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Speech Notes: School visit report to Education Portfolio Committee 3 July 2020

July 3rd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Fellow South Africans… I greet you with the universal greeting of peace, As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In undertaking the school visits which produced the report before the house today, honourable members witnessed first hand the symptoms of a flailing and failing department. The report itself serves as an indictment of MEC Gade and the management of the department of education in the Eastern Cape. It is little …


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Speech Notes: Consideration of the Appropriation Bill 2020

July 3rd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Leaders of Political Parties, Members of the House We are considering the proposed budget that is before us amidst the most challenging of times the world has known in recent history. The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the world economy and South Africa and the Eastern Cape has not been left unscathed. Whilst South Africa had some very serious fiscal constraints before our national lockdown started on …


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Speech Notes: Finance Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 3rd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Leaders of Political Parties, Members of the House According to STATS SA, South Africa recorded a decline of 2% in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2020. This data reflects only the first three months of 2020, before the nationwide lockdown was fully implemented. These worrying statistics come on the back of the announcement by Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, that the country will …


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Speech Notes: Health Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 3rd, 2020
Jane Cowley

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the House, officials and observers, I greet you all I wish to start by sending my heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those we have lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. Madam Speaker, our department of health is in the ICU. The leadership is incapable of implementing house resolutions, and has failed to fully implement plans. The Committee report highlights …


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Speech Notes: Human Settlements Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 3rd, 2020
Sanele Magaqa

Honourable Speaker This budget debate takes place when our province is engulfed with the Covid 19 Pandemic, like the rest of the country. Our province is peculiar because we are amongst the rural provinces in our country. The Covid 19 pandemic has exposed the need for decent houses especially amongst the poor in the province. The budget for human settlements in the province has been declining for a number of …


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