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Speech notes: Annual report 2014/15, Transport

December 3rd, 2015

  “A broken Department of Transport” Department failing to implement house resolutions. Resolution 14 of 2009 Failing Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) Hon Speaker   During our engagement with the Department of Transport it was evidently clear that this is a struggling department. Hon. Speaker, if one should school grade this department; I would give it F, for fail. The members in this House can do their own analysis based …


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Speech notes: Annual report 2014/15, Education

December 3rd, 2015

Hon Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, colleagues, officials, dignitaries and visitors, it gives me great joy to represent the Democratic Alliance in this debate. Hon Speaker, the Democratic Alliance wants to, without any vagueness express its dissatisfaction in the dysfunction displayed by the Department of Education as summarized in the general findings of the adopted annual report of the multiparty portfolio committee on education. What is clear in …


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Speech notes: Annual report 2014/15, Provincial Legislature

December 3rd, 2015

There is an expression in Latin which says “video et taceo”. This means I see, but I don’t say. There are a number of issues that I am going to raise where I both see and say and where other people have seen but don’t say. The first issue relates to resolutions of this House. In the February ATC the portfolio committee of SCOPA recommended and I quote: “The office …


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Speech notes: Annual report 2014/15, Office of the Premier

December 3rd, 2015

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Executive Members, Members of the Provincial Legislature, Staff of the Office of the Premier, dignitaries and visitors.  It is always an honour to represent my political party, the Democratic Alliance in debates in this august house. Honourable Speaker, the Office of the Premier will not be judged by how many clean audits it has obtained in this fifth term of the provincial legislature, but by the …


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Speech notes: Adjustments Appropriation Bill 2015/16

December 2nd, 2015

We have the highest expanded rate of unemployment at 42,5% signifying the lack of hope and opportunity that this province should be showcasing. There is an urgent need for a turnaround strategy. I did not see anything in the second Adjustment Bill that is any radical departure from present government policy. Unless we have bold, radical and innovative action, we are not going to create the right climate for jobs …


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