Access to Affordable Business Premises and Infrastructure briefing
6 Nov 2019
Mr F Jacobs (ANC) commented that it was important for the recommendations given by the current and previous Committees to be implemented by the DSBD. The Committee should invite the Department to respond to the issues raised.
Access to Markets – Major Issues for consideration
30 Oct 2019
Mr F Jacobs (ANC) said a fundamental problem was that SA had an unstructured economic framework. Most of its businesses were monopoly-controlled. In the retail sector, in the wholesale sector – in all the sectors -- monopolies were in control. If one looked at the history, it had been engineered that way ...
Entrepreneurial Finance Imperative for Growth and Employment: briefing by Content Advisor
23 Oct 2019
Mr F Jacobs (ANC) pointed out that South Africa was poor in terms of the distribution of its resources, and the financial sector remained untransformed. What stood out for him was the fact that the country had more personal debt than the finance which accounted for productive use. He supported ...
Small Business Development Budget Review and Recommendations Report
16 Oct 2019
Mr F Jacobs (ANC) also shared the sentiments of Members to reinforce the assertion that this was the Committee’s report, and the recommendations that were put together by the previous Parliament should be supported. The big challenge was to help the Department to see their new role, and to ...
Audit Outcomes: AGSA, DPME & FFC input
8 Oct 2019
Mr F Jacobs (ANC) appreciated the FFC input as it informed the Committee’s approach to its oversight work. There is a lot of homework to be done by Members. There is need for returns on investment and impact maximisation across government departments and entities. The value-add of independent financial ...