Mr Nthako Sam Matiase

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Nthako Sam Matiase

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Committee Meetings Attended

  • Health Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill: Response by Department of Health to submissions made during public hearings
    19 Nov 2014

    The Committee met to hear the comments of the Department of Health (DoH) on the public hearings   on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill that took place recently.

    The Amendment Bill addressed which types of medicines, in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) and medical devices were regulated, and where these products ...

  • Ethics and Members' Interest Joint Committee's Annual Report; Consideration of a complaint by Hon HB Holomisa (complaint handled in closed session)
    12 Nov 2014

    The Committee meeting started late, as insufficient Members were present to achieve a quorum. A DA Member noted her dissatisfaction with the time wasted, and suggested that in future, should insufficient numbers be present within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, the meeting should be adjourned. However, an ANC Member ...

  • Health Mr and Mrs Lowe on organ donation in South Africa
    12 Nov 2014

    The Committee met to hear a briefing by the parents of Jenna Lowe, who has been diagnosed with a rare disease called Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) and is currently awaiting a bilateral lung transplant, on creating awareness for organ donation in South Africa.

    Mr Stuart Lowe and Mrs Gabi Lowe ...

  • Health Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6 - 2014]: Public hearings
    5 Nov 2014

    The Committee met briefly to hear public submissions on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill (the Bill). Most of the submissions related to what was included in the Bill and definitions, and gave clarity on possible gaps.

    The Regulatory Discussion Group (RDG) said its concerns with the Bill were ...

  • Health Medicines & Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014]: public hearings day 2
    31 Oct 2014

    The Portfolio Committee met to continue its public hearings on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill.

    The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) said they understood and supported the Bill but they had some concerns. PSSA supported the replacement of "products" with "medicines" when it was appropriate. Section 6 ...

  • Health Medicines & Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014]: public hearings day 1
    29 Oct 2014

    The Portfolio Committee met to conduct public hearings on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill. During the meeting, the Committee received briefings from seven institutions.

    Roche Diagnostic (RD) is a world leader in the management of diabetes which imported and exported IVDs and specialised in marketing, sales, installation and ...

  • Ethics and Members' Interest Meeting with City of Johannesburg delegation
    22 Oct 2014

    The Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests hosted the City of Johannesburg’s Ethics Committee. The purpose of the meeting, as stated by the Chairperson of the Joint Committee, was for the two committees to engage in a conversation on the issue of ethics and the importance of establishing and ...

  • Health Health Budget Review and Recommendations Report
    22 Oct 2014

    The Committee met to examine the Department of Health’s (DoH) budgetary review and recommendations report. Key issues raised by members included concerns about the format of the report, the information provided regarding the mandate of the Committee and the data itself and its accuracy. Could it be more recent? Clarification ...

  • Health Analysis of Department of Health's budget, spending patterns & recommendations: Financial & Fiscal Commission briefing
    21 Oct 2014

    The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) briefed the Committee on the Department of Health’s (DoH) budget and spending patterns after explaining their function and mandate. Targets for 2013/14 were outlined according to the National Development Plan (NDP) and the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Health sector outputs from 2009 were ...

  • Finance Standing Committee Statistics South Africa on its 2013/14 Annual Report
    16 Oct 2014

    The Committee heard three presentations on the annual report of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) for the financial year 2013/2014. The entity’s performance was reported on by the Auditor General of South Africa, the Committee researcher, and by Stats SA themselves.

    Members were told that there had been a delay ...