SKA/MeerKAT projects: SKA Office update
31 May 2017
Ms J Terblanche (DA) said she had visited the area so was basically covered. However, her concern was still around Big Data and how that was being dealt with and if there were enough people to assist with this. Basically, she wanted to know how far the country was in ...
Space issues: Department of Science and Technology briefing
24 May 2017
Ms J Terblanche (DA) noted that with reference to the citation of defence, viz. “Houwteq facility is of a dual-use nature, which means it can be used for both peaceful and military purposes”, could the satellites be used for border management? Particularly since marine management could be done so well ...
Department of Science and Technology on its Annual Performance Plan; DST/DTI Task Team on Indigenous Knowledge Bill
10 May 2017
Ms J Terblanche (DA) appreciated the presentation, and asked what had informed the budget reduction of transfer of funds to the entities? Was a particular formula adopted, or was the performance of the entity reviewed and in accordance to its accomplishments or lack thereof was allocated a revised budget? Some ...
NACI; ASSAf; SANSA; HSRC on their 2017/18 Annual Performance Plan
3 May 2017
Ms J Terblanche (DA) stated that she mainly wanted to speak about the health studies (slide 30 of the presentation) that were conducted. She congratulated the Academy for work done. She remarked that the studies done were commendable as all of them were topical. She said that the Human Genetics ...
Department of Science and Technology on its Quarter 3 performance
15 Mar 2017
Ms J Terblanche (DA) referred to the Department’s budget and the R11 million deduction. She supported Dr Lotriet’s question and asked which posts were going to be fulfilled.
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill & Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act: DTI, DST & CIPC on potential overlaps
1 Mar 2017
Ms J Terblanche (DA) reiterated the need for an independent legal opinion which should be able to eradicate clashes. The loss of IK takes place on adaily basis. This happens when illegal mining takes place without environmental impact assessments being carried out and when wetlands are exploited in the absence ...
Protection, Promotion, Development & Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill: DTS responses to submissions
15 Feb 2017
Ms J Terblanche (DA) was concerned about the DST’s response to the issue of territorial overlap (pg. 17-18 of the document). She suggested the Committee should also have a meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs because most of what is going to happen will affect South African ...
Department of Science and Technology on its Quarter 2 performance
30 Nov 2016
Ms J Terblanche (DA) asked Dr Mjawara to advise if there had been audit outcomes on the budget allocation.
Legislative drafting: briefing by Office of the State Law Advisor
2 Nov 2016
Ms J Terblanche (DA) expressed her agreement with the Chairperson.
CSIR, HSRC, ASSAf & SANSA on their 2015/16 Annual reports
20 Oct 2016
Ms J Terblanche (DA) inquired if the asphalt the CSIR was assisting Tanzania with was also available in South Africa, and if so, in which provinces it was being used. In rural provinces where she travelled, many known tarred roads were now gravel roads. As “charity begins at home,” South ...