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SPEECH NOTES: Women’s caucus public participation report

June 9th, 2021

Greetings Honourable Speaker, after reading this report I came to the conclusion that says WOMAN, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. It starts with this very institution that we are members of. We went on public participation without any prior work being done, and we expected to find stakeholders when no staff were sent prior to prepare for the activities. Should we then be surprised that across the province the meetings …


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SPEECH NOTES: 2021/22 Appropriation Budget – Vote 8 Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

June 9th, 2021

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Members of the Legislature, officials and guests, I greet you all. It is common cause that DEDEAT is one of the most underfunded departments in the province. Despite this, it is this Department that bears the burden of economic development, which is the most crucial developmental objective our province and our country must achieve in order to stabilise our fragile and overcommitted fiscus. Sadly this is …


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SPEECH NOTES: 2021/22 Appropriation Budget – Vote 7 Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

June 9th, 2021
Vicky Knoetze

THE DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT MODEL WILL NOT SAVE OUR COLLAPSING MUNICIPALITIES The District Development Model – Central Planning gone mad. Cost of Employment is out of control! Cadre Deployment in Local Municipalities is shaking the foundations of good governance. Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members and guests, good afternoon. The District Development Model – Central Planning gone mad. Honourable Speaker, we keeping hearing about the District Development Model. However, it appears …


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SPEECH NOTES: 2021/22 Appropriation Budget – Vote 9 Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

June 9th, 2021

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Leaders of Political Parties, Members of the House Distinguished guests All protocols observed Agriculture has proven to be the most resilient industry across the world amidst the worldwide pandemic that we are currently experiencing. Even in South Africa the agricultural industry was the shining star amidst an economy that was in recession and which severely contracted. Last year the agricultural industry was able to record positive …


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SPEECH NOTES: Consideration of SCOPA Committee report

June 8th, 2021

The Auditor General’s provincial audit outcomes paint a bleak picture of the Eastern Cape provincial government that is failing to practice consequence management. Not only did the province have the highest unauthorized expenditure in the country of R1.59 billion, but the Department of Health also still faces contingent liabilities of R36.75 billion, the highest of all national and provincial auditees. The AG says there’s significant doubt whether the health department …


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