Mr Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais

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Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais



    House Chairperson, the constitutional mandate and obligation of the Department of Defence is given by section 200(2), and I quote:

    The primary object of the defence force is to defend and the Republic, its territorial integrity and its people in accordance with the Constitution and the principles of international ...

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 26 Feb 2015

    Deputy Speaker, on the next sitting day of the House I shall move: That the House debates how the increase in the minimum wage of farm workers has contributed to these households being disqualified from the housing subsidy scheme and what can be done to remove the unfair, discriminatory consequences.

  • Public Administration Management Bill (Second Reading Debate) 12 Mar 2014

    Chairperson, that was my understanding. If I was misled by the information, then I withdraw it, but that was still my understanding. [Interjections.]

    Die idee van 'n nasionale skool vir regeringsamptenare is finansieel nie lewensvatbaar en nie volhoubaar nie, en die Ouditeur-generaal het ook sy kommer uitgespreek. Geen party wat ...

  • Public Administration Management Bill (Second Reading Debate) 12 Mar 2014

    Adjunkspeaker, die meerderheid van die DA het uitgeloop as protes teen hierdie ondermyning van die parlementre proses wat vandag hier aan die gang is. (Translation of Afrikaans paragraph follows.)

    [Mr S J F MARAIS: Deputy Speaker, the majority of the DA walked out as a token of protest against this ...

  • Notices Of Motion 12 Sep 2013

    Speaker, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the House I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House debates the effects of cadre deployment in the Public Service in light of the dismal results in the Management Performance Report released by Minister Chabane.

  • Appropriation Bill 22 May 2013

    Hon Chairperson, hon Minister, Deputy Minister, members and guests in the gallery, a capable state is imperative for economic growth, job creation and development prospects. It stands central to the implementation and execution of the constitutional obligations and government policies which should benefit its citizens. A capable state should give ...

  • No842E 24 Apr 2013

    Deputy Speaker, does the Minister agree that, had she supported the DA's Private Member's Bill on this matter, South Africa would have been much closer to a resolution by now and that these relevant public servants wouldn't be benefiting further from taxpayers' hard-earned money? Thank you.

  • No842E 24 Apr 2013

    Minister, both the National Development Plan and the Public Service Commission have reported that cadre deployment has, for all practical purposes, boomeranged on the ANC government. What are your plans and timelines to either upskill these cadres adequately or replace them with competent and capable persons to deliver on the ...

  • Anc Taking Over Western Cape From Da (Member's Statement) 8 Nov 2012

    The ANC's desperate attempt to take over the Western Cape through their Project Reclaim ... [Laughter.] ... stooped to new depths this week when the ANC enticed a violent uprising in the Hex River Valley. Havoc erupted when vandals and non-farm workers torched vineyards that were ready to be harvested, burned ...

  • High Salaries And Bonuses Paid In The Private Sector And Effect Of This On Salaries In State-Owned Enterprises And In The Public Sector (Subject For Discussion) 8 Nov 2012

    Deputy Speaker, in the Public Service, where government is considered to be both shareholder and regulator of market activities, it should come as no surprise that we are in the midst of a Public Service remuneration mismatch. Nowhere is this more evident than when one looks at the excessive increases ...