Department of Minerals and Energy 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans
22 May 2020
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) expressed his concern about the safety of workers against COVID-19 in the mining sector. He asked why there was no testing done and who is responsible for the testing and the safety of the mine workers. He then referred to Programme 1: the planned ...
Department of Public Enterprises 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Minister
20 May 2020
Mr A Arnolds (EFF) referred to the Director General's introduction: "when a SOE is in distress, the first port of call is to hold a mirror to it to reflect on what is currently being done". If one were to hold up a mirror and reflect on past performance ...
Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
15 May 2020
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) referred to the Minister’s response to the West Coast issue about mining licences. He asked whether the Minister was saying that beaches were not a critical biodiversity area which must be protected, and added that the company that was involved in this matter ...
GCIS on its Covid-19 related programmes and projects and related issues
8 May 2020
Mr A Arnolds (EFF) thanked the Minister and said that they were all together in fight against the Covid-19 pandemic but in winning the fight they needed to pull together and in terms of communication, they needed to communicate effectively in their mandate. He raised the Western Cape government had ...
List of Threatened or Protected Terrestrial and Freshwater Species and Regulations: DEFF briefing
18 Feb 2020
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) said that he did not accept the DG’s absenteeism. and it had to be recorded.
Challenges faced by community radio stations & interventions to resolve these: MDDA briefing
12 Feb 2020
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) thanked the CEO for the in-depth presentation, but said he was displeased with the number of funding models that the MDDA had developed over the years. He queried why the municipalities could not be approached to lower the rental rates for the premises of ...
South African connect project & accessibility of broadband services to South Africans: USAASA briefing
5 Feb 2020
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) said that it was distressing listening to the presentation. They did not even get an update on the governance of USAASA which is the most important part. You are not going to solve your difficulties if there is no stability in the entity itself ...
Transnet on financial stability of the company & alleged wasteful, irregular expenditures and investigations thereof
27 Nov 2019
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) raised concerns about Transnet’s claim that it is one of the SOE’s that is stable. He was concerned with Transnet’s claims that the company is financially stable, yet it has requested bailouts from the State. He said that the 1064 locomotive ...
Domestic Trade in Rhinoceros Horns, in terms of NEM: Biodiversity Act, 2004: possible finalization by Committee
19 Nov 2019
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) asked the Department if three years was sufficient to develop and finalise a trade model.
Alexkor on progress made regarding court review of Deed of Settlement for payments to made to beneficiaries & establishment of CPA to complete implementation of DoS
6 Nov 2019
Mr A Arnolds (EFF, Western Cape) wanted clarity from the Department on the whole process of property involving the beneficiaries, and about the delays in the settlement of claims.