Majority of Gauteng municipalities dysfunctional

By Mervyn Cirota MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Human Settlements and COGTA Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered in the Gauteng Legislature during the debate on the 2018/19 COGTA budget. “Poor management and lack of relevant qualifications are the prime cause for dysfunctional and poorly run municipalities.” This statement…

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Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has no plans

by Mervyn Cirota MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Human Settlements and COGTA Note to editors: This speech was delivered during the 2018/2019 Budget Vote of the Department of Human settlements in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Madam speaker, Each year there is a need to measure the performance of the Department of…

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Money spent, houses not built

by Makashule Gana MPL, DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Human Settlements The following speech was delivered in the Gauteng Legislature during the debate on the 2018/19 Human Settlements budget. Honourable members, Fellow South Africans, The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is in tatters. There is a lack of political will and leadership to…

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Brian Hlongwa must be held accountable for his actions

By Janet Semple MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Economic Development   Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered in the Gauteng Legislature during the DA/EFF motion debate on ANC Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa’s fitness to hold office. Madam Speaker, Honourable Brian Hlongwa, in interviews with the media, has stated that…

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Gauteng ANC not embarrassed by Hlongwa corruption

by Jack Bloom MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered in the Gauteng Legislature during the DA/EFF motion debate on ANC Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa’s fitness to hold office. Madam Speaker, This is a very important motion which will show whether the governing…

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