Chair, the budget in terms of the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Appropriation Bill is not pro poor. It is pro poverty. Anyone who disagrees with this statement is a denialist of note.
I'm glad that my committee chair, the hon Buthelezi, agrees that government must create an enabling environment for growth. But of the seven quarters since hon Ramaphosa became President, we now know from ...
[Inaudible.] ... four of these quarters have seen an economic contraction. The President has ushered in no economic reforms, and this adjustment budget will perpetuate manifest unfairness that the ANC has ushered into society and it shows that the new dawn is fast reaching its sunset.
There are R25 billion-worth of upwards adjustment in this budget, but R16 billion of this was already earmarked in