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Droogteramp: ‘n Maand later, maar steeds geen hulp vir Oos-Kaapse boere

August 20th, 2021

Dit is reeds meer as ‘n maand sedert die Nasionale Rampbestuursentrum die droogte tot nasionale ramp verklaar het. Nogtans, ten spyte van talle versoeke deur die Demokratiese Alliansie (DA) dat Premier Oscar Mabuyane daadwerklik moet optree, het die Oos-Kaapse regering nog niks gedoen om droogtegeteisterde boere by te staan nie. Dit is bykans onmoontlik om te glo dat die Oos-Kaapse regering steeds verkies om anderpad te kyk – selfs nadat …


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Drought Disaster: A month later but still no help for Eastern Cape Farmers

August 20th, 2021

It has been a month since the National Disaster Management Centre last month classified the ongoing Eastern Cape drought as a National Disaster. Yet, despite the calls from the Democratic Alliance for Premier Oscar Mabuyane to act, nothing has been done by provincial government to assist our farmers. It is simply incomprehensible that, even when the crisis that our farmers have been facing since 2015 is acknowledged as a national …


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EC bus tragedy highlights need to police roads

August 17th, 2021

The Democratic Alliance wishes to extend its sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones in the tragic bus accident in the Kei Cuttings yesterday. We also wish those injured a speedy recovery. At least 28 people were killed when a DMJ luxury bus, travelling from Cape Town to Durban, veered off the N2 and rolled 100m into a ravine, just a few kilometres from the Kei River Bridge. …


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Massive Covid-19 spike in Eastern Cape should sound alarm bells

August 12th, 2021

There has been a massive spike in Covid-19 infections across the Eastern Cape, which has left citizens fearful of a more powerful and deadly third wave than was previously anticipated. While testing has been ramped up, the Department of Health is failing miserably to track and trace infected individuals and their close contacts, thus allowing the virus to spread in our communities. The latest figures available, show that six of …


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Violent onslaught against women and children still prevalent in Eastern Cape

August 11th, 2021

The brutal criminal onslaught against women and children in the Eastern Cape has shown little to no signs of stopping, with tens of thousands of cases of violent crime against women and children reported annually. The lives of our women and children are not respected or valued. Societal norms in this regard need to rapidly change! In response to parliamentary questions from the Democratic Alliance, MEC for Community Safety, Weziwe …


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