Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) mentioned that it is important for the Committee to do their best; he agreed that the consulting approach of the workshop is very important as it will ensure that the Committee does not just rely on their own opinion.
Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) asked why Eskom was failing to recover billions of debt owed by municipalities. What steps had been taken to recover the money? Did Eskom have committed staff who had a sense of urgency for the matters at hand?
Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) asked if the FIC was also paying attention to transactions that were below the R25 000 cash threshold, because money launderers could potentially segment their transactions in order to not be traced by the FIC.
Mr E Buthelezi (IFP) said the Committee needs to do something about this because it undermines government’s efforts to reduce cigarette consumption and it is losing a lot of money in taxes. Informal traders seem to sell more of these illicit cigarettes compared to the legal ones.
(1) (a) What was the total cost of the activities and exercises relating to Armed Forces Day, (b) what number of active members of the SA National Defence Force were deployed to the City of Cape Town for this project and (c) who authorised the activities and exercises;
(2) whether ...