DA Gauteng Debates Provincial Treasury Budget for 2017/18

The following speeches were delivered in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature today by DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Finance, Adriana Randall MPL, DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Finance, Mike Moriarty MPL, during the debate on the Provincial Treasury 2017/18 budget.
Speech by
Adriana Randall MPL
“This budget must work for the people of Gauteng”

  • This must be a budget for our people, a budget for growth and a budget for prosperity. The kind of growth and prosperity that sees homes being built and jobs being created. That is what the people of Gauteng want done with their money.
  • Due to the ANC’s mismanagement of the economy, SA has more than nine million people who are without work, of which six million, are mainly young and black. To paint an even bleaker picture, three million young South Africans under the age of 25 are Not in Education, Training or Employment (NEET).
  • There is no question around the need to transform the economy so that more people are able to participate in and contribute to it. So we must therefore not allow the people of Gauteng to be under the impression that it will come under so –called radical economic transformation, which is nothing more than a ruse to cover the nefarious and shadowy acts of a criminal network in Saxonwold.

The full speech can be obtained here.
Speech by
Mike Moriarty MPL
“Gauteng’s not so open tender adjudication process”

  • The MEC and the Department has been crowing about the open tender system for some time. However, if one tries to ascertain where and when the next tender adjudication is to be then you will struggle.
  • This is after a google search for “Gauteng tender adjudication”, which produces a list where the top story is from 2 April 2015, two years ago, saying “First Gauteng tender decided in public” and the second link is Treasury’s website.
  • So I ask you MEC, please can you assist. Can you please tell this house where and when the next public tender adjudication will be and how can we find out for ourselves in the future?

The full speech can be obtained here.