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Speech notes by Celeste Barker MPL. Annual Report 2016-2017, Department of Health. 29 November 2017

November 29th, 2017

Honourable Premier, Madam Speaker, MECs, distinguished guests and colleagues, it is a privilege to participate in the Health Debate today because “ I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights,  the indispensable elements in a democratic society and well worth fighting for”. These are not my words.  They were used by Helen Suzman over 20 years ago in a parliamentary debate. Now they keep memories alive in the …


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Speech Notes by Bobby Stevenson: Annual Report 2016-2017: Safety & Liaison. 29 November 2017

November 29th, 2017

One of the key issues that need to be addressed is the long delay that it has taken to fill the HoD post. This has been unfilled for more than a year. The question that needs to be asked is why this post has remained vacant for so long? This is the lead Department in the province when it comes to promoting safety and security. Its work efforts and vision …


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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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Speech Notes by Bobby Stevenson: Consideration of the Adjustments Appropriation Bill 2017. 29 Nocvember 2017

November 29th, 2017

This province faces a number of challenges when it comes to the macroeconomic and fiscal environment. These challenges can be summarised as: Weak Economic Growth Fiscal Slippage The Wage Bill (66% – 63.3%) Institutional Vulnerability The country as a whole is experiencing weak economic growth, where this year it is projected to be at 0.7% barely increasing to 1% in 2018. This weak economic growth can be solely laid at …


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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL, on the annual report of Provinical Treasury 2016-2017. 28 November 2017

November 28th, 2017

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Hon members of the legislature, departmental officials and guests, good day to you all. Madam Speaker the global economy has recovered from the most recent global recession and is once again firing on all cylinders. All members of the OECD will see positive growth this year, for the first time since 2007.  Global inflation is not too high, and interest rates are low. This is known …


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