State Information Technology Agency, & Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy Strategic Plan & budgets 2010/11
16 Mar 2010
Mr E Rasool (ANC) said the issue of unemployed graduates was important, given that government wanted to improve service delivery. PALAMA had a database of 3 000 unemployed graduates, but the two did not necessarily meet, because some of the unemployed may have trained in areas such as theology, or ...
Public Service Commission: Evaluation of Supply Chain Management Practices, Strategic Plan and budget 2010 – 2013
9 Mar 2010
Mr E Rasool (ANC) raised the issue of the simultaneous appointments of the new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the PSC, and suggested that this change of leadership provided the ideal opportunity to review what the PSC did. He noted that the planning, monitoring and evaluation capacity now in the ...
Department of Public Service and Administration Strategic Plan 2010
2 Mar 2010
Mr E Rasool (ANC) was impressed at the extent of the presentation, but suggested that it may be useful to deal with the five priorities, the ten strategic outputs and the twelve key outcomes in a way that showed more clearly the transversal nature of the Department, perhaps by adding ...
Power supply security for 2010 World Cup & beyond: briefing by Eskom
1 Mar 2010
Mr E Rasool (ANC) asked about the generating capacity of Eskom itself. How much energy was exported and how much was actually made use of by South Africa? Moreover was the reserve margin a theoretical construct, since energy could not be stored? Was the 15% simply an indication of oversupply ...
Ad Hoc Committee's Draft Report on the Green Paper: National Strategic Planning: Discussion
4 Nov 2009
Mr E Rasool (ANC) said that the Members should have no illusions. The ultimate responsibility for the NPC was an Executive function. The Green Paper had been published and the Committee had an opportunity to engage with it and air their views. They must not dishonour the early work that ...
State Information Technology Agency, Public Service Commission & Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy briefing
27 Oct 2009
Mr E Rasool (ANC) said that SITA had large tenders and a substantial budget, but was dealing in a world of fast-changing technology. He felt that it was not enough for SITA to merely react to the Auditor-General’s reports. There was a need to readdress the ethical foundation of ...
Green Paper on National Strategic Planning: Public hearings Day 2
26 Oct 2009
Mr E Rasool (ANC) found the presentation very interesting and could discern that PWD did not fit into a pigeon-hole of just one sector, as the presentation ranged across sectors including transport, health, absorption into the economy through employment, and social security. His question was whether a National Planning Commission ...
Public Hearings on the Green Paper: Day 1
25 Oct 2009
Mr E Rasool (ANC) addressed Dr Winkler, and said that although he was tempted to speak on content issues concerning emissions and the like, he rather felt that this should be debated in the appropriate forum. The key issues for this Committee were whether academics felt that the Green Paper ...
Minister on the Green Paper on National Strategic Planning
5 Oct 2009
Mr E Rasool (ANC) noted that the Minister had referenced Anthony Giddens. A critique of Giddens' work stated that Giddens operated from the assumption that there was post political consensus where the existence of consensus was present allowing a society to do long-term planning. He felt that this consensus would ...
State of the Public Service Report 2009: Public Service Commission & Governance & Administration Cluster report: Department of Public Service & Administration
15 Sep 2009
Mr E Rasool (ANC) was concerned that some things were being done specifically for 2010, rather than because of the principles of good public service. He felt that transparency and accountability should not be improved only because the world was watching. He pointed out that 80% compliance of financial disclosures ...