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SPEECHES BY VICKY KNOETZE


Speech Notes: Department of Roads and Public Works Annual Report and Financial Oversight Debate

December 5th, 2018

INNOVATION IS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING REAL PROGRESS An enabling environment must be created for innovation in boosting the economy for the Department that is the infrastructure nerve centre of the province. Honourable speaker, honourable premier, honourable members and guests, good morning. Honourable Speaker, in examining the report of the DRPW it becomes more and more evident that there needs to be a focus on increasing accountability through effective oversight …


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Speech notes: COGTA Annual Report for 2017/18

December 4th, 2018

THE COLLAPSE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT – THE BEGINNING OF THE END The collapse of local government, the first sign of the end of days for the government of the day. Service delivery will buckle and the society’s most vulnerable will suffer the most. Honourable Speaker, honourable Premier, Honourable Members and guests, good afternoon. Honourable Speaker, when the sphere of government closest to the people starts collapsing it is indicative that …


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Presentation of Report of Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

October 18th, 2018

Taking legislature to the People Elliotdale, Amathole District Municipality 18 October 2018 A MAYDAY CALL FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT – SAVE OUR SOULS The sphere of government closest to the people has been sending out a distress call for years to no avail. Many local municipalities in the Eastern Cape are on the brink of collapse as they face severe financial challenges, are unable to deliver services and are hamstrung by …


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Speech: Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill

October 9th, 2018

THE DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE AGREES IN PRINCIPLE TO THE BILL BUT WILL NOT SUPPORT TO DUE TO VARIOUS SHORT-COMINGS The Democratic Alliance is in favour of the acknowledgement of the Khoi and the San people, as people that has been largely ignored by the government to date. The Democratic Alliance will not support the Bill in its current form due to various short-comings. Honourable speaker, honourable premier, honourable members and guests, …


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Speech notes: Consideration of the CoGTA Portfolio Committee’s oversight report

August 15th, 2018

EASTERN CAPE MUNICIPALITIES LIVING FROM HAND TO MOUTH Irregular expenditure, maladministration and corruption is rife in Eastern Cape Municipalities Service Delivery is buckling under the pressure of severe maladministration in the Eastern Cape Honourable speaker, honourable premier, honourable members and guests, good afternoon. From the visits of the Portfolio Committee it is clear that Service Delivery in the Eastern Cape is buckling under the pressure of maladministration, huge amounts of …


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Speech notes by Vicky Knoetze MPL. Consideration of budget for Vote 7 – Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. 16 May 2018

May 17th, 2018

EC MUNICIPALITIES – A HOUSE OF CARDS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE Instead of being focussed on driving service delivery issues, the Department is managing unmitigated failures of several EC Municipalities. The Department is failing to assist struggling municipalities to implement meaningful social and economic change. Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members and guests, good afternoon. Honourable Speaker, the core services of local government is to deliver basic services, provide …


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Speech notes by Vicky Knoetze MPL. Consideration of 2018/19 budget, Vote 5, Roads and Public Works. 15 May 2018

May 16th, 2018

Corruption and Poor Planning – The Achilles Heel of the Department of Public Works Moving of the Roads Programme will enable the Department of Public Works to focus on the Buildings Programme and deliver faster and better projects to client departments. There must be focus on better planning, more efficient spending and eliminating poor performing and non-performing contractors from projects. Honourable Speaker, honourable Premier, honourable members and guests, good afternoon. …


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Speech notes by Vicky Knoetze MPL: Roads and Public Works oversight report on projects in Nelson Mandela, Chris Hani and Amathole Districts, 14 March 2018

March 14th, 2018

Broken infrastructure is one of the largest contributors to our broken economy in the Eastern Cape. It is the people that suffer when schools are not completed on time and it is the patients that suffer when hospitals are not completed on time by the DRPW as an implementing agent. The DRPW is too flexible when it comes to revising contract completion dates and this is indicative of poor planning …


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Speech notes by Vicky Knoetze MPL: State of the Province Address 2018

February 28th, 2018

Broken infrastructure is one of the largest contributors to our broken economy in the Eastern Cape Dysfunctional local government is symptomatic of poor provincial leadership as municipalities fail and flout the letter of the law. Broken roads and broken infrastructure are one of the largest contributors to our broken economy in the Eastern Cape. Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members and guests, good afternoon. The Premier acknowledged in his speech …


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Speech notes: Vicky Knoetze MPL: Consideration of 2016-2017 Annual Report, COGTA. 29 November 2017

November 29th, 2017

FAILURE OF A MUNICIPALITY TO MEET ITS EXECUTIVE OBLIGATIONS IS JUST A FANCY WAY OF SAYING THAT A MUNICIPALITY IS FAILING THE PEOPLE. Service delivery must be the number one priority of the Department of Local Government. The Department must ensure that the letter of the law is followed by all municipalities in terms of their executive functions. Honourable Deputy Speaker, honourable premier, honourable members and guests, good morning. Honourable …


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