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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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Speech notes: Annual report 2014/15, Roads and Public Works

December 2nd, 2015

An efficient road network is the point of departure in stimulating economic growth and achieving national development. DRPW suffers from a culture of non-compliance. Infrastructure Development will boost economic growth. The Department must be held to account. Honourable speaker, honourable premier, honourable members and guests. We must keep in mind that the aim of the Department of Roads and Public Works is to provide and manage the provincial roads network …


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Speech notes: Annual report 2014/15, Social Development

December 2nd, 2015

“EC social development department stilling struggling with performance” Annual report targets in many of the social programmes and sub-programmes are either over achieved or underachieved. 137 social work interns receives eventually R 5 million rand due to them Social development department overspends by R 29 million rand All protocol observed. Madam Speaker, I am the newly appointed Democratic Alliance shadow MEC and Spokesperson for social development. I believe that a …


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