DRAMA erupted in Bhisho when education MEC Mandla Makupula was instructed to charge senior administrative officials for presenting inaccurate budget figures to a portfolio committee meeting.
A CONTROVERSIAL health department tender for a company to provide “chronic mental health services” and “community based rehabilitation services” – at a cost of R100-million a year for three years – has sparked fury in Bhisho .
A TOTAL of 310 Eastern Cape schools have been marked for closure in the government gazette after fed-up parents sent their children to receive a better education elsewhere in the country.
BARELY two years after the Bhisho Legislature received a major facelift with an animal print theme, the building’s interior is being refurbished again.
JOBS took centre stage yesterday as MECs lined up to detail their plans for Bhisho’s R59.2-billion budget.
BHISHO is setting its sights on placing another troubled Eastern Cape municipality under administration.
THE Eastern Cape human settlements department is expected to underspend its housing conditional grant by more than R400-million for the second year running.
THE leader of the basic education parliamentary portfolio committee has suggested Bhisho learn from other provinces and resolve a decade-long battle with unions over teaching jobs.