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PRESS RELEASES BY NOSIMO BALINDLELA


EC library visits unveil recurring issues

March 5th, 2018

The Democratic Alliance calls on the MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Pemmy Majodina, to address book and staff shortage issues as well as development opportunities for librarians at various libraries in the province. The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Fikile Xasa, must ensure that Mnquma and Mbhashe Local Municipalities address the ongoing water and electricity outages in Butterworth and Idutywa that have affected the libraries …


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Speech notes: Nosimo Balindlela: Annual report 2016/17, Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture. 30 November 2017

November 29th, 2017

Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Honourable Speaker, Honourable MECs, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Ladies and gentlemen.  Good afternoon. The Financial Oversight Report for the period April to September shows us that the Department has underspent its budget by R1.310 million. Hon Speaker, it is with great concern that this department has yet again underspent its budget for the library and archives services by R13. 292 million.  According to …


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Speech notes by Nosimo Balindlela (MPL), on the 2017/2018 Annual and Six Monthly Financial report on the Office of the Premier – 28 November 2017

November 28th, 2017

Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Honourable Speaker, Honourable MECs, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Ladies and gentlemen.  Good morning. I would like to start off my speech by saying that today is my 67th birthday and if anyone could ask me for any wish, it would be for all of us in our communities to read books to our young children.  Therefore I wish to dedicate this day to …


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Closed libraries an assault on rural development

November 10th, 2017

Fifteen of the Eastern Cape’s 203 public libraries are closed. This is an assault on rural development. Sadly, most of these libraries are in areas where people lack facilities and where they rely on state facilities in order to gain access to information and knowledge. Public libraries should be an important centre of learning and development in communities. They are a place where young people should have access to information …


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DA takes plight of Middelburg Museum to Bhisho

August 29th, 2017

  The Democratic Alliance will continue to fight to keep the doors of the Middelburg Museum open. The museum currently has only one staff member and the building is in a very poor condition. We believe that public institutions such as museums are places where nation building is promoted and where members of the public can come together and actively participate in cultural activities and education programmes. I wrote to …


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Speech notes by Nosimo Balindlela MPL, speaking on the budget vote for the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, 17 May 2017

May 18th, 2017

Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Honourable Speaker, Honourable MECs, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Ladies and gentlemen The role of this Department stretches much further than sport, recreation, arts and culture. It stretches to the future generations; it influences the quality of people produced by our lovely province. Sport, we all know what sport is and most of us at some time on our lifetime have played a sport. …


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The Eastern Cape Legislature welcomes Nosimo Balindlela and Jane Cowley

November 21st, 2016

Today, Nosimo Balindlela and Jane Cowley were sworn in as DA Members of the Provincial Legislature by the Speaker, Noxolo Kiviet (click here to view a picture). Nosimo Balindlela is no stranger to the Provincial Legislature as she has served as Premier and MEC before. Jane Cowley was the Leader of the DA Ndlambe Council Caucus. She is also an experienced educationalist who served as the principal of a farm school for 12 …


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