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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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The Magwa and Majola Tea Estates are proving to be an ongoing drain on the Eastern Cape’s finances, providing no return for the hundreds of millions of rands of taxpayers’ money that have been sunk into the estates for decades. These tea estates are sucking the lifeblood out of the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform’s funding, which could be far better spent on supporting drought relief for viable …


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The Democratic Alliance tabled a notice of motion calling for the eastern Cape Government to ensure that Sport is prioritised in the Province, and that sportsmen and women are given the necessary support to complete at a national and international level. The Eastern Cape is hailed as the Home of Legends and has produced incredible sportsmen and women who continue to be a beacon of hope and serve as ambassadors …


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