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Traditional circumcision and initiation has started throughout the province. A cluster of initiation huts were captured in Mdantsane. Picture: MARK ANDREWS © DAILY DISPATCH

New legal moves to make rite safer

NATIONAL government is pushing ahead with a new policy to make circumcision safer.


Mayor rubbishes ‘degrading’ probe into alleged misconduct

OR TAMBO mayor Nomakhosazana Meth has gone on the offensive attacking cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Fikile Xasa for instituting a probe against her without following proper procedures.


Proof sought over ‘sex-for-jobs’ scandal

LOCAL government and traditional affairs MEC Fikile Xasa has called on victims of a sex-for-jobs scandal which has rocked Bhisho to come forward so action can be taken against guilty parties.


Bhisho jobs scandal widens

Nehawu hurls fresh accusations of nepotism and graft. NEHAWU has upped the ante in Bhisho with fresh claims of nepotism and sexual harassment.


It’s all hands on deck

NEWLY appointed Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle said he balanced “experience with renewal” when he announced his new 10-member executive council (exco) yesterday.

COMMEMORATION: Bhisho legislature Speaker Fikile Xasa, who is also an ANC national executive committee member, at the Steve Tshwete Memorial Lecture  at Ngangelizwe Township in Mthatha on Friday night Picture: LULAMILE FENI

Bhisho bosses forfeit bonuses after audits remain below par

BHISHO legislature managers will not receive performance bonuses next month following a decision last year that bonuses will not be paid until audit outcomes improve.

ROLLING OUT RED CARPET: Former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings, second from right,  arrived at the East London airport yesterday. There to greet and welcome him were, from left, economic development MEC Mcebisi Jonas, poet Zolani Mkiva, Eastern Cape  parks and tourism agency chairman  Vuyo Zitumane, legislature speaker Fikile Xasa and arts and culture MEC Xoliswa Tom  Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

The men of peace and justice in the spotlight

Senior reporter looks at some of those to be honoured at Humanitarian Awards ceremony at WSU campus.


Bhisho bonus order too late

SENIOR managers in the Bhisho Legislature paid themselves performance bonuses last year despite orders from speaker Fikile Xasa no one would receive bonuses after the legislature failed to obtain a clean audit opinion.

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