Ms M Themba (ANC) [Mpumalanga] that Mr S Fenyane (ANC), the former Member of this Committee from the Northern Province, had been the Chairperson during the committee meeting in which Members recommended Mr Tsengiwe.
The Chairperson explained that the Act was in fact a hybrid Bill focusing on both Schedules 4 and 5 of the Constitution; hence there were some problems. Local government is provided with special grants by national government and should therefore use such grants to fund the emergency service.
Mr S. Fenyane (ANC) asked whether the dictionary meaning of "physical" allowed for the word to be used in the suggested context. He also warned against using words in the Bill under discussion that would make it out of consonance with other Bills.
Mr S. Fenyane (ANC) said that the Committee had dealt with the Close Corporation Amendment Bill recently and asked why the Department had not dealt with them together through the Select Committee. He said he felt that the time of the Committee was not being used effectively.