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Failing ANC Government buys support with R1 500 bank card

March 31st, 2021

The failing ANC-led Provincial Government has decided to issue people in the province with bank cards pre-loaded with R1 500 cash, after failing to spend the money entrusted to them by the National Government to provide relief to those in distress. After failing to spend more than 86% of the R164 million in grant funding given to the Department of Social Development to assist families in dire need, the Department …

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Vandalism of Biko statue condemned

March 30th, 2021

The Democratic Alliance condemns the recent vandalism of the Steve Biko statue, outside East London City Hall in Buffalo City Metro, that has been defaced with paint. The statue was unveiled by the former President Nelson Mandela in East London in 1997, to commemorate the contribution to the struggle towards liberation. Steve Biko was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the …

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Specialists spurned at tertiary hospitals in the Eastern Cape

March 29th, 2021

The Eastern Cape’s two training hospitals are on the verge of collapse, as vacancy rates for specialist posts skyrocket, but the Department of Health is not addressing the problem. At the Livingstone Tertiary Hospital in the Nelson Mandela Bay district, only 51,7% of specialist posts are currently filled, while at the Frere Tertiary Hospital in Buffalo City Metro, only 33% of full-time specialist posts are currently filled. The shortage of …

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Eastern Cape Drought – Provincial Government has no plans

March 25th, 2021

The ANC provincial government today have made it clear that, when it comes to addressing the crippling drought that the province is facing, they are leaving the people of this province to fight for themselves. The Democratic Alliance appealed to Premier Oscar Mabuyane to disclose his contingency plans, if any, to assist water-scarce municipalities with the drought crisis and declare a disaster area for the province during a sitting of …

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Principal’s vile act shows pit latrines not a priority for EC Education Department

March 17th, 2021

The disturbing revelation of a principal lowering an 11-year-old learner into a pit latrine to retrieve his cell phone has once again cast the spotlight onto the dire lack of proper sanitation facilities in the Eastern Cape. The Democratic Alliance is calling for the Eastern Cape Department of Education to explain the delays in the eradication of pit latrines, and provide a comprehensive plan to address this once and for …

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