Hon Speaker and hon the Deputy President, Standard & Poor's is the most important agency as far as the mining sector is concerned in the world. They have recently warned to downgrade us if business confidence weakens, labour disputes escalate and production costs goes up due to the weakening of the currency. What they want to see is an improvement and efficiency in the public sector.
Hon Deputy President, we had an average of 32 public unrests per day across all provinces in South Africa. Are you not concerned that this would escalate during the elections and force Standard & Poor's to take a negative decision on us?