Applause If we are going to reform the state we should have made Cabinet much

Applause if we are going to reform the state we

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[Applause.] If we are going to reform the state we should have made Cabinet much smaller. Instead, the President made it look as if he’s cutting Cabinet and introduced Deputy Ministers, doubled them up. I want to argue this case that we can reduce the state to 15 ministries, eradicate Deputy Ministers and make sure money is available for the people of this country. [Applause.] The sixth reform I want to table is in fact that we must extend property ownership to millions of dispossessed South Africans. Our history is such that too many were dispossessed, in both urban and rural. Therefore, let’s give our citizens the right own title. The right, so that black and white South Africans must be able to access the benefit of owning private property as an economic asset that allows them to transfer wealth to future generations. While we at it, let’s give shareholding to younger South Africans so that they can transfer wealth; so that one day we can say we did break the back of the apartheid plan where our
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 32 people cannot transfer wealth one generation to the next. [Applause.] The seventh reform I want to say, Mr President, is that if we want to keep South Africans safe at home, in rural communities, on farms, let us give the SA Police into well run, well trained, highly professional crime-fighting units, let us give this to the hands of the provincial governments. [Applause.] Let us reform policing so that provinces can run it. Hand them over to provincial governments. Fellow South Africans, if we reform we can begin a way to the future of South Africa. Ten years from now, I want to see a South Africa that looks completely different from today. We can halve unemployment. DA governments are already forging ahead, and have begun innovating, modernizing and growing the cities. [Interjections.] That’s why where we govern, you’ll find that unemployment is the lowest in the country due to our obsessive focus on city-led. [Applause.]
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 33 Today, Stellenbosch has already got an ecosystem in the most productive in Africa, employing over 40 O00 people; more than Lagos and Nairobi combined, and rightly earning the title of Africa’s tech hub. In terms of renewal energy, eight out of ten municipalities in the Western Cape have already got laws in place to allow for independent solar energy generation; and most of them want to sell energy back to the grid. This is what a city-led economic growth plan would look like. That’s why we are taking this government to court to ask that they must give the rights to the City of Cape Town to be able to generate energy for citizens here. [Applause.] And we will do it to all the cities. In terms of education, the DA-run Western Cape’s investment in the future of eLearning has seen over R1,4 billion invested in the past five years. It’s already delivered over 1 160 refreshed computer labs, 28 870 devices for learners and 11 000 resources for our online portal.
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