Ms N Hermans (ANC) wanted to know what interventions were in place for companies facing liquidation post-COVID-19. Also, how was it going to be controlled in terms of those that had already benefited from the Department’s interventions post-COVID-19?
Ms N Hermans (ANC) recalled the shortage of inspectors in the Northern Cape. Covid-19 might lead to programme changes – what would happen to such issues? She enquired as to the possibility of linking district inspectors and IES programmes.
Ms Hermans (ANC) asked how SANAS was dealing with accreditation matters relating to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, because surely it would be essential to controlling trade and economic activities across the continent as these continued to grow.
Ms N Hermans (ANC) asked how the establishment of the Employment Equity Act will increase representation within top management as the data shows that is the demographic most untransformed over the 2016 and 2018 tenure.
Ms N Hermans (ANC) said that the Committee should be able to state that a percentage of procurement of government departments must come from the SEEs. The Committee needs to look into the Act, because it is disadvantaging the SEEs.
Ms N Hermans (ANC) asked about the high turnover of inspectors in the Northern Cape, if DEL conducted exit interviews when inspectors left. Were the problems the long distances between sites or a lack of opportunities. What incentives could be offered to retain inspectors there? Was there a retention strategy?