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Mthatha Airport crisis could easily have been avoided

January 25th, 2019

The shutdown of the Mthatha Airport rests squarely on the shoulders of the failing ANC government, and is a direct result of a couldn’t-care-less attitude in addressing problems caused by their own lack of action. The South African Civil Aviation Authority stopped all commercial flights from landing at or leaving Mthatha airport as at 6am this morning (subs: Friday 25 January), a month after the Department was notified about shortcomings …

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Illegal ANC billboard a desperate attempt to garner support

January 24th, 2019

The failing ANC government have found it fit to erect a massive billboard on the school grounds of Selborne College in East London, in direct contravention of the South African Schools Act. Section 33A of the Act clearly states that “… (4) A school may not allow the display of material of a party-political nature on its premises, unless such party-political material is related to the curriculum at the school.” …

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Municipalities in the lurch as millions diverted for Masipathisane programme

January 18th, 2019

Municipalities are no longer being assisted by officials from the Department of Co-Operative governance and Traditional Affairs, after millions of rands were diverted from the Municipal Public Participation (MPP) directorate, to pay for the controversial Masipathisane programme. This is according COGTA MEC, Fikile Xasa, who confirmed in a response to a parliamentary question that, despite not having a budget allocated to the programme, the department spent R2,119 million on it …

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Learners abandoned due to failed rationalisation

January 17th, 2019

Over 60 learners from Elliot have had their school ripped away from them and have been left stranded because the failing Eastern Cape Education Department cannot adhere to the rule of law and failed rationalisation. The Grade R to Grade 7 learners and the teachers of Long Hope Primary School have been left abandoned after a decision to close their school with no apparent plans to accommodate them. The children …

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Festive Season death toll on EC roads a crisis

January 16th, 2019

The Eastern Cape death toll on the roads over the Festive Season is a sad indictment of a failing ANC government that has neglected its responsibilities. With the second highest fatalities in the country, the province saw 238 people lose their lives in 195 car accidents. This is up from the previous season, where 213 lives were lost in 173 accidents from 1 December 2017 to 15 January 2018. It …

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