Mr Ebrahim Patel

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Ebrahim Patel

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  • Infrastructure Development Bill (First Reading Debate) 13 Nov 2013

    Hon Deputy Speaker, His Excellency Deputy President Motlanthe, hon members, it is my pleasure today to introduce the First Reading debate of the Infrastructure Development Bill. The Bill is intended to strengthen the capacity of government to implement the roll-out of infrastructure. It is thus at the heart of our ...

  • Infrastructure Development Bill (First Reading Debate) 13 Nov 2013

    Deputy Speaker, I would like to appreciate and welcome the generally supportive comments on the Infrastructure Development Bill from all the speakers. I think it points to the importance of infrastructure to the nation and all the political parties. The portfolio committee will clearly have an opportunity to address some ...

  • Adjustments Appropriation Bill (Consideration Of Votes And Schedule) 7 Nov 2013

    Chairperson, in response to the questions by the hon member, I would like to point out the following.

    If we are talking about the annual targets in the last financial year, the department actually met 98% of its targets.

    If we are talking about the midyear targets, I would like ...

  • Adjustments Appropriation Bill (Consideration Of Votes And Schedule) 7 Nov 2013

    House Chair, in response to the hon member's question, the virement item dealing with innovative building technologies is a grant that Economic Development has provided to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, to help them develop technologies that can be used in the built programme for schools, clinics, houses ...

  • Pledges At Da Rally In Newtown, Johannesburg (Minister's Response) 20 Jun 2013

    Deputy Speaker, one of the honourable members of the DA spoke very passionately about the forthcoming election campaign and the issues of employment and youth and promised to take that message of the Western Cape's performance to Gauteng. What we need to do is perhaps to let the cold facts ...

  • Appropriation Bill 7 May 2013

    House Chairperson, hon members and invited guests, I have the honour to present the fourth budget of the Economic Development Department. Given our responsibility to integrate efforts across different departments on economic development, our success lies in its collaboration with other Ministries and spheres of government.

    In these opening remarks ...

  • Appropriation Bill 7 May 2013

    House Chairperson, I would like to start off by inviting hon members from all parts of the House as well as members of the audience to join us at the reception in the New Assembly Restaurant at a modest reception, I point out, immediately after the conclusion of this debate. ...

  • Appropriation Bill 7 May 2013

    I will encourage the hon member to ask the leader of his party what the nature of her relationship is in that case. [Applause.]

    Hon members, following public consultation, I have decided to issue a trade policy directive in terms of section 5 of the International Trade Administration Act to ...

  • Resumption Of Debate On The President's State Of The Nation Address 20 Feb 2013

    Hon Deputy Speaker and Mr President, the international consultancy firm Ernst & Young's latest 2012 Africa Attractiveness Survey makes some interesting points.

    Firstly, the number of foreign direct investment projects in Africa grew by 27% between 2010 and 2011, and has grown at a compound rate of close to 20% ...

  • No3620E 31 Oct 2012

    Thank you, hon Deputy Speaker. Hon member, yes, I think this is something that we want to do, but in two ways. [Interjections.] The one is obviously funding, but funding will not matter if you do not have markets; so you need to combine it with demand. This means that ...