Processes and procedures in developing legislation; Summary and analysis of legislation administered by DSBD
27 Nov 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) referred to the differences between big and small businesses’ charters. His main fear was that this Committee would not meet its target in the National Development Plan (NDP), and a boost must be provided. In Namibia, there was a compulsory charter, so the small businesses had ...
Access to Markets – Major Issues for consideration
30 Oct 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) said it was both eye-opening and frightening to see what stood in the way of the development of small businesses in South Africa. The figures that were disclosed in the presentation were absolutely shocking. Given the revenue achieved by the big companies, they should not be ...
Small Business Development Budget Review and Recommendations Report
16 Oct 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) was somewhat concerned that the Department was under-spending its budget. When this happened gradually, departments usually progressed by making up for the lost ground, but in this case the Department seemed to under-spend throughout the year. The logical conclusion was that they were not adequately accessing ...
Matters referred by the Rules Committee: consideration
20 Sep 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) said that he did not have a contribution to make but he thought that he should inform the Committee of a possible conflict of interest. People said to him that he was the one that had nominated the Public Protector when he was a member of ...
DSD, Seda & Sefa 2019/20 Quarter 1 performance
18 Sep 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) asked if there is a bias in the distribution of disbursements toward Limpopo province (26% allocated) versus the rest of SA. He pointed out that North West province has it the worst as it received a 0% fund allocation. The presentation stated that this uneven distribution ...
Probing of Violence against Foreign Nationals: 2008 & 2015 parliamentary reports; Entrepreneurial Finance Imperative for Growth and Employment & Access to Affordable Business Premises and Infrastructure
11 Sep 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) noted that the executive of the South African government was part of the problem, perhaps not intentionally but indirectly. It was very important to make a success of small businesses as small businesses were an effective tool to grow the economy. He stressed that the executive ...
Cost of Doing Business, Bureaucratic Red-Tape & Access to Markets: Content Advisor briefing
4 Sep 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) supported remarks of Mr Kruger on SEFA and SEDA. There should be a SEDA and SEFA desk in each district and municipality and this would help them to have a small business office at local level. In his constituency, small business services were not accessible.
Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services on its operating model
3 Sep 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) thanked JICS for the report. It painted a clear picture of the situation in correctional services. There are two concerns to emphasize. Are we winning the war on criminality? Most of our centres are up to 150% overcrowded. We need to build more centres. Does that ...
Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Bill: briefing; Suspension of magistrates
28 Aug 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) reminded the Committee that South Africa was becoming the rape capital of the world – “our women rightly feel that they are not protected”. The committee had to act in this matter. It was even more concerning that a magistrate could do this to another magistrate who ...
Referral to Speaker: rules for the removal of Public Protector; Deputy Public Protector Appointment Process
27 Aug 2019
Prof C Msimang (IFP) stated that he was at a disadvantage as he sat on various Committees so he missed some things, but he would take it up with the Chief Whip of the IFP, Mr N Singh.