DMRE Quarter performance & legislative programme for 2020/21; IEMO Bill: Committee Report
2 Sep 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) said under-spending on solar water heaters impacted on service delivery. He noted the Committee planned to be briefed on it.
Independent Electricity Management Operator Bill: deliberations
1 Sep 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) said the Committee had extensive discussions. It received numerous presentations on the IEMO Bill, and many inconsistencies and contradictions emerged. For example, it claimed the IEMO Bill is based on the Independent System and Market Operator (ISMO) Bill, but it differed from the ISMO Bill insofar ...
Independent Electricity Management Operator Bill: Department of Public Enterprises & Eskom response
25 Aug 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) said the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy had already considered the Bill and identified numerous problems, such as its confusion over the government’s involvement in the private transmission company and the status of different types of municipalities. The Department’s presentation confirmed the ...
Committee Reports on Lilly Mine and Optimum Coal Mine
25 Aug 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) suggested a rewording of an observation about the three miners who had lost their lives.
Mintek Update on repurposing of its activities, production of sanitizers & development of manufacturing local test kits; Lilly Mine and Optimum Mine Report
21 Aug 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) said that so far the Minister, the Chairperson and the Mintek team have done a good job. He said that the cooperation between Pelchem and Mintek is more than welcome. He said that they had a site visit at Pelchem. He asked for clarification on what ...
Minister & DMRE on restructuring and reviewal of its entities: update
18 Aug 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) observed that presentation gave time-frames for the merger but why did it not mention dates?
Minister & Department on adjusted budget & impact on delivery programmes
7 Jul 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) was also concerned about the INEP reductions, especially in the rural provinces. There would be significant negative effects in the future. What would the Department do to mitigate these effects?
Lilly Mine Update; Optimum Mine Update: DMRE & BRP briefings
23 Jun 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) asked about the BRPs being paid via invoices, rather than receiving salaries. His impression was that employees were not getting their salaries while the BRPs were getting money, and he wanted this clarified.
Trade unions on COVID-19 related work in the mining industry
19 Jun 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) stated that from the Minerals Council part, there is a balanced feel as to where they are, what they have planned, and what they have executed with their members. They also mentioned some of the challenges which include the question of salaries of miners who worked ...
Agreement between RSA & European Atomic Energy Community for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
10 Jun 2020
Mr M Wolmarans (ANC) appreciated the detail on the Agreement provided by the annexures and he saw many positives emanating from it, such as the exchange of information and research. There were some concerns regarding the regulation of the movement of materials in the European Union (EU): these should not ...