DA calls for Auditor-General to urgently investigate alleged corruption in NMB

BY Athol Trollip (Cllr), DA Federal Chairperson
Yesterday, 20 September 2018, I requested the Auditor-General (AG), Kimi Makwetu, to urgently investigate allegations of corruption levelled against me during my tenure as Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.These allegations were made in a letter written by Mr Bantu Holomisa, pre...  read more
 September 21, 2018
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DA calls on MEC Xasa to intervene in assisting Makhanda residents oppressed by poverty

BY Jane Cowley (MPL), Frontier Constituency Leader
The Democratic Alliance in Makana Local Municipality has tabled a motion with Mr Moppo Mene, Makana Municipal Manager, requesting that the plight of residents at Sun City Informal Settlement in Makhanda be debated at the next council meeting. Sun City was established on an old garbage dump site...  read more
 September 21, 2018
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DA activists embody the spirit of Madiba on Mandela Day

BY Nqaba Bhanga, DA EC Provincial Leader
Today the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela by following his example and giving back to the poor and destitute across the province.DA leaders and activists in the Eastern Cape dedicated more than 67 minutes of their time giving back to society. In doi...  read more
 July 18, 2018
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DA-led coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay remains united and focused on delivery

BY Nqaba Bhanga, DA EC Provincial Leader
The DA-led coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay remains united and focused on delivering services to the people of the city.Coalition governments are the future of South Africa and while they can be difficult they are necessary.The coalition government in NMB has demonstrated its resilience time and time...  read more
 July 16, 2018
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Eastern Cape government undermined Human Rights Commission

BY Jane Cowley MPL, DA Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature.
The desperate shortage of ambulances in the Eastern Cape is a crisis that is costing lives. I challenge the MEC, Helen Sauls-August, to spell out clear action steps to overcome this disastrous state of affairs. People are dying on your watch, MEC.  In response to questions set in the Legis...  read more
 July 16, 2018
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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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