Hakahana community faces dry Christmas

by Reinette Liebenberg, MPL – DA Northern Cape Spokesperson of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform Date: 10 December 2020Release: Immediate Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbites in English & Afrikaans from Reinette Liebenberg, MPLThe Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is appealing to the MEC of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform, Mase Manopole, to urgently intervene in the waterless situation playing…

Halted projects hamper livelihoods of communities

by Reinette Liebenberg, MPL – DA Northern Cape Constituency Head for Central North   Date: 08 December 2020 Release: Immediate   Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbites in English & Afrikaans from Reinette Liebenberg, MPLThe Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is deeply concerned over the lack of management at the Kareeberg Municipality that continues to hamper the growth and livelihoods…

Premier asked to intervene in Marchand water crisis

by Harold McGluwa MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader   Date: 07 December 2020 Release: Immediate   The Democratic Alliance (DA) today submitted a petition to the Northern Cape Premier, Dr Zamani Saul, calling for an intervention into yet another municipal water crisis, this time in Kai Garib!. This comes as residents of Marchand are becoming fed up…

NC Budget: Time to stop talking, start doing

by Andrew Louw, MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader   Date: 27 November 2020 Release: Immediate   Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbites in English & Afrikaans from Andrew Louw, MPL.Following the tabling of the provincial adjustment budget yesterday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape calls on the provincial government to stop its endless talking and to start with…

Northern Cape farmers finally receive part of R35m drought funding after 9 month wait

by Noko Masipa MP & Reinette Liebenberg MPL –   Date: 27 November 2020 Release: Immediate   Finally, after the pressure from the industry and the Democratic Alliance (DA), both at national and provincial level, the Northern Cape Department: Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform has released part of the R35 million drought grant fund that has…

Government must mitigate effect of Covid-19 on HIV prevention, care and treatment

by Reinette Liebenberg MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Spokesperson for Agriculture, Land Reform, Rural Development and Nature Conservation   Date: 26 November 2020 Release: Immediate   The following is an extract from a debate on Words AIDS Day, delivered during a House Sitting of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature today.World AIDS Day 2020 marks a distinct juncture in…

16 Days of Activism: Society, govt fails the survivors

by Priscilla Isaacs, MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Spokesperson of Gender   Date: 26 November 2020 Release: Immediate   The following is an extract from a debate on 16 Days of Activism, delivered during a House Sitting of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature today.On behalf of the Democratic Alliance in the Northern Cape, I would like to convey…

Lack of ambulances leaves patients in Ubuntu stranded

by Fawzia Rhoda, MPL – DA Constituency Head for Bo-Karoo Date: 25 November 2020Release: Immediate Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbites in English & Afrikaans from Fawzia Rhoda, MPL.The Democratic Alliance in the Northern Cape demands an urgent joint intervention by the Office of the Premier and the Northern Cape Department of Health to get ambulance services in the Ubuntu region back on track.This…

Carnarvon faces waterless festive season

by Reinette Liebenberg, MPL – DA Northern Cape Constituency Head for Central North   Date: 24 November 2020 Release: Immediate   Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbites in English & Afrikaans from Reinette Liebenberg, MPLThe Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is calling on the MEC for COGHSTA, Bentley Vass to urgently intervene in the management of water infrastructure in Kareeberg…

Prieska patients denied healthcare

by Reinette Liebenberg, MPL – DA Northern Cape Constituency Head for Central North   Date: 23 November 2020 Release: Immediate   Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbites in English & Afrikaans from Reinette Liebenberg, MPLThe Democratic Alliance (DA) is deeply concerned about the current state of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Patient Transport Services in and around Prieska, that is threatening…

Dawid Kruiper dodges cadre deployment findings

by Harold McGluwa, MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Chairperson & Chief Whip of the Provincial Caucus   Date: 20 November 2020 Release: Immediate   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is concerned that the Dawid Kruiper municipality is pushing serious findings, as made by the Office of the Public Protector in respect of dodgy appointments, under…

DA hopes for successful rescue of missing miners

by Veronica Van Dyk, MP – DA Constituency Head of Kamiesberg   Date: 19 November 2020 Release: Immediate   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape extends our well wishes to the families of the two miners who went missing after an accident at the Vedanta Zinc Mine in Gamsberg. This comes after an accident occurred at the…

Upington murder again highlights need to speed up implementation of crime prevention initiatives

by Harold McGluwa MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Chairperson & Chief Whip of the Provincial Caucus Date: 17 November 2020Release: Immediate The Democratic Alliance (DA) is deeply angered by the cruel murder of an 80-year old woman in her house in Middelpos, Upington, on Monday. According to police reports, the victim was found with wounds to her neck and face…

Premier Saul needs to restore an economic future for NC youth

by Andrew Louw, MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader   Date: 13 November 2020 Release: Immediate   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape cautiously welcomes the reduction from 25,1% to 23,1% in the provincial unemployment rate, as announced in yesterday’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the third quarter. The quarterly drop from an expanded unemployment rate…

DA reports Sol Plaatje to Green Scorpions for Greenpoint High sewerage spill

by Norman Maditse, Cllr – Sol Plaatje Municipality Date: 16 November 2020Release: Immediate The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape has reported a sewerage spill at Greenpoint High School to the Green Scorpions. This follows Sol Plaatje municipality’s failure to address the situation for the past two weeks already.A blocked drain on the school premises has resulted in the formation…