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SPEECHES BY RETIEF ODENDAAL


Speech notes: Reaction to SOPA 2020 by Retief Odendaal, MPL

March 3rd, 2020

Speaker, in his first newsletter of the year President Cyril Rampahosa spoke about the pressing need to build a capable state. He said and I quote: “A capable state starts with the people who work in it. Officials and managers must possess the right financial and technical skills, and other expertise.” While the Hon Premier was addressing us last Tuesday in his state of the province address, he referred to …


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SPEECH NOTES: CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRARIAN REFORM ON OVERSIGHT VISITS TO PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT AROUND CHRIS HANI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

October 24th, 2019

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Leaders of Political Parties, Members of the House Officials and all the guests present Speaker, we are meeting here today in order to consider the report at hand whilst the Chris Hani District Municipality and in fact the greater Eastern Cape is amidst one of the most disastrous and debilitating droughts in history. Let us not mince our words, this crippling drought is currently the single …


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Speech notes: Retief Odendaal 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

Speaker, in the Premiers’ State of the Province Address on Friday, the premier had some bold ideas relating to both infrastructure and economic development. What he unfortunately neglected to state was just how the dysfunctional state of local government in the Eastern Cape will frustrate his plans. You see Speaker, many municipalities in the Eastern Cape today are on the brink of collapse. The Auditor-general, Kimi Makwetu, had the following …


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