- The Minority Front applauds the KZN Legislature for receiving an unqualified audit report.
- This term has been disrupted like no other, with recurrent disasters bringing the province to a halt but the KZN Legislature has soldiered on and worked tirelessly, both the Hon. Speaker, the administration and Hon. members.
- Notwithstanding cost-cutting measures the Legislature has mastered the ICT opportunities of virtual connectivity to do even more than physical meetings accomplished, especially for stakeholder engagement during sectoral parliaments.
- Somehow the quality of life of members and staff has improved with more flexibility in work-life balance, which enhanced the oversight reach and outputs of the Legislature. Thanks to our HR and ICT divisions.
- On the other hand, the Legislature buildings are ageing and office space is not conducive hence the need for the envisaged new Legislature is now long overdue.
- The Legislature does need a base-line shift appropriate for a modern Legislature to provide for researchers, HR empowerment, ICT, filling of vacant posts and to host visitors.
- The personal study needs of each member needs to be reviewed and funding should be flexible, as not all members study but completed studies should be placed in the library.
- Like other members have stated, corporate attire and workplace safety attire is appreciated, Hon. Speaker and Secretary.
- The MF supports the KZN Legislature’s R644,3 million budget.
- Thank you.
Hon. S. Thakur-Rajbansi
Debated by: Hon. Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi
Minority Front Leader (KZN Legislature)
Date: Fri 13 May 2022
Time: 09:00 to 17:00
Word Count: 232 Words