Liezl Linda van der Merwe

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Liezl Linda van der Merwe

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  • Appropriation Bill 16 Jul 2014

    Hon Chairperson, hon Minister, hon chairperson of our committee, MPs, our guests in the gallery, you are all greeted.

    Let me also take this opportunity on behalf of the IFP to convey our condolences to the ANC on the passing of the Deputy Chairperson of the ANC Women's League ...

  • Women Empowerment And Gender Equality Bill (Second Reading Debate) 4 Mar 2014

    We gave ...

  • Women Empowerment And Gender Equality Bill (Second Reading Debate) 4 Mar 2014

    Deputy Speaker, on a point of order: What the member is saying is not correct. In fact, throughout the committee process I made submissions and I articulated our concerns. So, what she is now saying is not the truth.

  • Women Empowerment And Gender Equality Bill (Second Reading Debate) 4 Mar 2014

    Deputy Speaker, at the outset in this debate it is important to note that the aims and objectives of the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, also known as the Wege Bill, are laudable and should be commended.

    The Wege Bill enters into a legal landscape abounding with legislation aimed ...

  • Women Empowerment And Gender Equality Bill (Second Reading Debate) 4 Mar 2014

    Hon Deputy Speaker, on a point of order: This is the third time that the Minister has given me an answer about Zanele Magwaza- Msibi. [Interjections.]

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

    Chairperson and hon Minister, a chunk of your budget remains unspent due to a number of critical unfilled vacancies. With masses of qualified young people unemployed, can you give us a timeframe for when these positions will be filled, as well as when the skills audit, which is long overdue ...

  • Working Together As Communities To Ensure The Safety And Security Of Women And Children (Debate) 5 Nov 2013

    Hon Speaker and hon Deputy President, last week the Times Live ran a story entitled: "The day Anene Booysen did not turn 18". In part, it read and I quote:

    ... Corlia Olivier found herself slumped against a tombstone in Bredasdorp on the day her daughter Anene Booysen would have turned ...

  • No3369E 30 Oct 2013

    Thank you very much, Deputy Speaker. Hon Minister, with regard to your international obligations, which you have just mentioned, how many of the articles that form part of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which we are signatories to, are we actually fully complying with?

    I ...

  • No3343E 30 Oct 2013

    Thank you very much, hon Deputy Speaker. Hon Minister, as you know, it would have been Anene Booysen's 18th birthday today, and while the rape of Anene Booysen and the rape and murder of the Diepsloot toddlers have made the headlines, they were not isolated incidents.

    Hon Minister, the ...

  • No3378E 30 Oct 2013

    Thank you very much, hon Minister. The problem is underperformance and it is not acceptable, because it is the people with disabilities who suffer the consequences, and to blame it on the shortage of human resources is not an adequate excuse, because another programme that has fewer people actually performed ...