Following the May 7 general election the DA in the Eastern Cape increased its proportional representation in the Provincial Legislature from six to 10 members which is spectacular growth of 66%.
This is the biggest official opposition in the history of the Legislature in the Eastern Cape which will result in greater vibrancy, oversight and accountability in the House and in portfolio committees.
“I am confident that we will continue to bring greater leadership to the province on the key issues that affect our province as we build our platform as the alternative government, said Athol Trollip, the DA leader in the Eastern Cape.
“The DA is committed to making the province a place of rising opportunity for all. We are determined through our actions in the Legislature to give hope and inspiration to the people of the Eastern Cape that their lives can change for the better, added Trollip.
The DA caucus has elected Bobby Stevenson as Chief Whip and Edmund van Vuuren and Veliswa Mvenya as Whips. Ross Purdon is the new Caucus Chairperson.
Below are the portfolios of the 10 DA MPLs in the Provincial Legislature, for your information. Please feel free to contact these MPLs with any queries or for comment on their portfolios.
Shadow MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Athol Trollip 082 417 9254
Shadow MEC for Office of the Premier Edmund van Vuuren 072 184 7840
Shadow MEC for Finance Bobby Stevenson 082 775 3444
Shadow MEC for Economic Development and Environmental Affairs Ross Purdon 082 552 5425
Shadow MEC for Health Celeste Barker 083 265 2216
Shadow MEC for Education Edmund van Vuuren 072 184 7840
Shadow MEC for Social Development Veliswa Mvenya 082 418 7916
Shadow MEC for Roads and Public Works Vicky Knoetze 078 154 9594
Shadow MEC for Transport Marshall von Buchenroder 082 374 9232
Shadow MEC for Human Settlements Kobus Botha 083 651 2690
Shadow MEC for Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs Nokonwaba Matikinca 071 340 0734
Shadow MEC for Safety and Security Bobby Stevenson 082 775 3444
Shadow MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Ross Purdon 082 552 5425
Public Accounts (Scopa) Veliswa Mvenya 082 418 7916