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05/05/2015 – Health Budget Vote 16

May 5, 2015

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Health Budget Vote 16. Cheryllyn Dudley MP ACDP TUESDAY 5 May 2015 14:00 – 16:30 (NA Chamber) Hon Minister, the ACDP would like to use this opportunity to raise the issue of state prison health where there is one professional nurse for every 195 inmates and one doctor for over14 thousand prisoners! According to the […]

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

March 9, 2015

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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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21/07/2014 – ACDP calls for full inquiry into current state of nuclear industry

September 11, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Energy Budget Vote Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP calls for full inquiry into current state of nuclear industry “Chairperson, When South Africa has a clear Development Plan – and growth is the objective – suggestions that Eskom’s customers save electricity are hard to swallow! Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s reference to South Africa’s […]

 
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24/06/2014 – Lack of opportunity for employment biggest challenge facing youth

July 2, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Youth Day: 20 Years of Democracy: Together Advancing Youth Development & Empowerment Speech by Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip Lack of opportunity for employment biggest challenge facing youth Youth in South Africa consist of young women and young men, between the ages of 14 and 35 – most of them going through dramatic […]

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

July 2, 2014

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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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13/06/2014 – ACDP acknowledges International Albinism Day

July 2, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP acknowledges International Albinism Day ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, said today: “Today, 13th June, is Albinism Day. Albinism is a rare genetic condition that occurs worldwide regardless of ethnicity – sadly people with albinism still face prejudice and isolation in society. The United Nations […]

 
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29/05/2014 – ACDP observes World No-Tobacco Day

July 2, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP observes World No-Tobacco Day The ACDP recognizes that on 31 May, ‘World No-Tobacco Day’ will be observed all around the world. The goal is to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco use across the globe and draw global attention to […]

 
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29/05/2014 – ACDP queries legal position regarding sex shop opposite Parliament

July 2, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP queries legal position regarding sex shop opposite Parliament The ACDP will request Parliament to seek legal advice as to whether or not there is anything that can be done to oppose the opening of a sex shop (Adult World) in Plein Street, opposite Parliament. The same store, […]

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

March 17, 2014

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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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12/03/2014 – ACDP KZN Manifesto Launch: ACDP targets five key aspects in KwaZulu-Natal

March 12, 2014

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ACDP KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Leader: Jo-Ann Downs (MPL) ACDP-KZN Manifesto Launch   ACDP targets five key aspects in KwaZulu-Natal   South Africa is fast approaching a tipping point, heading towards a crisis of poverty and inequality. A hope for a great future means the possibility of all South Africans achieving a decent standard of […]

 
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27/02/2014 – ACDP does not and will not endorse recreational use of cannabis or any attempts to move in this direction

February 28, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP does not and will not endorse recreational use of cannabis or any attempts to move in this direction Will consult widely re Medical Innovation Bill which provides for the legalisation of cannabis for medical use – specifically in terminal cases Encourages people to make written […]

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

February 26, 2014

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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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26/02/2014 – ACDP does not approve laws providing for imprisonment for homosexuals – government has no jurisdiction to interfere in people’s private lives

February 26, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley, ACDP MP and Whip ACDP does not approve laws providing for imprisonment for homosexuals – government has no jurisdiction to interfere in people’s private lives ACDP respects rights and freedoms of all people Says no people should be subjected to discrimination or violence on any ground including sexual orientation […]

 
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26/02/2014 – ACDP welcomes Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week

February 26, 2014

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ACDP welcomes Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week stresses importance of encouraging young people to delay sexual activity as long as possible  calls on MEC’s for Social Development and Health to strengthen partnerships to provide community access to programmes on STI’s and available support The ACDP today welcomed Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week to provide employees with knowledge about sexually transmitted […]

 
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ACDP Manifesto Launch, Soweto

February 18, 2014

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  *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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21/01/2014 – ACDP applauds Health Minister’s commitment to ensuring access to more affordable medicines

January 21, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   ACDP applauds Health Minister’s commitment to ensuring access to more affordable medicines   · alleged campaign by multinational pharmaceutical companies against proposed South African patent laws not in best interests of people Foreign companies are said to be spending R6 million to dissuade government from […]

 
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20/01/2014 – ACDP Youth Foundation says teen girls are becoming the “disadvantaged” of the future.

January 20, 2014

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ACDP Youth Foundation Sarah Downs Secretary-General   ACDP Youth Foundation says teen girls are becoming the “disadvantaged” of the future.   The ACDP has raised concern over the school pregnancy rates over a number of years. In 2011, ACDP was extremely concerned about the 2062 girls (Ordinary Schools Report), in lower grades, that were pregnant. […]

 
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02/12/2013 – ACDP encourages nation to get tested for HIV and TB

January 6, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   ACDP encourages nation to get tested for HIV and TB   ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today encouraged the nation to know their status and get tested for HIV and also be screened for TB even though they do not regard themselves as being […]

 
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25/11/2013 – ACDP remains concerned about shortage of facilities for abused woman and children in SA

November 27, 2013

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ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP remains concerned about shortage of facilities for abused woman and children in SA The ACDP today noted the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism Campaign which will run from 25 November, to 10 December 2013. ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today said: […]

 
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22/10/2013 – ACDP supports efforts to encourage the nation to know their status

October 31, 2013

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ACDP Parliament Response to statement by the Minister of Health on HIV/AIDS & TB By Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   ACDP supports efforts to encourage nation to know their status · responsible citizens have a duty to know their status · testing must become regular practice of the majority to remove concern for what […]

 
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