Department of Home Affairs Quarter 2 & 3 2020/21 performance
1 Jun 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) welcomed the head of the anti-corruption unit, with the hope that she would do a good job and would not use the position to victimise people, but to conduct investigations without fear or favour. There should not be any reports of people being harassed or victimised. ...
IEC 2019/20 Annual Report; Home Affairs Budget: Committee Report
18 May 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) asked what would be done by the IEC to ensure that political parties had the proper oversight to ensure that the elections were indeed free and fair. He said it was not enough to have voters with completed addresses -- the accuracy of these addresses had ...
Refugee situation in Cape Town: stakeholder engagement; Home Affairs Budget: Committee Report
11 May 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) welcomed the briefings made to the Committee. He stated that the presentation by the CoCT should have been more detailed. The offers presented to the refugees are reasonable by presenting them with the choice to either be reintegrated into their communities or to be repatriated and ...
IEC & GPW 2021/22 Annual Performance Plans
7 May 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) asked for more clarity on the voting management system and other technologies that would be implemented by the IEC. It is worrisome that this goes hand in hand with the reduction in training of staff. ‘How will the IEC ensure that its employees are able to ...
Department of Home Affairs 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
4 May 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) asked who actually sets the APP targets. For example, DHA said that it will register 700 000 births within 30 days and issue 1.6 million identity cards to citizens. His question was what tool it used to measure this. He was concerned that DHA is setting ...
Joint Electoral Reform Workshop (Morning Session)
16 Mar 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) expressed concern on the slow pace at which the process is continuing, which is a result of the inefficiencies within the ruling party and the non-implementation of the recommendations of the Slabbert Report and that of the High Level Panel. These amendments must be finalised before ...
Electoral Laws A/B: finalisation; Automated Biometric Identification System: engagement with DHA, DCDT & SITA
12 Mar 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) said it is important to have free and fair elections and agreed with Mr Roos on the contesting of elections by political parties and independent candidates. Elections will not be free and fair if some of the digits in the ID numbers are taken out. Political ...
Electoral Laws Amendment Bill: IEC on NCOP amendments; Statelessness in SA; DHA Report back on Committee Resolutions
9 Mar 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) asked for clarity on whether the amendments proposed by the NCOP meant that when information from the voters’ roll is given to a third party, it will be given without disclosure of the ID-numbers and physical addresses of the voters. How will the IEC ensure that ...
Refugee bodies on their work & challenges concerning Refugees & Asylum Seekers; Legality of corporate visas issued to Boleng & Phenyo Africa Mining Services
2 Mar 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) said that every time the Committee received a presentation on refugee-related issues, it reminded Members of the painful instance where people of Africa were called foreigners or refugees on their own continent. If people from the African continent could not come to South Africa, there was ...
Refugee situation in Cape Town: stakeholder engagement; Public Protector Report on naturalisation; ToR for permit/visa review
26 Feb 2021
Mr M Tshwaku (EFF) said that to avoid what happened at Beitbridge, where no one is certain about who does what, we need to know who is responsible for what. There is no coordination amongst the stakeholders and this is the same issue observed at Beitbridge.