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25/2/2016 – Debate: The impact of South Africa’s drought on the agricultural economy

February 27, 2016

ACDP Parliament Debate: The impact of South Africa’s drought on the agricultural economy Speech by Cheryllyn Dudley, MP & Whip Government must fast-track creation of a fund for agricultural risks. Concerned by reports that govt intends to relax rules on GMO’s to facilitate increased maize imports South Africa is currently experiencing one of the most severe […]

22/02/2016 – Expropriation Bill 2015

February 24, 2016

ACDP Parliament Expropriation Bill 2015 Speech by Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip Expropriation Bill as it stands creates insecurity – ACDP ACDP calls for a court to approve compensation in cases of forced expropriation before this bill is passed Speedy land reform and infrastructure development – both worthy goals – are being unwisely used to condone […]

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23/02/2016 – Budget Speech 2016

February 24, 2016

ACDP Parliament General Notification ACDP Media Office   Budget Speech 2016 Greetings, Please find the link to the full Budget Speech 2016, as delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan below. http://www.parliament.gov.za/content/speech~12.pdf

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17/02/216 – REPLY TO THE 2016 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

February 22, 2016

ACDP PARLIAMENT REPLY TO THE 2016 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS ACDP PRESIDENT, REV KENNETH MESHOE, MP President Zuma a liability to South Africa Chairperson, The ACDP welcomes news of the President’s recent discussions with some of the leading CEOs of our business community to find solutions to slow economic growth. This must been seen, […]

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25/11/2015 – ACDP wishes colleagues in National Parliament well over Christmas period

November 26, 2015

ACDP Parliament Farewell Speech Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP wishes colleagues in National Parliament well over Christmas period With the 2015 Parliamentary Year under our belts so to speak it is a good time to take a moment to think about how much time we have spent together – Members, Officials and Staff – […]

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25/11/2015 – THE TAXATION LAWS AMENDMENT BILL AND THE TAX ADMINISTRATION LAWS AMENDENT BILL

November 26, 2015

THE TAXATION LAWS AMENDMENT BILL AND THE TAX ADMINISTRATION LAWS AMENDENT BILL STEVE SWART, ACDP MP Speaker/Chairperson, The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Tax Administration laws Amendment Bill deals with various technical tax issues raised by the Minister of Finance during his Budget speech earlier this year. The main point of contention in the […] 

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17/11/2015 – Deepening democracy through strengthening citizen participation and accountability

November 24, 2015

ACDP Parliament Debate: Deepening democracy through strengthening citizen participation and accountability  Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip  ACDP calls on government to identify and pre-empt potential protests by ensuring people are heard The need for social change is on-going – firstly because society is never perfect and secondly the list of problems being expressed by people in […]

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27/10/2015 – DEBATE ON HIGHER EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION

November 3, 2015

Speech by Rev KRJ Meshoe MP      Speaker, South Africans agree that tertiary education in South Africa has become very expensive and unaffordable for most students across diverse communities. That is why the ACDP supports and will continue to support the legitimate demands of students and their non-violence protests. We have noted with great […]

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09/09/2015 – SPEECH ON TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION: THE ONGOING SCOURGE OF CORRUPTION IN SOUTH AFRICA AND MEASURES TO COMBAT THIS

October 5, 2015

SPEECH ON TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION: THE ONGOING SCOURGE OF CORRUPTION IN SOUTH AFRICA AND MEASURES TO COMBAT THIS STEVE SWART, ACDP MP Speaker/chairperson The ACDP shares the view that corruption remains one of the most significant challenges to good governance, sustainable economic growth, peace stability and development in South Africa. Corruption may outrage the middle […]

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03/09/2015 – STATEMENT – ADOPTION SOCIAL WORK

October 5, 2015

STATEMENT – ADOPTION SOCIAL WORK Cheryllyn Dudley MP ACDP The ACDP acknowledges work being done on amendments to the Children’s Act which includes attention to improving the adoption process.  A process that is currently leaving many adoption social workers feeling frustrated and disrespected. A spokesperson on the Professional Board for Social Work at the SA […]

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18/08/2015 – ACDP says more must be done to ensure farmers’ protection and guarantee of food security

August 19, 2015

ACDP Parliament Statement in the National Assembly Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP   ACDP says more must be done to ensure farmers’ protection and guarantee of food security   According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world’s population will increase by one third between now and 2050. If current income and consumption growth […]

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18/08/2015 – The growing economic crisis facing South Africa

 August 19, 2015

ACDP Parliament The growing economic crisis facing South Africa Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip Greater focus must be encouraged on production of renewable energy “Joblessness, poverty, education and skills are key issues demanding our attention however the energy crisis may well trump all issues vying for attention as without sufficient energy to drive the economy the chance […]

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18/08/2015 – ACDP supports motion to substitute ANC Report on Nkandla with that of opposition parties

August 19, 2015

ACDP Parliament Speech on the Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Report of Minister of Police in reply to recommendations of previous Ad Hoc Committee By Steve Swart, MP ACDP supports motion to substitute ANC Report on Nkandla with that of opposition parties “Speaker/Chairperson, The ACDP will support the DA motion to substitute the ANC’s Report […]

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14/08/2015 – ACDP says security staff and police officials involved in Marikana mineworkers’ deaths must face criminal prosecution for justice to be served

August 17, 2015

ACDP Parliament Debate on Matter of Public Importance: The Marikana Commission Report Steve Swart, MP ACDP says security staff and police officials involved in Marikana mineworkers’ deaths must face criminal prosecution for justice to be served “Madam Speaker/Chairperson, The ACDP has noted the Marikana Commission Report in which Lonmin, trade unions AMCU and NUM, and […]

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13/08/2015 – ACDP supports bill to establish new regulatory agency for medicines

August 17, 2015

ACDP Parliament Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP supports bill to establish new regulatory agency for medicines This legislation which aims to strengthen regulatory practice and establish a new regulatory agency for medicines, paves the way for the Department of Health to replace the Medicine Control Council (the MCC). The new agency, the South […]

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11/08/2015 – ACDP calls on government to prioritise and improve FASD prevention and treatment

August 17, 2015

ACDP Parliament National Women’s Day Debate: Women united in moving South Africa Forward Speech by Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP calls on government to prioritise and improve FASD prevention and treatment “Something that has been troubling us for the longest time in South Africa is the prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (known as FASD).  This disorder with its far […]

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05/08/2015 – ACDP President urges DA MP to apologise to UCT student

August 5, 2015

ACDP Parliament Debate on International Mandela Day Speech by ACDP President, Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP ACDP President urges DA MP to apologise to UCT student “Madame Speaker, Sound values and good reasons to honour former President Mandela and to celebrate International Mandela Day include forgiveness, reconciliation, respect, unity and nation building. Tata Mandela was a […]

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04/08/2015 – Debate: Transforming the mining sector and ensuring it remains a sustainable industry

August 5, 2015

ACDP Parliament Speech by Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip Debate:  Transforming the mining sector and ensuring it remains a sustainable industry ACDP welcomes indications of progress in mining sector On the state of transformation in South Africa’s mining sector – including ownership, human resources development, procurement and enterprise development, improvement of employees’ housing and living […]

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24/06/2015 – SPEECH ON THE ESKOM SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL AND THE ESKOM SUBORDINATED LOAN SPECIAL APPROPRIATION AMENDMENT BILL

June 30, 2015

ACDP Parliament Steve Swart, MP SPEECH ON THE ESKOM SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL AND THE ESKOM SUBORDINATED LOAN SPECIAL APPROPRIATION AMENDMENT BILL “Speaker/Chairperson, The Minister of Finance announced in his 2015 budget vote that Government would allocate R23bn to Eskom, appropriated in three tranches: R10bn in June 2015, R10bn in December 2015, and R3bn in 2016/17. […]

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23/06/2015 – Speech on the Maintenance Amendment Bill

June 30, 2015

ACDP Parliament Speech on the Maintenance Amendment Bill Steve Swart, MP “Speaker/Chairperson The ACDP has always believed that healthy families form the bedrock of healthy societies. Regrettably, however, we have many dysfunctional families, with absent fathers being a particular problem. Many millions of South African children grow up in single parent households, and in thousands […]

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