SPEECHES


To filter the latest insights according to individual MPL's simply click on the relevant button below.

SPEECHES


Tsolo SocDev offices treacherous for staff and public

October 16th, 2017

      The Eastern Cape Department of Social Development (SocDev) is in potential breach of a number of laws in relation to health, safety and occupational health and the protection of the personal information of clients. In places where the DA governs, emphasis is placed on providing suitable and safe conditions for staff and for the communities who rely on such state facilities, whether these are in rural- or …


Read More


EC still waiting for R254-million for drought relief

October 10th, 2017

The Eastern Cape provincial government does not have a budget for drought relief. And five months into the 2017/18 financial year the province is still waiting for R254-million for drought relief from the national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Daff). The drought has been ongoing for more than two years and getting worse. The tardiness shown by the provincial government in taking this crisis seriously is reckless and suicidal.  …


Read More


Patients and staff suffer repetitive vandalisation at the Motherwell NU 11 clinic

October 4th, 2017

The DA is furious!  Last night (Sunday, 1 October)  vandals again sliced the water pipes that supply the NU 11 Clinic in Motherwell. This destructive action is compounded by the fact that vandals did exactly the same in December 2016. In both cases, the delivery of healthcare has been delayed or frustrated because staff cannot wash their hands before and after attending to patients.   For a picture, click here This …


Read More


Speech notes by Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC for Social Development. Consideration of report on oversight visits to projects funded by the Department of Social Development. 3 October 2017

October 3rd, 2017

Honourable Speaker, All protocol observed. In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. Reducing poverty is seen as the world’s greatest challenge and in South Africa, it is counted as one of the country’s triple threats, the other two being unemployment and inequality. During the last few years, South Africa experienced an economic roller …


Read More


Speech notes by Celeste Barker MPL, on oversight visits by the Portfolio Committee on Health to facilities in Alfred Nzo District Municipalities. 3 October 2017

October 3rd, 2017

Honourable Premier, Madam Speaker, Colleagues and Guests, the DA is grateful for the opportunity to debate the findings of pre-visits to health facilities in the Alfred Nzo District. On a personal level, I must say that it was a treat to drive through what is surely one of the most beautiful rural areas in our country and to see unspoilt terrain on our travels.  Those of us who call this …


Read More




Page 1 of 201123...1020...Last »