Government Finance and Budgets/Cooperative Governance: MECs briefing
22 May 2020
The Chairperson welcomed the two Departments and Members of the Committee to the meeting where they would be reviewing two themes. The first was government finances related to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the second was cooperative governance also related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Apologies had been received by Mr D ...
Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill B-version: Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs briefing
5 May 2020
Mr D Smith (ANC) was concerned about the impartiality of the MECs, as many were political party executives, and these powers might lead to a conflict of interest.
Protection of the vulnerable during lockdown: SAPS, SASSA, UIF, DSD inputs
30 Apr 2020
Mr D Smith (ANC) noted that companies could apply on behalf of their workers for UIF benefits. He asked what risk that posed and how the UIF could monitor that the money reached the actual beneficiary.
Election of Chairperson and Committee business
17 Apr 2020
Mr D Smith (ANC), stood in for Ms R Windvogel (ANC), and supported the nomination.
Committee Report on Western Cape Appropriation Bill & Western Cape Additional Adjustment Appropriation Bill
19 Mar 2020
Mr C Dugmore (ANC), alternate for Mr D Smith (ANC), whose apologies for absence the former conveyed to the Committee, sought clarification as to whether Ms N Nkondlo (ANC) could be nominated as the Acting Chairperson, given that she was an alternate Member to the Committee.
Western Cape Appropriation Bill: Vote 14 Department of Local Government
13 Mar 2020
Mr D Smith (ANC) expressed concern over the increase in CoE. It was worrisome that the Department spent huge amount on consultants. Municipalities could not continue to rely on the services of consultants. Who were these consultants? What did they do for the Department? What was the basis of the ...
Western Cape Appropriation Bill: Vote 8 Human Settlements
12 Mar 2020
Mr D Smith (ANC) referred to the list of signed-off projects mentioned by the Minister that was sent to the National Department in February 2020, and requested that the list be provided to the Committee together with a breakdown of the pending projects that are currently awaiting approval or implementation.
National Home Builders Regulatory Council on its financials, inspections & expenditure
12 Feb 2020
Mr D Smith (ANC) asked about the farmers who partnered with the Department and wanted to know if the Committee could get a breakdown or list of the areas where the Department had assisted the farmers. He said it was important that the Department should start thinking of partnering with ...
Western Cape Adjustments Appropriation Bill: Department of Local Government
27 Nov 2019
Mr D Smith (ANC) asked for an explanation about the additional capacity and asked for clarity about the shifting of money in the Department.
Department of Human Settlements & Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal 2018/19 Annual Reports: consideration
25 Oct 2019
Mr D Smith (ANC) wanted to know how the Department paid for the difference between the set targets and the actual achievements, if the target set was at 250 and the actual achievement at 3000.