National Treasury 2019/20 Quarter 3 performance
18 Feb 2020
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) noted on slide 4 and 5 that there is a general underspending of grants, that is, the first part was unconditional, and the second part was conditional. He is worried by the approach of withholding the equitable share payment for the municipalities as this has a ...
Overview of Committee work undertaken during 2019 & Term 1 of 2020 programme
5 Dec 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) sought clarity on the issue of resolutions, and whether they were being implemented. He wanted to know if, as committees, they had a resolution implementation mechanism. He suspected that there thousands of resolutions being made by committees that were not necessarily being implemented, so he would ...
2019 Adjustments Appropriation Bill & MTBPS: public hearings
29 Nov 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) asked what constituency was represented by Green Fields for All. How much would a legal cannabis trade inject into the economy? He asked OUTA what Parliament could do more to ensure consequence management in financial administration. It had passed a law giving the Auditor General more ...
2019 Adjustments Appropriation Bill Departments of Water and Sanitation and Cooperative Governance briefing
27 Nov 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) asked about consultation with the National Treasury (NT) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). Top slicing remained a constant challenge. Was it a precedent followed by other departments, and were alternatives considered?
Engagement with the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget of the Parliament of the Republic of Kenya; 2019 Adjustments Appropriation Bill: Department of Health briefing; Committe Report on Eskom Holdings SOC from 14 to 16 October 2019 oversight
26 Nov 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) asked what measures were going to be put in place regarding the shortfall in human resources, which was mainly in rural Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Were there timelines for getting the medico-legal claims committee functional? What measures were being put in place for legitimate medico-legal ...
PRASA audit outcomes: AGSA briefing; 2019 Adjustments Appropriation Bill: Department of Transport briefing
20 Nov 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) asked if it was normal for irregular expenditure to increase, whilst probity checks were instituted. Probity checks could surely arrest irregular expenditure?
2019 Division of Revenue Amendment Bill: Committee Report; DPME 2019/20 Quarter 2 performance for national departments
19 Nov 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) said there was a need to get a comprehensive report on the pollution of the Vaal River and Vaal Dam.
Division of Revenue Amendment Bill [B15-2019]: Salga briefing & public hearings
15 Nov 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) said a billing crisis in some municipalities was one reason why people were not paying for services. There were big variations in the amounts billed without any explanation being given.
2019 Division of Revenue Amendment Bill: National Treasury briefing
14 Nov 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) said he was concerned that under-spending was referred to as savings, when in fact it had an impact on service delivery. The Committee needed a breakdown of where under-spending occurred. There was a reduction of R257 million in the NHI programme -- what impact would this have ...
DPME 2019/20 Quarter 2 performance for National Departments
13 Nov 2019
Mr O Mathafa (ANC) commented that two issues were relevant concerning Eskom. The first was related to irregularities picked up around payment to service providers, with no details about payment. The second was structural defects. ‘