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SPEECHES BY YUSUF CASSIM


Speech Notes: School visit report to Education Portfolio Committee 3 July 2020

July 3rd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Fellow South Africans… I greet you with the universal greeting of peace, As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In undertaking the school visits which produced the report before the house today, honourable members witnessed first hand the symptoms of a flailing and failing department. The report itself serves as an indictment of MEC Gade and the management of the department of education in the Eastern Cape. It is little …


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

July 3rd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Fellow South Africans… I greet you with the universal greeting of peace, As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. The prospects for improvement in the education system and its outcomes for learners in the Eastern Cape is looking increasingly more precarious. Preparations for the reopening of schools have been completely bungled, the department wasted money it doesn’t have paying up to 5 times more for PPE compared to what …


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Speech notes: Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 2nd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Fellow South Africans… I greet you with the universal greeting of peace, As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. The Eastern Cape’s expanded unemployment rate as of the first quarter of this financial year sits at 48.9%. This is not a new phenomenon. Our jobs crisis has worsened year-on-year, spurred on by a flawed economic approach and inept government. In the midst of the global Covid 19 pandemic, President …


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Speech notes: Reaction to SOPA 2020 by Yusuf Cassim, MPL

March 3rd, 2020

Honourable Speaker, Fellow South Africans… I greet you with the universal greeting of peace, As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh On the 15th of January this year, I joined Hon. Matiwane and Hon. Naylambisa as part of the team conducting school readiness visits in Amathole East. The very same morning, my eldest daughter Ruqayyah was anxiously bracing herself for her first day of school as a grade 0 pupil. Days …


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CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM ON OVERSIGHT VISITS TO PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT AROUND CHRIS HANI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

October 24th, 2019

Honourable Speaker, Fellow South Africans… I greet you with the universal greeting of peace, As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. From 20 to 22 August 2019, the portfolio committee on economic development, environmental affairs and tourism visited various projects it funds and supports in the Chris Hani district. Madam Speaker, one can not express the importance of economic development enough. Economic growth in our province will result in the creation …


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Speech notes: Yusuf Cassim 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

More of the Same Won’t Cut it – We Must Learn from the Western Cape Economic Game Changers Madam Speaker As I sat listening to the Premier’s inaugural State of the Province address, I realise now that much like the almost 1.2 million people of our province who are unemployed or have given up looking for work, I was desperate. Desperate for hope, the kind that is inspired by bold …


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