Mamelodi flood victims protest at Gauteng SOPA

Around 100 Mamelodi residents, who were displaced by floods in December, have demanded that Gauteng Premier David Makhura consider them during his State of the Province Address (SOPA), as they wait to be relocated. Protesting outside of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa ahead of SOPA on Tuesday,[…]

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State of the Province Address heads to Mitchells Plain

This year, for the first time ever, the official Opening of the Western Cape Parliament, and this year’s State of the Province Address (SOPA), will take place at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain. Premier Alan Winde welcomed the historical announcement by Speaker Masizole Mnqasela on Monday. The SOPA[…]

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ANC not impressed with State of the Province Address

ANC shadow Community Safety MEC in the Western Cape, Mesuli Kama is not impressed with the State of the Province Address delivered by Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde yesterday. Kama has stated that Winde “is not serious about crime,” has “betrayed the people” and that the DA is continuing to[…]

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Reclaim the City hangs laundry at Western Cape SOPA

Non-profit organisation Reclaim the City on Tuesday hung out “laundry” during the debate on the Western Cape State of the Province Address (SOPA), to object to the lack of inner city housing. “No deal on Tafelberg”, “land for the people not for profit” and “Is the provincial property committee broken?”[…]

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Cops keep EFF, ANC apart outside Gauteng SOPA

Police formed a barrier line to separate members of the EFF and the ANC demonstrating outside the Gauteng legislature following premier David Makhura’s delivery of his state-of-the-province address on Monday. A handful of Economic Freedom Fighters supporters stood on one side of the road while African National Congress supporters occupied[…]

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Zille delivers SOPA at media briefing after disruption

More heavy politics have disrupted the proceedings at the State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Friday, leading to it’s indefinite suspension. This after an African National Congress (ANC) Member in the Provincial Legislature (MPL) raised a point of order. MPL’s voted unanimously for a two day suspension for Pierre[…]

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