Mr Francoise Adrianus Rodgers

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Francoise Adrianus Rodgers

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  • NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE AMENDMENT BILL (Second Reading debate) 27 Feb 2014

    Thank you, Madam Chair. If one listens to what the hon Minister and the chairperson of our portfolio committee have to say about the current status of waste in our country, then this is not a good story to tell.

    Waste statistics in our country at the moment show us ...

  • NATIONAL WATER AMENDMENT BILL (Second Reading debate) 27 Feb 2014

    Deputy Speaker, one of the greatest environmental challenges facing South Africa and its people is mining. On the one hand, it has massive benefits for our economy, yet on the other hand, it has the potential to destroy the very environment in which we have to live.

    We cannot ignore ...

  • SOUTH AFRICAN WEATHER SERVICE AMENDMENT BILL (Second Reading debate) 12 Nov 2013

    Chair, imagine if you will a South Africa without a reliable weather service, an unregulated Weather Service and no dependable weather warnings, where agriculture, industry and ordinary citizens have no access to accurate weather information and forecasts. How would our shipping and fishing industry cope without this vital information? Agriculture ...

  • South African Weather Service Amendment Bill (Second Reading Debate) 12 Nov 2013

    Chair, imagine if you will a South Africa without a reliable weather service, an unregulated Weather Service and no dependable weather warnings, where agriculture, industry and ordinary citizens have no access to accurate weather information and forecasts. How would our shipping and fishing industry cope without this vital information? Agriculture ...

  • NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: AIR QUALITY AMENDMENT BILL (Second Reading debate) 5 Nov 2013

    Hon Deputy Speaker, coastal areas and coastal resources are vital to the development and future, not only of those occupying these areas, but also our country. It is estimated that almost half the world's population live in coastal areas and are dependent on the resources in these areas. It ...

  • National Environmental Management: Air Quality Amendment Bill (Second Reading Debate) 5 Nov 2013

    Hon Deputy Speaker, coastal areas and coastal resources are vital to the development and future, not only of those occupying these areas, but also our country. It is estimated that almost half the world's population live in coastal areas and are dependent on the resources in these areas. It ...

  • Conditions In Rename Of Sisonke District Municipality (Member's Statement) 29 Oct 2013

    Speaker, with the recent renaming of the Sisonke District Municipality, it is once again abundantly clear that the ANC is unable to move from an organisation of liberation to one of governance. Millions of rand have been spent on nothing more than a political campaign to rename Sisonke District to ...

  • Deal Signed With Cuba By Minister Of Water And Environmental Affairs (Member's Statement) 19 Sep 2013

    Hon Deputy Speaker, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, has recently signed a deal with Cuba to fill the skills gap of 3 000 engineers in South Africa with 34 Cuban engineers. Any progress and skills development implementation to better the delivery of water in our country ...

  • Delivery And Removal Of Toilets In Umzimkulu Local Municipality (Member's Statement) 20 Jun 2013

    Deputy Speaker, unlike the ANC, the DA holds its councillors accountable. We found the recent statement made by the DA councillor repugnant and he was suspended. Perhaps the ANC can follow suit with its renegade members. [Applause.]

    In light of the continued embarrassing and disgraceful behaviour of certain ANC Youth ...

  • DELIVERY AND REMOVAL OF TOILETS IN UMZIMKULU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY (Member's Statement) 20 Jun 2013

    Deputy Speaker, unlike the ANC, the DA holds its councillors accountable. We found the recent statement made by the DA councillor repugnant and he was suspended. Perhaps the ANC can follow suit with its renegade members. [Applause.]

    In light of the continued embarrassing and disgraceful behaviour of certain ANC Youth ...

  • Appropriation Bill 28 May 2013

    Chairperson, Madam Minister, hon members and guests, it is perhaps fitting with the imminent first state visit of the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, that I open with his wise words, and I quote:

    This is the moment when we must come together to save this ...

  • Appropriation Bill 21 May 2013

    Molweni. [Good day.] Good afternoon, Chairperson, Madam Minister, hon members and guests, in terms of section 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, all citizens should have the right to sufficient water. In 2004 the then president, Thabo Mbeki, in his state of the nation address, told ...