Municipal Systems Amendment Bill; CRL Rights Commission on commercialisation of religion; Vietnamese Parliament delegation
5 Dec 2019
Ms G Opperman (DA) said that Vietnam had much to teach South Africa due to the low crime rate and the booming economy. She asked how they dealt with their agricultural sector, which almost collapsed after the war
Traditional Indaba day 2
27 Nov 2019
Ms G Opperman (DA) asked about the Land Restitution Act of 1994 which does not make provision for land which communities lost before 1913 and therefore was of little benefit to the Khoi-San community who were dispossessed prior to 1913 as they were not included in the Native Land Act ...
DCoG on the forensic investigation into the VIP toilets in Northern Cape and Eastern Cape
6 Nov 2019
Ms G Opperman (DA) said that stakeholders needed to have professional accountability and could not shift the blame and responsibility. Who was liable at MISA, and who had failed to stick to administrative processes? During paperwork, there had to be supplier research and analysis of the vendor. Who was liable ...
Impact of illegal migration on cities: input from Mayors of Johannesburg & Ekurhuleni, SALGA & DHA; with Minister
22 Oct 2019
Ms G Opperman (DA) asked why the DHA was not capturing the qualifications of refugees and asylum-seekers so that they could fill the skills shortage gaps in the country. She asked what mechanisms were in place to prevent future xenophobic violence.
Mogalakweng; Mopani District; Thabazimbi; Vhembe District; Joe Morolong and Phokwane audit outcomes: hearing
10 Sep 2019
Ms G Opperman (DA, Northern Cape) said that, according to the AG, they were billing non-existent customers and were paying staff more than their contractual salaries. How did this happen? What had they done to address this matter?
South African Cities Network, National Disaster Management Centre & DCOG briefings
4 Sep 2019
Ms G Opperman (DA) said it is alarming the Northern Cape does not have a disaster management or framework. The Northern Cape is currently facing the biggest drought in 50 years. How can the Northern Cape executive be forced to comply with legislative requirements for a functioning centre? How can ...
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 ...
Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Quarterly performance & Post Audit Action Plans
21 Aug 2019
On the poor revenue collection by municipalities, Ms G Opperman (DA) asked if the 35 municipalities that received assistance with revenue collection showed improvement in their credit management and financial performance as a result of the programme. Was there an exit management strategy in place for the Community Work Programme ...
Municipal Audit Outcomes 2016/17: Auditor-General briefing
16 Jul 2019
Ms G Opperman (DA) asked what Parliament could do to assist in turning the situation in identified municipalities around. She pointed out that municipalities were spending significant amounts of money on consultants rather than on service delivery. To what extent were amendments to the Public Audit Act (PAA) being implemented ...
COGTA, SALGA, MDB & CRL Rights Commission 2019/20 Annual Performance Plans
3 Jul 2019
Ms G Opperman (DA) said that she had been a councillor for more than a decade. Municipalities had huge challenges in terms of the categorization of remuneration of councillors. Different grades created problems because councillors felt that they all did the same job. Was there any possibility for the amalgamation ...