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SPEECHES BY EDMUND VAN VUUREN


Speech Notes: SCOPA Annual Report and Financial Oversight Debate

December 6th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members, dignitaries, visitors and Departmental officials – I humbly greet you. Honourable Speaker, as members of the provincial legislature and as employees of the government, we are meant to be here to serve the people of the Eastern Cape by assisting in providing a better life for one and all by fighting corruption, by improving service delivery, by expediting fair access to job opportunities, and …


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Speech notes: Annual report of Department of Education 2017/18

December 4th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

Hon Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, colleagues, officials, dignitaries and visitors, it gives me great joy to represent the Democratic Alliance in this debate. Madam Speaker, I delivered my maiden speech on 17 June 2009. I can recite that speech today, almost 10 years later with limited changes, and it will still be relevant to the Department of Education today. The 2017/18 Annual Report on Education paints a …


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Speech: Office of the Premier Annual Report 2017/18

December 4th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, the Executive Council, Colleagues, Officials from the Office of The Premier, dignitaries and visitors, allow me to greet you this morning. Madam Speaker, when perusing the Annual Report for the Office of the Premier for the 2017/18 financial year, it paints a very bleak picture, with its under performances out shining any achievements. The Office of the Premier under-spent its allocated budget by R76, 698 million …


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Presentation of Report of Portfolio Committee on Education

October 16th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

Taking legislature to the People Elliotdale, Amathole District Municipality 16 October 2018 Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, All MEC’s present here today, my colleagues, the Honourable MPL’s, Education Departmental Officials, dignitaries, visitors, activists of all political parties and the residents of Elliotdale and the broader community. I humbly greet you. Honourable Speaker, the Democratic Alliance welcomes this comprehensive report compiled and adopted by the multiparty Education Portfolio Committee and also supports …


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Speech notes by P.E. van Vuuren on the 2018/19 Budget Vote for the Department of Education. 17 May 2018

May 19th, 2018

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Executive, members of the Legislature, officials from the Department of Education, dignitaries and visitors, I solemnly greet you. The Department of Education has been allocated R34.7-billion for the 2018/2019 financial year. Please bear with me for a quick breakdown of the budget: There is an increase of 6.8% for compensation of employees There is an increase of 3.8% for Goods and Services …


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Speech notes by P.E. van Vuuren on the Budget Vote of the Office of the Premier on Tuesday 15 May 2018

May 16th, 2018

Honourable Speaker, Hon Premier, the executive, Honourable Members, officials of the Office of the Premier, dignitaries and visitors, I heartily greet you this morning. Honourable Speaker, the Office of the Premier has been allocated an amount of R973,396 million for the financial year 2018/19 which is an increase of 39,8% on the previous years’ allocation. This 39,8% increase is due to increases in Broadband projects, Small Town Revitalisation and compensation …


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Speech Notes by P.E. van Vuuren on the consideration of the Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on unauthorised expenditure by the Department of Education for the year ending 31 March 2017. Delivered on 14 March 2018.

March 14th, 2018

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members, dignitaries, visitors ad Departmental officials – allow me to greet you. Honourable Speaker, the Democratic Alliance unequivocally supports the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts that the Department of Education be denied the amount of R174 570 million which was incurred in both programmes 2 and 7 respectively and that appropriation of these funds must be without funding in terms of Section 34(2) …


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Speech Notes by P.E. van Vuuren MPL on the consideration of the Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Auditor General’s report on Provincial government department for the year ending 31 March 2017. Delivered on 14 March 2018.

March 14th, 2018

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members, dignitaries, visitor’s and Departmental officials – I humbly greet you. Honourable Speaker, the Committee scheduled hearings with different government departments in order to interact with the reports of the Auditor General which were tabled in the Provincial Legislature and referred to the Committee of Public Accounts for consideration and reporting. Hon Speaker, the majority of the government departments received either unqualified audit reports, unqualified …


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Speech notes: Annual report of Department of Education 2015/16 by Edmund van Vuuren MPL

January 31st, 2017

Hon Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, colleagues, officials, dignitaries and visitors, it gives me great joy to represent the Democratic Alliance in this debate. Hon Speaker, the Democratic Alliance, is not surprised, though perplexed, with the lack of congruency in the execution of responsibilities assigned to certain officials within the Department of Education, if the findings of the multiparty portfolio committee of education are to be scrutinised.  I …


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Speech notes: Annual report 2015/16, Office of the Premier, by Edmund van Vuuren MPL

January 31st, 2017

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, the Executive Council, Colleagues, Officials from the Office of The Premier, dignitaries and visitors, allow me to greet you this morning. Hon. Speaker the Office of the Premier will not be judged by how many clean audits it has obtained in this fifth term of the provincial legislature but by the differences it has made to the lives of ordinary people in the province. Eastern Cape …


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