I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the Council I shall move on behalf of the ANC:
That the Council -
(1) notes the results of research by the SA Institute of Race Relations released recently that have revealed that the living standard of South Africans has been steadily improving since 2001;
(2) further notes that despite criticism and media reports that government has failed, this research in fact revealed the remarkable performance of the ANC government and its achievements over the past 10 years, among others in that:
a) the number of households living in a formal house has during the past five years alone increased by 92%, from 5,7 million to 11 million;
b) increases of similar magnitude also apply to every other area of service delivery, such as access to piped water, electricity, toilets, refuse removal and the like; and that;
c) government has increased its social security net to allow orphans, poor families and fatherless children also to benefit; and
(3) takes this opportunity to commend the ANC and government on its vision, policies and dedication despite many challenges and mindful that a lot still needs to be done, and also commends it on its achievements to improve the living conditions of South Africans in order to ensure a better life for all.