DIRCO & ARF Quarter 3 & 4 2020/21 performance; Update on consequence management
2 Sep 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) said the previous Minister was getting a free pass on this issue. There was gross mismanagement under her leadership. He asked if it is possible to summon the previous Minister and interrogate her on these issues which she presided over. The Committee decided there must be ...
Update on consequence management cases; DIRCO & ARF Quarter 3&4 2020/21 performance
25 Aug 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) concurred with the opening remarks of the Chairperson. He agreed with Members that the meeting should not continue, and agreed with Mr Bergman that the Minister had known about the Committee’s meeting for a while and could have made other arrangements, especially in the age of ...
DIRCO’s takeover of custodianship of state owned properties abroad:: DIRCO & DPSA briefing
18 Aug 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) said the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure had not attended today’s meeting because she was ashamed at the failure of her Department. The properties in Bonn would potentially be sold for R55 million rand. These were three official residences, and this amounted to €3.5 million. ...
Virtual Oversight with Missions in Germany; Senegal; Botswana & Saudi Arabia
2 Jun 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) said property will always be a top investment and DIRCO has lost sight of this. The Committee must look at how to fix these properties and potentially lease them. This could generate much needed funds for DIRCO.
Negotiations on COVID-19 vaccine waiver at WTO
1 Jun 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) noted Minister Patel had said it would take three years for all SAs to be vaccinated but Europe would have been fully vaccinated by November 2021, whereas in SA, vaccine of under 60-year-olds would not have started. So, could corruption money not be recuperated and then ...
Virtual Oversight report to 11 South African Missions abroad; Committee Report on Quarter 1 & 2 Performance of DIRCO & ARF
12 May 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) told the Committee that there was a regulation wherein a meeting that does not start within 15 minutes of the official start time is cancelled.
DIRCO on implementation of Committee’ New York Oversight Report recommendations
25 Feb 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) stated that the current Minister must take the responsibility of what has happened, as DIRCO is her Department. However, the Committee must be fair and acknowledge that the Former DIRCO Ministers, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Lindiwe Sisulu, have more to explain. The matters have been sidelined for ...
DIRCO on implementation of Committee recommendations relating to New York Oversight Report
17 Feb 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) said that the matter was in contravention of Treasury’s regulations. This was said quite clearly by the AG. He could not see how the CFO and the previous DG now Ambassador could not be held to account. Eventually, someone must be held to account.
DIRCO & ARF Quarter 1 & 2 2020/21 Performance
10 Feb 2021
Mr W Faber (DA) enquired about the R150 million loan to Cuba which had been referred to in the ARF’s presentation.
Challenges facing Chess South Africa & intervention by SASCOC: follow up meeting
6 Nov 2020
Mr W Faber (DA) interrupted with a point of order. He said that Mr Seabi cannot make statements and create perceptions that there is a pro-white and pro-black group. He said he has watched the presentations as well and he does not adhere to his statement. He asked Mr Seabi ...