Non-Tabling of 2018/19 Annual Reports: SAA & Department of Water and Sanitation
13 Nov 2019
The Chairperson accepted apologies from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Public Enterprises Mr Pravin Gordhan. It was the view of the committee, he said, that non-submission of annual reports was unacceptable and could not be allowed to become a norm. The practice ...
Non-Tabling of 2018/19 Annual Reports: South African Express, Alexkor & NSFAS
30 Oct 2019
The Chairperson welcomed everyone. On the 27 September 2019 the Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande, wrote a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly saying that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) would not meet the submission date of its financial documentation and ...
Deviation and expansion for national departments and entities for 4th quarter 2018/19 & 1st quarter 2019/2020: National Treasury briefing
29 Oct 2019
The Chairperson said the delegation from National Treasury’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) would take the Committee through the expansions and deviations of contracts in the fourth quarter of 2018/19 the first quarter of 2019/20. Scopa had been concerned that expansion and deviations were becoming ...
Audit Outcome 2018/19: briefing by Auditor General
23 Oct 2019
The Chairperson said the question of portfolio committees scrutinising quarterly reports was raised regularly, but loopholes in the process resulted in SCOPA “receiving a mess” at the end of the year. He asked whether audit committees were taken seriously, given the “laissez faire” attitude to internal audits in departments. It ...
SIU investigations into municipalities; NPA on SIU-referred cases
16 Oct 2019
The Chairperson noted slide three of the NPA’s presentation and stated that it was a clear indication of the challenges at hand. South Africans wanted to see meaningful recoveries and effective sentences for those found guilty.
State Security Agency on vetting of officials; Research Unit on Audit outcomes, with Minister
15 Oct 2019
The Chairperson welcomed Members of the Committee, the Minister and her delegation from the State Security Agency (SSA), and all present in the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to be briefed by the SSA on the progress in terms of the vetting process, particularly in the Supply Chain ...
Department of Community Safety & Western Cape Liquor Authority audit outcomes: AGSA & Audit Committee briefings & discussion
11 Oct 2019
Mr M Hlengwa (IFP), Chairperson of the National SCOPA, thanked the Chairperson of the Committee and others present for the opportunity to work together with the Western Cape SCOPA. The provincial and national SCOPA had to work together to inspire public confidence. The national SCOPA sought active engagement with all ...
ESKOM oversight report
9 Oct 2019
The Chairperson said the Committee would first be going through the ESKOM report. Ms B van Minnen (DA) had made a comprehensive submission labelled Draft-3A, and would be given the opportunity to go through it. He would go through the master draft (draft 3), and when a matter arose, the ...
Audit outcomes: Internal Audit & Risk Committee briefing; Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities 2018/19 Annual Report; with Minister and Deputy Minister
9 Oct 2019
Ms M Hlengwa (IFP) welcomed the report and raised concern over the posts that are not filled and which have a need. There are people in the Department that are not complying - they should be reported and be removed, and someone that will perform be hired because what the Department ...
Audit Outcomes: AGSA briefing; Commission for Gender Equality 2018/19 Annual Report
8 Oct 2019
Ms M Hlengwa (IFP) said she did not hear any tangible things that had been done to the people on the ground who are vulnerable and trying to uplift with no shelter. What are you going to do about that rather than the money returning to Treasury?