I want to thank you for the safe Houses, that is a commendable step, and I also agree that money is not the only factor that is hindering, it is also the political will to use that money where it will make them maximum impact and not enhance and enrich a few connected individuals. Just before I get to the craft of the speech, to my current provincial leader and a former provincial leader, I think that you would find it interesting that the recall clause, the DA just won a case against the Mark Willemse matter. To all of those that contributed to getting that clause in, thank you
very much. [Applause.] My colleague, Timothy Brauteseth, just pointed out that we are looking forward to further engagements with the hon Minister in the select committee meeting since we haven't seen her in the select committee in the Sixth Parliament.
However, we are standing in the year 2020. We are not standing in 1652, 1700, 1800, 1900, 1994 or even in 2019. We are in the third month of 2020. South Africa in 2020 is an economically unjust society. There is no way to deny that fact. There is also no way to deny the fact that this is due to the history of apartheid. It is also due to the governance failures and corruption in the democratic era. Millions of South Africans are currently sitting without work opportunities. The majority of the youth in our country do not have access to the jobs and the opportunities that are available are shrinking by the day because we are not getting the necessary investors and we are not getting our economy to grow.
Hon Dangor, I do agree that investors are needed for the country. However, investors are not chased away by people speaking the truth of what is going on in the country. Investors are being chased away by the corrupt activities of the current national government of policy uncertainty. That is what is chasing investors away and not people that are speaking the truth. One thing that I love what you
mentioned is that you want a high speed train here in the Western Cape. However, let us just take a step back, a small step back. Why don't we just start with the national government allowing the Western Cape government to run Metrorail here and that will solve a lot of problems? Then you don't need a high speed train. You will just get the Western Cape Province to run that. [Applause.]
Hon Smit, I often wonder what your party saw on you. Was it the riveting speeches you give, or the energy you bring to the podium? [Laughter.] However, today we found out why your party brought you here. You are brilliant, absolutely brilliant in defending the indefensible. Defending Vrede Dairy and defending the legacy of the Free State government. That is how you got your ticket and now it makes a lot of sense.
We are supposed to strive for an economically just society, one in which economic opportunities are available to all, and people have the capabilities to make use of those opportunities. However, with the current government nationally and the current approach, we will not turn it around. The absolute definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and over again, and you expect a difference result. South Africa desperately needs a radically different approach to redress an inclusion, not like the red
approach where you burn down buildings and institutions of learning. The EFF speaker want the state-led bank, a state-led this, and a state-led cemetery factory, but you have never led anything. You haven't even led a local government. You are brilliant in breaking down governments, but until you actually lead a government and lead it properly, you can come here and speak with conviction. I do not think that a single ... [Interjections.]