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No clean audits for councils in Eastern Cape.

THE Eastern Cape government is not happy with the audit outcomes of its 45 municipalities, cooperative government and traditional affairs MEC Fikile Xasa said yesterday.

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Government travel costs skyrocket

MEC intervenes as Bhisho spends R429m. THE Eastern Cape government spent more than R429-million on travel and accommodation alone in the 2013-14 financial year.

SICELO GQOBANA

Bhisho cut 21 premier’s staff posts to save

No funds to fill new vacancies. THE Eastern Cape office of the premier (OTP) has declared 21 of its employee positions redundant, including two senior management positions.

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Chaos as MPs clash in debate

A DEBATE on the Presidency’s budget vote degenerated into chaos last night when EFF MPs openly disregarded the decorum of parliament, insisting on referring to ministers by their first names and threatening to deal with them outside the house.

ATHOL TROLLIP and PHUMULO MASUALLE

Trollip takes on premier Masualle about Mandela’s funeral spending

A WAR of words erupted yesterday between DA provincial leader Athol Trollip and premier Phumulo Masualle in the Bhisho legislature following a ruling by speaker Noxolo Kiviet.

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Sex-for-jobs probe stalls

Task team receives only one formal complaint for nepotism. A TASK team appointed by premier Phumulo Masualle to investigate a sex-for-jobs scandal that has rocked Bhisho has only received one formal complaint – for nepotism.

Former Interpol president and national police commissioner Jackie Selebi

Selebi costs yet to be determined: Phiyega

THE process to determine how much fraud-convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi owed the taxpayer in legal bills was at an “advanced” stage, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said today.

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Arms deal critic not ready to testify in commission

ARMS deal critic and losing bidder Richard Young did not attend the Seriti Commission of Inquiry today.

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