Ms Barbara Thomson

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Barbara Thomson

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Committee Meetings Attended

  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Waste Bureau service provider appointments; operational effectiveness; with Minister and Deputy Minister
    19 Feb 2019

    The Committee received a briefing from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on the supply chain management (SCM) of the waste tyre industry and the operationalisation of the Waste Bureau. The Waste Bureau was the body that would be responsible for planning and implementing all waste streams.

    Service providers had ...

  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries NEMLA Bill remitted: briefing; DEA audit action plan
    6 Nov 2018

    The Department of Environmental affairs briefed the Portfolio committee on the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment (NEMLA) Bill, the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) turnaround strategy, and the Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (EPIP) audit plan.

    Concerns were raised on the effectiveness of the EPWP in creating employment for local ...

  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Resolution to summon Minister; Marion Island Research Expedition challenges; with Deputy Minister
    4 Sep 2018

    Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs received a briefing from the Department of Environmental Affairs on the Marion Island Research Expedition and the related challenges.

    The Committee resolved to summon the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, to appear before it on Tuesday 11 September 2018. The Committee was disappointed ...

  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Marion Island mice eradication; Environmental Programme implementing agencies status, with Deputy Minister
    28 Aug 2018

    The Committee received a briefing from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on the plan to eradicate mice on the Marion Island as well as the financial and legal models and arrangements between the implementing agencies and the Department’s Environmental Programmes. The presentation on the plan to eradicate mice on ...

  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority & SANBI 2018/19 Annual Performance Plans
    28 Mar 2018

    The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs received presentations from the Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) on their annual performance plans (APPs) for 2018/19.

    Isimangaliso’s key targets included increasing the number of environmental monitors from 28 to 120, conducting six new environmental audits, increasing ...

  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries SA Weather Service: Tariff Regulation; Former CEO contract termination
    7 Jun 2017

    The Portfolio Committee held a meeting with the South African Weather Service (SAWS) to obtain feedback on why the members of its board should not be held responsible for eight months’ salary paid to the entity’s former Chief Executive Officer, and to receive a briefing from the Regulating Committee for ...

  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister's decision to authorise coal mining in Mabola Protected Environment; North West game donation; with the Deputy Minister
    9 May 2017

    The Department of Environmental Affairs had been requested to report to the Committee on the regulations and legislation pertaining to the granting of mining rights in environmentally sensitive areas, with particular emphasis on Mabola in Mpumalanga. 

    The Mabola Protected Environment was located in the magisterial district of Pixley ka Seme ...

  • Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Waste Management Colloquium, with Minister and Deputy Minister
    14 Mar 2017

    The Minister of Environmental Affairs and the Deputy Minister were both present at the colloquium, the third of its kind hosted by the Portfolio Committee of Environmental Affairs. Other invited guests included the Department of Environmental Affairs, the City of Cape Town, an engineer from eThekwini Municipality, a UCT lecturer ...