Agriculture

18/02/2015 – ACDP response to the 2015 State of the Nation Address

March 9, 2015

18 February 2015 ACDP Parliament Speech by ACDP President, Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP ACDP response to the 2015 State of the Nation Address “Madam Speaker, Honourable President, Deputy President and members. What happened last Thursday in this House was extremely disappointing, shocking and painful, as we watched Parliament degenerate into chaos. Never before […]

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19/06/2014 – What is the plan, Honourable President? – asks ACDP

July 2, 2014

ACDP Parliament Response to SONA, 5th Parliament Speech by ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP What is the plan, Honourable President? – asks ACDP “Honourable President, Honourable Deputy President, Honourable members, Very few people, if any, can confidently claim that the honourable President, during his State of the Nation address on Tuesday evening, was effective […]

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12/03/2014 – ACDP calls on government to urgently do Environmental Impact, Social and Health Assessment

March 17, 2014

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   ACDP calls on government to urgently do Environmental Impact, Social and Health Assessment   · Lack of public awareness and consultation – ACDP expected far greater effort and opportunity to be provided to thoroughly investigate all issues related to shale gas in South Africa before […]

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26/02/2014 – ACDP broadly supports counter-cyclical budget, given global economic uncertainties and domestic challenges

February 26, 2014

ACDP Parliament Press Release on the Budget 2014/2015 Steve Swart, ACDP MP ACDP broadly supports counter-cyclical budget, given global economic uncertainties and domestic challenges Focus must be on implementing the National Development Plan, leading to economic growth and job creation Welcomes expenditure on productive side of economy – on infrastructure Cautions on budget deficit, state […]

 
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ACDP Manifesto Launch, Soweto

February 18, 2014


*Important correction: Start time is 9:00AM and the President will address the crowd at 13:30PM   ACDP to launch manifesto on Saturday 22 February in Soweto     You are invited to the ACDP’s launch of its manifesto for the 2014 General Election. ACDP President Dr Kenneth Meshoe will address the crowd at *13h00. […]

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13/11/2013 – ACDP wishes colleagues in National Parliament well over Christmas period

November 15, 2013

ACDP Parliament Speech by Wayne Thring, MP, ACDP Parliamentary Leader Parliament Farewell Speech ACDP wishes colleagues in National Parliament well over Christmas period “Honourable Speaker, In the short time that I have been here, I have had to face the proverbial ‘sink or swim’ scenario. There was no time for orientation and so ‘swim’ it […]

 
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19/09/2013 – ACDP deeply concerned by escalating industrial action

September 20, 2013

ACDP Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP deeply concerned by escalating industrial action   · Work must result in a fair wage but stability needed or risks for investors too high Commenting on the latest Industrial Action Report 2012 – ACDP Member of Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley said: “The ACDP is deeply concerned by escalating […]

 
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20/06/2013 – Debate: Centenary of Native Land Act 1913

June 26, 2013

  ACDP PARLIAMENT Debate: Centenary of Native Land Act 1913 Cheryllyn Dudley, MP ACDP says there is a lack of clear long-term strategy to redistribute land while ensuring food security undermines land reform efforts “2013 already and South Africa is 100 years down the road since the passing of the notorious Native Land Act – […]

 
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21/06/2013 – ACDP urges Department of Agriculture take necessary steps to combat threat to crop production related to threat to bees

June 26, 2013

ACDP National Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP Member of Parliament and Chief Whip, Cheryllyn Dudley, today responded to a European Union ban on pesticides that beekeepers associate with sharp declines in the honeybee population by calling for a debate on “the implications of a perceived threat to bees’ and the role of the […]

 
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06/06/2013 – ACDP questions ANC commitment to eliminating poverty and reducing inequality

June 6, 2013

Budget Sitting Vote 5, 06 June 2013, KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Speech: Jo-Ann Downs, ACDP MP   “The ANC maintains that it is dedicated to eliminating poverty and reducing inequality. There is a direct correlation between education and poverty. All poor people in the lowest LSM groups have matric or lower qualifications. All of us are deeply concerned […]

 
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31/05/2013 – ACDP says Govt approval of cancer-linked 2,4D GM maize – hasty

June 3, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & FISHERIES BUDGET VOTE 28 ACDP says Govt approval of cancer-linked 2,4D GM maize – hasty Calls for review of risk assessment and permitting process USA Govt – no approval pending further research ACDP questions maize already in production and consumed in SA Short-term provision of […]

 
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28/05/2013 – Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation ministry has not added value to dysfunctional departments – says ACDP

May 30, 2013

ATTENTION NEWS EDITOR VOTE 6: PERFORMANCE, MONITORING AND EVALUATION Speech by Rev KRJ Meshoe MP Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation ministry has not added value to dysfunctional departments – says ACDP “House Chairperson, Hon Ministers and members, When the Ministry of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation was launched, many of us expected that the executive and their […]

 
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27/02/2013 – ACDP broadly supports “conservative” budget

February 27, 2013

African Christian Democratic Party PRESS RELEASE ON THE BUDGET STEVE SWART, ACDP MP 27 FEBRUARY 2013   ACDP broadly supports “conservative” budget   Focus must be on economic growth and implementing the National Development Plan Welcomes expenditure on productive side of economy – on infrastructure Cautions on state debt levels and ballooning state wage bill […]

 
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14/02/2013 – ACDP expectations of State of the Nation Address

February 14, 2013

ACDP Parliament Media Release ACDP President – Rev. Kenneth Meshoe, MP 14 February 2013 Occasion of the State Of Nation Address   Violent strikes, widespread corruption and increasing sexual violence paints SA an ‘unattractive investor destination’   ACDP President and Member of Parliament, Rev. Kenneth Meshoe, today on the occasion of the State Of Nation […]

 
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13/11/2012 – SA’s International Relations policies must be practised with a degree of restraint

November 15, 2012

13 April 2012 ACDP Parliament Speech by Cheryllyn Dudley MP (ACDP) Debate: South Africa’s International Relations Policy & its impact on trade and other opportunities, especially in Africa with specific focus on what constitutes South Africa’s national interest SA’s International Relations policies must be practised with a degree of restraint Does South Africa have a […]

 
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27/09/2012 – ACDP calls on government to ban GM maize brought into question by new study

September 28, 2012

ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley MP 27 September 2012 ACDP calls on government to ban GM maize brought into question by new study · Health consequences for SA consumers of GM maize are a serious concern · “It is our understanding that no other government has allowed its staple food to […]

 
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07/08/2012 – ACDP submits ‘Agent Orange’ petition to Parliament

August 30, 2012

Press Release 7 August 2012 Cheryllyn Dudley MP (ACDP)   ACDP submits ‘Agent Orange’ petition to Parliament     The African Christian Democratic Party is supporting a petition by the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) to overturn a government decision to allow the import of “Agent Orange” GM Maize into South Africa. The maize is […]

 
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