Elphas Mfakazeleni Buthelezi

National Assembly

Formerly: KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature

Elphas Mfakazeleni Buthelezi

About Elphas Mfakazeleni Buthelezi

Deputy President of the IFP



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Committee appearances

  • Discussion on cancelled public hearing in Polokwane 2 Nov 2020

    Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) supported the Chairperson’s proposal that the Committee should go back to Limpopo and add Waterberg onto its list. Although the programme was adopted, he believed that the Committee should also understand different matters for South Africans of different constituents. He did not see the harm of ...
  • Committee work undertaken during 2020 overview; Term 4 Programme 6 Oct 2020

    Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) said that the non-cooperation from various departments is a concern. Departments are not reporting back to the Committee on the recommendations made by members. In particular, the Department of Finance and the Minister of Finance have not reported back on the numerous requests put forward by ...
  • Independent Electricity Management Operator Bill: Department of Public Enterprises and Eskom response 24 Jun 2020

    Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) said he is partly covered by Chairperson Luzipo. However, apologies must be received in advance to allow the Chairperson to decide if the meeting must proceed. The Department was alerted to the issue well in advance and yet the Committee is only just now hearing of ...
  • Stakeholder engagement on challenges facing Eskom 4 Mar 2020

    Similarly, Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) asked what COSATU was sacrificing as it had emphasised in its submission that sacrifices needed to be made to save Eskom. He also asked what progress had been made in the corruption cases against guilty parties. He asked Mr Parks to give one or two ...
  • SAA outstanding matters: update 19 Feb 2020

    Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) took the avoidance of catastrophe as the reason for going the route of business rescue practitioners. The Minister had referred to plans that had not worked as a result of the state’s lack of capability to implement the plans. How was the Minister convinced that after ...

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  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 7 Dec 2020

    Whether he had considered accessing unclaimed pension benefits in the industry to assist in alleviating the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers in vulnerable sectors such as domestic services, agriculture and indigent communities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 7 Dec 2020

    How does he intend on inspiring confidence in pension fund contributors and administrators that they should invest in the Government’s planned infrastructure development projects, given the brazen display of corruption, negligence and incompetence that the Republic has witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as previous infrastructure development projects initiated ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Agriculture, LandReform and Rural Development 1 Dec 2020

    Whether, with reference to the tabling of the draft Expropriation Bill on 9 October 2020, the Government has conducted an audit of (a) land under the control of the State which can be redistributed without compensation and (b) unused land by owners living abroad; if not, what is the position ...

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Plenary appearances

  • NEW CHIEF WHIP OF THE OPPOSITION (Announcement) 31 Oct 2019

    Thank you Deputy Speaker. Hon President, yesterday, the Minister of Finance advised the country that there are 29 000 state employees that are earning salaries over a million rands per year. What are you doing to further reduce the still bloated size of public service and thus reduce the drain ...

  • NEW CHIEF WHIP OF THE OPPOSITION (Announcement) 31 Oct 2019

    What does the President do to further reduce the still bloated size of public service and reduce its drain on the fiscus spending?

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