Ephraim Mogale LM on dismissal of MM and non-compliance with submission of reports to Committee
22 Jul 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) was amazed that the position of the Corporate Services Manager had been vacant since 2018 and that the position of the MM had not been filled. He told the mayor that that this was not leadership. “We cannot allow a situation where critical positions in these ...
Meeting with JB Marks Local Municipality on issues raised during oversight visit
20 Jul 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) said that the Auditor-General (AG) had raised a concerning finding, which was that there was an absence of diligent leaders in the municipality. There was a clear lack of leadership, and leaders had not fulfilled their mandate. Their behaviour earlier in the meeting was concerning.
Discussion of Constituency programme; Adoption of minutes
6 Jul 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) described the challenge that was facing local government as immense which would need the Committee’s urgent intervention and closer monitoring. The sixth parliament adopted an activist stance so Members should put that into practice. He described the Committee’s oversight work as impactful and robust. He said ...
AGRI Letaba Petition
6 Jul 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) wanted to know if the projects implemented by the municipality were addressing the NERSA recommendations of 2012 and 2017, and whether they were addressing the challenges that were raised by the petition. It appeared that the main challenge now was the lack of constant communication between ...
Meeting with COGTA on Community Work Programme (including reasons for not submitting forensic reports and other documentation requested by Committee)
29 Jun 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) said that he was mostly covered by other Members. He only added that the Department should process the report, so that it is of a standard that is acceptable to the Committee. The report should be succinct and accurate, so that Members are able to engage ...
2019/20 MFMA audit outcomes & Covid 19 municipal expenditure
22 Jun 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) said the Auditor-General noted the accounting discipline was absent or weak in the local government space. Performance planning and reporting was unreliable and weak. That indicated a challenge in skills. There was procurement and contract management challenges. These were important disciplines that were absent and impacting ...
Impact of National Disaster Management regulations on religious sector
17 Jun 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) indicated that the presentation had shown that the limitation of rights was in line with the Constitution.
Sarah Baartman District Municipality: state of municipalities
1 Jun 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) asked for clarity on the functionality of the financial recovery plans and whether there is any traction to ensure that the municipalities make progress in becoming financially viable. What are the future plans to ensure that the communities have access to water should there be future ...
Disaster Management Amendment Bill: COGTA briefing
26 May 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) said that for the Committee to do justice to the issue, they would need another session so that they could apply their minds thoroughly. He contended that it was important that they subject the Private Member's Bill to a consultation process with interested stakeholders so they ...
Construction of VIP toilets and Siyenza Manje update: Amathole District Municipality briefing
20 May 2021
Mr G Mpumza (ANC) noted that the presentation by Amathole District indicates that the National Treasury said that there was value for money in the implementation of the projects; he wanted to know whether that value for money includes the R250 million that had already been paid to the Siyenza ...