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Public Accounts (SCOPA)
Water Affairs irregular, fruitless & wasteful expenditure & accruals, with Minister: hearing 3
22 Aug 2017
SCOPA met with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) as a follow-up hearing to that in May 2017. At that meeting the Committee had not been satisfied with the answers given DWS and wanted to hear from the Minister herself on the progress made by the Department on irregular, ...
National Youth Development Agency appointments
Recommendation of NYDA Board Members
7 Feb 2017
The Committee met to deliberate and recommend names to serve on the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). The Committee nominated seven Members to serve in the Board with four males and three females from across the country.
During deliberations, Members commented that the geographical spread of the candidates was fairly ...
Public Accounts (SCOPA)
SANRAL & COGTA: hearing on irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, with Ministerial input
16 Nov 2016
The Committee interrogated the fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure reported by the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) in relation to the financial statements for 2015/16, for the SA National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) and Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA). The Deputy Minister of Transport, and the Minister and ...
Committee Report on Health Budget
5 May 2016
The Committee’s report on the Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Health, its entities and budget vote 16 was carefully considered by Members. Most of the issues identified for correction were minor.
The report was adopted by Mr A Mahlalela (ANC) and seconded by Mr A Shaik Emam (NFP). ...
Council for Medical Schemes & National Health Laboratory Services on their 2016 Strategic & Annual Performance plan
20 Apr 2016
The alignment of the goals of the Council for Medical Scheme (CMS) with those of the Department of Health and the National Development Plan (NDP) was outlined. This included the CMS initiating a process to revise the prescribed minimum benefits (PMB) package to include more primary health benefits and the ...
Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Diseases; Office of Health Standards Compliance; Department of Health on their 2016 Annual Performance Plans and budgets, in presence of Minister
7 Apr 2016
The Minister of Health was present for and participated in presentations by the Department of Health (DOH) and two of its entities on their Annual Performance Plan and budget for 2016/17. The first briefing was from the Compensation Commission for Occupational Diseases (CCOD), which was set up to grant compensation ...
Department of Health 2016 plans and budget: Financial & Fiscal Commission analysis; Medical Research Council on 2016 Annual Performance Plan and budget
6 Apr 2016
The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) provided an analysis of the budget and strategic plan of the Department of Health and its entities, providing some statistics on the spending and grants. It was noted that South Africa spent 8% of its Gross Domestic Product on health, on par with spending ...
Information sharing on health with New Zealand delegation
16 Mar 2016
The Committee welcomed an information sharing with a delegation of Members of Parliament from New Zealand on their way to a conference in Zambia. The Chairperson explained the structure of South Africa's government briefly and expressed the importance of the Portfolio Committee on Health in their role of ensuring the ...
Public Health Facilities audit results: Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) briefing
16 Mar 2016
The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) presented its 2014/15 findings on health facilities in South Africa. Approximately 10% of all healthcare facilities in the country were inspected, although the OHSC’s aim is to inspect 25% of the facilities. The report focused on the Primary Healthcare Clinics (PHCs) and hospitals ...
Minister of Health on Zika Virus & Typhoid Fever preparedness and response
9 Mar 2016
The Minister of Health briefed the Committee on the Zika virus in South Africa. It was transmitted to humans through a mosquito vector, Aedes. There was no evidence of human to human transmission. Over 34 countries had been affected mostly in South America and of key concern was the risk ...