Denel governance challenges & performance; South African Express Airways turnaround strategy
29 Aug 2018
Mr Marais (DA) noted that there were two boards with two executive committees and most executives were acting. There were strategies in place to ensure that the entities were successfully turned around and were profitable. He proposed that they return and account in three months’ time (end of November) due ...
Minister of Public Enterprises on performance of State Owned Entities
8 Mar 2017
Mr Marais (DA) raised an issue regarding SAFCOM and the claims, stating that the process has now become too long; we need to solve these problems quickly to allow SAFCOM to operate without “an axe over its head”. The second issue he raised concerned SAFCOM’s investment in Mozambique; he ...
Special Economic Zones Bill [B3-2013]: consideration of NCOP amendments; Outcome of 9th WTO Ministerial Conference: Departmental briefing
26 Feb 2014
Mr Andre Hermans, Committee Secretary, noted the standing apology from Mr M Oriani-Ambrosini (IFP) and Mr Geordin Hill-Lewis (DA) and an apology for Mr Marais (DA). Mr G Sealu (ANC) had indicated that he was running late as he was stuck in traffic.
Deputy Minister and PSC briefing on public service evaluated against Section 195 values; Committee Report on Department of Public Service and Administration Strategic Plan 2013
15 May 2013
Mr J Marais (DA) was always impressed with the PSC’s work. However, he was worried that its poverty headcount in which it found that there was a decline in the proportion of the population living below R422 per month did not reflect reality by taking into account inflation (slide ...
Disabled people's employment & learning challenges: Deputy Minister Women, Children & People with Disabilities, Departments of Public Service and Basic Education briefings
13 Mar 2013
Mr J Marais (DA), asked whether provisions were being made for learners who were both deaf and blind, which represented a totally different challenge. He also asked whether any measures were taken to provide assistance devices for learners in the mainstream. He noted the importance of remembering that there were ...
Disabled People South Africa briefing on education, employment & accessibility challenges
6 Mar 2013
Mr J Marais (DA) asked whether DPSA had statistics on how many people in the country actually had some form of disability. He noted that South Africa had ratified the UNCRPD, but said that the conditions and requirements in that document were not clearly translated into provisions in state legislation ...
Public service corruption trends: briefing by Public Service Commission
7 Nov 2012
Mr J Marais (DA) noted that this aspect of the Commission's presentation seemed to be a justification for criminality or unethical behaviour.
Industrial Development Corporation Act: Presentation by Parliament's Legal Advice Centre
22 May 2012
The Chairperson noted Mr Mubu was not a member then but Mr Marais (DA) was.
S A Women in Mining Association: briefing by Association and Department Mineral Resources
22 Nov 2011
Mr J Marais (DA) wanted to know what companies, other than Anglo Gold, were willing or had shown interest in working with SAMIWA.
Statistics South Africa on readiness for Census 2011: briefing
30 Aug 2011
Mr J Marais (DA) said that it was important to ensure that the Census was completely depoliticised. It was mentioned that Stats SA had made links with groups such as SANCO amongst others. SANCO was however seen as a political organisation. SANCO was not a well-represented organisation in the Western ...