Nomvano Zibonda


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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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Ten years have passed and more than R24 million spent on upgrading the Butterworth Swimming pool that has, to date, still not opened its doors to the public. The swimming pool has become a bottomless money pit, with the costs for the upgrade more than doubling from the initial R10,1 million initially quoted. This is just one more mismanaged project in a province that is drowning in maladministration and corruption. …


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We continue to live and learn to adapt to our “new normal” this pandemic has disrupted the livelihoods of all our people, it therefore requires that we become more aggressive and creative as a province this includes the Arts and Sporting sector. A proposed budget must then be able to respond to present material conditions and provide solutions to meet the needs of our communities. Our staff components form a …


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The Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture must urgently intervene and assist the many sportsmen and women, as well as artists and entertainers in the province, who qualify for relief funding. This follows the announcement by Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has set up a relief fund, with R150 million allocated, to assist those affected by the lockdown. The sporting and cultural sector has …


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