Hon Chairperson, I just want to say thank you, once again, to hon Van Den Berg for the show, because he is very much aware that we have just been busy with the Pan South African Language Board, Pansalb, interviews of the board. Secondly, I want to further state that he is very aware that Pansalb state is now stabilising because there is an acting CEO who has implemented the turnaround strategy that the portfolio committee has accepted as well. We also want to further state that Pansalb is coming on board and the portfolio committee is happy that it is about to bring about stability.
On the issues of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorisation Act, Sara, as much as I agree with him, last week - not long ago - the turnaround strategy was brought to the portfolio committee, which was happy about it, and those issues were raised there.
However, he is not saying that some of the issues that are challenges for Sara are those structural issues of apartheid where people, before democracy, wrote 100-year leases for R1. You know, they are leases for just R1 to hire a place. Historical places have all been taken by white people who were advantaged by then. How do you have a lease of R1 for a house that is worth a million? I think those are the things that we must say that, in the transformation process, are part of the issues that are causing problems.
As this Parliament we are the ones, as the ANC, who have adopted and declared that South Africa is a multilingual country. He is not stating that we are still fighting for change in terms of languages spoken in South Africa, starting with schools that are still refusing to teach African languages. I think we must stop making shows and agree on transformation. Thank you. [Applause.]
Vote agreed to.
Vote No 15 - Basic Education - put.
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