Mr Pravin Gordhan

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Pravin Gordhan

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  • Retirement Message By House Chairperson Mrs F Hajaig 13 Mar 2014

    House Chairperson, may I first take the opportunity to wish you well in your retirement, as I do to Mr Marius Swart as well. We are going to miss his nonpartisan approach to many issues in the committee. I'm sure the committee members would acknowledge that. What is this debate ...

  • Retirement Message By House Chairperson Mrs F Hajaig 13 Mar 2014

    I want to suggest, though, that as Parliament we need to more carefully interrogate this concept of a clean audit. I think we misdirect it. The audit profession does not know anything about clean audits. In the private sector one does not have clean audits. One either has audit opinions ...

  • Retirement Message By House Chairperson Mrs F Hajaig 13 Mar 2014

    Thank you, Mr Speaker, but we can debate that a little later, when you provide us with water at the reception.

    Now, the second major point he makes is about being radical or conservative. If you consult the Oxford dictionary, you will see radical is about getting to the root ...

  • Eskom Energy Crisis In South Africa (Minister's Response) 11 Mar 2014

    Speaker, one suggestion might be for us to be frank and say that election campaigning has really started in the House. Then at least we can place some of the statements in some kind of perspective.

    With reference to my statements quoted by the hon member on the other side, ...

  • Eskom Energy Crisis In South Africa (Minister's Response) 11 Mar 2014

    There are no lies. There is absolute frankness about where we stand. So, let us not mislead the public because it is election time. [Applause.]

  • Consideration Of Report Of Standing Committee On Finance - 2014 Fiscal Framework And Revenue Proposals 11 Mar 2014

    Hon Chairperson, hon Deputy President, the chairperson of the committee, Mr Mufamadi, and members of the committee on both sides of the House, thank you for the various contributions. Happy birthday, Mr Mufamadi - I don't know whether it would be protocol to sing "Happy Birthday", but if the Chairperson ...

  • Eskom Energy Crisis In South Africa (Minister's Response) 11 Mar 2014

    We have to accept that users have to change their behaviour, whether they are households or businesses. Eskom will have to take another look at certain of the arrangements it has for the supply of power and the cost of that power supply, plus do something about the constraints.

    What ...

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

    Deputy Speaker, Deputy President, Ministers, the chairpersons of the two committees, Mr Mufamadi and Mr Sogoni, hon members and our guests in the gallery, let me first reiterate what the hon Mufamadi, and indeed the Deputy Minister, said earlier on - that the MTBPS and the various reports that we ...

  • Adjustments Appropriation Bill (Consideration Of Votes And Schedule) 7 Nov 2013

    House Chairperson, Minister Davies is in Namibia with the President, so I've been asked to take any questions. We are glad to know that, although this is an unrelated item, at least the opposition agrees that there is more money going to this area and that trade promotion is an ...

  • Customs Duty Bill (Introduction) 24 Oct 2013

    Many South Africans are excluded from economic activity and, as a result, suffer disproportionately from unemployment, discouragement and economic marginalisation. Indeed, South Africa has one of the highest rates of unemployment worldwide and we should spare no effort in reducing unemployment.

    The incidence of unemployment is highest among young people. ...