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Members Statement: Study the link between liquor use and gender-based violence

December 2nd, 2020

We have now entered the period of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. A key issue that needs to be answered is, why is research not being done by the province into the relationship between liquor and violent crime of which gender-based violence is a component? When I asked the question to the MEC of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, whether the liquor board has undertaken any study …


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Speech Notes: Members Statement on NSC Exams in a time of Covid

November 19th, 2020

The lives of our learners, teachers and their families continue to be put at risk during the matric examinations On the 4th of November, a media statement was released by the department of basic education, stating that provisions must be made for matric learners, who test positive for covid, to write their examinations in a safe and regulated environment. It is important to note that this was a joint agreement …


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Speech notes: Money Bills Amendment Procedures and Related Matters

November 19th, 2020

The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement delivered by Mr Tito Mboweni on Wednesday, 28th of October 2020, made it very clear that the country is on the brink of a fiscal cliff. Mboweni painted a grim picture of an economy that has been decimated by the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, expected to contract by as much as 7.8% year-on-year. Gross debt is also set to rise from R4 trillion to …


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Speech notes: integrated community driven safety and its role in socio-economic development

November 19th, 2020

Power to the People – an integrated approach to community safety 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 call “the whole of society approach”. It requires government, businesses, communities, and individuals to …


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Speech notes: Climate change and Covid-19

November 19th, 2020

Speaker, in 2011 the Eastern Cape Provincial Government revealed its Climate Change Response Strategy at COP17. This 350-page document dealt with both the key climate change risks as well as the priority response options to climate change. This strategy stated that: “Climate change projections indicate that the Eastern Cape is expected to experience higher temperature increases towards the north-west interior of the Province. Increasing temperatures are likely to result in …


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