CRL Rights Commission 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
15 May 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) referred to research and policy issues. She said there are very few examples of the CRL Commission relating to major issues. She asked about the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, particularly its impact on religious communities and added that the CRL has been silent on ...
Cape Town, Johannesburg & eThekwini Municipalities on plans to combat the spread of Covid-19 virus
14 May 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) asked how many water reconnections has been implemented and if electricity and water that was previously blocked, has been unblocked. She asked how it would mitigate revenue loss, aside from over burdening rate payers, if the metro plans to continue with 13th cheques and bonuses are ...
Municipal Demarcation Board 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
13 May 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) said the biggest challenge that the board had was that it had no regional footprint, and therefore did not have a presence provincially. It needed to be provincially based to understand municipal dynamics. She wanted to know what the MDB’s role in the new district ...
SALGA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
12 May 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) questioned why SALGA identified itself as under-funded, when it had an excessive budget which was more that the national department’s budget. She asked if it provided assistance with administration, good governance and expenditure guidelines to risk municipalities, and how it resolved financial misconduct, financial mismanagement ...
Department of Traditional Affairs & CRL Rights Commission 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans
11 May 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) said that she foresaw three big issues on the Khoi-San, revolving around Land, Language and Leadership. The 1913 Native Land Act did not include land restitution to Khoi-San communities dispossessed of their land prior to 1913; the Khoi-San land confiscation was also not mentioned in the ...
COGTA & entities 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans: AGSA briefing
8 May 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) said the COVID-19 pandemic would have a huge impact on unemployment, and the reduced revenue collection would negatively impact on the ability of municipalities to pay salaries and in particular bulk accounts for electricity and water. She asked when the Department would release its own economic ...
Stimulus package to municipalities; with COGTA Deputy Ministers
30 Apr 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) referred to the accountability risk and asked how the funds would be managed for municipalities with unfunded budgets. Currently we have 66 municipalities with unfunded budgets and poor audit outcomes. She asked how the funds allocated to municipalities would be managed. Due to loss of income ...
Role of local government in combating spread of COVID-19 virus: SALGA briefing
28 Apr 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) referred to the distribution of water tankers, and said she found the reliability of figures from the Northern Cape to be questionable. She had done a telephonic survey of the Northern Cape during the morning, and pointed out that it had been declared a drought-stricken province ...
Minister on the unintended consequences of the Disaster Management Regulation
21 Apr 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) noted the national profile of Covid-19 cases on slide 7. The number of cases in the Northern Cape had been stagnant at 16 cases for the past ten days. She was concerned whether that was a true reflection of the statistics in the province. There had ...
Water crisis: Ugu District Municpality; State of municipality: Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality briefing
13 Mar 2020
Ms G Opperman (DA) asked for an update on the 121 employees and 15 shop stewards that had been suspended. Had borehole drilling been considered as an option? She wanted to know what the impact would be on the audit of expenditure, seeing that Ugu had bypassed procurement procedures.