The Chairperson commenced the meeting by reading a notice she had received late the previous night from the SAPS National Commissioner which stated that she would be unable to attend the meeting. This was unfortunate as many important items were to be addressed during the meeting and some of the ...
The Chairperson requested that the Secretariat begin with its presentation, seeing that its mandate was to deal with policy matters. The South African Police Service (SAPS) would then follow presenting its operational mandate. In the following meeting Members would be discussing the introduction of the DNA Bill, and should therefore ...
The Chairperson concurred with the observation made by Ms Kohler-Barnard and further observed that PSIRA had stated that a number of stakeholders and entities had been present during the consultation process but had failed to identify the names of these entities and stakeholders.
Mr van Wyk (NP) asked whether Parliament would have to follow the budget manual prescribed by the Treasury in the compilation of its annual budget. He also asked if the Standing Committee on Public Accounts would oversee Parliament’s financial management, or whether a new standing Committee would be created.
Ms A van Wyk (NNP) stated that the Committee could not reasonably not support amendments. Fulfilling obligations to meet a public service is important. Competition is allowed and more extensive than in many countries – it was a good area for the entry of SMMEs.
Ms A Van Wyk (NNP) was concerned that there was no audit of tangible or intangible aspects of heritage. South Africa had produced new languages and architectural styles, yet skills for heritage preservation were lacking. She also expressed extreme concern about the state of libraries.
Ms A van Wyk (UDM) pointed out that these public hearings were for the purpose of affording presenters the opportunity to influence Parliament, so that improvements could be made to the tabled Bill. This was their opportunity to make an impact on the country's legislation.