Impact of Investment in VBS Bank: Merafong City Local Municipality input
4 Dec 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) commented that the responses from the municipality were wobbly. She stated that in the Eastern Cape one mayor was sentenced to two years for a deviation which cost the municipality R3m. It was clear there was weak political leadership and oversight of the municipality.
Meeting with City of Ekuruhleni Metro & Lekwa Local Municipality
3 Dec 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) observed there was no political stability within the municipality and it was technically bankrupt. It appeared there were no consequence management and recovery plans in place, and nothing had been stated about assistance that was being given to businesses affected by water shortages and cuts. She ...
Traditional Indaba day 2
27 Nov 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) commented that traditional leaders must participate in the local municipalities in which they reside as it may cause tension if they participated in other regions. She thought it was high time that it was considered how the project currently in place can be used to uplift ...
26 Nov 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) commented the meeting should not only be a talk show, but should produce fruitful results. She wanted to know what mechanisms were in place to ensure a good, healthy working relationship existed between the traditional houses and local government. She asked how long it was taking ...
Committee’s draft oversight report
30 Oct 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) also urged the Chairperson to note in the Report that in Vhembe, there are political killings which are aligned to the VBS saga and some members of ESKOM are also linked to this case. The Report should recommend Parliament put in place high-level security in the ...
Impact of illegal migration on cities: input from Mayors of Johannesburg & Ekurhuleni, SALGA & DHA; with Minister
22 Oct 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) said that all stakeholders should engage in immigration discussion in order to resolve the matter. She asked what the DHA was doing to solve the issues raised by the cities, and what they expected from the Committees towards solving the challenges faced by local government. SALGA ...
Bojanala District; Lekwa-Teemane; Madibeng; Mamusa; Mafube; Masilonyana audit outcomes: hearing
11 Sep 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) said the MM had indicated that they had advertised some senior positions, but that some officials had declined them. She asked if there was a specific reason why they had declined the positions. She also said that audit reports had noted that there were some contractors ...
Mogalakweng; Mopani District; Thabazimbi; Vhembe District; Joe Morolong and Phokwane audit outcomes: hearing
10 Sep 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) asked how far the municipality was in terms of ensuring there was political and administrative leadership. When one looks at the findings of the AG, they show that those were the root causes of the challenges that they had. How far were they in terms of ...
South African Cities Network, National Disaster Management Centre & DCOG briefings
4 Sep 2019
Ms D Direko (ANC) said the majority of municipalities do not have sectoral plans or land use management policies. The presentation indicates the plan to align sector plans as a short-term priority. How are you going to be able to do this and what is the reality of short term ...
Interventions in local government: DCOG & National Treasury briefings; Comparison of interventions strategies in municipalities; MISA induction
3 Sep 2019
Ms M Tlou (ANC) remarked that when municipalities fail to do their duties, they were failing section 139 of the Constitution because section 139 was there to help municipalities not to fail in their duties. This was necessitating the evaluation of the monitoring system in order to monitor performance of ...