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Speech Notes: Vote 12 – Provincial Treasury Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 5th, 2021

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Leaders of Political Parties, Members of the House Stealing from South African governmental departments and municipalities has become the easiest way of making a dishonest buck, more often than not without any consequences to the individuals involved. The now late former Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu, last year revealed that South African Municipalities’ irregular expenditure increased to a mind-blowing R32,06 Billion in the 2018/19 financial year. This was …


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Speech Notes: Vote 11 – Human Settlements Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 5th, 2021
Kobus Botha

Honourable Speaker All protocols observed Speaker It’s hard to argue that housing is not a fundamental human need as there’s no place like home, we all say! Now let’s reflect on the report that was tabled today, as leaders need to be facilitators to help the poor and vulnerable experience a better life, in a dignified house. Hon. Speaker The 2019/2020 annual report we are considering today highlights two fundamental …


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Speech Notes: Vote 10 – Transport Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 5th, 2021

I would like to greet one and all, in the wonderful name of our saviour, lord Jesus Christ. It would be amiss of me if I do not extend my seasonal greetings to all present. Compliments of the new year. I would like to wish you a prosperous and a blessed year ahead. May 2021 be a better year than 2020. Madam Speaker, the Department has, once again, received a …


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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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