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“Special Closure”: the high-water mark of IPID’s cover-up
Firearms Control Act: Notice 1527: Amendment - 13 December 2019
The Portfolio Committee on Police met with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) to discuss the status of investigations into irregularities at the watchdog relating to premature closure of cases. The Committee also ...
PC Communications: SITA financial statements, governance challenges & operational action plan to respond to matters raised by AG; Department on ICASA Councillor Performance Agreements, with Minister
26 Nov 2019
The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) indicated that the entity received an unqualified opinion with material findings. The Auditor-General (AG) had found that there was R13.6 billion expenditure on State Information ...
Community Policing Forum & Neighbourhood Watch challenges in Western Cape
20 Nov 2019
The South African Police Service (SAPS) presentation on Community Policing Forums (CPF) in the Western Cape provided an overview on: legislative and policy framework; objectives of the CPF; functions of CPF and Boards; structure and location of the CPF; current status of CPF; neighbourhood watches (NHW) per cluster; CPF relationship ...
The Portfolio Committee on Police received presentations on the action plans of the police services of the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal. The SA Police Service (SAPS) delegation was led by the Deputy Minister, National Commissioner and Provincial Commissioners of the provinces represented.
The presentation gave a broad overview of ...
SAPS on Firearm Amnesty 2019/20: follow up meeting
23 Oct 2019
The Portfolio Committee on Police received a presentation from the South African Police Service on its proposed firearm amnesty in 2019/20. The presentation explained the legal background of the amnesty. It explained that the 2019/20 amnesty would not grant indemnity from prosecution ...
Appointment process of ICASA Councillors; Communications & Telecommunications BRRRs
22 Oct 2019
Available here once adopted: BRRR 2019
The Portfolio Committee on Communications met on 22 October 2019 to discuss three matters: the adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports for the Departments of Communications and Telecommunications & Postal Services; consideration of the 1st Quarterly Reports for the two departments; ...
The Portfolio Committee on Communications was briefed on the annual financial and performance reports of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and other entities. These included the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Sentech, the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), Broadband Infraco (BBI), the Universal Service ...
Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority 2018/19 Annual Report
11 Oct 2019
The briefing on the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) 2018/19 Annual Report provided performance information, a governance and financial report including the commitment to improve internal control. The numbers of registered as well as active security officers and security businesses in each province were provided. PSIRA ...
IPID & Civilian Secretariat 2018/19 Annual Reports; with Deputy Minister
10 Oct 2019
The Committee expressed its concern on the unauthorised publication of the Notice in terms of the Firearms Control Act in the Government Gazette. Despite the Committee’s lack of approval, the Department had published it. This undermined the Committee. The Deputy Minister apologised for the Department's lack of ...
SAPS & DPCI 2018/19 Annual Reports; with Deputy Minister
9 Oct 2019
As a continuation from the previous day, SAPS proceeded with the presentation on their 2018/19 Annual Report for Programme 1: Administration, Programme 2 (Visible Policing), Programme 3 (Detective Services), Programme 4 (Crime Intelligence) and Programme 5 (Protection and Security Services). The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) ...