Patient treatment at Komani Hospital borders on criminal

BY Terri Stander MP, DA Eastern Cape Enoch Mgijima Constituency Leader
The suffering of patients due to maladministration and corruption at the Komani Psychiatric Hospital in Queenstown can no longer be ignored.On Thursday 12 July 2018, during an unannounced inspection of the hospital, I was shocked to find the hospital in disrepair and the patients cold and unattended...  read more
 July 13, 2018
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6 year old learner beaten and hospitalized by teacher

BY Edmund van Vuuren (MPL) DA Shadow MEC for Education
 On 13 June 2018, a 6 year old boy was allegedly beaten by his teacher at Island View Farm School on Grootvlei Farm in the Alexandria district. A case was opened and the child was hospitalised in Port Alfred. The Democratic Alliance strongly condemns the alleged behaviour portrayed by this teac...  read more
 July 12, 2018
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34% decline in EC police reservists

BY Bobby Stevenson (MPL), Shadow MEC for Safety and Security
The Eastern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison, together with the SAPS, are failing to take steps to ensure that we recruit police reservists.  The decline in the number of police reservists between 2015/16 and 2018/19 of 34% is simply not good enough. This is a decline of 685 res...  read more
 July 12, 2018
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DA calls for R1,6-billion special audit report to be tabled in the Legislature

BY Vicky Knoetze (MPL), Shadow MEC for Roads and Public Works
According to a City Press report over the weekend, three reports compiled by National Treasury’s Special Audit Services reveal that between 2011 and 2017,  R 1,6-billion was stolen from the people of the Eastern Cape. This money was originally earmarked for mobile classrooms, roads and social...  read more
 July 02, 2018
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Why is the ANC government hiding healthcare collapse in the Eastern Cape?

BY Yusuf Cassim, Ngqura Constituency Leader
Today, the Eastern Cape Department of Health, through district manager Mrs Geda, stopped me from fulfilling my constitutional obligation as a Member of Parliament by refusing me access to Algoa Park Clinic, as part of my oversight responsibilities.I will be writing to the MEC for Health, Helen Sauls...  read more
 June 28, 2018
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Money spent on roads despite their poor condition

BY Vicky Knoetze (MPL), Shadow MEC for Roads and Public Works
The Democratic Alliance has written to the MEC of Roads and Transport, Weziwe Tikana, again after having received no response to our request for an urgent investigation into alleged serious maladministration in terms of roads contracts in Chris Hani District Municipality emanating from contracts awa...  read more
 June 28, 2018
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NYDA failing to link EC youth to job opportunities

BY Yusuf Cassim MP, DA Shadow Minister for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency
The NYDA in the Eastern Cape places less than 5 young people a month in jobs. This in the province with the highest unemployment rate in the country where every second young person is jobless.This was uncovered when I conducted oversight inspections to both of its offices housed in East London and N...  read more
 June 27, 2018
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Violent nature of protests is fuelled by ANC’s inaction to deliver services and to maintain law and order

BY Bobby Stevenson (MPL), Shadow MEC for Safety and Security
The growing number of violent protests in the Eastern Cape is symptomatic of the failure of the ANC-government to deliver services and at the same time take firm action to prevent the violent nature of these protests. On the one hand the ANC-government is failing to deliver services and on the other...  read more
 June 27, 2018
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