Mr Tau (ANC, Northern Cape) said that the Committee needed to strengthen its oversight role over SOEs where there was a need for political intervention. He asked whether the Department of Transport had any mandate to oversee SOEs such as SAA.
Mr M Tau (ANC; Northern Cape) asked what measures were implemented by the CIDB to fight poverty and unemployment. He asked how emerging companies were protected from abuse by large companies. He asked how many disabled persons and young persons were registered. He wanted to know if penalties were applied ...
Mr Tau (ANC, Northern Cape) asked what the financial implications of the convention would be for South Africa. Dr Visser said the benefits would by far outweigh the financial implications for South Africa. It would not make a dent in the South African economy.
Mr Tau (ANC) noted that whenever institutional reforms take place, the workers and the poor are the most negatively affected by the transformation process. He asked what is being done to ensure that no stakeholder would be negatively affected by the transformation of the water boards.
Mr Tau (ANC) applauded the department on its strategic framework for water services, however he sought clarity on the statement in the presentation that the "poor are neglected and usually the last to benefit". He said that this statement seems to contradict the whole object behind the FBSs.
Mr Tau (ANC) pointed out that in one way or another the Department would be involved in infrastractural development. He asked to what extent the Department has moved beyond micro enterprise into developing co-operatives in tourism as a tool to maximise participation by the second economy in this vital sector.