Yusuf Cassim


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The Democratic Alliance has laid criminal charges against the Chris Hani District Municipality’s Municipal Manager, after a recent oversight to the Wastewater Treatment Works in Elliot revealed that the municipality was wilfully directing raw, untreated sewage into nearby rivers. Today, 16 October 2019, I visited the Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was first inspected by my colleague Sanele Maqaga, MPL. To my horror, not only was raw effluent flowing from numerous …


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More and more no-fee schools are being forced to impose fees on parents under the guise of compulsory donations for additional funding, because the Department of Education is failing to provide them with the necessary resources to cater for the learners they must accommodate. This was highlighted today, 15 October 2019, when I, along with local councillor Pumelele Magazi, visited Gobinamba High School in Tsomo, following a request from parents …


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This week I tabled a motion in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature to address the surge of gender-based violence against women and children, through the adoption of the “No Means No Worldwide” programme in Eastern Cape schools. (Download Motion) There is clear evidence that violence in schools in the province, against learners and teachers, is on the increase. There have been at least three fatalities on school premises with a …


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The number of gang related incidents of violence at schools across the Eastern Cape is a major concern, with three fatalities on school premises already recorded. In addition to this, 79 learners and 49 teachers have been injured due to gang related violence in schools. This is unacceptable! No child or teacher should fear being assaulted at school. No child should fear losing their life while seeking an education! These …


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By Yusuf Cassim – Shadow MEC for DEDEAT A community that is dependent on tourism as one of its key economic drivers is being held ransom by an unresponsive municipality, which has let one of its key tourism destinations fall to wrack and ruin. Earlier this week I conducted an oversight inspection of the Kei Mouth Caravan Park, which is currently managed by the Great Kei Municipality. I was accompanied …


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