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Millions of residents across the Eastern Cape are facing possibly the worst humanitarian crisis to affect this province, while the ANC-led government does nothing. A sustainable water supply is critical to building the Eastern Cape as a province of hope and opportunity. The DA will leave no stone unturned to achieve this and build a province of opportunity for all. The Democratic Alliance has reached out to United Nations Water …


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The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) desperately needs to step in and address the water crisis unfolding in Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) due to the incompetence of the Amatola Water Board. Residents of the Metro are facing the very real possibility of dry taps, and while it is the municipality’s responsibility to purify the water and distribute it, this cannot be done if the DWA does ensure that there is …


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Dit is reeds meer as ‘n maand sedert die Nasionale Rampbestuursentrum die droogte tot nasionale ramp verklaar het. Nogtans, ten spyte van talle versoeke deur die Demokratiese Alliansie (DA) dat Premier Oscar Mabuyane daadwerklik moet optree, het die Oos-Kaapse regering nog niks gedoen om droogtegeteisterde boere by te staan nie. Dit is bykans onmoontlik om te glo dat die Oos-Kaapse regering steeds verkies om anderpad te kyk – selfs nadat …


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It has been a month since the National Disaster Management Centre last month classified the ongoing Eastern Cape drought as a National Disaster. Yet, despite the calls from the Democratic Alliance for Premier Oscar Mabuyane to act, nothing has been done by provincial government to assist our farmers. It is simply incomprehensible that, even when the crisis that our farmers have been facing since 2015 is acknowledged as a national …


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Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane must declare the Eastern Cape a provincial disaster area as soon as possible, now that the national classification has taken place. The prolonged drought has been recognised as a national disaster by the National Disaster Management Centre, and the Eastern Cape government can no longer ignore the water crisis that is unfolding in the province. See Gazette Government must put measures in place to declare …


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