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Chair, can I respond to another question which is not on this one? [Interjections.]
HON MEMBER: No, no!
It was interesting to note, when I was responding to a DA statement, how the EFF defended them. Thank you.
Thank you, Chairperson. It was the hon Carter's statement which was on a constitutional matter, which I think I can respond to.
She seemed to be complaining about the fact that because Cabinet issues a statement complaining about Parliament that that is a violation of the separation of powers. I ...
Chairperson, can I respond to the hon Carter's matter? [Interjections.]
Speaker, I just wanted to ask: Who received this legal opinion, was it just the DA? This Bill has been around for some time. It is Bill 15 of last year. Surely the tagging would have been sorted out before and it is for Parliament to advise, not the DA.
Speaker, me in front of you.
Speaker, I know it is a motion that he put as a motion without notice. And that can only go through if there is unanimous consent of the House. The Chief Whip has clearly objected, therefore there isn't unanimous consent. I would suggest that the motion be ruled out of ...
Speaker and hon members, the late Prof Kader Asmal once wrote:
Emerging from a racially divided and oppressive past, where basic human rights were violated in the extreme by an illegitimate government that failed to honour even the most basic tenets of the rule of law, South Africa crafted a ...
Deputy Speaker, I have only two minutes. I had wanted to pay tribute to the hon Smuts, but I will also need to respond to some of the issues that she raised.
Firstly, I want to pay tribute to the hon Smuts. As other members have said, she is an ...