Pages tagged "Budget Vote"


Tight Parliament budget offers little relief for support services

Parliament’s budget is expected to provide the support services required by Parliament to fulfil its constitutional functions, assist political parties represented in Parliament to secure administrative support, service constituents, and provide members of Parliament with the necessary facilities.

 

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Correctional services budget cut of R605 million will worsen conditions of incarceration

The ACDP appreciates that there is government-wide fiscal consolidation and this has resulted in the Correctional Services budget being cut by R605 million for this financial year.

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Increased Education budget must improve readiness to meet challenges of 21st century

The ACDP supports the objective of this Higher Education budget in terms of not just expanding access and increasing student financial aid but producing relevant mid- to high-level skills which must move us in the direction of greater readiness to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

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Remain committed to meaningful and positive engagement with all Middle East stakeholders

The ACDP notes the allocation of an increased budget.

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Raise awareness around provisions of Labour Laws Amendment Bill

In considering the Labour budget, the ACDP would just like to highlight three areas of concern. 

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Expropriation of land without compensation has historically destabilised economies and destroyed the hopes and dreams that freedom promises

The ACDP reflects with dismay and concern on a budget that instead of being increased in line with the obvious urgency of the land redistribution question, the land budget - which declined over the past few years - is now at the level it was in 2008 after the proposed 3% increase.

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Declare former SABC board members in breach of their fiduciary duties delinquent directors

The ACDP, like many others, is particularly interested in the state of the SABC. This given the very important role the public broadcaster plays in providing information, news for viewers and listeners across the whole of South Africa.

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Prioritise approval and implementation of Special Needs Housing Programme Policy

There is an obligation created by the Housing Act that in the development of housing, the needs of certain vulnerable, marginalised and poor persons must be promoted.

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Justice Budget: Approach Appropriations Committee for Legal Aid funding

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and several other institutions receive their allocation under the Justice and Constitutional Development Vote.

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