Chair, as I continue; the Child Support Grant was only given to a few in the country and it was given to kids of white people. When their daughters and sons gave birth to these children, they would say they were orphans and they would be taken from their families, and the government of that day actually supported them. When we come to the grant for the elderly, it was 150 quarterly for our elderly. Today everybody gets that, equally so. [Interjections.] [Applause.]
Let me also speak about the informal human settlements in the country. The problem that we are sitting with is because our people are evicted illegally from farms by white farmers, they are dumped in our local municipalities and these municipalities are expected to render services to those people who have actually been evicted illegally. This is a violation of their human rights.
We are also saying that, in terms of the title deeds grant, we are supporting that as the Free State because it is going to actually address the imbalances, because our people never had any title deeds. The dignity of a black person; of Africans is actually being restored and that's what they have a problem with.
Let me also raise this thing. Every day and every evening we are told that the governance of the Western Cape is so good. In the two past consecutive years they were unable to deliver a water quality report. I don't know what good governance is that. Now this is very, very bad for the people of South Africa and the people of the Western Cape because the very same water that is actually from sanitation goes into the sea.
Let me speak about electricity. They forget that the only people that benefitted from having electricity in the past ... Our people used fire wood to cook and do everything. When it comes to water, our people never had any water. It is only the ANC that said, all of us are equal. All of us will have water; water in our yard and clean running water ... [Inaudible.]