Follow-up correspondences and outstanding information from Content Adviser
15 Jul 2020
The Chairperson commenced with the Association of Public Accounts Committees (APAC) elective issue by stating that the Members were due to have the APAC conference, and the related documentation had been circulated. The council of delegate Members had to be appointed next week. None of the APAC office bearers had ...
CGE on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan
10 Jul 2020
The Chairperson, after receiving a telephone call, announced that she was just informed about the passing of a Chief Director of the Department of Education in Gauteng. On request of one of the Members, Ms M Hlengwa (IFP), the Committee observed a moment of prayer. The Chairperson made an appeal ...
AGSA on 2018/19 Local Government Audit Outcomes; Impact of COVID-19 on financial sustainability of AGSA
10 Jul 2020
Mr M Hlengwa (IFP), Chairperson: Standing Committee on Public Accounts, said that he was present to get a briefing on what the picture looked like and for it to be unpacked. He agreed with the Auditor-General that lamentation is the easy route out. It is all very well to react ...
DPWI on implementation of corrective measures emanating from investigation into irregularities related to funeral services procured
8 Jul 2020
The Chairperson said the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) had previously presented a report on the investigation conducted into allegations of irregularities related to services procured by the DPWI for state funeral services. This meeting was a follow-up to provide a progress report on the matter, particularly how ...
UIF on disbursement of funds during Covid 19 Lockdown
26 Jun 2020
The Chairperson noted apologies from the Minister but welcomed the Deputy Minister, Director-General and the UIF team. The Committee had been following UIF matters, including the 2018/19 qualified audit opinion. This would be interrogated.
Minister on National Strategic Plan on Gender-based Violence and Femicide
26 Jun 2020
Ms M Hlengwa (IFP) provided an input on schools and the early childhood development (ECD) curriculum. She believed that behavioural change should be implemented at the ECD level, and a boy child should be taught at that level how to treat girls.
Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises & SA Express liquidators
17 Jun 2020
The Chairperson expressed the hope that those who are still youth, which in South Africa includes those under the age of 45, had a meaningful day of reflection on the history of the youth in this country on Youth Day, and wished them a happy Youth Day. He welcomed DPE ...
NHLS strategy to deal with Covid-19 test results and backlogs; Life Healthcare Group & Netcare on state of readiness for Covid-19
10 Jun 2020
Ms M Hlengwa (IFP) enquired whether there is any policy in place to reduce the backlog of testing. She raised her concern that there are instances where machines are available, but no staff to operate it.
Minister of Public Enterprises on liquidation process in SA Express
9 Jun 2020
The Chairperson said the meeting on SA Express (SAX) was a continuation of the meeting held on the 15 May, where the Committee did not have time to deal with the SAX liquidation matters thoroughly. The questions posed by Members had been forwarded and the responses should have been in ...
DPWI on deviation from proper procurement regarding tender to contractor Magwa Construction
3 Jun 2020
The Chairperson welcomed Ms Patricia de Lille, Minister, and Ms Noxolo Kiviet, Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) to the meeting, which had been called to discuss the deviation from proper procurement processes regarding the tender issued to a contractor, Magwa Construction. The company had ...