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Urgent intervention is needed to rescue the imminent collapse of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). Congress of the People is very much disturbed with the state of anarchy that the DCS finds itself in. The department is leaderless and the entire leadership is implicated in the Bosasa corruption scandal; the minister, deputy minister and senior DCS officials are all […]
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Speaker, the funds administered by the PIC are in part the pension and provident funds of our public servants. Speaker, the Congress of the People is on record as having been alarmed at matters concerning the Public Investment Corporation and the pensions of our public servants. This has included: • Increasing reports of corrupt and reckless investing by the PIC; […]
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Congress of the People ( COPE) is pleased to inform the country and members of the Media that we will be launching our Manifesto in East London, Eastern Cape on 9 March. A month ago, COPE held its 2nd National Congress in Bloemfontein. Our Congress was modern and different in that we enabled all COPE members to view and participate […]
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The ANC government has destroyed the economy of our country. Today, SA faces serious economic challenges. High unemployment rate with more and more people going to bed on empty stomachs. Congress of the People expects the Minister of Finance to inform the country how he plans to address the financial crisis at Eskom. We need to know if are any […]
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Delivered by Deputy President of The Congress Of People – Willy Madisha CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE ON FINANCE ON CARBON TAX BILL AND FIRST READING DEBATE: CARBON TAX BILL AND SECOND READING: CARBON TAX BILL Speaker, the Congress of the People agrees that climate change currently poses the greatest threat facing humankind. By all accounts, Speaker, South Africa […]
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The President of Congress of the People, Mosiuoa Lekota, never said that President Cyril Ramaphosa was a spy or a state witness. He said that Cyril wrote a “letter” (signed statement) to the Special Branch and stated that Terror put “communist ideas” in his head. Everybody knows that the apartheid regime called everybody opposed to apartheid as a communist. As […]
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The shameful attempt by the corruption infested ANC to portray President Cyril Ramaphosa as clean and some sort of saviour of our nation is not only disingenuous but is clutching at straws and an act of desperation at damage control. It is hilarious, coming from a common denominator in almost all revelations of corruption and state capture, to now claim […]
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Issued by : Mosioua Lekota President Of The Congress Of The People (COPE) Country before Party, Mr. President! Today, as a nation, we face the gravest CRISIS to which we need to make hard political, economic and social choices. Our Country cries out for brave and ethical leadership from its highest Office As President of the Republic of South Africa, […]
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WE BLAME GOVERNMENT INABILITY TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS AFFECTING SA STUDENTS Congress of the People (COPE) says Government should take full responsibility for the death of DUT student in KZN and the latest disruptions at our Universities. Congress of the People (COPE) blames government for the death of the DUT student who was shot and killed following a protest outside the […]
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The Congress of the People welcomes the adoption by the National Assembly of the Civil Union Amendment Bill, a private member’s bill initiated by its chief Whip in Parliament, Deidre Carter. The Civil Union Act which was adopted by Parliament in 2006 paved the way for the legal recognition of same-sex marriages. It however allowed for designated marriage offices in […]
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