Ross Purdon


Married to Claire – Children Matthew & Ashleigh
Born: 11 May 1962

Occupation: Democratic Alliance Member of the Provincial Legislature, Eastern Cape

Educated: Clumber Primary 1968 – 1972
Kingswood College 1973 – 1979
Cedara Agricultural College 1983 – 1984


Military: Lt. in S.A. Intelligence Corps 1980 – 1982

Business: Farmer – Self Employed 1985 –
Chairman Lower Albany & Bathurst Border Farmers Assoc. 1993 – 1994
Executive member Pineapple Growers Assoc. 1992 – 1995
Chairman Pineapple Growers Assoc. 1995 – 1998
Director Summerpride Foods 2001 – 2006
Owner Harcourts Estate Agency, Port Alfred 2008 –


President Cuylerville Cricket Club 1994 – 1995
President Stanley Cricket Club 1999 – 2000
President P.A. & Bathurst Districts Tournament 1999 – 2001
President Grahamstown Cricket Board 1998 – 2001
Grahamstown Representative on E.P. Cricket Board 1998 – 2001
Vice – President Grahamstown Cricket Board 2001 – 2006
Finalist E.P. Sports Council Administrator Award (nominated by E.P.
Cricket Board) 1999
President Clumber Tennis Club 2001 – 2002
Manager – S.A. Country Districts Cricket XI – 1999
Director E.P. Amateur Cricket Board 2003 – 2006
Member – Western Province Cricket Club 2003 –
Member – Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) 2003 –
Member – Royal Port Alfred Golf Club


Democratic Party Chairman of the Bathurst Branch 1989 – 1994
Democratic Party Chairman Albany Constituency 1993 – 1994
Democratic Party Candidate 1994
Democratic Alliance Ndlambe Municipality Ward 10 Councillor, Executive
Committee Member & Caucus Leader 2011- 2014
Democratic Alliance Ndlambe Municipality Portfolio Councillor – Finance &
Community Services 2011 – 2014
Democratic Alliance – Chairperson Frontier Constituency 2013 – 2014


Chairman 1820 Settler Monument Commeration Committee 2001 – 2007
Councillor – Grahamstown Foundation 2001 – 2007
President Old Kingswoodian Club 2003 – 2006
Councillor – Kingswood College, Grahamstown 2003 – 2006 Vice President Old Kingswoodian Club 2006 – 2011


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Funding challenges are hampering the operations of the Eastern Cape Provincial Heritage Resource Authority (ECPHRA) and are causing a frustrating knock-on effect on the economy and development of the Eastern Cape. ECPHRA Permit Committees, based in Port Elizabeth, East London and Queenstown have not been meeting regularly which has caused major backlogs for investors and developers wanting to renovate or build on existing premises older than 60 years. The DA’s …

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Following the recent plundering of our precious ocean resources by foreign fishing vessels and ongoing illegal sand mining on the Wild Coast, the DA is increasingly concerned about the unsustainable use of our natural resources in the Eastern Cape. As we celebrate heritage day on the 24th of September, we are also concerned about the neglect of one of the Eastern Cape’s historic cultural heritage sites, the amaMpondo Cultural Heritage …

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MEMBERS of at least seven portfolio committees of the Bhisho legislature are visiting Joe Gqabi district from today, as part of their oversight programme. Legislature spokeswoman Bulelwa Ganyaza said the members of provincial legislature (MPLs) would visit schools, hospitals and government-funded projects around the area. The district covers areas such as Maclear, Sterkspruit, Barkley East, Ugie, Herschel, Steynsberg as well as Aliwal North. The Daily Dispatch has reported several times …

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The following speeches were delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature by DA Shadow MEC for Social Development, Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Ross Purdon MPL, Shadow MEC for Finance and for Safety & Liaison Bobby Stevenson MPL and Shadow MEC for Human Settlements Sanele Magaqa MPL, during the budget vote debates of provincial departments. Speech by Kobus Botha, MPL Shadow MEC for Social Development  “New systems devised to hide ANC failures” Social …

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