Eastern Cape opposition leaders rip into Masualle’s Sopa ‘whitewash’

Contrary to the Sopa speech, ‘healthcare had deteriorated’, Masualle’s term had been ‘a complete failure’ and ‘every municipality had been destroyed’.

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle's final State of the Province Address (Sopa) was an attempt at obfuscation and whitewashing, according to opposition party leaders.

Eastern Cape opposition leaders rip into Masualle’s Sopa ‘whitewash’
Eastern Cape opposition leaders rip into Masualle’s Sopa ‘whitewash’

Eastern Cape opposition leaders rip into Masualle’s Sopa ‘whitewash’

Contrary to the Sopa speech, ‘healthcare had deteriorated’, Masualle’s term had been ‘a complete failure’ and ‘every municipality had been destroyed’.

Leadership instability, unethical conduct in intelligence services – report

Leadership instability, unethical conduct in intelligence services – report

Ramaphosa said that the agency’s recent past was unfortunate and there would be accountability for the wrongs that had occurred.
Western Cape govt has spent R42bn on infrastructure since 2009 – Zille

Western Cape govt has spent R42bn on infrastructure since 2009 – Zille

She said that at local level, the government has helped municipalities create 15-year infrastructure investment plans.
ANC accuses DA of only caring for ‘white rich’ and for ‘frustrating’ Africans

ANC accuses DA of only caring for ‘white rich’ and for ‘frustrating’ Africans

Acting ANC provincial chairperson Khaya Magaxa asks, ‘What kind of government is this?’
Western Cape govt supported 357 land reform projects – Zille

Western Cape govt supported 357 land reform projects – Zille

She said the result of her government’s support was a 72 percent success rate on land reform projects in the province.
Mahumapelo absent at North West Sopa

Mahumapelo absent at North West Sopa

Premier Job Mokgoro said all former premiers were invited but didn’t explain why some did not attend.
North West acting on fraud and corruption, says Mokgoro

North West acting on fraud and corruption, says Mokgoro

During his address, he stated that various officials have been suspended and are facing disciplinary action.
Progress is being made to fix the North West, says Mokgoro

Progress is being made to fix the North West, says Mokgoro

The province has been under administration following the collapse of governance and service delivery which sparked widespread community protests.
IN PICTURES: Western Cape state of the province address 2019

IN PICTURES: Western Cape state of the province address 2019

Zille’s final state of the province address seemed to have a theme of “a good story to tell”.
ANC stages a walkout during Zille’s #WCSopa2019

ANC stages a walkout during Zille’s #WCSopa2019

The premiere’s final state of the province address descended into chaos as the party staged a mini-protest.
Mokgoro arrives at Mmabatho stadium for state of the province address

Mokgoro arrives at Mmabatho stadium for state of the province address

The premier is expected to highlight collaborative efforts to improve service delivery.
ANC Western Cape gives their own #Sopa

ANC Western Cape gives their own #Sopa

They criticized Zille’s addresses for often highlighting governance successes that do not positively affect disadvantaged areas.
Don’t sign Aarto Bill, Ramaphosa – lobby groups

Don’t sign Aarto Bill, Ramaphosa – lobby groups

It ‘presents far too many flaws and loopholes’ and ‘will not pass constitutional scrutiny’.
Parliament dismisses DA claims that govt not protecting sugar industry

Parliament dismisses DA claims that govt not protecting sugar industry

Major initiatives ‘had been implemented relating to transformation and measures that have saved at least 30,000 jobs’.
Ramaphosa sets up cabinet committee to manage Eskom daily

Ramaphosa sets up cabinet committee to manage Eskom daily

On the unbundling of Eskom, the president reassured unions they would be consulted and ruled out any privatisation.
WATCH: Privatise Eskom right now, says Maimane

WATCH: Privatise Eskom right now, says Maimane

While Ramaphosa tiptoes around the idea of privatisation in fear of unions, the DA leader wants it right away.
EFF slams Mboweni’s ‘sinister’ attempts to appoint ‘incompetent’ Sars boss

EFF slams Mboweni’s ‘sinister’ attempts to appoint ‘incompetent’ Sars boss

The party believes strings are being pulled so that someone ‘unqualified’ can be appointed.
Gordhan’s department changes its mind about Eskom being insolvent

Gordhan’s department changes its mind about Eskom being insolvent

Rather than technically insolvent, the department now says they are just facing ‘liquidity problems’.
Pravin’s bald truth about Eskom

Pravin’s bald truth about Eskom

The cumulative effect of years of problems – particularly corruption – at Eskom has the power utility teetering on the brink of collapse.
Let’s not panic, Ramaphosa says on electricity crisis

Let’s not panic, Ramaphosa says on electricity crisis

‘We will find solutions and the solutions are actually emerging and we will actually be okay,’ he said, adding that announcements will be made tomorrow.
Data must not fall, says parliament

Data must not fall, says parliament

A bill aimed at reducing data costs will not be finalised this term, so has been withdrawn from parliament.
Cosatu marches against Ramaphosa’s Eskom split

Cosatu marches against Ramaphosa’s Eskom split

Unions will not stand for the unbundling of the embattled utility, but some believe it’s the only thing that can save it.
‘Shocking shame’ of people with disabilities ignored in Sona

‘Shocking shame’ of people with disabilities ignored in Sona

Ramaphosa vowed to supply schools with tablets, ‘while 600,000 disabled children are denied the basic human right of receiving an education’.
Ramaphosa gets post-Sona roasting from opposition

Ramaphosa gets post-Sona roasting from opposition

Speaker after speaker questioned Ramaphosa’s commitment to eradicating corruption, with Buthelezi lambasting the proliferation of promises.
Gordhan announces independent audit of power stations

Gordhan announces independent audit of power stations

Gordhan also conceded the failures of South Africa’s two newest coal-fired power stations which were built to prevent an energy supply shortage.
Govt working to bring quality healthcare to all – Motsoaledi

Govt working to bring quality healthcare to all – Motsoaledi

The NHI delivery model will be based on the primary healthcare approach, the minister said.

 

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