Mr Bennet Mzwenqaba Bhanga

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Bennet Mzwenqaba Bhanga

Committee Meetings Attended

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Peoples Republic of China Ethics Committee meeting
    29 Aug 2017

    The Portfolio Committee met with a delegation from the Ethics Committee of the Peoples Republic of China Parliament to discuss various issues, such as governing in the interests of multi-ethnic communities, dealing with corruption in government, meeting the threat of terrorism, promoting gender equality in leadership positions, religious freedom and ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: Department response to submissions
    7 Jun 2017

    The Department of Traditional Affairs met with the Committee to provide its response on the public comments made on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill. The public feedback ranged from complaints of inadequate consultation to whether the Bill should be separated: one dealing with Khoi-San leadership and another with traditional ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Committee Minutes: adoption
    30 May 2017

    Documents handed out:
    Draft Committee Minutes dated 14 February 2017
    Draft Committee Minutes dated 21 February 2017
    Draft Committee Minutes dated 28 February 2017
    Draft Committee Minutes dated 7 March 2017
    Draft Committee Minutes dated 24 March 2017
    Draft Committee Minutes dated 3 May 2017

    The Committee reviewed minutes from ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill: briefing; Traditional and KhoiSan Leadership Bill: public hearings report
    9 May 2017

    The Department of Traditional Affairs said there were a number challenges with the current Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill. These were related mostly to timeframes and the recognition of tribal authorities and kingship/queenships.

    The timeframes for the recognition of tribal authorities and appointing members to the National House ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Eskom debt owed by municipalities; SONA impact on local government, with Minister
    21 Feb 2017

    Eskom said that they were making good progress with implementing the Promotion of Administrative Justice Amendment Act (PAJA) process initiated in November 2016. The PAJA process has helped Eskom recover debt of R1.3b. The total overdue debt had been growing over the past three years and only started decreasing after ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill final draft: Western Cape public hearings
    30 Nov 2016

    The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, 2015 had been drafted but before getting a final version of the Bill from the drafters, Parliament wished to hear public hearings that would give input into the draft. Members of the public who were present to make comments included paramount chiefs, headmen and ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Municipal Demarcation Board, SALGA, Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent, National Disaster Management Centre on their 2015/16 Annual Reports
    18 Oct 2016

    Annual Reports 2015/16 

    The Municipality Demarcation Board (MDB) obtained a clean audit. There were however challenges on the usefulness and reliability of performance information. These challenges have been addressed in the new 2016/17 Annual Performance Plan (APP). MDB had irregular expenditure of R66 000 but it was a substantial improvement ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Forensic reports of municipalities: Department of Cooperative Governance briefing
    23 Aug 2016

    The Department of Cooperative Governance (the Department) gave a presentation on the forensic reports that had been commissioned by provinces and municipalities, into the situation in various municipalities. Across the country, 109 forensic reports had been received, and the presentation focused on the broad areas of misconduct that were discovered ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs National Khoi-San Council briefing; Traditional Authorities in Ghana; COGTA Annual Performance Plan discussion
    2 Mar 2016

    The Committee heard from the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) on strengthening endogenous development in Ghana by looking at the role of traditional authorities in Ghana’s contemporary development and from the National Khoi and San Council (NKSC) before continuing discussions, held over from the previous day, on ...

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department of Cooperative Governance on 2015/16 3rd & 4th Quarter performance; Budget Vote 3 & Annual Performance Plan: briefing, with Minister present
    1 Mar 2016

    The Minister and officials from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) presented the Department’s performance report for the 2014/15 financial year and its annual performance plan for 2016/17.

    The Department achieved a considerable percentage of its targets (70%), with a substantial portion still in progress (27%). Some ...