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ANC continues to disregard basic human rights in rural Eastern Cape

BY Councillor Thembalihle Xhangayi, OR Tambo District Municipality
The suffering of residents of the ANC-governed OR Tambo District Municipality (ORTDM) due to financial mismanagement and criminality is now a human rights issue.Residents of the Port St Johns Local Municipality are suffering from ill health as they are deprived of clean running water and have to sha...  read more
 June 22, 2018
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School principal withholds learner’s NSC for more than 2 years due to non-payment of voluntary donation

BY Edmund van Vuuren (MPL) DA Shadow MEC for Education
A school principal in the Cofimvaba area withheld a learner’s National Senior Certificate (NSC) for more than 2 years as the parents could not afford to pay an outstanding R200 donation fee to the school.It is illegal for any government school to demand a voluntary donation from any learner or par...  read more
 June 21, 2018
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ANC continues to disregard health in township areas


BY Yusuf Cassim Ngqura Constituency Leader and Member of Parliament
Today I conducted an oversight inspection, within my Constituency, of the Veeplaas Clinic in Redhouse Road, Port Elizabeth.The shortage of doctors at the clinic is of great concern. Patients have to wait three months to get an appointment with the doctor and the doctor only avails himself for four h...  read more
 June 20, 2018
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Enoch Mgijima residents march for change

BY Terri Stander DA Eastern Cape Enoch Mgijima Constituency Leader
Today, more than 800 residents of the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality (EMLM) marched to the Queenstown City Hall to hand over a petition to Mayor Sisisi Tolashe.The people stood united for change that brings clean, accountable government and consistent, sustainable service delivery.The Auditor-Gene...  read more
 June 20, 2018
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Elundindi Local Municipality Social Development workers on a go-slow

BY Councillor Kekeletso Mahlelebe, Elundini Local Municipality
The DA has today written to the Speaker, Vague Hokwana, of Elundini Municipality to immediately intervene and address the working conditions of Social Development workers in the municipality.Reports indicate that they are on a go-slow in protest over failure by the Speaker to address grievances abou...  read more
 April 06, 2017
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DA probes R49 500 spent on OR Tambo District ANC Councillors

BY Councillor Thembalihle Xhangayi, OR Tambo District Municipality
The DA has learnt that the OR Tambo District Municipality has paid R49,500 to accommodate ANC councillors in an East London hotel, on a date when there was no council business in East London, and for travel unapproved by Council.The DA has launched a probe into this, beginning with a written request...  read more
 March 29, 2017
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DA calls on Cooperative Governance MEC to investigate maladministration in Walter Sisulu Municipality

BY Vicky Knoetze MPL, Shadow MEC for Cooperative Governance
The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Fikile Xasa, will be compelled to conduct an investigation into Walter Sisulu Local Municipality (Aliwal North, Jamestown, Venterstad, Steynsburg and Burgersdorp) after the Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape wrote to him, highlighting ...  read more
 March 27, 2017
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DA calls for safety audit of all lifts in the Eastern Cape maintained by departments of public works

BY Vicky Knoetze MPL, DA Shadow MEC for Roads & Public Works
The national Minister of Public Works, Thembelani Nxesi, must tell us whether the Mount Road Police Station lift that plummeted yesterday has been properly maintained and whether or not there is a proper maintenance plan that has been implemented for the assets of public works in the province. This ...  read more
 March 23, 2017
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