelo Shiceka, revealed …


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REPORTED CRIME STATS FOR EASTERN CAPE

September 22nd, 2009

Whereas the number of contact crimes, although still frighteningly high, have decreased such as murder and attempted murder, as well as common assault and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, the real shocker in the Eastern Cape, which will come as no surprise, is that robbery at residential premises is up by 128% and robbery at businesses is up 75%. This is way above the national norm, where …


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