NCR & NCT 2020/21 Quarter 4 performance; Committee Report on DTIC Quarterly performance
7 Sep 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) queried the raids on loan sharks. How many people had been arrested, how much money had been confiscated, what had the consequences of the arrests been and how many prosecutions had taken place and been successful? How far was the NCR in implementing the National Credit ...
National Gambling Board 2020/21 Quarter 4 performance
1 Sep 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) was aware that Ms Kongwa had commenced the job six years previously, probably assuming that it would last only six months, and she was still there. He noted the dereliction of executive duty as far as the NGB was concerned. That stemmed from the ‘feeble and ...
Report on Oversight Visit to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal
20 Aug 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) accepted the first amendment of a DA conclusion about the role of the state to protect lives and property but objected to the second one. The DA did not approve the secretariat’s amendment to its input stating that the unrest was instigated by the Mayor of ...
DTIC 2020/21 Quarter 4 performance; Report on Oversight visit to KZN & Gauteng
18 Aug 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) noted that the report had captured the issues very well and suggested that Members make their recommendations in writing as that would assist the Committee to come to a consolidated position.
Copyright & Performers’ Protection Amendment remitted Bills: public hearings
11 Aug 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) had housekeeping concerns. He asked how the process had morphed into a joint Portfolio Committee process because the Bill had been referred to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry. How was the Select Committee (actually the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture) involved considering ...
Competition Commission 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
2 Jun 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) zeroed in on the much-publicised Burger King SA transaction. It interested him for a couple of reasons. How did the CC view its role? Did it view its role as creating market access, driving down costs and job creation or did it see its role as ...
Negotiations on COVID-19 vaccine waiver at WTO
1 Jun 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) reminded the Chairperson that there were no Committee whips, only ANC whips or DA whips, etc. so he was puzzled as to why other Members had to wait for the ANC whips to speak. He had noted the colourful language, especially from Mr Mpanza regarding the ...
National Credit Regulator 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
26 May 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) apologised for joining late. What had the pro-active stance of the NCR been during the pandemic and not just the reactive stance? In particular, there were two instances where the NCR had fallen short. The Covid-19 loan guarantee scheme of R500 billion which was administered by ...
DTIC Budget: Committee Report; Remitted Bills: Committee Report
14 May 2021
Without further discussion, Mr D Macpherson (DA) proposed the adoption of the report. Ms (J) Hermans (ANC) seconded the adoption of the report as tabled. There were no objections or abstentions.
DTIC Budget: Committee Report; Copyright & Performers’ Protection Amendment Bills remitted
12 May 2021
Mr D Macpherson (DA) stated that the DA was in agreement that the Bill should be re-classified.