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Need 24-hour-a-day policing for our roads

March 8th, 2018

THE DA is saddened by the high spate of accidents and fatalities on Eastern Cape roads last weekend. Our heartfelt condolences go to the families and loved ones of those who have passed away. As shadow MEC for transport in the Eastern Cape, I have long advocated the employment of traffic law enforcement that operates 24 hours a day. The DA believes that the lack of visible law enforcement is …

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Unfair to kids

January 26th, 2015

THE issues raised on the front page article of the Daily Dispatch, entitled, “Transport fiasco hits pupils” is highly concerning for this province. The MEC for transport Weziwe Tikana has disappointed parents and pupils across the province by not delivering on her promise to ensure that no pupils would be stranded on the first day of school this year. The department’s spokesman explained that the problem was a result of …

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Tighten event security

September 5th, 2014

THE rugby stadium stabbing incident is a total disgrace! The Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture must review the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act of 2010, which recognises that the physical well-being of everyone at stadiums must be protected and promoted. This act also notes that the controlling bodies of sports activities and event organisers must have proper security and safety measures in place. Security must be …

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