Speeches

Debate on Africa Day: Building a better Africa and a better world

2016-05-25
Dr Pieter Mulder

The question today: Are we building a better Africa?

On this day in 1963 leaders of 30 independent African states signed in Ethiopia a founding charter to establish the Organisation of African Unity.

In 2002 the OAU established its own successor the African Union. This time in Durban.

In his... Read more


There is a constitutional duty on department of arts and culture to build and develop languages in SA

2016-05-10
Dr Pieter Mulder

There is a constitutional duty on the department of arts and culture to build and develop languages in South Africa. The firing of the Pan South African Language Board (Pansalb) is therefore a huge set-back for the promotion of multilingualism in South Africa.

In addition, a forensic investigation ... Read more


Budget vote debate in parliament on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

2016-04-21
Dr Pieter Mulder

The current drought is being described as the worst drought in 100 years. Thousands of small farmers and subsistence farmer’s livelihoods have been wiped out. Only in the next six months will we truly be experiencing the true impact of the drought.

Experience it in terms of food prices which ... Read more


Begrotingsposdebat: Departement van Mineralebronne - 2016

2016-04-19
Adv Anton Alberts

Voorsitter,

Minister, under the stewardship of the ANC this country’s mineral resources have been plundered under the guise of transformation, productivity has become an afterthought and one of the greatest commodity super cycles was a non-event in our mining industry. This has happened all... Read more


Debate in parliament: Removal of president in terms of section 89(1)(a) of the Constitution

2016-04-05
Dr Pieter Mulder

Speaker,

I want to suggest a statement the ANC can issue today:

“The National Executive Committee of the ANC met over the weekend…

“After careful debate and discussion, the NEC decided to recall comrade Zuma. This was one of the most difficult decisions the NEC has ever had to ... Read more


The increasing racial tension and conflict in South Africa especially in universities and its detrimental effect on the country’s development.

2016-03-08
Dr Pieter Mulder

Who is racist and who isn’t? In South Africa there is currently a serious debate about racism. We are the chosen representatives of the people. We have to provide leadership. To date, there hasn’t been a debate about this issue in Parliament. That’s why I asked this debate.

We... Read more


FF Plus response to Pres. Zuma’s 2016 SONA

2016-02-17
Dr Pieter Mulder

Speaker,

In Northern Ireland the saying goes that a bridge and a traitor have one thing in common – they both go over to the other side. We saw something of those emotions in yesterday’s debates.

In Northern Ireland they killed each other for years over religious differences.

In... Read more


Cape Town Press Club asks Dr. Corné Mulder of the FF Plus to act as president for one day

2016-02-03
Dr Corné Mulder

The Cape Town Press Club asked Dr. Corné Mulder, chief whip of the FF Plus, today to stand in the president’s shoes and offer an alternate State of the Nation Address.

In his version, Dr. Mulder said that he would in particular be guided by the South African Constitution which... Read more


Member statement in parliament: Government doesn't have any understanding of the crisis SA agricultural sector is experiencing

2015-11-03
Dr Pieter Mulder

The South African agricultural sector is experiencing a very serious crisis and it appears as if government doesn’t have any understanding of it. According to media reports they don’t intend doing anything about it either.

To farm successfully, a farmer needs basic resources such as... Read more


Debate in parliament on transformation in Higher Education

2015-10-27
Dr Pieter Mulder

When dissatisfied students march on parliament, the police should not stop them, but rather invite them inside so that they may personally confront the architects of the country’s many problems, of which study fees are but one, Dr. Pieter Mulder, FF Plus leader, said today during a... Read more


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