Overview of existing trade relations and agreements, as well as ongoing trade negotiations Brexit negotiations
11 Sep 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) welcomed Ambassador Carim back from Geneva. He thought it was important for the Minister to table an executive statement to the House that would allow Members to debate on Brexit and to present their parties’ views on a post-Brexit deal. He hoped that the Ambassador would ...
South African Automotive Industry Master Plan & National Credit Amendment Act: dti briefings
10 Sep 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) welcomed the goal to increase local content from 39% to 60%. Many manufacturers had been forthright about the unfeasibility of this goal. Some of these reasons were said to be associated with cost and accessibility of vehicle components. There was probably a Mexican standoff between the ...
Status report on matters relating to the Sugar Industry
4 Sep 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) said that he had been requesting the SEIAS report which the DTI was instructed by the Committee to undertake. To date, he had still been unable to ascertain as to when the report was undertaken, finalised, submitted to the Chairperson of the Committee and the Office ...
Committee Legacy Reports
28 Aug 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) thanked the Content Advisor for the comprehensive presentation. The legacy would have been lost if the Committee did not take up some of the serious issues that had been raised by Opposition Members and the issues were pushed aside because of where they had come from ...
Second Term Committee Programme
23 Jul 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) raised a question on the agenda of 10 September 2019 - consultation with the Minister on the appointment of the Commissioner of the National Consumer Commission (NCC), and on 9 October 2019 - Candidate nomination for the chairperson of the National Lotteries Board. In the past, there was ...
Induction on Broadening Participation including the role of the NEF, IDC & B-BBEE Commission
17 Jul 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) said there is an extraordinary amount of money being spent on Industrial Parks but the presentation does not stipulate the amount. How much is spent on them to date? The presentation highlights the advantages of SEZs but with Industrial Parks there are no such incentives, investment ...
Trade and Industry Budget: Committee Report
10 Jul 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) said that sugar farmers continue to battle with the tariff rate on imported sugar. The application that had been submitted to ITAC for a tariff of $856 per ton, but ITAC applied a tariff of only $ 656 dollars per ton. While farmers from across the spectrum ...
Minister on response to SONA, DTI & EDD 2019/20 Annual Performance Plans
4 Jul 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) congratulated the Minister and Deputy Minister on their appointments. He was pleased to see a colleague from KwaZulu in the Department as Deputy Minister, and he wished Deputy Minister Gina well.
Election of Chairperson
2 Jul 2019
Mr D Macpherson (DA) too congratulated Mr Nkosi on his appointment. He pointed out that he had enjoyed working with the former Chairperson in the fifth parliament, Ms J Fubbs (ANC). She had set some noteworthy goals for the Committee and the Committee had been one of the most hardworking ...
19 Mar 2019
The Chairperson presented the agenda. Mr D Macpherson (DA) proposed the adoption of the agenda and his proposal was seconded by Mr A Williams (ANC).