Deputy Speaker, as South Africa today, it shows that change is painful. Change is bitter, especially when you are stuck in the past. We are here today to talk about change in our country, a change which will change the lives of our people.
I must also say that this has been confirmed by the Canadian-based Fraser Institute which shows that as South Africa we are better than yesterday. We are on the right course when it comes to the minerals and petroleum industry in South Africa. May I also say, if you look at yourselves and your interests as the DA, hon Lorimer, [Interjections.] let me tell you, you do not represent the country, but the white racial minority of South Africa. You will never represent South Africa. You do not care about our people; you are not interested in change in South Africa. We are on the path of changing the mining and petroleum industry in South Africa, whether you like it or not. [Applause.]
Hon Huang, you've just come in and you decided to catch the last train. You are too late, we do not know you. You need to know this Parliament as well as change and transformation in South Africa better. You are stuck in the past, we are moving forward as South Africa.
I must say that this Act is about the people of South Africa. It is not about the few who are stuck in a way that does not take us forward. We have just come back from Canada, the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill has been accepted by international investors. You are stuck here because you do not know.
This industry has grown. The previous speaker indicated how the mining industry has performed. We have tripled the ownership of mines in this country. The new petroleum industry which we are going to start and the shale industry are going to grow. I must say to those who talk about nationalisation - you do not know what we have done in this country in 2002. As the state, the custodian of mineral rights, we vested the mineral resources of this country. That is what we have done. Therefore, we have opened up an opportunity which was not there in the past. I must say that, as we speak today, we are going to attract more investments in the interest of South Africans.
Change is bitter, stay where you are. Stay untransformed, unchanged, representing the minority as you do today. Come 7 May 2013, the ANC will be in charge. We will be ruling once more. There will be no change. You are stuck in the past, stay there. [Applause.]
Hlalani kwabafileyo. [Stay untransformed.] [Applause.]
Question put: That the Bill be read a second time.
The House divided.
AYES - 226: Abram, S; Adams, P E; Ainslie, A R; Bam-Mugwanya, V; Bapela, K O; Beukman, F; Bhengu, N R; Bhengu, F; Bhengu, P; Bhoola, R B; Bikani, F C; Bogopane-Zulu, H I; Bonhomme, T; Booi, M S; Borman, G M; Boshigo, D F; Botha, Y R; Botha, T; Bothman, S G; Burgess, C V; Carrim, Y I; Chikunga, L S; Chili, D O; Chiloane, T D; Chohan, F I; Coleman, E M; Cronin, J P; Cwele, S C; Dambuza, B N; Daniels, P N; Davies, R H; De Lange, J H; Diale, L N; Dikgacwi, M M; Dikobo, K J; Dlakude, D E; Dlamini, B O; Dlomo, B J; Dlulane, B N; Dubazana, Z S; Dube, M C; Duma, N M; Dunjwa, M L; Frolick, C T; Fubbs, J L; Gasebonwe, T M A; Gaum, A H; Gcume, N P; Gcwabaza, N E; Gelderblom, J P; Gigaba, K M N; Gina, N; Gololo, C L; Goqwana, M B; Gumede, D M; Hajaig, F; Holomisa, S P; Huang, S B; Jeffery, J H; Joemat-Pettersson, T M; Johnson, M; Kekana, C D; Kenye, T E; Khoarai, L P; Kholwane, S E; Khumalo, F E; Khunou, N P; Koornhof, G W; Kotsi, C M P; Kubayi, M T; Kwankwa, N L; Landers, L T; Lekgetho, G; Lesoma, R M M; Lishivha, T E; Luyenge, Z; Maake, J J; Mabasa, X; Mabedla, N R; Mabudafhasi, T R; Mabuza, M C; Madlala, N M; Madlopha, C Q; Magagula, V V; Magubane, E; Magwanishe, G; Makasi, X C; Makhubela-Mashele, L S; Makhubele, Z S; Makwetla, SP; Malale, M I; Malgas, H H; Maluleka, H P; Maluleke, J M; Manana, M C; Mandela, Z M D; Mangena, M S; Martins, B A D; Maserumule, F T; Mashigo, R M; Mashishi, A C; Masilo, J M; Mathale, C C; Mathebe, D H; Mathibela, N F; Matlanyane, H F; Matshoba, J M; Maunye, M M; Mavunda, D W; Mayatula, S M; Maziya, A M; Mbalula, F A; Mdakane, M R; Mfulo, A; Mfundisi, I S; Mgabadeli, H C; Mjobo, L N; Mkhize, H B; Mkhulusi, N N P; Mlambo, E M; Mlangeni, A; Mmusi, S G; Mnisi, N A; Mocumi, P A; Moepeng, J K; Mohai, S J; Mohale, M C; Mohorosi, M M; Mokoena, A D; Molebatsi, M A; Molewa, B E E; Moloi-Moropa, J C; Moloto, K A; Moss, L N; Motimele, M S; Motsepe, R M; Motshekga, M S; Mtshali, E; Mufamadi, T A; Mushwana, F F; Nchabeleng, M E; Ndebele, J S; Ndlazi, A Z; Ndude, H N; Nelson, W J; Nene, N M; Newhoudt- Druchen, W S; Ngcengwane, N D; Ngcobo, B T; Ngcobo, E N N; Ngonyama, L S; Ngubeni-Maluleka, J P; Ngwenya-Mabila, P C; Nhanha, M A; Nhlengethwa, D G; Njikelana, S J; Njobe, M A A; November, N T; Ntapane, S Z; Ntuli, B M; Nwamitwa-Shilubana, T L P; Nxesi, T W; Nxumalo, M D; Nyalungu, R E; Nyanda, S; Nyekemba, E; Nzimande, B E; Oliphant, M N; Oliphant, G G; Oosthuizen, G C; Pandor, G N M; Petersen Maduna, P; Phaahla, M J; Phaliso, M N; Pilane- Majake, M C C; Pilusa-Mosoane, M E; Plaatjie, S K; Pule, D D; Radebe, G S; Radebe, B A; Radebe, J T; Ramatlhodi, N A; Ramodibe, D M; Saal, G; Schneemann, G D; Segale-Diswai, M J; Sekgobela, P S; Selau, G J; September, C C; Shabangu, S; Sibanyoni, J B; Sibiya, D; Sindane, G S; Sisulu, M V; Sisulu, L N; Sithole, S C N; Sizani, P S; Skosana, J J; Sogoni, E M; Sonto, M R; Sosibo, J E; Sotyu, M M; Suka, L; Sulliman, E M; Sunduza, T B; Surty, M E; Swanepoel, D W; Thibedi, J D; Thobejane, S G; Tlake, M F; Tsebe, S R; Tseke, G K; Tshabalala, J; Tshwete, P; Tsotetsi, D R; Turok, B; Twala, N M; van Rooyen, D D ; van Wyk, A; Wayile, Z G; Williams-De Bruyn, S T; Xaba, P P; Xasa, T; Ximbi, D L; Yengeni, L E; Zulu, B Z.
NOES - 66: Alberts, A D; Berend, S R; Boinamo, G G; Bosman, L L; Coetzee, T W; de Goede, J; Dreyer, A M; Du Toit, N D; Dudley, C; Duncan, P C; Esau, S; Farrow, S B; Ferguson, B D; George, D T; Greyling, L W; Groenewald, P J; Hoosen, M H; Huang, C C; James, W G; Kalyan, S V; Kloppers-Lourens, J C; Kohler-Barnard, D; Kopane, S P; Krumbock, G R; Lamoela, H; Lorimer, J R B; Lotriet, A; Lovemore, A T; Marais, S J F; Marais, E J; Matiwane, N C; Maynier, D J; Mcintosh, G B D; Michael, N W A; Mileham, K J; Mokgalapa, S; More, E; Motau, S C; Mubu, K S; Mulder, C P; Mulder, P W A; Ollis, I M; Rabie, P J; Rodgers, F A; Sayedali-Shah, M R; Schafer, D A; Schmidt, H C; Shinn, M R; Smalle, J F; Smiles, D C; Smuts, M; Steenhuisen, J H; Steyn, A C; Steyn, A; Stubbe, D J; Swart, S N; Swart, M; Terblanche, J F; Van den Berg, N J; Van Der Linde, N J; Van Der Westhuizen, A P; Van Dyk, S M; Van Schalkwyk, H C; Waters, M; Watson, A; Wenger, M
Abstain - 8: Cebekhulu, R N; Makhuba, H N; Mpontshane, A M; Msimang, C T; Msweli, H S; Singh, N; Van Der Merwe, L L; Zikalala, C N Z.
Question agreed to.
Bill accordingly read a second time.