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SPEECHES BY EDMUND VAN VUUREN


Speech Notes: Vote 4 – Social Development Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 4th, 2021

Honourable Speaker, Honorable Premier, protocol observed. Good day. Honourable Speaker, I stand here a solemn, wretched, and disconsolate public representative. It is unconscionable, Madam Speaker, that the Department of Social Development could not distribute Social Relief of Distress to all targeted beneficiaries, due to systemic incompetence that is prevalent in this Department. The Department of Social Development has up to date only spent R22,754 million out of an allocated budget …


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Speech Notes: Vote 2 – Legislature Annual & Half Year Financial Oversight Reports

February 4th, 2021

Honourable Deputy Speaker, Honorable Premier, all protocol observed. Good day to you. Hon Deputy Speaker, this institution operated with a total adjusted budget allocation of R557,291 million for the year under review. The Legislature registered an over-expenditure of R7,5 million, which is 1,3% more than the allocated budget, even though the institution has 115 vacant, posts which include critical funded vacant posts in the Finance, Human Resource Management and committees’ …


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Speech Notes: Delivering of Food Parcels During Covid -19

September 2nd, 2020

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, members of the Provincial Legislature, officials from different Governmental Departments, dignitaries, invited guests and the warm people of the Chris Hani district. I humbly greet you. When the president announced that the country would be under a national lockdown from 27 March 2020, we all knew that things would be a bit different. We also knew that there would be a sharp …


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Speech notes: Reaction to SOPA 2020 by Edmund van Vuuren, MPL

March 3rd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, members of the executive members of this august house, dignitaries and visitors, I solemnly greet you. Honourable speaker, the honourable Premier said a lot of things people wanted to hear,but has also lost focus on certain critical deliverables. Honourable Speaker, the honourable Premier and his cabinet must stop making promises that they cannot uphold, and the honourable Premier must stop protecting some of his MEC’s in …


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SPEECH NOTES: CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON OVERSIGHT VISITS TO PROJECTS AND INSTITUTIONS FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT AROUND CHRIS HANI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

October 23rd, 2019

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, members of the Provincial Legislature, officials from different Governmental Departments, dignitaries, invited guests and the warm people of the Chris Hani district. I humbly greet you. The department of Social Development plays such a pivotal role in our society, especially within the boundaries of the Eastern Cape. Because of the importance if the department’s service and beneficiaries, monitoring and evaluation and regular, …


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Speech notes: Edmund Van Vuuren 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

Hon. Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, members of this House, officials from different Governmental Departments, dignitaries and invited guests. I solemnly greet you. I stand before you today, a person privileged to be part of the 6th session of our Legislature, celebrating our democracy and freedom. I use the word “freedom” very loosely. Not all of our people are indeed free. Many still feel trapped under a government …


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Speech Notes: SCOPA Annual Report and Financial Oversight Debate

December 6th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members, dignitaries, visitors and Departmental officials – I humbly greet you. Honourable Speaker, as members of the provincial legislature and as employees of the government, we are meant to be here to serve the people of the Eastern Cape by assisting in providing a better life for one and all by fighting corruption, by improving service delivery, by expediting fair access to job opportunities, and …


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Speech notes: Annual report of Department of Education 2017/18

December 4th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

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. Madam Speaker, I delivered my maiden speech on 17 June 2009. I can recite that speech today, almost 10 years later with limited changes, and it will still be relevant to the Department of Education today. The 2017/18 Annual Report on Education paints a …


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Speech: Office of the Premier Annual Report 2017/18

December 4th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, the Executive Council, Colleagues, Officials from the Office of The Premier, dignitaries and visitors, allow me to greet you this morning. Madam Speaker, when perusing the Annual Report for the Office of the Premier for the 2017/18 financial year, it paints a very bleak picture, with its under performances out shining any achievements. The Office of the Premier under-spent its allocated budget by R76, 698 million …


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Presentation of Report of Portfolio Committee on Education

October 16th, 2018
Shadow MEC for Education, Edmund Van Vuuren

Taking legislature to the People Elliotdale, Amathole District Municipality 16 October 2018 Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, All MEC’s present here today, my colleagues, the Honourable MPL’s, Education Departmental Officials, dignitaries, visitors, activists of all political parties and the residents of Elliotdale and the broader community. I humbly greet you. Honourable Speaker, the Democratic Alliance welcomes this comprehensive report compiled and adopted by the multiparty Education Portfolio Committee and also supports …


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