State Attorney Amendment Bill [B52B-2013]: final mandates; Magistrates Commission Update; Committee's Legacy Report
25 Mar 2014
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) thanked the Committee members and the staff for their work and wished the Chairperson the best of luck in his political future.
Municipal Property Rates Amendment Bill [B33-2013]: Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs briefing
12 Mar 2014
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) congratulated Ms Mafoko on a fine presentation. He was not specifically opposed to anything in the Bill but was worried that lines had to be clearly drawn on farms – when they concentrated on agriculture, the game aspects, the residential properties. He was worried that ...
Magistrates Commission briefings: Request to confirm suspension of Mr J Kgomo, updates on progress of other disciplinary inquiries
11 Mar 2014
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) added that the loopholes were even in the Bill of Rights.
State Attorney Amendment Bill: Departmental briefing; Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill: further Departmental briefing and adoption
4 Mar 2014
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) reminded the Committee that South Africa must be considered in the global context and wanted to make sure that the letters received from the various embassies were in fact discussed by the Portfolio Committee, and that the Members applied their minds to the contents ...
Traditional Courts Bill: legal response to provinces' proposals
19 Feb 2014
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) was worried about the Bill. He pleaded with the Committee not to force the Bill through. He suggested that the Bill be referred back to the Department.
Traditional Courts Bill [B1-2012]: consideration of negotiating mandates
12 Feb 2014
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) felt that the Committee was not making progress. He also suggested that the Bill with the amendments proposed by the provinces, be referred back to the Department.
Public Administration Management Bill [B48-2013]: negotiating mandates
11 Feb 2014
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) said he would provide a hard copy of the negotiating mandate with the letterhead of the Province to the Committee later on in the meeting. The copy before members did not have the Province’s official letterhead.
Independent Police Investigative Directorate Head: request by Minister of Police for approval of nomination of Mr R McBride, Traditional Courts' Bill: update on replies from provincial legislatures
4 Feb 2014
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) was opposed to the nomination of Mr McBride. The government was struggling to build public trust in the police. He referred the current police situation to the 1994 situation before the end of the apartheid regime, in which the population could not trust the ...
Public Administration Management Bill: Department of Public Service & Administration briefing
20 Nov 2013
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) felt that the Bill was not a solution to the problems being experienced in public administration. He felt that there were many other things that would need to be implemented in order to fix administration, especially in the local government sphere.
Judicial Matters First Amendment Bill, Judicial Matters Third Amendment Bill: Legal Practice Bill, South African Human Rights Commission Bill: Department of Justice & Constitutional Development briefings
19 Nov 2013
Mr J Bekker (DA, Western Cape) stated that he did not believe that legal costs would be lowered, and he felt it was impossible for the average citizen to take a matter to court, unless it was heavily subsidised by the government.