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Speech notes: Reaction to SOPA 2020 by Nqaba Bhanga, MPL

March 4th, 2020

Hon. Speaker, Hon Premier, Members of this House, 100 years Raymond Mhlaba Thabo Mbeki, when he paid tribute to Raymond Mhlaba said, “I am therefore honoured to speak for our nation today and say thank you Oom Ray for what you and your generation of titans did to restore to us our humanity by teaching us to respect the toiling masses of our country and to strive to live up …


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Speech notes: Reaction to SOPA 2020 by Sanele Magaqa, MPL

March 3rd, 2020
Sanele Magaqa

Integrated human settlements and the failure to provide basic services The Hon Speaker The Hon Premier Members of the House The people in the Eastern Cape waited with full of hope and anticipation to listen to the Premier to deliver his state of the province address. They did this because they believed that the Premier will provide tangible solutions in the gloomy economic situation and hardships they feel. They did …


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Speech notes: Reaction to SOPA 2020 by Retief Odendaal, MPL

March 3rd, 2020

Speaker, in his first newsletter of the year President Cyril Rampahosa spoke about the pressing need to build a capable state. He said and I quote: “A capable state starts with the people who work in it. Officials and managers must possess the right financial and technical skills, and other expertise.” While the Hon Premier was addressing us last Tuesday in his state of the province address, he referred to …


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Speech notes: Reaction to SOPA 2020 by Edmund van Vuuren, MPL

March 3rd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, members of the executive members of this august house, dignitaries and visitors, I solemnly greet you. Honourable speaker, the honourable Premier said a lot of things people wanted to hear,but has also lost focus on certain critical deliverables. Honourable Speaker, the honourable Premier and his cabinet must stop making promises that they cannot uphold, and the honourable Premier must stop protecting some of his MEC’s in …


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Speech notes: Reaction to SOPA 2020 by Vicky Knoetze, MPL

March 3rd, 2020

THE TRUE STATE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE EASTERN CAPE – A THIRD OF LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES HAS COLLAPSED! A third of the Local Municipalities in the Eastern Cape are in a free-fall and in state of distress – this is the true state of the Province. SOPA was silent on 14 Municipalities in Distress, the State of Basic Service Delivery in the EC which is the poorest province in South …


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