IFP in Parliament Calls for Urgent Debate on Failing State of State-Owned Enterprises

Oct 10, 2023 | Press Releases

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in Parliament has written to the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, to request an Urgent Motion for a Debate of National Importance in accordance with Rule 130 of the 9th Edition Rules of the National Assembly. The Motion is aimed at addressing the deteriorating state of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in South Africa.

South Africa’s SOEs have been facing immense challenges in recent years, including financial mismanagement, corruption, and operational inefficiencies. These issues have not only led to significant financial burdens on taxpayers but have also had a detrimental impact on the delivery of essential services to our citizens.

The IFP’s call for an Urgent Motion for Debate highlights the urgent need for parliamentary intervention to address the critical situation surrounding SOEs. The motion seeks to open a comprehensive discussion on the following key issues:

  • Financial Mismanagement: Many SOEs are grappling with financial instability due to mismanagement, leading to huge losses and financial burdens on the state.
  • Corruption and Maladministration: Rampant corruption and maladministration within SOEs have eroded public trust and hindered their ability to fulfil their mandates effectively.
  • Service Delivery: The deterioration of SOEs has directly affected the delivery of essential services such as energy, transportation, and healthcare, impacting the quality of life for South Africans; and
  • Accountability and Governance: Ensuring accountability and good governance within SOEs is vital to their recovery and long-term sustainability.

The state of our SOEs is a matter of national concern. It is crucial that Parliament takes immediate action to address these issues and hold those responsible accountable. Our citizens deserve efficient and accountable public enterprises that can contribute positively to our nation’s development.

The IFP is committed to working collaboratively with other political parties to find sustainable solutions to the challenges facing SOEs. The Urgent Motion for Debate will provide an essential platform for Members of Parliament to deliberate on these issues and propose practical solutions for the benefit of all South Africans.

This Urgent Motion for Debate on the failing state of SOEs underscores the IFP’s commitment to good governance, transparency, and accountability in South Africa’s public institutions.

[Download Letter to Speaker of Parliament]

Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFP National Spokesperson
071 111 0539

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