DA Gauteng Debates SRAC Budget for 2016/17

Speech by: Paul Willemburg MPL

 “Department flooded with unfinished business”

  •         In the previous budgets we were promised that six libraries would be constructed in Tshwane.
  •         I look forward to the completion of the Archival Centre this year, especially as a huge amount of money is being spent on the overall project.
  •         The outcome of a programme like “Learn to Swim” is questioned when most of previously disadvantaged areas don’t have swimming pools and if they do, they often are in a poor state.
  •         The much lauded Mabaleng project remains a pipe dream and I look forward to its realisation.

The full speech can be obtained here.


Speech by: Kingsol Chabalala MPL

“Gauteng’s forgotten sporting codes”

  •          This year I stand before this house pleading for more funding towards grass roots development of sporting codes once the pride of this province.
  •         It is imperative that this department acts as a social net to take off the load carried by other departments such as social development, education and health.
  •         It is no wonder that year on year our athletes need to beg for funding. Is it not an ideal worth striving towards, to offer our young people in this province with a variety of sporting codes?
  •         If we are to uphold the title of “Gauteng the home of Champions” then I suggest we start identifying lost sporting codes, re-develop and support them and ensure we produce national and international sporting heroes – just like the national strategic goals suggest.

The full speech can be obtained here.


Media enquiries:

Paul Willemburg MPL

DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts, Culture and Heritage 

082 450 0815


Kingsol Chabalala MPL

DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Sport, Recreation, Arts, Culture and Heritage 

060 558 8299

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