Committee resolutions; ICASA & broadcasters on state readiness for 2021 LGE; SABC on Section 189 process
7 May 2021
Mr V Pambo (EFF) said the issue of staff shortage in SABC creates problem for the upcoming elections. Staff morale is actually low, and some staff are calling for an independent judicial enquiry. Staff complaints are in the public domain, with evidence gathered from trade unions. He wanted to know ...
GCIS, MDDA & SITA on 2019/20 Annual Reports & Revised Annual Performance Plans
18 Nov 2020
Mr V Pambo (EFF) highlighted that he differed from other Committee Members in that he was not going to sing praises for the Minister because the Minister has been extremely reactionary as far as the SABC matter is concerned.
18 Nov 2020
Mr V Pambo (EFF) requested that the Chairperson take control of the meeting, as the Committee had been distracted by petty matters. He asked that the Committee allow Ms van Damme to conclude her point and that ANC members should desist from delaying the proceedings with their interjections. The Committee ...
Telecoms Policy Regulation and Management; OUTA report on USAASA; Sentech on its signal distribution costs taxonomy
27 Oct 2020
Mr V Pambo (EFF) noted that SABC had informed the Committee of its intention gradually to terminate its Sentech services, and asked if it is necessary or obligatory for Sentech to use the DTT platform.
DCDT & GCIS Expenditure Reports; MDDA & SABC Board vacancies
6 Oct 2020
Mr V Pambo (EFF) responded that there is nothing wrong with the word ‘illegal’. It ought to be there because if the Minister had removed the Chairperson and there is a concern it means the Committee thinks it is illegal. There is nothing that has been put forward to counter ...
Government Communication and Information System 2020/21 Quarter 1 performance
25 Aug 2020
Mr V Pambo (EFF) was impressed by the Minister’s presentation. He requested the names of the PPE service providers be made available, including date of purchase, number of items bought, date and time of payments and date and time of deliveries. This information would complete the report.
GCIS on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan; Remuneration of ICASA Councillors
8 Jul 2020
Mr V Pambo (EFF) remarked that at the beginning of the lockdown, when hand sanitisers were being distributed, there were opportunists that had put their own photos on those items. He rejected this type of behaviour, and commented that combating COVID-19 should not be used by opportunists to further political ...
Communications and Digital Technologies & GCIS Budget: Committee Report
26 May 2020
Mr V Pambo (EFF) asked for clarity on Mr Mackenzie’s comments.
(Subcommittee) MDDA Interviews
26 May 2020
Mr V Pambo (EFF) asked about the candidate's views on diversity. He referred to Mr Mackenzie’s question on Radio Oranje. Would the candidate issue a licence knowing that the radio station was duplicated in many ways in South Africa as opposed to what may be diversity. He asked the candidate ...
(Subcommittee) MDDA Board Shortlisting
21 May 2020
The Chairperson said Mr Vuyani Pambo (EFF) was struggling to join the meeting due to technical issues.