DSD not doing enough to address poverty and inequality

By Justus de Goede MPL, DA Spokesperson on Social Development Note to editors: This speech was delivered during the 2018/2019 Budget Vote of the Department of Social Development in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Madam Speaker, The Gauteng Social Development programme covers a vast field, unfortunately mostly consisting of human deprivation. Recently-released reports…

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Social Development putting lives of vulnerable people in dange

by Refiloe Nt’sekhe MPL, DA Shadow MEC for Social Development Note to editors: This speech was delivered during the 2018/2019 Budget Vote of the Department of Social Development in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Thank you, Madam Speaker, Honourable speaker, the Department of Social Development, has seen a disastrous start to the year…

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More than R6 billion of health budget to pay for accruals

by Jack Bloom MPL, DA Shadow MEC for Health Note to editors: This speech was delivered during the 2018/2019 Budget Vote of the Department of Health in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Madam Speaker, this is the 25th Health Budget that I am speaking on. Health is now the largest budget item for…

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The Premier’s office needs total change

By Heinrich Volmink MPL, DA Gauteng Office of the Premier Committee Member Honourable Speaker, The Office of the Premier is at the apex of the Provincial Government. It was encouraging, then, when the Premier stated that “as the head of this administration, I am committed to fighting corruption and maladministration, and ensuring…

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