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Speech Notes: Social Development Annual Report for 2017/18

December 4th, 2018
Kobus Botha

All protocol observed. Honourable Speaker, I am very sad, disappointed, frustrated, concerned and very cross with the ANC. I am sad because the relative successes of the post-apartheid ANC Government has not successfully redressed the wrongs of the previous regime. In fact, service delivery has slowed down, and the country still faces serious economic and social challenges such as negative economic growth, high unemployment, rising poverty and increasing inequality. I …

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Presentation of Report of Portfolio Committee on Social Development

October 17th, 2018
Kobus Botha

Taking legislature to the People Elliotdale, Amathole District Municipality 17 October 2018 All protocol observed. Honourable Speaker. The social development committee report tabled today highlights seven co-operative projects that were visited by the portfolio committee during the end of August this year. A very simple definition of a co-operative would be to say it is a business where a group of people get together voluntarily to address their common needs. …

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Speech notes for Kobus Botha MPL. Consideration of budget Vote 14, Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture. 16 May 2018

May 17th, 2018

Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape Honourable Speaker Honourable MECs Honourable Members of the legislature Government Officials Ladies and gentlemen All protocol observed Honourable Speaker, The aim of the department is to promote and develop Sports and Recreation, Arts and Culture, Museums and Heritage Sites and Libraries and Information Services in the Province. This is indeed a huge task for a fairly young democracy such as ours and for the …

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Speech notes by Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC of Social Development: debate on the Budget for the Department of Social Development, Vote 4. 15 May 2018.

May 16th, 2018

Honourable Speaker, All protocol observed Democracy has been hailed as a great system all over the world. South Africa is a Constitutional Democracy, and in a Constitutional Democracy everyone has rights but they also have responsibilities. These rights are contained in The Bill of Rights. Our Constitution is a victory over South Africa’s unjust past and our current efforts to ensure redress. It instructs the government of the day to …

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Speech notes: Kobus Botha MPL, Department of Social Development Annual Report 2016/16 and half-yearly financial oversight report for 2017/18. 29 November 2017

November 30th, 2017

Honourable Speaker All protocol observed INTRODUCTION The concept of social policy is related to social justice and social development. It is a method through which social justice is attained and social development is carried on. It’s not only the formulation of social policy that is important, but its effective implementation is paramount and is subject to changes from time to time as social aspirations and usefulness change. In order to …

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Speech notes by Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC for Social Development. Consideration of report on oversight visits to projects funded by the Department of Social Development. 3 October 2017

October 3rd, 2017

Honourable Speaker, All protocol observed. In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. Reducing poverty is seen as the world’s greatest challenge and in South Africa, it is counted as one of the country’s triple threats, the other two being unemployment and inequality. During the last few years, South Africa experienced an economic roller …

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Speech notes by Kobus Botha MPL, on the budget vote for the Department of Social Development, 16 May 2017

May 17th, 2017

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Honourable Members of the Executive Council, Honourable Members of Provincial Legislature, Representatives from Traditional and Religious formations, Heads of Departments and Senior Officials, Business leaders, Our Esteemed guests, Ladies and gentlemen. I greet you all in the name of love, peace and shared prosperity for all.  Introduction Honourable Speaker, worldwide governments play a key role in the protection and promotion of the …

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Budget vote speeches: Social Development, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Provincial Treasury, overall provincial government and Human Settlements

June 6th, 2016

The following speeches were delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature by DA Shadow MEC for Social Development, Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Ross Purdon MPL, Shadow MEC for Finance and for Safety & Liaison Bobby Stevenson MPL and Shadow MEC for Human Settlements Sanele Magaqa MPL, during the budget vote debates of provincial departments. Speech by Kobus Botha, MPL Shadow MEC for Social Development  “New systems devised to hide ANC failures” Social …

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Speech notes: Kobus Botha MPL: Consideration of report on oversight visits to child and youth care centres

April 7th, 2016

“EC DA – Fix our broken child and youth care centres before it’s too late” Report highlights hundreds of children between the ages of new burn’s to 17 years of age which is in government child and youth care facilities  are receiving poor quality services as quality assurance checks for compliance are compromised A lack of inter-departmental integration at provincial levels, together with a lack of transparency on what happens …

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Speech notes: Annual report 2014/15, Transport

December 3rd, 2015

  “A broken Department of Transport” Department failing to implement house resolutions. Resolution 14 of 2009 Failing Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) Hon Speaker   During our engagement with the Department of Transport it was evidently clear that this is a struggling department. Hon. Speaker, if one should school grade this department; I would give it F, for fail. The members in this House can do their own analysis based …

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