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The Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) must step up and assist farmers in preparing for a possible outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). While the current outbreak has not yet been detected in the Eastern Cape, it is extremely concerning that the disease has moved outside of the traditional FMD corridor, and we need to be vigilant I will be writing to the chairperson …


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Eastern Cape residents seeking information on name changes, including the renaming of several major towns in the province, will be hard-pressed to find any, as the Eastern Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee (ECPGNC) has made it nearly impossible to contact them. The committee must be called before the DSRAC portfolio committee to give an account of their work, and the Democratic Alliance will be pushing for transparency in the name …


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On Tuesday, I tabled a motion during the plenary in the Eastern Cape Legislature, calling on all public representatives in the province to take a pledge to commit that they will take steps to actively ensure safer communities for women, build a safer future for our children and be positive role models in our communities that respect and protect women and children. We need to stop just talking about gender-based …


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Young people remain locked out of sports opportunities in the Eastern Cape, as the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) has drastically cut funding for school sports activities. Our future Olympians are being denied an opportunity to participate because they are not being afforded the opportunity of having access to the best resources – be it nutrition, facilities or resources. In response to a parliamentary question, DSRAC MEC, …


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Greetings Honourable Speaker, after reading this report I came to the conclusion that says WOMAN, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. It starts with this very institution that we are members of. We went on public participation without any prior work being done, and we expected to find stakeholders when no staff were sent prior to prepare for the activities. Should we then be surprised that across the province the meetings …


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