• Jeffreys Bay
    Chimpie Cawood awarded lifetime achievement award by the DA

    Over 500 delegates from all over the Eastern Cape attended the DA Provincial Congress last weekend in Jeffreys Bay. Key speakers at the Congress included Helen Zille as well as Mmusi Maimane, the DA leader in Parliament. Following the excellent results in the 2014 elections, a number of DA leaders in Kouga received awards at […]

  • Eastern Cape
    Trollip elected unopposed as DA provincial leader

    The new leadership of the DA in the Eastern Cape was elected at their Provincial Congress over the weekend in Jeffreys Bay. Athol Trollip was re-elected as the party’s leader in the Eastern Cape, without any other nominations being received. The Deputy Provincial Leaders are Bobby Stevenson and Terrence Fritz. Other leadership positions that were announced […]

  • Eastern Cape
    DA wins by elections in Eastern Cape

    The Democratic Alliance romped home to convincing victories in two by-elections, held on Wednesday, 2 April, in Ward 1 in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and in Ward 4 in the Buffalo City Metro. In Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), the DA obtained 85,7% of the vote and in Buffalo City (East London) 93,12% of the […]

  • Eastern Cape
    Trollip is the right man for the Eastern Cape

    Athol Trollip has been announced as the DA’s Premier candidate in the Eastern Cape. Trollip’s track record as a public representative (over 15 years as a Member of Parliament, Member of the Provincial Legislature and District Councillor) can leave no doubt in the minds of voters that he has the interests of this province and […]

  • Eastern Cape
    No action taken against Govt housing subsidy scammers

    Steps are yet to be taken against more than 1 000 government employees almost a decade after they were implicated in scamming housing subsidies from the government by misrepresenting their personal particulars. A total of 1 484 government employees in the Eastern Cape were involved in the decade-long scam, between 1994 and 2004. At the […]

  • Eastern Cape
    1 049 EC schools without proper toilets

    The Human Rights Commission has confirmed that it will investigate conditions at 1049 schools in the Eastern Cape that do not have proper toilet facilities. The DA wrote to the HRC after Education MEC Mandla Makhupula confirmed in a reply to our parliamentary question that 1 in 5 schools have inadequate sanitation or no toilets […]

  • Eastern Cape
    ANC wastes public funds for political meeting

    A meeting held in East London of all the ANC Councillors in the entire Eastern Cape has been funded with public money, the Democratic Alliance has revealed. An invitation was circulated to all Municipalities and Metro’s to “engage Councillors on the enormous challenges facing Eastern Cape Municipalities”. However, media reports exposed that the event, funded […]

  • Eastern Cape
    Lack of accountability threatens EC Government

    The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the commitment of the Eastern Cape Premier, Noxolo Kiviet, to the National Development Plan. What is also good news for the province is the number of projects that the Premier highlighted in her speech. However, she failed to project the leadership vision that this province needs according to Bobby Stevenson […]

  • Eastern Cape
    Eastern Cape Matrics have limited access to libraries

    A DA survey of public library opening hours in the Eastern Cape has revealed a concerning lack of accessibility for learners during the matric exam period. Many libraries in the province do not open at all on certain days or have short operating hours. In Port Elizabeth and East London some libraries do not open […]

  • Eastern Cape
    Eastern Cape audit problems amount to R44 billion

    Shock findings from the Auditor-General (AG) show that the Eastern Cape government had modified audit opinions for 83% of the entire provincial budget for the 2011/12 financial year. The monetary value of all the instances where the AG expressed a qualified or disclaimer opinion on provincial finances totals R 44 billion of the R 53 […]

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