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LAWLESSNESS IN ROCKLANDS CAUSED BY INEPT OFFICIALS

August 18th, 2009

The ongoing incidents of tyre-burning and lawlessness by residents in Rocklands are as a result of the insufficiency and ineptness of officials of the Nelson Mandela Metro and of the provincial department of housing. It is hardly surprising that the anger of disenfranchised residents have spilt into the streets. The housing delays in Ward 45 have been an ongoing problem, which seems to be ignored by the ANC-led municipality.


NELSON MANDELA METRO IN A DYSFUNCTIONAL MESS

August 13th, 2009

The Nelson Mandela Metro finds itself in a dysfunctional mess and the intervention of Local Government and Traditional Affairs MEC Sicelo Gqobana is urgently needed. The municipal manager of the Metro is on suspension over ANC infighting, yet no one has been appointed to act in his place and the municipality is a rudderless ship. An example was today’s (subs: Thursday, 13 August 2009) meeting of the Standing Committee on …


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MEC MUST ADDRESS HOUSING ISSUES

August 13th, 2009

While the Democratic Alliance applauds Housing MEC Nombulelo Mabandla for her efforts to visit housing projects in the Transkei this week, she needs to provide the public with answers to serious issues. The management of the Provincial Housing Department needs a major overhaul if this province is to succeed with effective housing delivery. MEC Mabandla needs to come clean about the wasted expenditure and the amounts involved. The public has …


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FUNDS SHORT TO HELP HIV PATIENTS

August 9th, 2009

One must ask serious questions as to how the ANC led government hopes to look after the health of a whole nation when its provincial government cannot even help a seventh of the HIV-infected people in the Eastern Cape. This lack of commitment poses serious implications for the future prosperity of this province. As we celebrate Women’s Day today (subs: Sun: 9 Aug) we must not forget that hundreds of …


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H1N1 DEATH OF UITENHAGE HOSPITAL SUPERINTENDENT

August 8th, 2009

Statistics received today indicate that the Eastern Cape is now facing a H1N1 pandemic. New figures reveal 83 confirmed cases today, in contrast with the Health Department’s statement yesterday, of 36 cases. Whilst the spread of the disease is inevitable, the provincial government must focus on informing people about the symptoms and precautions. According to Mrs. Nandi Dilisa, deputy director-general: clinical services, the following H1N1 cases have been confirmed by …


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