The tabling of the 2010/11 budget vote policy statement by the MEC for Police, Roads and Transport Hon. Thabo Manyoni, Bulfontein
24 Mar 2010Honourable Speaker
Honourable Deputy Speaker
Premier of the Free State, the honourable Magashule
Fellow colleagues in the Executive Council
Honourable Members of the Free State legislature
Honourable Members of the National Parliament present here today
Distinguished members of the House of Traditional Leaders
The Provincial Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the South African Police Service
Commissioned members of the SAP
Heads and officers of our defence force, intelligence services and other security agencies
Leadership of the ANC and other political parties present here today
Leaders and members of our Community Police Forums
Leaders and members of the civil society formations
Ladies and gentlemen
Comrades and compatriots
Allow me to express my gratitude and honour for this noble opportunity of tabling the
second budget vote policy statement of the Department of Police, Roads and Transport before this august House in this 4th term of our democratic government.
Honourable Speaker, the tabling of this budget vote takes place at the most critical and defining moment in the history of our country and its people. Across the length and breadth of our province, the voices and footsteps of our people are very loud and clear against poverty, diseases, homelessness, hunger and joblessness.
On the other hand; the sense of unity, common nationhood and patriotism amongst our people, united in their diversity has prevailed above everything else in their appreciation of the coming historic 2010 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by our country in the next 78 days.
The celebratory mood amongst our people for this coming world cup has gained new
unparalleled heights since the state of the province address on 26 March 2010.
Thanks to the Speaker of the Legislature, honourable Sesele for allowing us and members of the public to wear our bafana-bafana sports t-shirts in this august house as part of football-Friday.
Honourable speaker, as we have said before, the hosting of the world cup by South Africa is a victory of the forces of progress against backwardness in many respects. Principal amongst the elements of this victory is the coincidence of the 2010 world cup with the celebration of the 15 years of our democracy where racial; gender and other forms of discriminations are gradually receding into the distant past, giving rise to one nation with a shared future and common destiny.
Aan al die mans en vroue van Suid-Afrika wat onverpoosd skouer aan die wiel gesit het is ons die vestiging van ‘n nuwe nie-rassige, nie-seksistiese demokrasie en ‘n voorspoedige Suid-Afrika verskuldig.
Skaars drie dae ná die viering van die 50ste herdenking van die historiese Sharpevilleslagting waar weerlose manne en vroue in die spervuur van koeëls afgemaai is deur skietlustige weermaglede van die apartheidsera, lê ons hierdie Begrotingsrede ter tafel. Ons bring saam met talle Suid-Afrikaners hulde aan die nalatenskap van al die dapper vegters wat hulle teen hierdie soort vergrype teëgesit het.
Die onlangse afsterwe van kameraad Fatima Meer, ‘n stoere kampvegter gedurende die stryd om bevryding, herinner ons weer aan die belangrike rol wat vroue gespeel het teen onderdrukking en diskriminasie in ons land. Dit is dus ‘n gepaste tyd om hierdie begroting voor te lê terwyl die herinnering aan haar nog in ons harte weerklink.
Tabling this, our second budget vote in this new term of government, we do so inspired by the new sense of purpose and urgency to resolve the problems of our people. In his 1976 prison essays, Walter Sisulu remind us; “the story of our struggle is the story of problems arising and problems being overcome.”
Since the inception of our democracy the clarion call has been made by our people,
about bad and deteriorating conditions of streets and roads, lack of access and mobility, dilapidated houses, decaying infrastructure in the townships, lack of sustainable development initiatives, hunger, joblessness etc. These voices from the masses of our communities can no longer be deferred and an urgent activists approach should and must be taken to heed this call.
Ka ntle ho seo ba kgahlano le rona ba se dumelang, letsholo la ho hlasela le bontsha maikemisetso a potlakileng ao e seng a sepolotike empa ele mohato wa holokisa mathata a batho ba rona jwalo ka ha tona kgolo a boletse puong ya hae ya se mmuso ya profensi.
Ka letsholo lena la Hlasela lefapha laka le abetse bo mmasepala ba ka hare ho porofensi ya rona tjhelete e kalo ka R110m bakeng sa kaho le ntshetso pele ya marang rang a ditsela e le ka rolo ya yo ntjhafatso metse ya rona ya makeisheneng selemong sena sa ditjhelete.
Tjhelete ena e a betswe bo mmasepala ka mokgwa wa tsela e latelang:
Diporojekeng tsena kaofela, maikemisetso a rona a ho lwantsha bofuma le tlhokeho ya mesebetsi a ile a phethahatswa ka phumantsho ya mesebetsi ya nakwana le ya moshwelella ho baahi bohle ho kenyelletswa bomme le batjha.
- Tjhelete e ka lo ka R30m bakeng sa kaho le ntlafatso ya ditsela lekeisheneng la Batho, Mangaung.
- Tjhelele e kalo ka R3m bakeng sa kaho ya setsha sa dipalangwa motseng wa Wepener.
- Tjhelete e ka lo ka R40m bakeng sa kaho ya ditsela Ngwathe.
- Tjhelete e kalo ka R11m bakeng sa kaho ya ditsela Mafube.
- Tjhelete e kalo ka R 8m bakeng sa kaho ya ditsela Cornelia.
- Tjhelete e kalo ka R32.5m bakeng sa kaho ya ditsela Lejweleputsoa.
- Tjhelete e kalo ka R1.8m bakeng sa kaho ya marokgo a ditaso.
- Lefapha le ile la nehelana ka dithuso tsa setegenike masepaleng wa Xhariep
Honourable speaker whilst the future looks bright, the intervening period may be dark
and will only find glory in the arena of action. This is more so because, for us in the ANC, history has taught that; in each an every victory, there emerge new challenges.
When you invest millions of rand to address the backlog in road infrastructure network needs of a particular locality, in the same locality, a new township is proclaimed with road infrastructure needs that, by far exceed the ones you have addressed.
Dit is binne hierdie raamwerk dat die regering Operasie Hlasela geloods het sodat ‘n geintegreerde diensleweringsmodel, insluitend ‘n stategie, gemeenskappe tot aksie kan mobiliseer en die regering en die sakesektor hande vat om ons mense se probleme aan te spreek.
Meneer die speaker, ons het nie langdradige lesings of voorleggings nodig om te besef dat die ingrepe van Operasie Hlasela die basiese omstandighede van ons mense in ons gemeenskappe reeds daadwerklik verbeter het nie. Slegs die leunstoelkommentators onder ons het kritiek uitgespreek teen hierdie daadwerklike inisiatiewe.
As part of intensifying Hlasela in the coming financial year, starting on 1 April 2010,
we will continue with some of these projects that were not completed in this financial year whilst introducing new ones in areas that have been identified by the premier as the focal points for Operation Hlasela.
In this regard, the following projects will be prioritised in the following areas:
- • Additional R30m will be allocated for the continuation of the road construction project in Batho Location in Motheo
- An amount of R15 m each for Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu will be allocated for road construction
- Additional R5 m will be allocated for the completion of a Public transport centre in Wepener
- An amount of R4 m will be allocated for the construction of a Public transport centre in Ladybrand
- For road construction, Fezile Dabi district will be allocated an amount of R48.5 m targeting Metsimaholo, Ngwathe and Mafube.
- In Lejweleputswa road construction will continue in Hennenman and Virginia
- Welkom and Odendaalsrus will each receive an allocation of R10 m for road construction
- Soutpan and Verkeerdevlei will each receive R5 m for roads construction
- For Thabo Mofutsanyana, roads will be constructed in Vogelfontein to the tune of R10 m, pedestrian bridges to the amount of R5 m in Qwaqwa and R13 m for public transport centre in Ficksburg.
- In Xhariep, focus will continue to be in Jacobsdal and Jagersfontein.
Motsamaisi ya hlomphehang wa dipuisano, puong ya rona ya ditekanyetso selemong se fetileng, re ile ra etsa boitlamo ba ho thusa ka kaho ya poleseteishene ya Bloemspruit, Mangaung. Re e ntse hona ka kelohloko ya hore sena ke mosebetsi wa puso ya bohareng, empa ka bako la tabatabelo ya ho rarolla mathatha a setjhaba a botlokotsebe, re ile ra ba le dipuisano le Baseponesa moo ditumellano di eileng tsa fihlellwa ho tswela pele ka tshebetso ena.
Le ha ho bile le ditiehiso, re motlotlo ho phatlalatsa hore tshebetso etla qala haufinyana mme moaho wa nakwana otla bulwa haufinyana selemong sena sa ditjhelete. Hona ke pontsho ya sebele ya tshebidesano mmoho le mafapha a mmuso karolong tse fapaneng tsa puso tharollong ya mathata a setjhaba sa rona.
Ka ona moya ona, re tla bona kaho ya meaho ya nakwana ya Sepolesa Motseng wa
Ikgomotseng, Soutpan. Ho ntshetsa sepheo sa rona pele re tla boela re etsa meahwana ya nakwana ya Sepolesa Rouxville ele ho atolosa tshebetso ya sepolesa bakeng seo.
Jwalo ka karolo ya letsholo la Hlasela, re tla tswelapele ho fana ka dibaesekele ho baithuti ba kojwana di mahetleng di kolong tse mapolasing. Hona re ho etsa re ikamahanya le Freedom Charter ha e re: “menyako ya thuto e tla buleha ho bohle.”
Die aanstelling van ‘n diensverskaffer met die uitsluitlike doel om ons regeringsvoertuigvloot meer effektief en ekonomies te herposisioneer, is n fokuspunt in die komende finansiële jaar. Die beplande proaktiewe onderhoud van ons regering se geelvloot tesame met die ontwikkeling van ‘n strategie vir die grootmaat-aankope van die geelvloot ten einde eenheidskoste te verminder, sal ons munisipaliteite tot voordeel strek. Met hierdie versnelde diensleweringsstrategie het ons reeds die afgelope boekjaar sekere munisipaliteite met groot sukses ondersteun.
Meneer die Speaker, ná die verkiesing op 22 April 2009 het die regering, ná afloop van uitgebreide konsultasieproses ‘n uitkomsgebaseerde benadering gevolg vir beplanning en dienslewering. Die mediumtermynbestedingsraamwerk sal gelei en gerig word deur hierdie uitkomsgebaseerde benadering.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup
Honourable Speaker, tabling this, our second budget speech hardly 78 days before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it will indeed be an omission for us not to touch on the critical aspect of the state of readiness of our province for this world cup as the department of Police, roads and transport.
We talk about it because the success of this tournament relies on the security and safety of our people, traffic law enforcement, road safety, and reliable safe road infrastructure network.
I can confidently say that this will be the best moment of being and feeling safe by South Africans and foreign soccer spectators during this world cup. We have built necessary capacity and infrastructure to deal with safety and security challenges during this world cup.
In this regard, partnership with Municipalities that are hosts to some of the games has been forged to put in place CCTV cameras in all critical hotspots for safety of our people. An amount of R20,2m has been allocated to Mangaung Municipality for this project.
In this financial year we have advertised positions for 59 traffic officers to be filled in
April 2010 as part of strengthening our law enforcement capacity during that time when our traffic volumes will be unusually higher. In addition to this, our traffic officers have undertaken a training course that empowers them with skills to handle foreigners and diplomats on our roads during the world cup. We shall train and employ 100 extra traffic officers this financial year
Safe and integrated road infrastructure network
Honourable Speaker, building a safe and integrated Road infrastructure network is the core mandate of the department of Police, Roads and Transport. Over the recent past, the deteriorating bad conditions of our roads have occupied media headlines, let alone accident that have taken lives of many innocent road users due to
bad conditions of our roads.
During the current financial year, my department processed greater numbers of road
accident claims than it has in the past due to deteriorating conditions of our roads. The recent floods have further exacerbated the very ailing conditions of many of our roads in the Free State.
Volgens die wyse woorde van Amilca Cabral: “Tell no lies, claim no easy victories and mask no difficulties”, dink ek, meneer die Speaker, die ware impak van hierdie aanhaling demonstreer gepas dat ons uitsonderlike uitdagings tegemoet gaan ten opsigte van ons paaie-infrastruktuur en ons sal dit beslis nie more of oormore aangespreek of opgelos kry nie.
As ons die agterstand rondom ons paaie-infrastruktuur wil aanspreek, benodig ons R15 biljoen binne die volgende mediumtermynbestedingsraamwerk. Binne die huidige mediumtermynbestedingsraamwerk het ons ongelukkig net R3.4 biljoen wat ver te kort skiet om ons werklike behoeftes te bevredig.
Dit is teen hierdie as agtergrond wat ons met die proses van alternatiewe finansieringsmodelle begin het om die agterstand van die huidige mediumtermynbestedingsaamwerk aan te preek. Hierdie alternatiewe proses is reeds in ‘n gevorderde stadium. Detail rakende die finalisering van die proses sal binnekort deur die Wetgewer aangekondig word.
Honourable speaker, we are however pleased to announce that the work on the roads we advertised last year will begin by the 1st April 2010. These roads are amongst the most critical roads in the Free State which often occupy headlines of our newspapers. They are:
In addition to these, we will continue to do gravelling, re-gravelling and paving of major critical roads in the province that are critical for economic activities and access to main service points.
- Bloemfontein- Bultfontein with the length of 48.0 km
- Memel-Bothaspas with the length of 17.4 km
- Vrede-Memel with the length of 34.0 km
- Welkom-Bultfontein with the length of 64.0km
- Rouxville-Zastron with the length of 29.4 km
- Zastron-Wepener with the length of 61.0km
- Lindley-Steynsrus with the length of 35.0 km
- Bethlehem-Lindley with the length of 57.0 km
- Lindley-Petrusteyn with the length of 36.1 km
- Viljoensdrift-Deneysville with the length of 24.0 km
- Deneysville-Orangeville with the length of 30.0 km
- Orangeville-Frankfort with the length of 35.0 km
- Frankfort-Viliiers with the length of 27.0 km
- Frankfort-Heilbron: 56.7 km
- Vredefort-Parys: 12.0 km
- Bultfontein-Wesselsbron:18.2 km
- Bothaville-Leeudorignstad: 20.0 km
- Hobhouse-Ladybrand: 39.0 km
- Ladybrand-Clocolan: 32.1 km
- Kroonstad-Vredefort: 72.0 km
- Harrismith-Oliviershoek: 23.0 km
- Access to Zamdela-Koppies road: 15.0 km
- Vrede-Standerton: 45.0 km
We will continue to explore alternative service delivery mechanisms and funding models in our quest in ensuring that the Free State road infrastructure network is safe and promotes mobility, access and competes fairly in the global market. To this end, we will also reposition the Government Garage to play a strategic role in assisting municipalities in building sustainable road and street infrastructure.
To the extent possible, we will pursue alternatives of an establishment of an Agency in effort of rendering services in the most efficient and effective manner.
Motsamaisi ya hlomphehang wa ditherisano, ka hodima mosebetsi ona o moholo wa
tokiso ya ditsela, Programo ya ntshetsopele ya borakontraka e tswelapele ho ba karolo ya leano la rona la ho lokiso ditsela ka hare ho profensi ya rona.Programo ena e shebile haholo batjha,batho ba sa itekanelang le bomme ka maikemisetso a ho ba kenyeletsa ka botlalo indasetering ena ya kaho.
This programme will also be complemented by the Expanded Public Works Programme
to skill and absorb many of our unemployed youth into the mainstream of the economy.
Road safety and public transport
The ever escalating road carnages are a serious concern to our country as we continue to loose our loved ones through reckless usage of our roads. Road safety should be the business of all of us. The investment into the youth will ensure that we eliminate the senseless killings of innocent human beings.
Ho netefatsa boipaballo mebileng,lefapha laka ka tshebedisano mmoho le la thuto re tla ba le programa ya ho netefatsa hore baithuti ba mophato wa leshome ba fumantshwa di dilaeseense tsa ho kganna pele ba phetela dithuto tsa bona.Sena e le ho ba thusa ho thola mosebetsi kamora ho phetela mophato wa leshome hobane mesebetsi e mengata e hloka dilaeseense ya ho kganna.
Re ya hlokomela hore hona le tshallo morao diteisheneg tsa phumantsho ya di lakesense tsa makoloi le ho kganna , le hore sena se na le ditlamorao tse sa thabiseng ho fokotseng bofuma le tlhokeho ya mesebetsi.Ho lokisa sena diteisene tsa rona di tla bulwa ka meqebelo le disontaha ho fumantsha baahi ba hlokang ditshebeletso tsena ho di thola.
In this coming financial year, the department will upgrade the Driver Licence Testing
station in Bultfontein to accommodate licence seekers who want to apply for code 11 and 14. We are doing this to bring government services closer to our people.
Efficient, effective and reliable public transport plays a critical role in our economy since more that 70% of our communities rely on this service to different destinations. This service will once again be pivotal towards the hosting of the successful 2010 World Cup.
The revitalisation of rail between Bloemfontein and Thaba Nchu will be one of our
main anchor transport projects as we accelerate transport infrastructure and services in our province. In collaboration with the National Department of transport, Municipalities and other bodies a multidisciplinary Intergovernmental Task Teams will be established in order to fast track the planning and implementation of integrated road based public transport that will include all modes in the Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks system (IRPTN’s) where bus, rail and taxi plays a major role.
Re motjheng wa ho qetella leano la rona la ho tlisa diphetoho tsamaisong ya Maluti
Bus Services ho la Thabo Mofutsanyana .Ke thontse komiti ya nakwana ho etsa bonnete ba hore sena se a phetahala.Motsamaisi wa ditherisano Setjhaba sa Thabo Mofutsanyana haholo industeri ya ditekesi le basebetsi ba Maluti Bus Services hokenyelletswa le ba beileng meja fatshe ba tla una molemo diphetohong tsena.
All the people in South Africa are, and feel safe and the fight against corruption
The safety of and the feeling of safety by all the people of South Africa is one such non negotiable outcome of Government as a whole which is at the core of the mandate of our
Many of us here might have not been direct victims of crime, but by merely reading and listening to stories about crime; our senses of safety get eroded. It therefore becomes the duty of government not only to ensure safety of its citizens but also create an atmosphere
When we delivered the budget speech for the 2009/2010 financial year, we confidently assured the people of Free State that the overall crime rate in our province will decrease.
Although the 2008/09 provincial crime statistics indicate that, for instance common robbery continues to decline, public perception is less positive. This is because there are those people who believe that crime in their areas has increased or has not necessarily been reduced in the past few years and their feeling of safety have therefore declined substantially.
Hoewel die onderskeie gemeenskappe verskillende sienings hieroor sal hê, sal die impak daarvan meer skadelik en negatief as misdaad sigself wees. Weens die kompleksiteit en verskeidenheid van misdaad kan die toegewyde pogings van die Polisie en howe om misdaad te beveg weining bydra om die gevoel van onveiligheid by mense aan te spreek.
Dit is net deur samewerking en venootskappe wat ons die gemeenskap se vertroue sal wen in die Regssisteem. Ons moet vennootskappe vestig om ‘n kultuur van menseregte te skep, korrupsie uit te roei en om die gemeenskap en polisie nader aan mekaar te bring sodat die gemeenskap medeverantwoordelik is vir die monitering van ons Polisiediens.
Puong ya hae ya semmuso ya porofensi, tonakgolo Magashule o itse hare ho tse ding, selemong sena re tla beha setjhaba sa rona ka pele twantshong ya bo tloko tseba. Ho sena lefapha la rona le tla nka karolo e ka pele ho e tseng bonnete ba hore setjhaba sa rona se fumantswa thupello,re tla matlafatsa foramo tsa setjhaba tsa sepolesa, re matlafatse matsholo a kgahlano le dithethefatsi, thekiso ya mmele, phapanyetsano ya batho le tlhekefetso ya basadi le bana.
Honourable speaker, our department have already established a Special Multi-Agency
Task Team against drugs. The primary task of this structure is to advice on appropriate strategies to rid our province of drug related crimes by targeting amongst others the drug market sites and hotspots. The recent police arrests of suspected drug dealers have revealed a linkage between prostitution, human trafficking and drug dealing.
In this regard, we want to salute our men and women in blue for the successful crackdown of one of the hotspots of drug dealing and prostitution in Bloemfontein. It is in the same hotspot where a lady of about 22 years was killed in a drug related crime in the last two weeks.
I can confirm to this august House that police crackdown will intensify on private and public buildings that are used to perpetuate drug dealing and drug use; including all other forms of drug related crimes like prostitution and human trafficking.
Ons is tans besig met samesprekings met die munispaliteit rakende die hersiening van die relevante regulering vir die bestuur van die geboue wat misdaad- en dwelmsindikate huisves ná die Premier se onlangse wekroep dat hierdie vervalle geboue gesloop moet word.
Meneer die agbare Speaker, indien ons nie veediefstal en oorgrensmisdaad in ons provinsie aanspreek nie het ons defnitief nog nie misdaad die nekslag toegedien nie. Baie inwoners van ons provinsie is afhanklik van veeboedery vir hulle daaglikse bestaan.
In die komende finansiële jaar het my department R10 miljoen bewillig om boere in die Maluti-A-Phofungstreek te ondersteun in hul stryd teen misdaad. My department het ‘n voertuig aan die boerevereniging geskenk wat met radiosenders toegerus sal word om hierdie taak te vergemaklik.
In ons volgehoue pogings om oorgrensmisdaad hok te slaan sal ons ons samewerking met die polisiediens van ons buurland, Lesotho, versterk. Die intensivering van ons polisiëring en die bewaking sal in samewerking met sekuriteitsmaatskappye ‘n prioriteit bly.
Honourable Speaker our department will continue to strengthen close working relationship with the Independent Complaints Directorate in this coming financial year. We are pleased to announce that of the 830 complaints they received against the Police 671 were successfully investigated in the 2008/2009 financial year.
In collaboration with Mangaung Municipality, we have allocated an amount of R20.2 million to resuscitate the control room for CCTV cameras within the Bloemfontein CBD. An additional amount will be allocated in this coming financial year for more cameras in all security sensitive spots particularly as we approach the 2010 FIFA world cup.
Ntwa kgahlano le bobodu ke enngwe ya dintlha tse hlokolosi haholo lefapheng lena
la Sepolesa, Ditsela le Dipalangwa. Lefapha le tla shebana le ho hlomamisa leano le
Motsamaisi ya hlomphehileng wa dipuisana, selemomg sa jwale ho ile ha tshwarwa
basebeletsi ba bane mmuso phanong ya dilaesense ka hare ho lefapha.
Allow me to table the outcome-base budget of the Department of Police, roads and
Transport for 2010/2011 financial year as follows:
Programme 1: Administration: R105 354 million
Programme 2: Civilian Oversight: R8 597 million
Programme 3: Crime Prevention: R31 668 million
Programme 4: Public and Freight Transport: R249 145 million
Programme 5: Traffic Management R209 339 million
Programme 6: Roads Infrastructure: R1 078 639 billion
Lastly, let me thank the premier for his guidance and support to the department; all the MECs for their inputs, the entire criminal justice for their cooperation during these trying times.
Our special thanks go to the Provincial Police Commissioner, senior management in
the SAPS and all the members of the Police Service; the Provincial Commissioner of
Correctional Services, Mr Modise and his team; Directorate of Public Prosecution, and the Head of the Independent Complaints Directorate, Mr Kgamanyane and his team.
May I also thank the Chairperson of the Provincial Community Police Board,
Mr T Matuka and each and every member of the community who joined the crusade
against crime as volunteers or as police reservists.
Without the positive contribution from members of various Community Police Forums
and a number of NGO’s, Faith-based organisations, Traditional healers and leaders, our effort against crime would have not materialised.
To the business sector, agricultural unions and organised farm labourers, thank you for your participation and involvement in various crime prevention programmes and projects in the province. To members of the media, thank you for profiling and reporting about successes and short comings, our interaction should continue to grow and mature for the benefit of the communities we are serving.
I also wish to thank the Head of my department, Mr. Molala and his team, the staff in my office and the entire department. To members of my family, without your warm support, understanding and empathy, I could not have been able to be standing here today, to this end, many thanks once more
Let us reclaim the streets from the criminals and keep momentum of peace, security and comfort alive in our life times.
I thank you
Source: Free State Provincial Government
Issued by: Free State Police, Roads and Transport
24 Mar 2010
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