Andrew Whitefield


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The scourge of rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape is getting worse, with an estimated 100 rhinos poached in the province over the last eight years. The recent senseless slaughter of two critically endangered black rhinoceros at the Great Fish River Nature Reserve has brought the number of rhinos poached in the Eastern Cape to 15 this year, up from 12 killed by poachers last year. These poachers are not …


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Yesterday during a sitting of the National Council of Provinces I challenged Deputy President, David Mabuza, to come clean on the situation in Nelson Mandela Bay. I asked the Deputy President, as the leader of government business, whether he believed what happened in the council last week – where an unlawful sitting of council directed by MEC Fikile Xasa, illegally removed the legitimate coalition government – was really in the …


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On Wednesday, 15 August I moved a motion in the Provincial Legislature calling on the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) and MEC Mabuyane to deal decisively with the deteriorating state of our provincial economy by embracing the forward looking agenda of the fourth industrial revolution. To view the motion, please click here: Unemployment Motion MPL Andrew Whitfield (2) Unemployment in the Eastern Cape is at catastrophic …


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This statement follows an oversight inspection by the DA Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Andrew Whitfield MPL, DA Shadow Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Kevin Mileham MP, DA EC Provincial Spokesperson, Mlindi Nhanha and Buffalo City Metro Councillor Dharmesh Daya to Dimbaza Industria. Dimbaza, once an industrial hub in the Eastern Cape, has for decades been a prime example of how the uncaring and corrupt African National Congress (ANC) has …


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The Eastern Cape Liquor Board cannot escape some of the responsibility for the high rate of violent crime in the Eastern Cape. Ineffective monitoring and regulation of legal and illegal liquor outlets due to a shortage of inspectors is a contributing factor to alcohol related crimes committed in the province. In 2016 non-compliance with the Liquor Act by taverns was cited as a root cause of the increase in crime …


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