For the whole of the better part of the day, it has been done from both sides. Therefore, what is happening we are allowing it. Yes, because that is the thing, we are consistent as the Chairperson. We are consistent. Can we continue. We will vote now. We are very consistent here in the Presiding Officer's chair.
Hon members! Hon members, can I just request that all of us or some of you will tell me later ... I still have a flight to catch, but you are doing this ... [Interjections.] ... okay. No, it is fine I am not fighting I am just requesting that we be time conscious. Can we now continue? The next step that we have agreed to today is that, after the declarations any calls for a division ... Luthuli...
I am presiding over this House and there was a ... [Interjections.] hon members, it is impossible to Chair this House if you continue shouting like that, no, man! Are we in the sports grounds or are we in the hon House of the NCOP? Please, toe, please. I want the little girl from Kuruman to really declare what she is saying now ... [Laughter.] ... There was a suggestion that we divide the House. Are there those who are in agreement, Can you just show? There is an agreement, we have four and half people that are in agreement ... [laughter.] ... with the issue of division of the House. We will allow the bells to ring for two minutes. He knows he did this, that is why I am saying four and a half ... [Laughter.] ... We are allowing the bells to ring for two minutes. ... [Interjections.] ... The half is the one that want to vote with both hands ... [Laughter.] All flights will leave tomorrow.
The Council divided:
Onthou, ons is oor vyftig. Ons raak deurmekaar as daar so baie geraas word.
Ayes 37: [Take in from minutes]
Noes 25: [Take in from minutes]
Vote agreed to (Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters and Freedom Front Plus dissenting).
Vote 14 - Basic Education