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The Democratic Alliance condemns the recent vandalism of the Steve Biko statue, outside East London City Hall in Buffalo City Metro, that has been defaced with paint. The statue was unveiled by the former President Nelson Mandela in East London in 1997, to commemorate the contribution to the struggle towards liberation. Steve Biko was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the …


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SPEECH NOTES: DEBATE ON THE STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS By Nomvano Zibonda, MPL 3 March 2021 Greetings to the Hon Speaker, Hon. Premier, members of the legislature, staff and the members of the public. Last week, as the people of this province, we were let down. We were let down by a Premier who seems out of touch with the issues faced by farmers of this province. A Premier …


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Greetings to the Deputy Speaker, Hon Premier, MEC’s, Members of the legislature and the staff. The past financial year has been filled with uncertainty, as a nation we have had to readjust in the matter in which we do things and the impact has been evident. We continue to live and learn to adapt to our “new normal” this pandemic has disrupted the livelihoods of all our people, it therefore …


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Libraries across the province, which serve as cornerstones for reading and learning, are at risk of permanent closure as much needed funding has been delayed by a broken bureaucratic system. Not one municipality in the province has received their 2020/2021 library subsidies from the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC). These subsidies total R73,9 million. DSRAC MEC, Fezeka Bayeni, in response to a parliamentary question, said the delays …


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The following speech was delivered by Nomvano Zibonda, MPL in response to a motion tabled by EFF MPL, Mr Y. Tetyana, in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, on 23 July 2020 Honourable Speaker, members and staff ndiyabulisa ngale mvakwemini. This debate takes place at the beginning of heritage month. A month set aside to celebrate our heritage. Heritage is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. …


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