Mr Nicolaas Jacobus Janse Van Rensburg Koornhof

Nicolaas Jacobus Janse Van Rensburg Koornhof

Appearances

  • Eskom To Explain Load Shedding (Member's Statement) 6 Mar 2014

    Mr Speaker, unfortunately my speech is very similar, but load shedding is an important topic. No one will easily forget the impact that the year 2008 had on our country. We had the start of the global recession, the resignation of former President Mbeki and load shedding from Eskom.

    This ...

  • The Deputy President: 5 Mar 2014

    Hon Speaker and hon the Deputy President, Standard & Poor's is the most important agency as far as the mining sector is concerned in the world. They have recently warned to downgrade us if business confidence weakens, labour disputes escalate and production costs goes up due to the weakening ...

  • Ministers: 5 Mar 2014

    Hon Deputy Speaker, Deputy Minister, we need trade to grow, to strengthen our stability and to deal with our current account deficit. Europe remains our second largest important trading partner, having been overtaken recently by Asia. Yes, we are making progress to add other partners, but we cannot replace the ...

  • Customs Control Bill (Second Reading Debate) 4 Mar 2014

    Mr Chairperson, we are jointly debating three pieces of legislation today, but I shall confine my comments to the Customs Control Bill, and more specifically to the legal opinion side of it.

    On 1 November 2013 Sars briefed Prof G T S Eiselen to give them an opinion on the ...

  • Action To Protect Rhinos (Member's Statement) 4 Mar 2014

    Mr Speaker, yesterday the hon Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs urged people, particularly those adjacent to the Kruger National Park, to be more vigilant and to report any suspicious activities that are linked to poaching. Let us as the national Parliament all echo that today.

    A few days ago ...

  • Anc. 13 Nov 2013

    Hon Deputy Speaker, what a pleasure to say a few words about Sue van der Merwe! She had an illustrious career in politics, and before she entered this House she was known for her very good work. She made a change in this country. I, together with a few Members ...

  • Adjustments Appropriation Bill (First Reading Debate) 7 Nov 2013

    Mr Speaker, the financial crisis has exposed many countries' weak spots. We have not been saved in the process and, according to Sanlam's Jac Laubscher, it hit South Africa at a very bad time. In 2008 we were in a very volatile position politically - just after Polokwane - and, in ...

  • South Africa's Financial Situation And Implementation Of Ndp (Member's Statement) 5 Nov 2013

    Mr Speaker, since the effects of the financial crisis have rolled onto our shores, South Africa has sustained its first credit rating downgrade. Public debt has doubled and we struggle with the double deficit. Our state wage bill is too high and service delivery protests are the norm.

    Despite all ...

  • CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - 2013 REVISED FISCAL FRAMEWORK 31 Oct 2013

    Mr Speaker, we concluded this report yesterday and we all approved it. We shall debate the budget framework next week.

    The renewal emphasis in the National Development Plan is yet again welcomed, and only time will tell whether we have done enough to keep the credit rating agencies away from ...

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWS GENERAL AMENDMENT BILL (Second Reading debate) 31 Oct 2013

    Deputy Speaker, when this 280-page Bill landed on our desks earlier this year, I knew it was going to be a technical one. After it was advertised for comment, it was formally sent to the committee comprising 116 pages of proposed amendments to 11 different laws. One really got a ...