Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF): COGTA progress report on implementation
30 May 2017
Mr B Bhanga (DA) said he was not sure when the Department report from the Gauteng indaba would be ready, but that he wanted it for the Committee in order to provide them with guidelines for working with traditional authorities.
Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: public hearings
30 Nov 2016
Mr B Bhanga (DA) said the Bill is a complex and sensitive issue. He asked that the public also recognise the urgency and time that has been given to the Committee to complete the processes of the Bill. It was also emphasised that powers of recognition should be given to ...
Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: National Khoi-San Council; Budget Vote 3 & Annual Performance Plan Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on
2 Mar 2016
Mr B Bhanga (DA) asked what authority did the traditional leaders have because in South Africa, the Constitution was supreme. Traditional leaders were not elected, so how did one reconcile a democratic leader and the role of traditional leaders and kings. Did Ghana have a council for traditional leaders?
Department of Cooperative Governance on impact of SoNA on local government (focusing on progress report per province on Back to Basic program)
16 Feb 2016
Mr B Bhanga (DA) said that the Committee should look into the issue of cutting wasteful expenditure by taking legal advice on how the Committee should conduct oversight over provinces. Many of the issues raised by the President were not new – including the call to unlock the potential of ...
Withholding/late transfer of equitable share; Department of Cooperative Governance BRRR; Demarcation Transitional Grant; Report on municipal forensic reports; MISA Post Audit Action Plan
28 Oct 2015
Mr B Bhanga (DA) stated that the Department had told the Committee in October 2014 that a report on a forensic audit would be finalised in March 2015, and then requested an extension in March until June. The Committee had only received the report after requesting it at a presentation ...
Traditional and Khoi San Leadership Bill [B23-2015] briefing
27 Oct 2015
Mr B Bhanga (DA) said the process had started 2011. Why did it take so long to recognise the Khoi and San if the purpose was to restore their dignity. How was the Bill going to deal with the issue of their geographical location? On research mentioned by the DG, ...
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Budget Review and Recommendations Report
20 Oct 2015
Mr B Bhanga (DA) said there were problems of funding for the amalgamation of municipalities.
Traditional Leaders Audit; Initiations Winter 2015 Report: Deputy Minister briefing
8 Sep 2015
Mr B Bhanga (DA) said he was not in favour of deemed kings being traditional leaders. Why did one have to have principal traditional leaders? What was the role of the king in resolving disputes? How long was the extension the Department needed in order to complete the Limpopo cases? ...
Local Government Audit Outcomes: Auditor-General briefing
24 Jun 2015
Mr B Bhanga (DA) suggested that the first presentation be chaired by Mr Masondo, and the second by Mr Hlengwa.
CRL Rights Commission briefing
17 Jun 2015
Mr B Bhanga (DA) recognised that the functions of the CRLRC are core to the agenda of national building and social cohesion. However, in South Africa, we fail to acknowledge the importance of such institutions. Unfortunately, social cohesion efforts require money. He commended the work of the CRLRC, given the ...