Impact of National Disaster Management regulations on religious sector
15 Jun 2021
Mr C Brink (DA) said that currently, the law has not made room for South African citizens to make contributions on that DMA that would be considered by both government and Parliament. This is probably because the authors of the Act envisioned that if it were in operation, it would ...
Disaster Management Amendment Bill: COGTA briefing
26 May 2021
Ms E Spies (DA) noted the Chairperson’s suggestions for the way forward and agreed. She said that she and Mr Brink (DA) had a lot of interest in the matter. They were well-prepared but they wanted more time to actively engage with the information presented to them. They had many ...
Progress report on the petition of the Community of Ext22 in Nellmaphuis
18 May 2021
Mr C Brink (DA) said that it was never clear where the housing function lies in a metropolitan city, but in this case the city seemed to be providing site and service, and the province constructed the units and did the allocations, and that the houses were occupied before electricity ...
COGTA Budget: Committee Report
11 May 2021
Due to the Chairperson’s poor Internet connectivity, she asked Mr C Brink (DA) to take over and chair in her stead.
Effects of Tropical Storm Eloise & recent flooding in Provinces
29 Apr 2021
Mr C Brink (DA) thanked Dr Tau not just for the presentation but for his willingness to answer questions in relation to disaster management regulations, for clarifying issues and for his availability to the Committee and its Members. This type of professionalism is needed in the civil service. He said ...
CRL Commission 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
28 Apr 2021
Mr C Brink (DA) recalled that Prof Mosoma had indicated that the Commission wanted to compile a database or comprehensive set of information on cultural, religious and linguistic institutions. This information should apparently include information on assets and resources of these institutions. The Professor had said the directive had come ...
State of readiness for 2021 local government elections: engagement with DCoG & IEC
6 Apr 2021
Mr C Brink (DA) said his first set of questions was to the IEC. Members were concerned about the number of possible constraints to the smooth running of the 2021 LGEs. The presentation had mentioned the budget cuts of the IEC and the complications of COVID-19, including PPE and social ...
Department of Cooperative Governance on: Projects implemented in local government (LGTAS, Operation Clean Audit, B2B etc); District Development Model
1 Apr 2021
Mr C Brink (DA) said that he had found the presentation on previous attempts by government to improve basic services at the municipal level as important, and indicated that it was important to look at why these previous interventions had failed.
Non-delegated municipalities: National Treasury briefing
31 Mar 2021
Mr C Brink (DA) said there was not a problem with the MFMA and its oversight functions on non-delegated municipalities, so he did not know why certain provinces had identified it as a problem. He said these were excuses, considering the information was all on the system and available to ...
Sekhukune District Municipality: state of municipalities
17 Mar 2021
Mr C Brink (DA) said the major problem with municipalities is a lack of accountability and consequence management. When people break the rules and behave badly, they must face the consequences of their actions and not be protected. Without such a culture, there is duplication. Officials who do not abide ...