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State of the nation Address 2018 Debate By Hon NN Mafu

"Responding to the unsustainable levels if Unemployment, Inequality and Extreme Poverty"

Somlomo obekekileyo
Mongameli wesiZwe obekekileyo Mnumzana Matamela Cyril RamaphosaAbaphathiswa namaSekela abo
Inkulu Mbuso zamaPhondo kunye noSomlomo kunye naBathunywa,
OoSodolophu abakhoyo kunye nabameli BomaSpala
Amalungu abekekileyo kuzo Zombini ezizindlu zowiso Mthetho
Iindwendwe, Nabantu base Mzantsi Afrika uphela.
Siyabulela Mongameli ngentetho yakho.
Sibulele nxamalala ngomsebenzi wakho kwi-South Africa

Hon Speaker

Umbutho weSizwe iANC uthabathe isigqibo sokuba lonyaka, ibe ngunyaka ojolise emisebenzini, ikwangunyaka wokubhiyozela nokukhumbula iminyaka elikhulu , ufafa oludu, uSopitsho, Ngqolomsila , uMthembu obhuzubhuzu, unyana kaMandela AHH Dalibhunga , Umongameli wokuqala womZantsu Africa Okululekileyo uMadiba ngokwakhe wazalwa ndithetha Ngo Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela.

Sikhumbula esenza intetho eNgilane ngomhla we 3rd February 2005, kumsitho owawubizwa ngokuba "Senza intlupheko Intoyayizolo" (Making Porverty a thing of the Past). Uthethe enjenje " Niyazi ukuba ndisanda kuthabatha umhlala phantsi kodwa akakho umntu onokuphumla kuphele intlupheko nokungalina kusekhona elizweni. Kufuneka silwe nentlupheko ngohlobo esalwa ngayo ingcenezelo kunye nobukhoboka. Ngexesha kubonakala inkqubela elizweni kwezobuchwephetsha kunye nenzululwazi kodwa yona intlupheko iye ithatha unyawo. Abantu basentolongweni yentlupheko. Ixesha lifikile lokubakhulula. Ayikho inkululeko entluphekweni. ngexesha elithile isizukulwana sidlala indima ebalulekileyo elizweni , lixesha lenu eli.

Hon Speaker

Sikwa khumbula iqhaweKazi , uThole, Gqagqane, Mandlangisa intombi yakwaThethiwe umama u Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu, naye ongegqiba iminyaka elikhulu nge 21 October 2018 ukuba ebsaphila .

Sazi kamhlophe ukuba intlupheko apha emzantsi afrika ubuso bayo nguMama, kwaye namama , umama OngumAfrika . Akakho ke umntu oyiphile wayilwa kananjalo ingcinezelo kweli njengoMama uSisulu . Uqaqambe ngakumbi ekulweni inngcinezelo yamaKhosikazi ephindwe kathathu, ngokobuni, ngokwesizwe, kunye ngobuhlanga . Liqhawe kazi eli. Wayeman esitsho kancinane ukuba ayikho inkululeko enokuphumelela ngaphandle kwe nkululeko yoMama. Uninzi lwethu sithabathe inxaxheba kumzabala wenkululeko ngenxa yeempembelelo kunye neenfundiso zakhe ezazisithi idaba lenkululeko lifuna amaKhosikazi phambili. Ukuze simkhumbule ngokupheleleyo kufuneka iimizabalazo yomama ibeyimpilo yokukwa nentlupheko , ukungalingani ,nokuswela iimisebenzi. Watsho nokutsho kuba, ukungalingani akuliwa asisoze sikwazi ukubulwa ngokupheleleyo ubundlobongela obujoliswe kubantu besifazane nabantwana. Kule minyaka siphila kuyo, le ngxaki, ibalasele apha emzantsi afrika kwaye iyaxhalabisa.

Hon Speaker

Sitshilo phaya Emonti kumsitho wokuzalwakuka Khongolose, ukuba sishukumisa amathambo sifuna iintsikelelo jengoko sibeka abantu phambili. KwiZibhalo Ezingcwele uMprofeti uHezekile, 37 verse 7. naye uyaphawula ngalomba.

Hon Speaker

We all know that revolutionaries even modest ones are made not in our dreams, but in concrete historical situations. We also know that political power will not be enough if we do not tackle the economy in order to deal with poverty, unemployment and inequality. otherwise national Democratic Revolution will remain in danger. it is a well-known fact the inequalities persist in South Africa and we boast the Highest unemployment rate in the World, due to the injustices of the past.

An aggressive state intervention is needed and I believe some of those were highlighted by the Hon President in his speech. We now need to critically tease them out for programme of action for government. Then we can talk of a Developmental State in Progress with Development Objectives.

Hon Speaker

We have directed public resources towards tackling poverty, building houses for the poor, electrifying houses, providing water to millions of additional households, redistributing land, improving education and health, and providing more than 17 million social grants to almost 12 Million South Africa. Though much has been done in service delivery, the basic conditions of many south Africans with its high levels in Poverty, Unemployment & inequalities is of great concern.

The ANC led government from its inception guided by the ANC Policies has always prioritized the quality of life of our people.

Hon Speaker

In 1955 Kliptown, the ANC declared through the freedom charter that; south Africa belongs to all who live in it Black & White, and we are still in 2018 committed to this.

Reconstruction and development Program states clearly that, attacking poverty and deprivation needs to be the ANC first Priority. It further says linking reconstruction and development as part of an integrated process is critical, which will lead to reconstruct family life, and community life as part of addressing the triple challenges.

In 2004, The African National Congress in it Election Manifesto, spoke about a peoples contract to create work and fight poverty. The ANC has always put people's interest at the top of its agenda, Given the legacy of inequality and poverty it is not surprising that the reduction of poverty and hunger, the delivery of essential services and the provision of descent work will always be a consistent theme for us.

Hon Speaker

A detailed blue print of how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030 was adopted by both the government and the ANC in 2012. That blue print is the National Development Plan (NDP)

Too many people are trapped in poverty, we remain a highly unequal society, too few South Africans works. Clearly economic Structure needs to change.

Hon Speaker

While we welcome that 17 Million South Africans depends on Social Grants, this must not be a permanent feature, we need to instill to our people that they are potential producers. This in not a solution into our economic problem and is not sustainable. It is merely a palliative until a better answer is found. Poverty relief must be accompanied by enhancing people's productive capacities.

Hon Speaker

The ANC led government must strengthen the free basic services program which currently supports 3.5 Million indigent households. What is vital is to continuously monitor these households so that if their economic status change for better they can exit the program in order to create space for the worse of. Currently these families occupy a permanent position because the economy cannot absorb them but this also is not sustainable.

Hon Speaker

The expanded Public Works Program which government has been implementing for some time is a welcome relief for the poor households. Its end product must be about building the economy while meeting basic needs. The Social sector summit on tackling poverty should not lose sight of the feminization of poverty which needs to be eliminated. The character of the National Democratic Revolution states clearly, all manifestations and consequences of patriarchy. We must confront the seeming resurgence of patriarchy and backward attitudes towards the role of women in society. The summit must discuss creating, cultural and material conditions that will allow the abilities of women to flourish and enrich the life of the nation. Triumph over poverty is not an option but a must. The African National Congress also commits to practical measures aimed and at the full realization of women's leadership potential. And ways of making sure that violence against women and children is dealt with decisively.

Hon Speaker

We welcome the proposal of a Job Summit, Women and Youth must have an audible voice in this summit as they are the most affected. We hope that the private sector will be generous in its commitment to help the country turn the tide. More people working mean economic growth for the country. Decisions taken in this summit must be binding. This summit must not be allowed to be a Talk Shop, Hon President. Workers are the backbone of any countries economy.

Hon Speaker

The Youth Employment Service Initiative, must better educate develop, trained and empower young people, and enable them to participate in the reconstruction of the society through involvement in service project s in community such in service projects in the community such as literacy and improving infrastructure.

Patriotism critical for our youth. The Technical knowledge that they acquire here must be put to the service of the people. Young people of our country must be the center of our economic agenda. The target one Million in these years is commendable maybe we can do more. This reinforces the conference resolution to priorities effective public employment programs, internship, job placement, youth entrepreneurship and set aside programs

Hon speaker

Apartheid thrived based on forced, cheap migrant labour. Economic activity in rural areas needs to be prioritized because this will impact on other challenges such as rapid urbanization which leads to growing informal settlements.

Hon Speaker

The announcement by the President that the minimal wage is being implemented on 1 May 2018, is welcomed. while we know that this is not ideal we applaud the needed intervention in mitigating poverty. What we request Hon President is the close monitoring of this. Many at times, employers do not implement directives from government and there are no consequences, that has come to an end.

All other proposal by the President that are directed on job creation, i.e. paying attention on Tourism Industry & Investment Conference must be programatized. Thus will have a positive impact on the country's economy outlook. These two proposals have a lot to do on how the world sees us. Nobody would want to come to South Africa if we don't have a proper programme around tourism emphasizing those experiences only our country can offer. Yet no one would want to invest in South Africa if we do not create positive climate conducive for investment.

Hon Speaker, may I dedicate my speech today to Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian young woman who has been incarcerated in the Israeli jail for her call to a free Palestine. We call upon the United Nations to act in line with the declaration that what is happening with the Palestinian people is a crime against humanity, just as Apartheid was with us. We call for the immediate release of Ahed Tamimi.

Urhulumente we ANC uyabanakekela abantu bomZantsi Afrika, nangona ekhona amagingxigingxi. Siyazi ukuba silapha ngenxa yenu. Siyazi ukuba nani niyawuthanda umbutho wenu i Africa National Congress. Sizizithunywa zenu. Asithi xa kukho ingxaki sifake intloko esantini, siza nesisombululo. Ningahambi nithuma abantu abazakuthi nisithi kubo mabaye eNinive bona baye Etalashishi. Lunye uhlobo enisithuma ngalo, lkukuvotela uKhongolose ingakumbi kolu sijonge kulo ku 2019.

Sikulungene ukungena kuwo omane amagumbi elilizwe lethu, sikhokhelwa nguMongameli u Cyril Ramaphosa. Ningalahli ithemba nihambe nizilahlela kooYona belilizwe, phofu befuna ukuya nani eTalasheshe; mabahambe bodwa.

Hon Speaker

I-ANC izalwa njengo 1912, injongo yayo kukuthumakala , yiyo lonto noMadiba wathi waba sisithunywa esiqavileyi (chief volonteer) ngexesha lomzabalazo woku tshikilela urhulumente wobandlululo ngo 1952 (defience campaign).
Sithumeni.
Asibuyi mva.
Sibheka phambili.
Siphucula iimpilo zenu kwaye Sisebenzisana nani.

     
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