We join the many voices who have correctly stated that this state of the nation

We join the many voices who have correctly stated

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We join the many voices who have correctly stated that this state of the nation address was able to capture the imagination of our people and reignite their energies, towards the building a better South Africa for all. This state of nation address, state of the nation address challenged all of us to reimagine and rethink anew in response to our current mission to eliminate the legacy of colonial apartheid, hence I’m not surprised today hon member when I hear you requesting the President to stop issuing our learners with tablets. So, we are not surprised hearing you making such comments.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 323 The President was unambiguous when he said “we must improve the affordability, safety and integration of commuter transport for low income households . The National Development Plan, NDP, demands that both public and private investment should go towards extending bus services, refurbishing commuter trains, linking high-volume corridors and integrating all these into an effective transport system. Deputy Speaker, this is exactly what the ANC led government has been doing since the dawn of our democracy. True to our commitment to invest in public transport infrastructure, as outlined in the ruling party’s manifesto. We have successfully launched the national and regional road infrastructure networks like Maputo Corridor, Moloto Corridor and the Trans-Kalahari Corridor. We have improved and extended the N1 and N2 road infrastructure linking towns, cities, provinces and neighbouring states.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 324 This is because we acknowledged the strategic role that, the road infrastructure network can play in unlocking and stimulating local and regional economic activity and in the creation of job opportunities. The President’s pro-poor and unifying vision must be viewed as a prototype to deliver a just, dignified, and inclusive future for our generation. It is a cosmopolitan vision that will undo centuries of racial inequality premised upon apartheid social planning which turned the majority of our people into pariahs in the land of their birth. Social and economic exclusion caused by policies of the past is still evident in the long distances many people, especially the poor, travel from where they live to their places of employment. Providing our communities with suitable, safe, efficient and cost-effective transport is crucial in broadening social and economic access.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 325 Deputy Speaker, the ANC-led government has successfully introduced the Rapid Bus Transit in a number of our cities in this country. This system has reduced costs of travelling in urban areas, making it easier for our young people who are students and job seekers to commute between townships and cities.
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