Outstanding reports and minutes
3 Dec 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked if the Committee Reports recommendations are implemented and if the Department takes those seriously. How do they ensure that the Committee is effective in their suggestions for implementation by the Department?
Readiness for UNFCCC COP25 conference: Department briefing; Impact of Air Quality in Durban South Basin: stakeholder input
27 Nov 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked the Minister if there had been any communication and interaction with other departments, such as Trade and Industry and Energy, as well as how the climate change issues would be resolved, considering that there were other forms of pollution, not just air pollution. She also ...
House Resolutions on Captive lion breeding in South Africa implementation: responses by DEFF & DALRRD
26 Nov 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) said the Minister had made mention of the scientific expertise of the High-Level Panel. She wanted to question the veracity of that statement, because there are five panel members that have been appointed where their scientific way in “may be, to some extent, questionable”. She could ...
Industry waste plans; Department 2019/20 Quarter 1 & 2 performance
12 Nov 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked why the Redisa plan was withdrawn. She asked about the relationship between Redisa and the Waste Bureau in terms of tyre waste. As the Supreme Court overruled the liquidation of Redisa in January 2019, she asked what the dispute was between Redisa and the Department ...
Environmental Affairs Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
23 Oct 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) stated that on page 22, a key recommendation that had not been captured was that the Department should prevent unnecessary expenditure on litigation against it.
Update on state of captive lion breeding in South Africa
22 Oct 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) said the positive spinoffs from the canned lion industry were negligible. Since they were not aware of exactly how many facilities there were, or how many lions there were, why had the government allowed the industry to proliferate without governance for such a long time, considering ...
Department of Environmental Affairs, Isimangaliso & SAWS 2018/19 Annual Reports
10 Oct 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) requested information about the status of the destruction of Sodwana Bay swamp forest. In terms of infrastructure, information was requested about the roads and port holes in the area as to whether or not these were being given attention. Regarding the mining application in the boundary ...
SANParks and SANBI on their 2018/19 Annual Reports
9 Oct 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked what resources were made available for oversight of the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) and were the resources sufficient. What impact would the cordoning off of certain areas to elephants have on the migratory routes of elephants and other animals?
Audit Outcomes: AGSA briefing; DEA, Forestry and Fisheries (Marine Living Resources Fund) 2018/19 Annual Report
8 Oct 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) said that for the past two years no allegations had been investigated. The AG needed to follow up on whether recommendations were being done.
Department 2018/19 Quarter 4 performance; Marine Living Resources Fund 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan
17 Sep 2019
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked Forestry about the 22 000 hectares currently under dispute with the draft trustee. These are commercial plantations, are these invader species? If so, who is managing the plantation in the interim whilst an agreement is reached? As we know, there is a spread of invasive ...