Workshop on African Trade and Regional Integration
18 Sep 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) asked, given that South Africa was one of the few countries in Africa with a body such as ITAC, what would the implementation of a similar body for the continent look like and was this being considered?
Overview of existing trade relations and agreements, as well as ongoing trade negotiations Brexit negotiations
11 Sep 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) commented that SA’s current account balance had gone into the negative by some R60 billion -- R143.5 billion had increased to R204.1 billion after seven consecutive quarters of current account deficits. The deficit with China concerned him, as there was an $80 billion deficit ...
South African Automotive Industry Master Plan & National Credit Amendment Act: dti briefings
10 Sep 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) noted one of the industry’s six objectives was to double employment to 224 000 employees. He recounted that previously it was indicated that if incentives were provided, there would a guarantee in the number of jobs created. He asked if this was still the case ...
Status report on matters relating to the Sugar Industry
4 Sep 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) pointed out that there were a lot of interdepartmental linkages within the problems faced by the sugar industry and there was a need for sound cooperative governance to deal with them effectively. The Committee could look at how it would address job loss problems with the ...
Committee Legacy Reports
28 Aug 2019
In relation to the My Parliament App installed on Members’ cell phones, Mr M Cuthbert (DA) informed Members that the certificate used in uploading the application meant that the parliamentary IT Services could track all personal information on phones. Members needed to go to security and see what was being ...
Induction briefing on consumer protection & consumer and corporate regulation, Legacy report
21 Aug 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) commented that if one looked at the aftermath of the Bill having been signed into law, one would see that the banks had put aside R20 billion that they assumed would be written off their books. The Banking Association of South Africa had also commented on ...
Second Term Committee Programme
23 Jul 2019
The Chairperson announced two apologies on behalf of Mr M Cuthbert (DA) and Ms Y Yako (EFF).
Induction on Broadening Participation including the role of the NEF, IDC & B-BBEE Commission
17 Jul 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) said that Ekandustria is being managed by external provinces and this operates like a Bantustan. Is there a reason for that? For the OR Tambo SEZ, there is a master plan which speaks of medical technology being incorporated into the SEZ. Has this been made known ...
Induction briefing on Trade, Investment and Exports covering roles of ITED, ISA and TISA
16 Jul 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) asked at what level the DTI representatives sat in the respective embassies across the globe.
Trade and Industry Budget: Committee Report
9 Jul 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) concurred with the Secretary and proposed that the Committee acknowledge that the recommendations spoke to the conclusion without jumping the gun and discussing the recommendations at that time.
Minister on response to SONA, DTI & EDD 2019/20 Annual Performance Plans
4 Jul 2019
Mr M Cuthbert (DA) honed in on the Minister’s analysis. He suggested that in some regards, the analysis was slightly out of date because there had been a reduction in Quarter 1 of 2019. There had been a contraction of 3.2% in the economy. It was the worst ...