Eric James Lucas

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Eric James Lucas

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  • Hydraulic Fracturing For Shale Gas (Minister's Statement) 18 Sep 2012

    Madam Deputy Speaker, we thank the Minister for the statement on shale gas. We take note that Cabinet has also approved the report of the task team on shale gas. We also welcome the fact that there will be ongoing research. The IFP would like to be assured that the ...

  • No2966E 13 Sep 2012

    Mr President, we accept that you have established a commission of inquiry, however, it is abundantly clear that there is growing tension, dissatisfaction and frustration starting to emerge. The Marikana tragedy is an indirect eruption of such tension and frustration. My question to you, sir, is: How does your office ...

  • Appropriation Bill 17 May 2012

    Chairperson, Minister, Deputy Minister, department, distinguished guests and colleagues ... [Interjections.] This is English! [Laughter.] South Africa's demand for electricity is growing at a rapid pace, and will continue to grow as we strive to reach our various goals. We are a developing country with ambitious plans, growth targets and ...

  • Appropriation Bill 11 May 2012

    Hon Chairperson, sports and recreation is a vital, key component of any balanced, healthy and prosperous society. The departmental vision of creating "An Active and Winning Nation", with its primary and core focus the providing of opportunities for all South Africans to participate in sport, must be supported and commended ...

  • Appropriation Bill 10 May 2012

    Hon Chairperson, South Africa's vast wealth of minerals and diamonds is a boon too often repeated amongst other countries of the world. As a result thereof our economy is greatly bolstered by a highly developed mining industry with all the concomitant socioeconomic spin-offs.

    We must, therefore, do everything within ...

  • Appropriation Bill 25 Apr 2012

    Chairperson, Minister, Deputy Minister and the department, it is a pleasure to note that 2012 has been declared the year of infrastructure development, demanding, amongst other things, better roads and an improved rail system. Infrastructural development will be driven by the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission, which was established last year ...

  • No510E 7 Mar 2012

    Mr Speaker, sorry, I think the Minister is reading the wrong reply.

  • Statement By Minister Of Sport And Recreation On National Sports Indaba 15 Nov 2011

    Hon Chairperson, the IFP welcomes the National Sports Indaba initiative by the Department of Sport and Recreation. It's long overdue and is a both positive and necessary step towards transformation in sports administration and delivery in our country.

    Besides our building cohesiveness and goal orientation through the National Sport ...

  • Horror Smash In Karoo (Member's Statement) 15 Nov 2011

    Deputy Speaker, 20 people have been confirmed dead in a horror smash that occurred in the Karoo this morning. This tragic loss of life happened while traffic authorities are in the process of setting up strategies to manage the increased volume of traffic during the upcoming festive season. Driver negligence ...

  • The Impact Of The Gautrain Service Disruptions Due To Cable Theft On The Viability Of Modernised Public Transport And Commuter Confidence (Subject For Discussion) 31 Aug 2011

    Chairperson, let me begin first by congratulating South Africa on the milestone achievement with the introduction of the Gautrain. It was an immense project with monetary, labour and logistical intensity as well as tight completion deadlines, as it was required to be in operation before the start of the 2010 ...