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Speech notes by P.E. van Vuuren on the 2018/19 Budget Vote for the Department of Education. 17 May 2018

May 19th, 2018

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Executive, members of the Legislature, officials from the Department of Education, dignitaries and visitors, I solemnly greet you. The Department of Education has been allocated R34.7-billion for the 2018/2019 financial year. Please bear with me for a quick breakdown of the budget: There is an increase of 6.8% for compensation of employees There is an increase of 3.8% for Goods and Services …


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Speech notes by Celeste Barker MPL, speaking on the debate on the 2018/19 budget vote for the Department of Health. 17 May 2018

May 19th, 2018

Honourable Premier, Madam Speaker, MECs, Colleagues and Distinguished Guests. I addressed rights issues in this chamber on Tuesday and will do so again today. Since the beginning of this term of office, the Eastern Cape Department of Health has spent much of its time on the defensive to the detriment of its patients and its mandate to serve our people’s health needs. I will, therefore, describe just how this inability …


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Speech notes by Marshall von Buchenroder MPL. 2018/19 budget for Vote 10, Transport. 17 May 2018

May 18th, 2018

Honourable Speaker Honourable Premier Honourable MECs Honourable members of the house Ladies and gentlemen in the public gallery   I greet you all today ― Peter H. Diamandis, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think “Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury—rather it’s about providing all with a life of possibility.”  There has been a huge increase in the Departmental strategy with 79.3%, from …


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Speech Notes for Bobby Stevenson MPL, speaking on the 2018/19 Budget Vote of Provincial Treasury. 17 May 2018

May 18th, 2018

This Provincial Budget takes place against the backdrop of the fiscal crisis that is currently facing South Africa. There is currently a budget deficit of R193-billion in the National Budget and ballooning national debt, which will rise to R3,4-trillion or 59,7% of GDP by 2021. The impact on the Eastern Cape is extremely detrimental. Over the period of 2012/13 – 2018/19 financial years, taking into account the 2011 census and …


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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL, on the 2018/19 budget for Vote 9, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

May 18th, 2018

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Honourable members of the House, officials, visitors in the gallery, I greet you all. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), growth in advanced economies accelerated from 1.7 per cent to 2.3 per cent, while growth in emerging economies rose from 4.4 per cent to 4.7 per cent in 2017. Over the medium term, growth in developing economies, such as our own, is forecast to accelerate, …


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