Mr Vincent George Smith

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Vincent George Smith

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  • NO412E 4 Mar 2015

    Hon Chairperson and Minister, we agree that this all goes a long way in assisting with the reintegration of offenders.

    Minister, you alluded to destigmatisation and discrimination with regard to criminal records. Our own experience is that a criminal record is probably the biggest hindrance to the productive reintegration of ...

  • D. 25 Jul 2014

    Chairperson, the ANC has always recognised the unacceptably high levels of overcrowding and the challenges that were raised by the previous speaker. However, the ANC also understands that seeking sound bites will not resolve these problems.

    We, as the ANC, welcome the initiatives that the department has put in place, ...

  • Da Councillors Owe City Of Johannesburg In Rates And Taxes (Member's Statement) 11 Mar 2014

    Speaker, a second DA councillor, Mr David Dewes, is in trouble with the City of Johannesburg after reportedly failing to pay more than R400 000 in rates and taxes owed to the city. The DA councillor has not been paying rates and taxes on several business properties.

    According to the ...

  • A. 18 Jun 2013

    Chair, it's a pity that three of the four previous speakers who stood up here, with the exception of hon Ndlovu, were involved in cheap politicking and crude populism. The DA's spokesperson indicated that there is no rehabilitation. The Minister of Education just this year decided that education will be ...

  • Appropriation Bill 29 May 2013

    Chairperson, Ministers present here today, Deputy Minister, fellow South Africans, hon members, and my comrades, historically the South African prison system was a key pillar of the apartheid state apparatus. This prison system was largely based on racial discrimination, where detained people were subjected to human rights abuses.

    Detention without ...

  • Dissolution Of Sabs Board And Appointment Of Interim Sabc Board (Announcement) 19 Mar 2013

    Chairperson, I will keep this short and sweet. The committee visited Groenpunt on 16 January this year after riots had broken out a week earlier. At the time of our visit, 408 inmates had been transferred to other facilities because they were identified as ringleaders. Nine officials were injured during ...

  • DISSOLUTION OF SABS BOARD AND APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM SABC BOARD (Announcement) 19 Mar 2013

    Chairperson, I will keep this short and sweet. The committee visited Groenpunt on 16 January this year after riots had broken out a week earlier. At the time of our visit, 408 inmates had been transferred to other facilities because they were identified as ringleaders. Nine officials were injured during ...

  • Consideration Of Report Of Portfolio Committee On Correctional Services - Oversight Visits To Correctional Centres In Gauteng, Northern Cape And Kwazulu-Natal Provinces 14 Mar 2013

    Chairperson, the reports highlight our observations about the Department of Correctional Services' detention facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Northern Cape.

    Most of the observations in these reports are similar, with the exception of Ncome. The committee is concerned about the state of management at the Ncome facility. The committee ...

  • The Deputy President: 7 Nov 2012

    Deputy President, firstly, the work that is being done by the Farlam Commission, which was established by government through the President, to investigate the unfortunate events at Marikana is evidence of government's commitment to dealing with the possible abuse of state power. Secondly, the unconditional support that government affords to ...

  • Visit To Nkandla And Protest By Farm Workers In Western Cape (Member's Statement) 6 Nov 2012

    Deputy Speaker, last week the hon Dreyer from the DA spoke in this House about the plight of the poor when questioning funds spent in Nkandla. Another colleague of hers from the DA expressed similar concerns when questioning road construction in KwaZulu-Natal. Not to be outdone, the leader of the ...