Hon Speaker, I rise to wish all members here present a good rest over the coming one and half months, that's when I checked. I here speak of plus or minus 7000 hours. I say a good rest because momentous challenges faced by our country and her people need both a united and cohesive hand to ensure a proper response when we return. I must say thank you as well to you hon Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Chairpersons, you have done very well.
Instead of merely rising to ululate and declare that we are now going to enjoy ourselves next to our country's seas, enjoy braaivleis with our families, play, albeit most of us are old, with our friends and enjoy sleeping for more than 7000 hours, I propose that we ask ourselves a few questions: The first is, has this Sixth Parliament succeeded? Secondly, has this Sixth Parliament truly represented South Africans and is it intra-democratic?