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South Africa: Economic Development Committee Dissapointed by Community Profits in two of Madikwe Game Reserve Lodges

The committee said that the Trust needs to ensure that the beneficiaries are supported through training and skills transfer as to be able to run the lodges instead of outsourcing the responsibility

The Portfolio Committee on Economic Development today expressed its disappointment after hearing that the local communities that are supposed to be the beneficiaries of two lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve , Buffalo Ridge and Thakadu receive a mere 10 percent of the profits. The committee learnt that the lodges,…

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South Africa: Health Committee Meets Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Of Health

The committee has been on a weeklong oversight, visiting National Health Insurance pilot sites visiting hospitals and clinics in UMgungundlovu district, tomorrow the committee will be in Durban

The Portfolio Committee on Health will tomorrow wrap up its oversight visit in KwaZulu-Natal by meeting the MEC of Health. Acting chairperson of the committee Mr Fish Mahlalela said the meeting tomorrow will provide an opportunity whereby the committee will engage with the MEC on the findings and observations during…

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Committee on Mineral Resources welcomes Joint Submission by Four Unions Aimed at Improving the Safety and Health of Mineworkers

he committee is currently on a week-long oversight visit in Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces, visiting mines and mine companies

The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources has welcomed a collaborative union submission on health and safety challenges facing the mining industry. Although generally applicable to mining, the report focused on the challenges faced by miners at Sibanye-Stillwater where 22 fatalities have been recorded since January 2018. The committee is currently…

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South Africa: Parliament Joins The Nation in Mourning the passing and celebrating the life of Mrs Sobukwe

Mrs Sobukwe will be remembered for her courage, resilience and fortitude during the fight for liberation when her husband was jailed in Robben Island by the Apartheid government

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Thandi Modise have learnt with a profound sense of sadness of the passing on of Mrs Zondeni Sobukwe, the widow of the PAC founder Robert Sobukwe.  Mama Azania, as she was affectionately known, passed…

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South Africa: Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee welcomes news on South Africa Expess Flying Again Soon

The committee said those individuals involved in irregular contracts or underhand dealings at the airline, should not escape investigation

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises welcomes the announcement today that SA Express will resume flights as soon as next week. Committee Chairperson, Ms Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe, said this undertaking was given today by Minister Pravin Gordhan during a briefing to update the committee on addressing governance challenges at state-owned companies…

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South Africa: Support to Special Schools must Bbe Improved

The committee emphasised that the department must look into the feasibility of procuring land that the school needs so that learners can practice what they are taught in class

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has urged both the national and provincial departments of Basic Education to reinforce support to special schools, in order to ensure the quality of education within the sector. The committee, which is on a week-long oversight visit to the North West Province, visited the…

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South Africa: Initiation should not end in death, Committee Chair tells people in Flagstaff

The Flagstaff, Libode and Kokstad areas record high death rates every initiation season, and approximately 20 incidents were reported in the past winter season

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Richard Mdakane, has told residents of Flagstaff that a well-practised cultural initiation should not end in death. The committee is currently conducting national public hearings into the Customary Initiation Bill, which aims to regulate the practise of…

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South Africa: Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to Host a Consultative Stakeholder Engagement Forum in Durban

The Forum is expected to be attended by representatives from the provincial government, members of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature, Mayors, Directors General’s

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will host a consultative Stakeholder Engagement Forum in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province on 17 August 2018 in partnership with the Office of the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal. The theme of the forum will be “Working together towards ridding society of corruption, malpractice and maladministration. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Mr…

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South Africa: Committee Received Presentations on Plans to Build Harbours in The Or Tambo Region of The Eastern Cape

The committee instructed the department to provide those details on (Friday 17 August 2018) before the committee goes back to Parliament

The Portfolio Committee on Public Works, has in its week long oversight visit in the Eastern Cape, visited on Monday (13 August 2018) the sites where Grosvenor and Port St Johns harbours are planned to be built in the OR Tambo District. At the sites the committee received presentations on…

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South Africa: President Ramaphosa Praises the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum for its work

The Speakers were also upbeat after meeting President Ramaphosa, saying there is a strong cause for optimism going forward

The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed his appreciation and support for the outstanding work of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) in entrenching democracy in the region. President Ramaphosa said this after meeting a high-level delegation of the SADC PF composed of Speakers…