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Speech Notes: Vote 9 – DEDEAT Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 5th, 2021

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Members of the Legislature, officials and guests, I greet you all. Madam Speaker the Department known as DEDEAT constitutes three enormous and very important competencies which, in a perfect world, would be standalone departments as they play such a vital role in the economic development of communities, provinces and countries. These are, of course, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. One understands that departments that take …


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Speech Notes: Vote 7 – COGTA Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 5th, 2021

LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE EASTERN CAPE IS COLLAPSING EC Municipalities financially unviable and on the brink of total collapse. ESKOM debt has spiralled out of control and is bringing municipalities to its knees. Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members and guests, good afternoon. Some of the key Constitutional mandates of COGTA is to support and strengthen the capacity of municipalities, regulate the performance of municipalities based on their functions, intervene …


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Member’s statement: EC must establish a PPE procurement register

February 5th, 2021

The Eastern Cape has experienced severe backlash due to excessive allegations of corruption surrounding its Covid-19 PPE procurement. When the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) briefed Parliament’s Scopa on 20 October 2020, it revealed that it was investigating 930 service providers with suspicious contracts. However, this figure was described as a moving target at the time. The total Covid-19 expenditure was R15.6 billion, while R10.5 billion of this total was being …


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Speech Notes: Vote 6 – Education Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 4th, 2021

Honourable Speaker, Fellow South Africans… I greet you with the universal greeting of peace, As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it is a prerequisite. When Barack Obama made this statement in his first speech to a joint session of Congress, he must have …


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Speech Notes: Vote 5 – Public Works Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 4th, 2021
Vicky Knoetze

Core mandate of ‘the nerve centre’ of infrastructure development in limbo The failure of client departments to pay the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is wreaking havoc in the EC with many schools, hospitals, and clinic projects standing in limbo. Exponential amounts of money are being spent on leases for governmental departments while the Bhisho Precinct is still incomplete. Honourable Speaker, honourable premier, honourable members and guests, good …


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