DA debates Gauteng 2014/15 SRAC Annual Report

The following speeches were delivered in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature on 02 December 2015 by the DA’s Paul Willemburg MPL and Kingsol Chabalala MPL during a debate on the Gauteng Sport, Recreation, Arts, Culture and Heritage department.

Speech by
Paul Willemburg MPL

“In SRAC, “you gotta have faith”

  • Supply Chain Management regulations were not adhered to by the departments’ accounting officer which resulted in non-compliance with the relevant legislation.
  • Poor monitoring and evaluation of conditional grants paid to municipalities to build and maintain much needed libraries.
  • Poor Expenditure Management that resulted in irregular expenditure in seven cases amounting to R88.4 million. One of these is for an amount of R68 million relating to a tender.
  • Community Hubs should provide sporting facilities and areas where the creative can practice their talents and crafts.

The full speech can be obtained here


Speech by

Kingsol Chabalala MPL

“Prioritise grassroots development in sports, arts and cultural activities”

  • Underspending in departments should be classified as an epic and a tragic incompetence or crime against humanity.
  • Sporting facilities and cultural centres are non-existent in township schools, equipment used by our children in the townships is nothing to write home about.
  • The ANC government has failed dismally in developing a new and diverse talented generation of athletes.
  • DA calls on the Honourable MEC to prioritise grassroots development of Sports, Arts and Cultural Activities and not focus on entertaining, wining and dining with sports celebrities like her predecessors.

The full speech can be obtained here