Ms Alina Mfulo

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Alina Mfulo

Committee Meetings Attended

  • Science and Technology Department of Science and Technology Quarter 3 performance; National Research Foundation Bill: consideration; with Minister
    14 Mar 2018

    Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi Ngubane, the new Minister of Science and Technology, was welcomed to the meeting and to the Department.

    The Committee was briefed by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on its  performance and financial report for the third quarter, covering the period from October to December 2017 ...

  • Economic Development Impact of industrial strategy on SMME development: Industrial Development Corporation briefing
    13 Mar 2018

    The Industrial Development Corporation briefed the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on the impact of its programmes on the Small Medium and Micro and Enterprises, while the Committee, on the other hand, is to assess if the policies in place are directed to where they are needed most.
    The entity ...

  • Science and Technology National Research Foundation Amendment Bill: response to submissions
    28 Feb 2018

    The Committee deliberated upon the National Research Foundation Amendment Bill [B23-2017]. Most of the sections remained as tabled except for minor changes to definitions in the long title where ‘human capacity’ replaced ‘human capital’; and using the wording ‘supporting, promoting and advancing research’ in Section 3 Object of Foundation.
     
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  • Science and Technology National Research Foundation Bill: public hearings
    21 Feb 2018

    The National Research Foundation briefed the Committee on its submissions and proposals to the National Research Foundation Amendment Bill [B23-2017]. The Committee had planned for and advertised for a two-day public hearing but only the National Research Foundation had responded with submissions and proposals. The time period for the public ...

  • Economic Development Intellectual property in pharmaceutical sector: workshop
    20 Feb 2018

    Professor Caroline Ncube from UCT’s Faculty of Law briefed members on some aspects of intellectual property (IP) insofar as it impacted on the pharmaceutical sector.

    Some of the key aspects she covered in her briefing were the five levels of activities in the sector - e.g. imports, packaging and ...

  • Science and Technology Department of Science and Technology Quarter 2 performance; with Minister
    14 Feb 2018

    The Department of Science and Technology briefed the Committee on it Second Quarter Performance and Financial Report 2017/2018. The Department achieved 61% of its planned output targets. Underperformance was noted in Programme 3, which did not achieve 78% of its quarterly targets; Programme 2 (50%) and Programme 4 (44 ...

  • Economic Development Competition Act: workshop with Competition Commission
    13 Feb 2018

    With a Competition Amendment Bill on the cards for Parliament, the Committee Researcher gave a background to the Competition Act. Competition legislation originated in the US and Canada in the 1890s to limit the political and market power of trusts. Trusts and cartels increased prices and forced small businesses out ...

  • Economic Development Investment and external trade promotion: Department of Trade and Industry briefing
    28 Nov 2017

    The Department of Trade and Industry (Dti) reported that South Africa was now ranked the number 38 exporter in the world. Over the past seven years, the country’s exports had shown a firm growth of 19%, which represented additional exports of R126 billion at constant prices. In 2016, its ...

  • Science and Technology Research and Development Tax Incentive Programme; National Research Foundation Amendment Bill: briefing
    22 Nov 2017

    Documents handed out: Briefing on Research and Development Tax Incentive Programme [awaited]; DST Progress Update: Implementation of Recommendations of the Task Team on R&D Tax Incentive [awaited]

    The Committee was briefed by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on its research and development (R&D) tax incentive programme, having been ...

  • Science and Technology Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators: NACI briefing
    15 Nov 2017

    The Committee was briefed by the National Advisory Council on Innovation on the South African Science Technology Indicators. This was an annual publication produced by the Council to assess progress in development of the effective and efficient national system of innovation. This report provided a platform for discussing the state ...