Sihlalo, i-ANC, iyalisekela leli Voti leSabiwomali. [Chairperson, the ANC supports this Budget Vote.]
The ANC's 52nd national conference characterises our emerging developmental state as one that must maintain its strategic role in shaping the key sectors of the economy, including the national transport and logistics system. It went on to declare that whilst the forms of state intervention would differ, the overriding objective would be to intervene strategically in transport to drive growth in the economy and, more broadly, to drive development.
Kodwa-ke, ngicela ukukhumbuza i-DA ukuthi ... [But, I would like to remind the DA that ...]
... when the ANC made the clarion call that "Working together we can do more," the DA became very aggrieved. We always know that you won't support anything that wants to change the lives of the people. You forget about ...
... ibhuloho lenu enalishiya laphaya e-Waterfront, elingaphelanga, kanye nase-Bourlevard, isabiwomali sabo saphelela lapho. Bese ngiyabuya futhi ngithi, bahlala benyukubele sengathi yizulu uma libafazi bedube inyama. Nsuku zonke bahlala behlinile sengathi badle isibhaha. (Translation of isiZulu paragraph follows.)
[... the road that you left incomplete - the one connecting the Waterfront to the Boulevard - you wasted the budget that was allocated for that project. The DA members are always sulky, each and every day.]
The impact of this Budget Vote and the policies that underpin it will improve the quality of life of those who reside in the provinces and rural areas. That means examining the implications of what this Vote will do over the next 12 months. Go and check ...
... isimo salapha eMpumalanga Koloni, uma izitimela ziya le ... [ ... the railway conditions in the Eastern Cape ...]
But we want to improve those lives ...
... ukuze abantu bangagcwali ezitimeleni nezinye izinto ezinjengalezo. [... to prevent overcrowding in trains and issues related to that.]
But you disagree with the budget. I don't know who you save. I wish the people were listening to you disagree with changing their lives in the townships. Again, the original job-creation targets set at the time of the launch of the provincial road maintenance grant were 70 000 for year 1, plus 20 000 for year 2. The ANC supports this Budget Vote. [Time expired.]
The Council divided:
AYES - 32: Adams, F; Boroto, MG; Bloem, DV; Chaane, TE; de Beer, CJ; Dikgale, MC; Feldman, DB; Gamede, DD; Jacobs, MP; Mabe, BP; Mabija, L; Magadla, NW; Makhubela, MW; Makhunyane,T; Mashile, BL; Matila, AG; Mazosiwe, S; Mlenzana, Z; Mncube, BV; Mnguni, BA; Mofokeng, TMH; Mokgoro, GG; Montsitsi, SD; Nesi, B; Ntwanambi, ND; Nyambi, AJ; Nzimande, LPM; Qikani, AND; Rantho, DZ; Rasmeni, RN; Sibande, MP; Tau, RJ.
NOES - 11: Abrahams, BL; Bekker, JM; de Villiers, MJR; Faber, WF; Groenewald, HB; Gunda, JJ; Joseph, D; Lees, RA; Manzini, VM; Van Lingen, EC; Worth, DA.
Vote accordingly agreed to (Democratic Alliance and Independent Democrats dissenting).
Vote No 38 - Water Affairs - put:
Declarations of vote: