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Speech notes: Nqaba Bhanga 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

Hon. Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, members of this House, officials from different Governmental Departments, dignitaries and invited guests. All protocols observed. On Friday Premier Oscar Mabuyane referred to the late Premier, Raymond Mhlaba, who gave the first State of the Province Address in this chamber on the 8th of August 1994. This was a key moment in the history of this province. Next year Oom Ray would …


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Speech notes: Edmund Van Vuuren 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

Hon. Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, members of this House, officials from different Governmental Departments, dignitaries and invited guests. I solemnly greet you. I stand before you today, a person privileged to be part of the 6th session of our Legislature, celebrating our democracy and freedom. I use the word “freedom” very loosely. Not all of our people are indeed free. Many still feel trapped under a government …


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Speech notes: Jane Cowley 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

Honourable Speaker, Honourable premier, Honourable members of the House, officials and guests, I greet you all When South Africa’s National Development Plan was launched in 2012, it included several admirable goals for the health sector, including raising the life expectancy of South Africans to at least 70 years, ensuring that the under 20s generation are largely free of HIV, significantly reducing the burden of disease and achieving infant and under …


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Speech notes: Yusuf Cassim 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

More of the Same Won’t Cut it – We Must Learn from the Western Cape Economic Game Changers Madam Speaker As I sat listening to the Premier’s inaugural State of the Province address, I realise now that much like the almost 1.2 million people of our province who are unemployed or have given up looking for work, I was desperate. Desperate for hope, the kind that is inspired by bold …


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Speech notes: Retief Odendaal 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

Speaker, in the Premiers’ State of the Province Address on Friday, the premier had some bold ideas relating to both infrastructure and economic development. What he unfortunately neglected to state was just how the dysfunctional state of local government in the Eastern Cape will frustrate his plans. You see Speaker, many municipalities in the Eastern Cape today are on the brink of collapse. The Auditor-general, Kimi Makwetu, had the following …


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