DALRRD 2019/20 Quarter 2 performance; Implementation of Audit Improvement Plan: DRDLR; CRLR & OVG
26 Feb 2020
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) agreed with Ms Mbabama on the transparency of the Department. She said Mr Singh had clarified most of the concerns she had regarding Programme 4 (Restitution) and Programme 5 (Land Reform), and there had been progress in the performance of the programmes. Provinces needed to be ...
2020 Legislative Programme & court judgements that impact on this; First Term Committee Programme
11 Feb 2020
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) suggested the Committee should target bills that were expected to be introduced to Parliament around May 2020 so that it could be focused and be able to meet the deadlines. The Committee should draw up a schedule with time-frames, and stick to it for the sake ...
Update on diseases of economic importance & new export protocols, time frames: department briefing
4 Feb 2020
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) proposed that the training of veterinarians should be accelerated. She suggested the Department should find a way to upgrade the agripreneur training given to students at North West University to include veterinary studies. She wanted to understand why the ASF was seen as a socio-economic challenge ...
DAFF 2019/20 Quarter 1 performance
19 Nov 2019
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) remarked that the Department was appearing to be too relaxed because it was the first quarter. The work that it was carrying over would make things difficult for it in the next coming quarters. She asked for clarity on the total expenditure. She then enquired how ...
Progress report on Agri-Parks: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development briefing
22 Oct 2019
The Chairperson observed the intention to establish Agri-Parks was to have something where there was nothing as part of rural development, in order to benefit the communities. But now it appeared the FPSUs were replacing Agri-Parks. More was being said about FPSUs. The term gets dropped when the project goes ...
Transformation activities & AgriBEE Fund: Land Bank briefing
15 Oct 2019
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) referred to the challenges facing new entrants, and drew attention to a passage from the presentation that read: “to address all of the challenges faced by new entrants was costly and requires funding support for the bank to provide affordable financing, absorb the credit risks associated ...
AGSA, DPME & FFC briefings; DAFF, DRDLR, CRLR & OVG 2018/19 Annual Reports & 2019/20 Quarter 1 performance; with Minister
8 Oct 2019
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) requested the AGSA to provide clarification on whether there was any effort by the Department to approve and work towards a clean audit, especially since it seemed as if the DAFF's performance had regressed. She also wanted to ascertain whether the AGSA had approved the ...
KZN oversight visit: follow-up; Commercialisation of black farmers: Blended Finance Model & progress report
17 Sep 2019
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) remarked that the responses given to the Committee said nothing of what the Members saw during the oversight visit. There was a lack of monitoring by the department. There were no project managers and extension officers on the ground to monitor the work of the department ...
Reconfiguration of the Department: Proposed Macrostructure, Entities, Commissions and Accounts; 2019/20 APP presentations: Department responses on questions raised by Committee
13 Sep 2019
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) said that she fails to understand what was going on with the Department because the DG has a system to check correspondence. However, today something different was being said.
One Household One Hectare; Recapitalization & Development; Land Development Support & Landcare programmes: Department briefing
10 Sep 2019
Ms M Tlhape (ANC) said that according to the presentation it is clear that one is no longer talking of RECAP as it has since been suspended since 2017/18. The Land Development Support programme (LDS) was established in its place because of the challenges associated with the Blended Finance ...