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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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Speech notes: Nomvano Zibonda 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

Honourable Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Honourable premier, honourable MEC’s, Members of the Legislature, senior officials and the gallery. I greet you all today. Last week premier you spoke to the province, and titled your speech “Building the Eastern Cape we want”. Right now, this province is nowhere near what we want. After 25 years the premier has realised that the governing party has been sleeping, hence the dreams of the president …


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Speech notes: Bobby Stevenson 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019
Bobby Stevenson

Your speech Hounorable Premier, differs sharply from that of your predecessors in that there are whispers of futuristic thinking in it. However, what it lacks is the necessary game changers to rebuild this province.  Your reference to Chief Albert Luthuli and the Cross reminded me of the biblical injunction to build your house upon a rock and also of his words in 1963, in relation to my former colleague Helen …


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Speech Notes by Marshall von Buchenroder (MPL): Response to SOPA 2019

February 19th, 2019

Honourable Speaker Honourable Premier Honourable MECs Honourable members of the house Ladies and gentlemen in the public gallery I greet you all today It is a great honour to stand before you to debate on the empty state of the province address. Like many residents that go to bed on a empty stomach. This is not a good story to tell. They say give credit where it is due. Unfortunately …


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Speech Notes by Bobby Stevenson (MPL): Response to SOPA 2019 – Building One SA for All

February 19th, 2019
Bobby Stevenson

The President, during SONA, used the phrase; “Watch this Space!” a few times. When he said this, it made me think of the DA seats in the provincial legislature, after the 8th May. I just had this picture in my mind of ours seats getting more and more… so I say Hon. Premier, watch this space! After the 8th May. When the SAPS members blew their trumpets for the Speaker, …


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