Dr Michael John Cardo

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Michael John Cardo

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  • WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2019 4 Dec 2019

    Deputy Speaker, the Department of Employment and Labour isn't working for the unemployed. The official unemployment rate stands at 29,1%; which is the highest in 11 years. Part of the problem is over- regulation and rigid labour legislation.

  • CONSIDERATION OF BUDGETARY REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION REPORT OF PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR 12 Nov 2019

    Hon Speaker, the Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour does not adequately grasp - let alone address - the monstrous magnitude of South Africa's unemployment crisis.

    In 1994, there were 3,6 million unemployed South Africans. In 2019, the number is over 10 million ...

  • USEKELA MPHATHISWA WEZOLIMO, UHLENGAHLENGISO LOMHLABA NOPHUHLISO 23 Oct 2019

    Hon Minister, the Department of Employment and Labour should be trying to make it easier for businesses; particularly small businesses to absorb relatively unskilled workers into productive employment. With that in mind, do you support the proposal put forward in Treasury's recently released economic strategy document that government should ...

  • USEKELA MONGAMELI WERIPHABHULIKI YASENINGIZIMU AFRIKA: 25 Jul 2019

    Deputy President, Statistics South Africa has released data showing that black South Africans aged between 25 and 34 are less skilled than their parents, further more according to former statistician General Palider Hohler, since 1994 in comparison to their white, Indian and coloured counterparts, black youths have:

    Lost out in ...

  • APPROPRIATION BILL 10 Jul 2019

    Honourable Chairperson, Finding solutions to South Africa's unemployment crisis should be the Department of Employment and Labour number one priority. When we grow the economy and create jobs, we help to reduce poverty. We lessen inequality. And we promote social cohesion. But the brutal truth is that, over the ...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 19 MARCH 2019 19 Mar 2019

    Deputy Speaker, at the dawn of our democracy 25 years ago, there was so much hope. Where South Africa had once seemed to be on a collision course, we were steered by brave and bold leadership into the right track. We chose nonracialism over racial nationalism. We chose the supremacy ...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2019 13 Mar 2019

    Speaker, Minister, the President noted in his state of the nation address that infrastructure development had slowed down over the past few years. One of the reasons for this is South Africa's lacklustre economic growth, caused by the ANC's mismanagement of the

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2019 13 Mar 2019

    House Chair, to the Minister, several of the beneficiary companies that received funds from the IDC last year involve former ANC politicians and former and present executives of state-owned entities.

    Granted that the IDC has taken measures to promote transparency around funding to so-called "politically exposed persons", but what additional ...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2019 26 Feb 2019

    Hon Deputy Speaker, the Public Investment Corporation Bill arrives here today in the House following numerous allegations of wrongdoing by the PIC, which are in the public domain and concerns expressed by

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2019 19 Feb 2019

    Hon Chairperson, today we will hear a lot of vapid ANC jargon about economic transformation and serving the people. It is all very hackneyed, hollow and hopeless. The truth is that the ANC couldn't care less about serving the people. It is only interested in serving those inside its ...