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Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) finalises hearings with Water and Sanitation Department and Water Trading Entity

The committee wants the department to stick to the approved organogram and not create new positions because that will have an impact on the budget allocated for compensation of employees

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) today concluded the hearings with the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Water Trading Entity (WTE) on irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, accruals, payables, deviations, expansions, internal controls and leadership in the department. Scopa has told the department to sort out its…

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Justice and Correctional Services Committee rejects proposal to remove Public Protector

The committee was also informed today that a similar process was instituted by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the North-Gauteng High Court

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today rejected a request by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to expedite procedures to remove the Public Protector from office. Committee Chairperson, Ms Madipoane Refiloe Moremadi Mothapo said the committee was initially briefed by the Chief Whip of the DA on the request…

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Justice and Correctional Services Committee welcomes the appointment of new National Director of Public Prosecutions

Committee Chairperson, Ms Madipoane Refiloe Moremadi Mothapo, said she has full confidence in Adv Batohi steering the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) back onto the path where it will restore the confidence

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has welcomed the appointment of Adv Shamila Batohi as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Committee Chairperson, Ms Madipoane Refiloe Moremadi Mothapo, said she has full confidence in Adv Batohi steering the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) back onto the path…

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Police Committee calls for Specialised Units and more resources to combat Port Elizabeth (PE) Gangs

This follows the one-day oversight visit by the Portfolio Committee on Police to the Nelson Mandela-Metropolitan municipality area

The Portfolio Committee on Police is of the view that the strengthening of specialised units and more resources are critical to deal with gang violence and organised crime in the Eastern Cape. This follows the one-day oversight visit by the Portfolio Committee on Police to the Nelson Mandela-Metropolitan municipality area.…

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Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) questions value for money of unplanned projects that have bankrupted Water and Sanitation Department

Scopa also wants the payment breakdown of the R124,6 million spent on the planning of the Umzimvubu Water Project, since the construction of the dam has not even started

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has questioned the value for money of 10 Department of Water and Sanitation projects that were undertaken, but not budgeted for. Some of these projects have over-run and the department has overspent on some and extended others. Scopa questioned the unauthorised expenditure of…

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Committee applauds Banyana on qualifying for African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Final and 2019 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) Women’s World Cup

The Chairperson of the committee, Ms Beauty Dlulane, said the team’s extraordinary performance and determination is exemplary to women all over the country

The Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation congratulates the South African national women’s soccer team, Banyana Banyana, on its astonishing win during the 2018 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-finals held in Ghana last night. The team’s 2-0 win over Mali would not only see it through to the Afcon…

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Energy Committee adopts Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018

The Department of Energy briefed the committee on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in September

The Portfolio Committee on Energy adopted its report on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (2018). The Department of Energy briefed the committee on the draft IRP in September. The Portfolio Committee on Energy resolved during the meeting to make the following recommendations, following its public hearings which were conducted in…

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Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) to Meet with Special Investigating Unit (SIU) for Progress Update

Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) will also meet with the National Treasury on the challenges confronting the Department of Water and Sanitation

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) will this afternoon meet with the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) for an update on progress with cases that have been reported on and others still being investigated. SCOPA will also meet with the National Treasury on the challenges confronting the Department of Water…

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Full Bench of Western Cape High Court to Hear Afriforum versus Parliament Matter on Thursday

Parliament believes the application is ill-advised, abusive to the court processes, premature and is intended to gag both Parliament and thousands of South Africans

A full bench of the Western Cape High Court will on Thursday, 29 November, hear AfriForum’s application to have the report of Parliament’s joint Constitutional Review Committee on amending section 25 of the Constitution set aside. Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe made this announcement this morning. Last week, Parliament filed an answering affidavit…

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Committee welcomes appointment of new Minister at Home Affairs

The committee is of the view that the appointment of a new executive authority will bring with it innovations aimed at resolving some of the challenges facing the department

The Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Mr Hlomani Chauke, welcomes the appointment of Dr Siyabonga Cwele as the new Minister of Home Affairs. The committee is of the view that the appointment of a new executive authority will bring with it innovations aimed at resolving some of the…