Minister of Energy on government’s plans in energy sector Day 2
22 Nov 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) commented on the changing membership in the Committee and high turnover since he had started. He felt that the robust engagement with the executive in the Committee was a strength, and had always been well regulated by the Chairperson. The previous minister had always engaged robustly ...
Minister of Energy on government’s plans in energy sector Day 1
21 Nov 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) expressed his disappointment with the presentation, since he had been “hyped up” about seeing the draft IRPs, since these were the building blocks towards a legitimate procurement process. The Committee knew no more about an IRP update than it did before the briefing. The Minister had ...
SA National Energy Development Institute + National Nuclear Regulator on 2016/17 Annual Report
14 Nov 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) expressed concern about the State Security Agency investigation, noting that nothing had been said about this in the presentation. The first issue he wished to address was the appointment of the chairperson, given the controversy around her. He requested clarity on who had nominated her, what ...
NECSA & National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute Annual Reports
7 Nov 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) congratulated Dr Kemm and his team for the work that they were doing as there was a significant improvement in the performance of NECSA over the past two years. NECSA was an important depository of scientific knowledge in South Africa and there was need to protect ...
NERSA Annual Report, with Minister & Deputy
31 Oct 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) observed that a lot of what the Minister had to say had little to do with NERSA. The new Minister had indicated that the long-standing IRP which had been postponed for release from August 2017 to January/February next year had been moved forward again to this ...
Department of Energy Annual Report, with Minister & Deputy
10 Oct 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) said it would be difficult to do the answer and comment session in the absence of the Minister, and that it was important for her to stay the whole day. He argued that no other meeting was as important as this one, as the Minister was ...
Department of Energy + Central Energy Fund 2016/17 Annual Report, with Auditor-General input
4 Oct 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) asked why the Department was denying irregular expenditure, whereas the AG had said it was irregular expenditure. He also wanted to know who was responsible for the irregular expenditure.
Electricity Distribution Industry & Infrastructure Rehabilitation: COGTA, MISA, SALGA briefing; Department of Energy performance: DPME briefing, with Deputy Minister
3 Oct 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) said that there was a significant concern around the need for a coordinated response on the issues that had been raised by the entities, especially because the DOE had limited direct impact on same. It was therefore, recommended that the Committee should meet with the three ...
Department of Energy on its Quarter 4 performance
22 Aug 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) said that he missed the previous Minister of Energy, Ms Joemat-Pettersson, because she had a thicker skin when dealing with difficult issues. He asked about the audit report being leaked. Perhaps it is fake news, but it was reported in a prominent newspaper that the Minister ...
Power Purchase Agreements with Independent Power Producers: Department of Energy and ESKOM update
20 Jun 2017
Mr G Mackay (DA) was surprised by the presentation, as it had been a long outstanding issue and the Chairperson himself had received phone calls from people in the sector who, because of the uncertainty in the industry, were losing their jobs and were not earning an income. There was ...