Public Works Budget: Committee Report
8 May 2018
Ms L Mathys (EFF) said it was time to take a hard line against the DPW and demand accountability for repeated maladministration. Instead of merely expressing concern, the report should spell out that the Committee is “alarmed” by the state of affairs at PMTE (the incomplete Asset Register) and the ...
Department of Public Works Annual Performance Plan: Auditor General & DPME briefing
17 Apr 2018
The Chairperson welcomed Mr Themba Godi, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA), who had asked to sit in on the meeting. Apologies were noted from Minister in the Presidency (Monitoring and Evaluation), Ms N Dlamini-Zuma, who could not attend along with Ms L Mathys (EFF), Ms L ...
Property Management Trading Entity: Department briefing
27 Mar 2018
The Committee Secretary announced apologies from the both the Minister and Deputy Minister of Public Works and the DG of the Department of Public Works (DPW), Adv Sam Vukela, had also conveyed his apology by letter. Other apologies were noted from Ms L Mathys (EFF) and Mr K Sithole (IFP), ...
Assets on immovable asset register: Department briefing with Deputy Minister
13 Mar 2018
Ms L Mathys (EFF) remarked that it was worrying that state assets could be administered from a spreadsheet as claimed by no less an authority than the Auditor-General himself at a previous meeting. Assurance was needed that this was no longer the case. If 33 percent of land parcels were ...
Political Party Funding Bill and Regulations: deliberations
23 Nov 2017
Ms L Mathys (EFF) was confused about waiving the three days. She agreed that it had to be made clear that it was about the Bill as well as the report.
Political Party Funding Bill and Regulations: deliberations on public comments and amendments
21 Nov 2017
Ms L Mathys (EFF) stated that the EFF had had discussions about it and they went back to the Constitution which was their guiding light. It was the source of their position, regardless of whether they would get more, or less, money. She read Section 236 of the Constitution, emphasising ...
Electoral Commission (IEC) feedback on Political Party Funding Bill
10 Nov 2017
Ms L Mathys (EFF) thanked the IEC. Most of her issues had been covered. How was the IEC enforcing criminal offences? There was a history of non-enforcement of offences during elections. She only knew of one case where an election official had been charged. The Committee did not want another ...
Political Party Funding Bill: public hearings Day 2
8 Nov 2017
Ms L Mathys (EFF) wanted clarity. She was just confirming that the MPDF recommendation was 50/50, i.e. in line with the Constitution. She reminded him that constituency funds were proportional. She appreciated the specific recommendations. The Committee was trying to build a stable democracy and had to consider every angle. ...
3 Nov 2017
Ms L Mathys (EFF) was of the view that gazetting within two weeks of the financial end of each quarter would not be too much of an administrative burden. She added that, in any case, the IEC paid out the statutory funds quarterly so it should not be a problem.
My Vote Counts judgement impact; Regulations amendment
24 Oct 2017
Ms L Mathys (EEF) believed that there would be a bit of an overlap. If PAIA permitted access to information, the legislation that Committee was busy with would provide that information. Should any organisation want to access that information, it had to be reported somewhere. Since there was an overlap, ...