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SHOCK INCREASE IN EC BABY DEATHS

September 21st, 2009

The Democratic Alliance is shocked at the horror-figures that close to 1 000 children under the age of five died of diarrhoea in this province in the past three years. This is made worse by the fact that the number of deaths have increased instead of decreasing. In reply to a written question to parliament, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the figure had increased from 167 deaths in 2006 to …


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EASTERN CAPE HOUSING DELIVERY IN CRISIS

September 8th, 2009

There is a housing crisis in the province of monumental proportion, with a backlog totalling 797 932 units and an unknown number of houses needing rectification. In response to a written question by the Democratic Alliance to the MEC for Human Settlements, Nombulelo Mabandla, the following information came to light:


ACCIDENT COSTS UNAFFORDABLE FOR PROVINCE

August 28th, 2009

Vehicle accidents cost the taxpayer and the province an estimated R1, 5 billion in 2008/09. The DA believes a large chunk of these costs could be avoided in future if the law is effectively enforced by the traffic authorities. The amount of R1,5 billion is a conservative estimate, based on 2 626 accidents reported in the province during the 2008/09 financial year.


HEALTH TIME BOMB AT ROSEDALE

August 19th, 2009

The serious health risk at the Rosedale squatter camp in Uitenhage is a ticking time bomb. Yet the plight of the people living there seems to be of little concern to the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality. Whilst it is a fact that Erf 1 in Acacia Road in Rosedale was illegally invaded in the early part of 2007, the Metro chose to place a moratorium on evicting the squatters, until …


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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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