Unbundling process of ESKOM as announced by Minister
26 May 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) said that the challenges faced by Eskom were well documented. The Commission of inquiry into state capture has revealed how Eskom was captured. The unbundling of Eskom is in no way a solution to Eskom’s challenges. He asked if the Committee can be assured ...
Department of Public Enterprises 2021/22 Annual Performance
12 May 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) said that the Department had set out in its five-year plan to stabilise SOCs. Was this a realistic target seeing that some of them had collapsed completely while most of them were unsustainable? How was the Department going to save the struggling entities? He ...
Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill: Final Mandates
13 Apr 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) did not support the adoption of the report.
Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights A/B: Negotiating Mandates
7 Apr 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) registered his concern about Limpopo and North West that had not sent in their negotiating mandates. Why move ahead? He was concerned about the process, not just that two provinces were not ready, but also the speed with which the process was being driven.
Joint meeting with SENTECH & Broadband Infraco on pending merger
17 Mar 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) thanked the Department for the update on the merger of the two entities. He commented that the ability of any entity to run efficiently and effectively depended on good governance, the absence of corruption, and was an entity that all South Africans could be ...
DENEL on financial & legal challenges relating to court order to pay outstanding employee salaries
17 Feb 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) asked Denel how it plans to restore its reputation, as the financial and legal challenges have affected its reputation. How will it improve employee moral considering that employees are not being paid in full? What is the turnaround strategy to retain core skills and ...
Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights A/B: Department briefing
16 Feb 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) said that the Bill needed to be re-evaluated because it was old and outdated, and that the customs and relations of African people did not recognise the remains of land right customs, especially since the majority of black people still did not have land. ...
Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 2019/2020 Annual Report
9 Feb 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) thanked the Department for the presentation and noted that 67% of targets were achieved during the 2019/20 financial year with 30% in progress. He expressed unhappiness with the 67% achieved targets and the lack of performance by the Department. Hopefully the incoming Director-General will ...
Transforming ICT landscape in South Africa: Department briefing
3 Feb 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) said it was indeed important that every household needed to be connected and that the digital divide be reduced. He asked if the Department could brief the Committee on how the digital fund would be financed, and when it would finalise the digital economic ...
Department of Minerals and Energy 2019/2020 Annual Report
2 Feb 2021
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) said that the two departments had shown improvements but need to deal with the challenges that affected achieving all its targets. He asked what impact will the merger have on service delivery. He asked for an indication on staff morale and what were the ...