NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 18 MAY MINI PLENARIES (VIRTUAL) 14:00 – 16:15 Vote 23 & 26: Defence and Military Veterans

Hon. RT Cebekhulu / Hon. MN Nxumalo   Honourable Chairperson, It remains essential that our national defence capability remains at a state of readiness, in respect of both national defence and with regard to peacekeeping missions in both the region, and the continent. In order to fulfil the above mandate, certain fundamentals must be in […]

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 18 MAY MINI PLENARIES (VIRTUAL) 14:00 – 16:15 Vote 33: Human Settlements

Hon. SA Buthelezi   Honourable Speaker, The IFP has consistently raised the problematic and slow pace of implementation of projects by this Department. In November 2020, the country’s estimated housing backlog stood at 2.6 million. This is a devastating state of affairs, with some families waiting over 15 years to receive adequate housing. The Department […]

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 18 MAY MINI PLENARIES (VIRTUAL) 14:00 – 16:15 Vote 34: Mineral Resources and Energy 

Hon. CT Msimang   Honourable Members, amidst the damaging economic impact of the pandemic that has stripped millions of our people of employment, South Africa experienced 859 hours of load-shedding in 2020 alone. This is according to a recent report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research relating to power generation in our country. […]

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 18 MAY MINI PLENARIES (VIRTUAL) 10:00 – 12:15 Vote 39: Trade, Industry and Competition

Hon. RT Cebekhulu / Hon. MN Nxumalo   Honourable Chairperson, We are meeting under difficult circumstances brought about by economic decline, as a result of the pandemic and other issues that affected the economy long before the outbreak of Covid-19. As the IFP, we reiterate that sustainable economic growth will only come from growing our […]

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FRIDAY, 14 MAY MINI PLENARIES (VIRTUAL) 10:00 – 12:15 Vote 14: Statistics South Africa

Hon. Inkosi Cebekhulu Budget Vote 14: Statistics South Africa Honourable Speaker/Chairperson The IFP acknowledges the crucial role played by Statistics South Africa. The agency has made immense contributions over the years in the generation of statistics that have informed decisions in the running of the country’s economy, and has executed its mandate commendably in post-apartheid […]

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FRIDAY, 14 MAY MINI PLENARIES (VIRTUAL) 10:00 – 12:15 Vote 32: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

  Hon. N Singh BUDGET VOTE 32 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND ENVIRONMENT (DFFE), DATED 11 MAY 2021.   Honourable Chairperson, The Right to an Environment, as ensconced in Section 24 of the Bill of Rights in our Constitution, guarantees not only a healthy environment to each and every individual but goes further, […]

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GPL Motion on the Scrapping of E-tolls in Gauteng Freeways

Speech by Hon. B.W. Dhlamini IFP Gauteng MPL Tuesday, 18 May 2021   Honourable Madam Speaker Honourable Madam Deputy Speaker Honourable Premier Members of the Gauteng Executive Council Honourable Members Members of the Media The Citizens of Gauteng Madam Speaker, The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has and remains firm on its rejection of the e-tolling […]

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Budget Vote 38: Tourism

18 May 2021 Honourable KP Sithole Honourable Members, the Covid-19 pandemic has not left South Africa and the third wave is, according to reports, marching towards us as expected. When government announced it would roll out the vaccine, we continued to place false hope in their resolve to provide us with efficient and professional services. […]

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