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Speech Notes: Safety and Liaison Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 2nd, 2020

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the change in name of the department to the Department of Community Safety. This gives greater clarity as to what the role of the department is and will certainly resonate a lot better with the public and is aligned with other provinces such as the Western Cape. Any name change costs can be phased in over time. With reference to the budget, what is of great …


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Speech notes: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 2nd, 2020

Local Government in the Eastern Cape is collapsing More than 14 Municipalities are in distress and unable to pay creditors. ESKOM debt has spiralled out of control and is bringing municipalities to its knees. The illusive stimulus packages to assist with Covid19 is not forth-coming. Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members and guests, good morning. The fact that this department is spending 93.8% of its budget on the cost of …


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Speech Notes: Transport Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 2nd, 2020

Department of Transport in a Dismal State with MEC Tikana at the helm The Department of Transport is currently at a point where it is on the brink of an Achilles heel due to the plethora of events and concurrent display of alleged allegations leveled at the current MEC of Transport. Madam Speaker, through the lens of the public, the department is under a very dark cloud. I would like …


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Speech Notes: Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 2nd, 2020

Speaker, as the province is still fighting the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic, I think everyone in this house will agree with me that the farmers of the Eastern Cape, both commercial and emerging, have done sterling work in ensuring food security amidst this very trying time. I want to personally thank each and every one of them for their commitment to the wellbeing of the people of the Eastern …


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Speech notes: Office of the Premier Policy Report and Budget 2020/21

July 1st, 2020
Kobus Botha

Madam Speaker, all protocols observed. It is now 13 months and one week (22 May 2019) since Premier Oscar Mabuyane has taken charge of the government in the Eastern Cape. The Premier and the Executive Council are responsible for the realisation of the rights of people as contained in the Constitution of South Africa, provincial legislation, along with any national legislation assigned to the provinces. The Premier also sets provincial …


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