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Employment Tax Incentive Bill passed after three-year battle

Nov. 20, 2013 (5 years ago) — Comments

The Employment Tax Incentive Bill has finally been passed by Parliament after a three-year battle between the National Treasury and trade unions over the youth wage subsidy. The Bill addresses the high levels of youth unemployment in South Africa by offering a wage subsidy for young workers between the ages ...

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Limpopo Intervention: Parliament acknowledges improvements

Nov. 20, 2013 (5 years ago) — Comments

The Select Committee on Finance met with the Premier of Limpopo, the Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT), and other provincial departments in Limpopo, almost two years after Cabinet placed the province under administration in December 2011 following its shocking financial collapse with a R2 billion shortfall.   Two years ago health, welfare ...

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Pro Nuclear Energy Stakeholders address Energy Committee

Nov. 20, 2013 (5 years ago) — Comments

The Energy Portfolio Committee held a unique, open stakeholder meeting to discuss nuclear energy as a reliable supply of energy. The meeting was the first of its kind in Parliament, aS the floor was open to the all members of the public who wished to comment on what was being ...

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Strong Words Between Minister and Committee

Nov. 20, 2013 (5 years ago) — Comments

Strong words were exchanged between the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture recently. Over several months the Committee had voiced its disquiet at the absence of the Minister and Deputy Minister from Committee meetings. This was conveyed to her when she finally met with ...

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Mr Royith Bhoola - MF

Nov. 10, 2013 (5 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

Bhoola

Royith Bhoola is a Member of Parliament who represents the Minority Front (MF). The 49-year old was born in Pietermartizburg, Kwazulu-Natal. He served as a councillor in the Umdoni Municipality before becoming a Member of the National Parliament in 2004.

Political Background: I was introduced to politics by Mr Amirchand ...

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Mr Litho Suka - ANC

Oct. 10, 2013 (5 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

LSuka

Litho Suka, constituency member for Karoo towns, Willowmore and Steytlerville. This 54-year-old ANC member was born in Steytlerville but has resided in Port Elizabeth for the past 30 years. Currently, he serves as the whip in the Transport Portfolio Committee.

Political background: I have a diploma in teaching. I am ...

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Ms Nombuyiselo Ngele - ANC

Sept. 10, 2013 (5 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

NOMBUYISELO NGELE is an ANC Member of Parliament who was born in the outskirts of Umtata in the Eastern Cape. She is a constituency member for Soshanguve where she also lives. This 80-year-old Member is known for being passionate about her community, especially working with the Gogos (grandmothers in Zulu ...

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Ms Elze Van Lingen - DA

Aug. 27, 2013 (5 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

ELZA VAN LINGEN, cconstituency Member for Tsitis-Karoo (Baviaans, Kouga and Koukamma municipalities), and DA Leader in the National Council of Provinces, has been described by her colleagues as dynamic, energetic, and self-motivated, whilst she says her opponents may regard her as a thorn in their side, due to her relentless ...

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Mr Themba Godi - APC

Aug. 10, 2013 (5 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

THEMBA GODI, was born on 10 August 1966 in a village called Matsabana, near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga. He is one of the founding members of the African People’s Convention (APC), that was established in 2007.

Political background: My political involvement started at a very early age. In 1983, during ...

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Mr Steve Swart - ACDP

July 27, 2013 (5 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

STEVE SWART, an African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) Member, is originally from Fish Hoek, Cape Town. He is married to Louise and has three children studying at the University of Stellenbosch. He studied for his BA and LLB degrees at the University of Stellenbosch, and was then admitted as an ...

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