Chairperson, I would have liked to have put this question to the Minister, but I will have to put it to the Deputy Minister. The DA has no option but to support this department's adjusted budget, because the DA supports reconciliation and restitution, especially with regard to addressing the lamentable legacy of the 1913 Natives' Land Act.
Minister, my question is based on your department's Comprehensive Rural Development Programme, CRDP, initiatives, and its objectives regarding rural development and land reform. What steps will you take to ensure that every rand spent on the revitalisation of former parastatal irrigation schemes and plantations, such as Magwa, as well as the recapitalisation of collapsed ongoing concerns purchased by the state, are taken on a responsible and sustainable basis? If this expenditure becomes a perennial budgetary item, it will militate against the achievement of meaningful and productive land reform, which will leave the government no alternative but to seek more phantom scapegoats to apportion blame for their failure. Minister, clearly, how do you prevent this item becoming a perennial budgetary item?