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23/02/2016 -Budget Speech 2016

February 24, 2016

ACDP Parliament Media Statement:Budget Speech 2016 Steve Swart, MP ACDP broadly supports Gordhan’s balanced budget with the focus on fiscal consolidation Aim is to reduce budget deficit and debt levels, and to achieve a primary surplus Should go a some way to stimulate economic growth to create jobs, restore investor confidence and avoid a sovereign […]

 
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22/02/2016 – ACDP calls for bold and decisive steps from Gordhan’s budget

February 22, 2016

ACDP Parliament ACDP Budget Expectations Steve Swart, MP ACDP calls for bold and decisive steps from Gordhan’s budget Looming sovereign ratings downgrade must be avoided Investor confidence must be restored Economic growth must be stimulated to create jobs Drought in an already weak economy may cause recession ACDP MP and member of the Standing Committee […]

 
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05/02/2016 – ACDP says Expropriation Bill as it stands creates insecurity

February 11, 2016

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP & Whip ACDP says Expropriation Bill as it stands creates insecurity speedy land reform and infrastructure development are worthy goals being used unwisely to condone dismantling of constitutional protections from state abuse ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today said that, “The Expropriation Bill as it stands creates […]

 
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10/02/2016 – resident Zuma must apologise for wasting taxpayers’ money and fire his legal team

February 11, 2016

ACDP Parliament Media Statement: ACDP’s SONA Expectations ACDP President, Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP Greatest challenge facing SA is unemployment, poverty and inequality ACDP Member of Parliament, Rev Kenneth Meshoe, today said that: “The ACDP expects President Jacob Zuma to apologise to South Africa for wasting taxpayers’ money with costs of various investigations and the present […]

 
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01/02/2016 – ACDP welcomes SA’s re-election to the AU Peace and Security Council

February 3, 2016

ACDP ParliamentACDP welcomes SA’s re-election to the AU Peace and Security Council The ACDP has welcomed South Africa’s re-election to the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) on 28 January 2016 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa ahead of the AU Summit. ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today said that, “It is indeed in […]

 
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27/01/2016 – Freedom of religion and belief must be protected with increased vigor

January 27, 2016

ACDP Parliament Media Statement: Holocaust Remembrance Day Cheryllyn Dudley, MP & Whip Freedom of religion and belief must be protected with increased vigor ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said today: “6 million Jewish people were the victims of Nazism but they were not the only ones -15 million other civilians were killed including millions of Slavs […]

 
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27/01/2016 – ACDP says attempts to equate abuse and violence with reasonable chastisement or a spanking are disingenuous

January 27, 2016

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP & Whip ACDP says attempts to equate abuse and violence with reasonable chastisement or a spanking are disingenuous criminalising spanking does not achieve desired outcome and diverts resources away from where they are most needed The African Christian Democratic Party has worked for many years to protect and defend […]

 
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25/01/2016 – ACDP strongly rejects concept of conditional municipal bursaries linked to virginity status

January 25, 2016

25 January 2016 ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP & Whip ACDP strongly rejects concept of conditional municipal bursaries linked to virginity status Calls on Ministers of Local & Provincial Government and Higher Education to investigate the situation ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said today that, “The ACDP strongly rejects the concept of municipal bursaries for young women being […]

 
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15/12/2015 – ACDP calls for the recall of President Zuma

December 16, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE Rev Kenneth Meshoe, M.P. and President of the ACDP 14th December 2015 ACDP calls for the recall of President Zuma * says Zuma must be held accountable for rand plummeting & impact on the financial markets as a result of axing Minister Nene * ACDP would support motion of no confidence brought against […]

 
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10/12/2015 – ACDP shocked at unexpected axing of Finance Minister

December 10, 2015

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Steve Swart, MP ACDP shocked at unexpected axing of Finance Minister Speculation that the reason is linked to Nene’s refusal to approve new SAA Airbus deal and not moving quickly enough on nuclear build programme MPs will have to protect National Treasury to ensure that the country does not go over the […]

 
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03/12/2015 – Oscar Pistorius murder conviction brings justice for Reeva Steenkamp

December 10, 2015

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Steve Swart, MP Oscar Pistorius murder conviction brings justice for Reeva Steenkamp ACDP MP and member of the Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee, Steve Swart MP, has welcomed this morning’s decision given by Appeal Judge Leach in the Supreme Court of Appeal, overturning Judge Masipa’s High Court conviction of Mr […]

 
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01/12/2015 – UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY – ACDP says unnecessary human suffering could be alleviated by urgently needed approval and implementation of the SHNP Policy

December 1, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY – ACDP says unnecessary human suffering could be alleviated by urgently needed approval and implementation of the SHNP Policy. ————————————– ————————— With the recent Universal Children’s Day in mind, the ACDP once again draws attention to Government’s failure to date to […]

 
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01/12/2015 – ACDP agrees ART is key but says ending the Aids epidemic will require more

December 1, 2015

ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip If notifiable from the start and a more consistent emphasis on consequences & lifestyle choices it would not be the epidemic it is today! World Aids Day 2015 calls for expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV, the key according to the World Health […]

 
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17/11/2015 – ACDP says bus driver suspended for prayer a labour relations issue

November 24, 2015

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP says bus driver suspended for prayer a labour relations issue The ACDP appreciates and respects the commitment of the bus driver concerned, to his Christian faith and that he has chosen to take it with him into his work place where it is also relevant, […]

 
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16/11/2015 – ACDP calls on SA Government and international community to condemn acts of terrorism against Israeli people

November 24, 2015

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP calls on SA Government and international community to condemn acts of terrorism against Israeli people A man and his 18-year old son are the most recent victims – murdered by Palestinian terrorists. Rabbi Yaakov Litman, in his early 40s, and his son Netanel, 18, were […]

 
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16/11/2015 – ACDP praying for the people of Paris and Lebanon and standing in solidarity against terrorism

November 24, 2015

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP praying for the people of Paris and Lebanon and standing in solidarity against terrorism ACDP Member of Parliament and member of its International Relations Portfolio Committee, Cheryllyn Dudley, today said: “ISIS have claimed responsibility for the Paris Attacks in which eight militants wearing explosive belts, […]

 
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12/11/2015 – Debate on 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children: Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip

November 24, 2015

ACDP Parliament Debate on 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children: Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP calls on government to urgently approve and implement Special Needs Housing Programme policy Another year and 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against […]

 
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03/11/2015 – ACDP welcomes investigations into jobs for cash allegations

November 3, 2015

ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP welcomes investigations into jobs for cash allegations ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today said that “the ACDP calls on the Minister to take the practice of “selling” or arranging jobs for teachers or principals seriously and ensure that where evidence confirms these allegations that […]

 
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03/11/2015 – ACDP sends condolences to defence minister

November 3, 2015

ACDP Parliament Media Statement ACDP President, Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP ACDP sends condolences to defence minister ACDP President and Member of Parliament, Rev Kenneth Meshoe, today extended the ACDP’s condolences to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula following the untimely death of her son. “On behalf of the ACDP, I wish to send our […]

 
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29/10/2015 – SPEECH ON THE CRIMINAL MATTERS AMENDMENT BILL

November 3, 2015

SPEECH ON THE CRIMINAL MATTERS AMENDMENT BILL STEVE SWART, ACDP MP Speaker, the ACDP supports this Bill. The unacceptable high incidence of crime relating to essential infrastructure poses a risk to public safety, electricity supply, communications and transportation. It is disgraceful that unscrupulous criminals would jeopardise the lives of citizens through the theft of a […]

 
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