DALRRD & DRDLR 2019/20 Annual Performance
23 Mar 2021
Mr S Matiase (EFF) said that there is no report on the farm evictions and that the number of evictions must be provided by the Department. He asked whether the Department has an eviction monitoring strategy. He requested that it is shared with the committee, if they do; if not, ...
Working and living conditions of farm workers, farm dwellers, farming communities & farmers
19 Mar 2021
Mr N Matiase (EFF) welcomed the presentation. He reminded Members that the original mandate of the two Portfolio Committees was to focus on the living and working conditions of farm workers and dwellers, specifically. He raised concern that the inclusion of farmers could serve as a distraction. It was true ...
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform 2019/20 Annual Report: AGSA briefing
9 Mar 2021
Mr S Matiase (EFF) noted disappointment with the audit results from the Department and ALHA. He said ALHA’s mandate is to buy and hold land, until suitable beneficiaries are identified in line with the Provision of
Public Enterprises Budget Vote 2019 incident: deliberations on evidence presented
4 Mar 2021
The Chairperson stated that it was not necessary for the Committee to consider every separate charge in detail, as Members were present during the hearings when the charges were read out and the evidence was presented with the implicated MPs in attendance. He stated that the first EFF MP charged ...
Market profile of agricultural value chain; Agricultural Produce Agents Amendment Bill: SEIAS Report
2 Mar 2021
Mr S Matiase (EFF) asked within which legislation fresh produce markets operate. Are they under Agricultural Produce Agents legislation, or is the industry self-regulated.
Ingonyama Trust Board 2019/2020 Annual Report
9 Feb 2021
Mr S Matiase (EFF) acknowledged the Chairperson’s opening remarks, which had quoted the founding father of this democratic country. The quotation had been instructive in light of the testimony and evidence given by former and current Members of Parliament before the Zondo Commission. The quotation was instructive in that it ...
Update on release of state land for agricultural purposes: Minister & Department briefing
9 Feb 2021
Mr S Matiase (EFF) appreciated the report from the Minister, and appreciated the speed with which the Minister has deemed it necessary to compile this report while the work is being carried through. The report answers some questions that the PC asked the Minister to answer. The PC appreciated that, ...
CRLR & OVG 2019/20 Annual Reports
2 Feb 2021
Mr S Matiase (EFF) addressed the impact of the OVG – the ability of the commission to reach its set targets. It was concerning that over the period under review, the commission had not been able to meet its target and that this was blamed on the OVG. The Committee ...
DRDLR Audit Outcomes 2019/20 Annual Report
26 Jan 2021
Mr N Matiase (EFF) shared the concerns of the R900 million shifted funding. He said that the Minister was not aware of what was happening in the Department and was being dishonest about being transparent on the matter to the public. He requested clear responses from the Minister on the ...
Implementation of Constitutional Court & Land Claims Court orders; CRLR Update
24 Nov 2020
Mr S Matiase (EFF) said that the appointment of the Special Master by the courts was a reiteration of the fact that there was a need for the investigation of living and working conditions of labour tenants. He called on the Department to support the Special Master. He urged it ...