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CADRE DEPLOYMENT CONTRADICTS CLEAN AUDIT CAMPAIGN

October 14th, 2009

The Department of Local Government’s “Operation Clean Audit”, launched in King William’s Town yesterday (subs: Tue, 13 Oct) will never succeed while the ANC practices the policy of cadre redeployment. What the government says in theory is totally contradicted by what the ANC does as a party in practice. Cadre redeployment is the root of all maladministration and corruption in this province. People are appointed to jobs not on the …


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OUTCOME OF INITIATION CASE WELCOMED

October 14th, 2009

The DA welcomes the decision by the Bhisho Equality Court yesterday (subs: tues, 13 Oct) that circumcision is unlawful unless done with the full consent of the initiate. The follows the abduction of Bonani Yamani (now 21 years old) who was subjected to violent traditional circumcision on 3 March 2007 after being circumcised at the Frere Hospital, three months earlier. Yamani refused to undergo the traditional rite as he believed …


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GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS OWE MANDELA METRO MILLIONS

October 13th, 2009

More than R123 million was owed to the Nelson Mandela Metro by its powers-that-be in the in the Provincial- and National government as at 31 August 2009. A whopping R4, 7 million of this amount is made up of interest. The real shocker is that the amassed amounts include non-payment for normal day-to-day business such as the rental of buildings and office space by departments from the Metro. This is …


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SUSPICION OVER DISSOLVING OF WARD COMMITTEES

October 12th, 2009

The dissolving of Ward Committees in the Nelson Mandela Metro last month is suspicious and tightens to noose around the necks of already suffocating ratepayers. All 60 Metro Ward Committees were dissolved, with effect from 11 September 2009, by pulling a Council resolution out of the bag which dates back to 2001. It is alleged that the ANC has embarked on a purge to get rid of Cope-aligned members. This …


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DETERIORATION OF FORMER TRANSKEI HOSPITALS IS CRIMINAL

October 12th, 2009

The incompetence of the Eastern Cape Health administration has reached criminal levels. Corpses share drawers and cleaning staff have to buy their own mops and rags. The report by the Portfolio Committee for Health, tabled in the Legislature last week (subs: Thurs, 8 Oct) reads like a horror. This follows visits by the committee to eight hospitals, in the Port St. John’s-, Flagstaff-, Tsolo-, Mqanduli- Lusikisiki-, Ntabankulu-, Qumbu- and Libode …


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