BUDGET VOTES Vote 3: Cooperative Governance

Hon. Inkosi Luthuli, MP 22 July 2020 Honourable Members, a few weeks ago the Auditor-General released his latest Municipal Audit Report, showing the extent of disintegration of municipalities. In no uncertain terms, we are facing the collapse of Local Government. In KwaZulu-Natal, only one out of 54 municipalities received a clean audit from the Auditor-General for the […]

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BUDGET VOTES Vote 16: Basic Education

Hon. SL Ngcobo, MP 22 July 2020 Honourable Members, it is a grim reality that the Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the deep inequalities in our education system. This pandemic sharply brings into question our efforts – not only to protect the health of our children but also our Government’s genuine efforts to […]

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BUDGET VOTES Vote 40: Transport

Hon. KP Sithole, MP 21 July 2020 Honourable Speaker, Recently we experienced nationwide taxi protests across the country following the lockdown regulations, which forced taxis to carry a reduced capacity. Like all industries, the transport sector needed to balance the safety of its people with getting them to work. Unfortunately, government’s bid to keep inflation […]

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BUDGET VOTES Vote 37: Sports, Arts and Culture

Hon. Inkosi Luthuli, MP 21 July 2020 Honourable Speaker, The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture has an important role to play in preserving our sports personalities, artists, cultural sites and representatives. The Covid-19 lockdown has unfortunately impacted the stakeholders of this Department and forced them into financial difficulty, as their trade is reliant on […]

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BUDGET VOTES Vote 34: Minerals Resources and Energy

Hon. MN Nxumalo, MP 21 July 2020 Honourable Chairperson, During this declared period of a State of National Disaster, South Africa finds itself grappling with social and economic ravages brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. It therefore remains critically important that this Department deliver upon its mandate, especially in terms of prioritising the frontline services […]

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BUDGET VOTES Vote 33: Human Settlements

Hon. Xolani Ngwezi, MP 21 July 2020 Honourable Speaker, The IFP has consistently been raising the problematic implementation of agreed projects by this Department. It is very disturbing to see the lack of attention paid to people’s living and housing conditions. The lack of implementation and lack of accountability has been exposed by the current […]

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BUDGET VOTES Vote 31: Employment and Labour

Hon. Xolani Ngwezi, MP 21 July 2020 Honourable Chairperson, Employment and labour in South Africa have been dealt crippling blows by Covid-19 over the last 120 days. With a 7% contraction of the economy forecast by the South African Reserve Bank to be prevailing by the end of this year, and a conservative estimate of […]

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Statement by the IFP – Official Opposition in the KZN Legislature for the non-participation in the Centenary Debate on the late Honourable Harry Themba Gwala

The IFP KZN Legislature Caucus wants to put on record for the public knowledge that we fully support all recognitions and tributes given to our heroes and heroines for their contributions in the struggle for freedom in our country. This includes the centenary debate on the life of the late Mr Harry Gwala, who will […]

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Statement: Press Briefing on Corruption in KZN

Hon. VF Hlabisa (MPL) – Leader of the Official Opposition in KZN and President of the IFP Wednesday, 22 July 2020 — After the news of allegations of irregularities in the procurement of 48 000 blankets by the KZN Department of Social Development and the perceived collusion of the department officials with the suppliers in April […]

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