NEWS FLASH


The DA is shocked and outraged by the new appointment of the Head of Department for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Siphokazi Ndudane, after theft allegations have come to light against her. Ndudane, the former Deputy Director General of Fisheries at the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), was announced as one of four new HODs appointed by Premier Oscar Mabuyane earlier this week. It has now come …


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SPEAK OUT


It is clear that Premier Oscar Mabuyane has no solution to combat the rising unemployment in the Eastern Cape, which is robbing the food off the tables of the people. This after the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, released by Stats SA today, showed that unemployment in the province continued to rise, with the third quarter up by 1.1%, from 35.4% to 36.5%. The Eastern Cape continues to have the highest …


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IN THE NEWS


The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape has called on the Green Scorpions to investigate raw sewerage flowing into the Fish River at Cradock. The party’s Midland’s Constituency Leader, Retief Odendaal, says this will place the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. He says he visited the Local Municipality’s wastewater treatment plant in Cradock on Wednesday and was shocked to find it completely shut down, with no …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


Sanele Magaqa

The Florida Heights Housing Project in Nelson Mandela Bay raises a number of red flags, and the Democratic Alliance will be keeping a close watch on the development. The November 25th letter from former Mayor Mongameli Bobani which was sent to the developer, William Charles of Sakhisizwe Renewable Energy, committed the municipality to immediately pay R36,4 million of the R100 million set aside for the project. The letter states: “The …


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The number of reservists in the Eastern Cape SAPS, has declined to a third of what it used to be, resulting in a massive blow to community safety in the province. The Department of Safety and Liaison, together with SAPS in the Eastern Cape, are failing to take bold measures to ensure that we recruit police reservists to beef up the war against crime. There are thousands of volunteers out …


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Unemployed youth, that are appropriately qualified in Maths, Science and Languages could assist with a tutoring programme in the Eastern Cape, along the same lines as in the Western Cape. These tutors would provide much needed assistance by helping schools battling with teacher shortages and overcrowded classrooms. These youths could provide valuable additional tutorage to learners in the Eastern Cape, thus improving on overall learner performance and reducing drop outs. …


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