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[ID] MPP RODNEY LENTIT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS

[ID] MPP RODNEY LENTIT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS

22 March 2012 - Independent Democrats Member of Provincial Parliament, Western Cape Mr RODNEY LENTIT says in a Members Statement that every R2,500 spent at Chinese outlets indirectly threatens the salary of one local textile worker...

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[ID] MPP RODNEY LENTIT WELCOMES EASTER HOLIDAY SAFETY INITIATIVES

[ID] MPP RODNEY LENTIT WELCOMES EASTER HOLIDAY SAFETY INITIATIVES

19 March 2012 - Independent Democrats Member of Provincial Parliament, Western Cape Mr RODNEY LENTIT says the Easter period is notorious for road fatalities and it is therefore it is comforting to know that the same dedication Western Cape traffic officials displayed over the 2011/12 festive season will be implemented for the approaching Easter festivities as confirmed by the minister in response to a follow up question (Oral Q&A attached)...

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[ID] RODNEY LENTIT'S MEMBER'S STATEMENT ON CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WORKERS

[ID] RODNEY LENTIT'S MEMBER'S STATEMENT ON CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WORKERS

15 March 2012 - Independent Democrats Member of Provincial Parliament, Western Cape Mr RODNEY LENTIT says South Africans should not be degraded by becoming employed based on the colour of their skin, but on their abilities, skills, experience and qualifications...

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[ID] RODNEY LENTIT'S SPEECH ON THE EFFECT OF BIRD FLU ON THE OSTRICH INDUSTRY

[ID] RODNEY LENTIT'S SPEECH ON THE EFFECT OF BIRD FLU ON THE OSTRICH INDUSTRY

08 March 2012 - Independent Democrats Member of Provincial Parliament, Western Cape Mr RODNEY LENTIT says many workers dependent on the well-being of the ostrich industry have resorted to desperate and often degrading measures of providing for their families which include delving in anti-social behaviour, and it is our responsibility to find a solution to this crisis...

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[ID] RODNEY LENTIT'S  MEMBERS STATEMENT ON IMPORTANCE OF PARENTS INVOLVEMENT WITH SCHOOL GOVERNING BODIES

[ID] RODNEY LENTIT'S MEMBERS STATEMENT ON IMPORTANCE OF PARENTS INVOLVEMENT WITH SCHOOL GOVERNING BODIES

08 March 2012 - Independent Democrats Member of Provincial Parliament, Western Cape Mr RODNEY LENTIT says by increasing the involvement of parents to elect a dynamic and responsible governing body – various concerns would be highlighted and addressed that would take substantial strain off the department where safety, well-being and discipline of learners is concerned, especially vital information on the transporting of learners to and from schools...

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ID/ DA’S RODNEY LENTIT CALLS ON PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOLLOWING HUMPHREYS’ SENTENCE

ID/ DA’S RODNEY LENTIT CALLS ON PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOLLOWING HUMPHREYS’ SENTENCE

28 February 2012 - Independent Democrats Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament says it is crucial to prevent incidents such as the unfortunate accidents on our roads that injure and claim the lives of our learners every year...

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[ID] RODNEY LENTIT RESPONDS TO THE STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS

[ID] RODNEY LENTIT RESPONDS TO THE STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS

21 February 2012 - Independent Democrats Member of Provincial Parliament, Western Cape Mr RODNEY LENTIT says in her State of the Province Address, Premier Helen Zille mentioned that the only sustainable way to beat poverty is by creating opportunities for growth and jobs. One of the fundamental building blocks the Honourable Premier highlighted to achieving this goal is to educate our children...

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[ID] HANIFF HOOSEN RESPONDS TO THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

[ID] HANIFF HOOSEN RESPONDS TO THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

15 February 2012 - ID MP and DA Shadow Minister of Economic Development, Mr HANIFF HOOSEN says like a cancer, corruption is becoming an entrenched norm in our society...

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[ID] JOE MCGLUWA RESPONDS TO THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

[ID] JOE MCGLUWA RESPONDS TO THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

14 February 2012 - ID MP and DA Shadow Minister in the Presidency, Mr JOE MCGLUWA says the challenge for the President’s vision, plans and strategies for this country continues to lie in implementation and real delivery...

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 JOE MCGLUWA SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR SHAMELESS REDUNDANT HOTLINES

JOE MCGLUWA SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR SHAMELESS REDUNDANT HOTLINES

02 February 2012 - Independent Democrats Parliamentary Leader and DA Shadow Minister in the Presidency, Mr JOE MCGLUWA MP says the mushroom-effect of hotlines seems to be nothing more than creating a soft-cushion landing for a province that is clearly in dire straits on more than one level which is adding up to the service delivery chaos in that province...

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[ID] FUEL SHORTAGES AN ESKOM-TYPE TICKING TIME BOMB

[ID] FUEL SHORTAGES AN ESKOM-TYPE TICKING TIME BOMB

02 February 2012 - Independent Democrats Chief Whip and DA Shadow Minister of Energy, Mr LANCE GREYLING MP says the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been informed that the primary reason for nationwide fuel shortages is attributable to fuel suppliers not maintaining a consumer buffer supply stock...

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ID WILL LOBBY TO KEEP DLAMINI-ZUMA AS HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER

ID WILL LOBBY TO KEEP DLAMINI-ZUMA AS HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER

30 January 2012 - Independent Democrats Parliamentary Leader, Mr JOE MCGLUWA says the ID will over the next six months engage with other opposition parties with the intention of running a robust campaign for Dlamini-Zuma to remain as minister and retract her candidacy in the AU election...

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[ID] SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS NKOSAZANA DLAMINI-ZUMA MORE THAN THE AU

[ID] SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS NKOSAZANA DLAMINI-ZUMA MORE THAN THE AU

29 January 2012 - Independent Democrats Parliamentary Leader, Mr JOE MCGLUWA says South Africa needs Dlamini-Zuma more than the AU at this critical stage of her department’s stabalising process...

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[ID] ANC SHOULD BOW HEADS IN SHAMED BY STATE’S INCAPACITY

[ID] ANC SHOULD BOW HEADS IN SHAMED BY STATE’S INCAPACITY

22 January 2012 - Independent Democrats Parliamentary Leader, Mr JOE MCGLUWA says It has become a tendency of government to become excited by setting high targets which they cannot achieve...

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[ID] CALLS FOR STRICTER RULES ON WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE

[ID] CALLS FOR STRICTER RULES ON WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE

17 January 2012 - Independent Democrats Parliamentary Leader, Mr JOE MCGLUWA MP says the misused of public funds within national and provincial departments across the country is a direct link to the poor financial chaos currently existing at local government level...

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[ID] APPEAL TO PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA AND CABINET TO SUPPORT COLLAPSING  MUNICIPALITIES

[ID] APPEAL TO PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA AND CABINET TO SUPPORT COLLAPSING MUNICIPALITIES

15 January 2012 - Independent Democrats Parliamentary Leader, Mr JOE MCGLUWA MP says It is shameful that nearly 40 percent of the country’s municipalities are facing financial meltdown...

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[ID] AN EXTERNAL AUDIT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR POWER PLANTS MUST BE INSTITUTED

[ID] AN EXTERNAL AUDIT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR POWER PLANTS MUST BE INSTITUTED

10 January 2012 - Independent Democrats Spokesperson on Public Enterprises, Mr LANCE GREYLING MP, says it is unacceptable that Parliament has still not received the final report of that disaster in which a sorely needed 600 Megawatts was removed from the grid at a cost of billions of Rand to the country due to simple gross incompetence...

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[ID] HANIFF HOOSEN REVEALS MORE SHOCKING CASES OF TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION EXPENDITURE

[ID] HANIFF HOOSEN REVEALS MORE SHOCKING CASES OF TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION EXPENDITURE

15 December 2011 - Independent Democrats Secretary-General, Mr HANIFF HOOSEN MP says the Minister of Home Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma revealed in a Parliamentary question reply that her department had racked up a bill in excess of R320m in two years...

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[ID] LANCE GREYLING: Public Works Q&A

[ID] LANCE GREYLING: Public Works Q&A

14 December 2011 - Independent Democrats Chief Whip, Mr LANCE GREYLING MP receives a reply from the department of Public Works on behalf of Mr HANIFF HOOSEN MP...

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[ID] JOE MCGLUWA: HOME AFFAIRS Q&A

[ID] JOE MCGLUWA: HOME AFFAIRS Q&A

13 December 2011 - Independent Democrats Parliamentary Leader, Mr JOE MCGLUWA MP receives a response from the Minister of Home Affairs regarding allegations of physical abuse, bribery and rude behaviour by officials toward asylum seekers outside the Marabastad Home Affairs office in Pretoria...

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