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All of the Democratic Alliance, Eastern Cape Legislature Caucus’s speeches

Speech notes: Recruitment by the Eastern Cape department of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic [Seconder]

The following speech was delivered by Retief Odendaal, MPL in response to a motion tabled by DA EC MPL and Shadow MEC for Health, Jane Cowley . Speaker, I want to start off by congratulating the former HOD for Health Dr Mbengashe with his new appointment as strategic adviser to the Premier. That said, I also want to thank the Premier on behalf of many elated officials in the Department …


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SPEECH NOTES: Removal of apartheid symbol of cultural dominance such as statues across the province

The following speech was delivered by Nomvano Zibonda, MPL in response to a motion tabled by EFF MPL, Mr Y. Tetyana, in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, on 23 July 2020 Honourable Speaker, members and staff ndiyabulisa ngale mvakwemini. This debate takes place at the beginning of heritage month. A month set aside to celebrate our heritage. Heritage is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. …


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Speech Notes: Recruitment by the Eastern Cape department of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members of the House, officials and guests, I greet you all. Madam Speaker, a year ago we had not even heard the word Covid-19. A viral pandemic was something one read about in a good book, or watched in a scary movie. Little did we know that in a few short months, the world as we knew it would have changed forever. Entire new vocabularies …


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Speech Notes: Consideration Of The Adjustments Appropriation Bill, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Leaders of Political Parties, Members of the House In January 2020, ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hon Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, warned that if the country could not effect deep structural economic reforms, then it would be game over for South Africa. Fast-track to June this year, ahead of the Special COVID-19 Adjustments budget Mr Mboweni said: “We can no longer spend the …


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Speech notes: Ushering in a new approach to the delivery of government services.

Vicky Knoetze

The following speech was delivered by Vicky Knoetze, MPL in support of a motion tabled by DA EC Leader in the Legislature, Bobby Stevenson, in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, on 23 July 2020. GLOBAL GOVERNANCE – A NEW APPROACH TO SERVICE DELIVERY The approach of delivering services to communities by government, namely that of co-operative governance is inadequate to provide the needs of all people. Over the last two …


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Speech notes: Draft resolution: Provincial government must undertake a thorough investigation into the outsourcing of services to the private sector

Bobby Stevenson

The following speech was delivered by Bobby Stevenson, MPL in support of a motion tabled in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, on 23 July 2020. The global pandemic that we are currently undergoing has issued in a new approach to the delivery of services, not only in South Africa but also throughout the world. It is no longer government as usual but rather the COVID-19 ushering in, what one would …


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Members Statement: Stutterheim needs urgent intervention now

Yusuf Cassim

The community of Stutterheim is faced with an impending jobs bloodbath, and untreated wastewater is running into the rivers and ending up in the dams that supply areas of BCM with water. MEC Nqatha, I am afraid that you may have been misled by the local municipality in question, as the responses provided by yourself in the house sitting that took place yesterday, seems to not capture the reality faced …


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Speech Notes: Delivering of Food Parcels During COVID-19 [Seconder]

Kobus Botha

The spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic to South Africa has caused tremendous pressure on all South Africans but particularly on the vulnerable households that are facing temporary or permanent employment interruptions. Food insecurity is, and, has become, a stark reality for many South African households, with approximately 50% of households living under the poverty line and not being able to afford basic healthy eating. Most of the people also …


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Speech Notes: Delivering of Food Parcels During Covid -19

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, members of the Provincial Legislature, officials from different Governmental Departments, dignitaries, invited guests and the warm people of the Chris Hani district. I humbly greet you. When the president announced that the country would be under a national lockdown from 27 March 2020, we all knew that things would be a bit different. We also knew that there would be a sharp …


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Members Statement: Premier must choose competence over political patronage

On the 25th of May this year, I put a motion with notice to the House in terms of Section 131 of the Eastern Cape Legislature Standing Rules of Order that called for the House to resolve that the Premier dismiss the MEC for Health. During a multi-party Whips meeting, the ANC objected to the motion being debated, based on faulty legal advice given to them that it is unconstitutional …


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