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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 Celeste Barker MPL, speaking on the debate on the 2018/19 budget vote for the Department of Health. 17 May 2018

May 19th, 2018

Honourable Premier, Madam Speaker, MECs, Colleagues and Distinguished Guests. I addressed rights issues in this chamber on Tuesday and will do so again today. Since the beginning of this term of office, the Eastern Cape Department of Health has spent much of its time on the defensive to the detriment of its patients and its mandate to serve our people’s health needs. I will, therefore, describe just how this inability …


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DA opposes four EC departmental budget votes: Speech notes by Bobby Stevenson Appropriation Bill, 2018 (Total Budget of the Eastern Cape Province). 17 May 2018

May 18th, 2018

Summary of the DA’s Position The Democratic Alliance is opposed to the following budgets: The Department of Human Settlements; The Department of Economic Development, Environment Affairs and Tourism; The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform; and The Department of Health. The Department of Human Settlements: We cannot support the Human Settlements Grant which has been reduced by 14, 78% or R330-million (R2, 239-billion in 2017/18 to R1, 908-billion in …


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Speech notes by Marshall von Buchenroder MPL. 2018/19 budget for Vote 10, Transport. 17 May 2018

May 18th, 2018

Honourable Speaker Honourable Premier Honourable MECs Honourable members of the house Ladies and gentlemen in the public gallery   I greet you all today ― Peter H. Diamandis, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think “Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury—rather it’s about providing all with a life of possibility.”  There has been a huge increase in the Departmental strategy with 79.3%, from …


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Speech Notes for Bobby Stevenson MPL, speaking on the 2018/19 Budget Vote of Provincial Treasury. 17 May 2018

May 18th, 2018

This Provincial Budget takes place against the backdrop of the fiscal crisis that is currently facing South Africa. There is currently a budget deficit of R193-billion in the National Budget and ballooning national debt, which will rise to R3,4-trillion or 59,7% of GDP by 2021. The impact on the Eastern Cape is extremely detrimental. Over the period of 2012/13 – 2018/19 financial years, taking into account the 2011 census and …


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