Speaker, I want to thank the hon members from the ANC who drew attention to the work being done by scientists and the department in a range of fields. We are indeed very excited about the work that has been done by Prof Chibale and an international team, working within the ambit of a centre of excellence that we are funding and have funded at the University of Cape Town's Drug Discovery and Development Centre.
We are thrilled that we may, at last, have a new drug which will be a single-dose treatment for malaria and, if proven in the trials, which will begin in 2013, will presage a revolutionary discovery of a new drug by a centre of research based in South Africa, working with South Africans and institutions all over the world. So, we are indeed extremely thrilled at the potential held by the announcement we were privileged to be a part of recently.
We are also, of course, very keen to ensure that we improve the pipeline of the production of young people who are competent in mathematics and science in our country. Hence, we are paying attention to schools in rural communities, in the most vulnerable communities, and attempting, with Minister Motshekga's support, to provide educational opportunity for improved science and development study in rural schools, in township schools and, of course, in schools throughout our country.
Finally, I would like to indicate that the ANC is extremely concerned about ensuring that we do create a safer and more secure society. I therefore believe it is absolutely wrong to attempt to imply that criminal activity arose from government action or support, as the hon Reverent Meshoe attempted to do in the statement he read. What happened in KwaZulu-Natal is wrong; it must be investigated and the necessary steps must be taken to address that plight. Government can never in any way support such criminal activity.
For once, we agree with the DA that we must address a special planning week. We are glad that they are learning from the ANC that apartheid design must be ended. [Interjections.] We recently heard that the DA intended to initiate a new process of building residential areas in the Cape area. However, we were rather surprised that this new spatial development is to take place in Grassy Park, Retreat, etc. It was presented as if it were creating a new spatial design, whereas it is actually very ... [Interjections.] ... [Inaudible.] ... from communities we would like to draw together. So, we would say, address that as well. [Applause.]