Denel on its Defence Projects, specifically Projects Hoefyster, Biro and Hotel
28 May 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) said the presentations presented a bleak picture which emphasised the vulnerability of the capability of the SANDF. He pointed out to Denel that most of the vehicles in the photo in the presentation were without turrets. He asked if it was only the turrets that were ...
DoD: Human Resource Plan; Rejuvenation plan & investigations into Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure; DMV Budget: Committee Report
27 May 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) said that it is frustrating to schedule a meeting and not be able to ask questions to the Department. This was a repetition of what has happened in the past and there is no change of character. He expressed support for the position that the Defence ...
DMV 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
15 May 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) asked if the DMV was offering any form of medical support to the military veterans during this period of Covid-19, as most of them were vulnerable.
Armscor & Castle Control Board 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans
6 May 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) asked about Projects Biro, Hotel and Hoefyster, saying that they appeared to be in a bad state. What was Armscor’s situation on this procurement? He wanted to know about Armscor’s austerity measures, as large bonuses running into millions of rands had been paid out ...
DoD 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans; with Deputy Minister
5 May 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) asked for feedback on the UN refunding. It was said – in the presentation - that South Africa was currently on 70% of targets. This was strange because during the Fifth Parliament, there had been an oversight visit to the DRC, and members had been given a totally ...
DoD & DMV Strategic Plan, APP & budget allocation: Committee Staff briefings
1 May 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) thanked Dr van Rensburg for an excellent presentation as it will be a helpful source document for the Committee. The impact of COVID-19 expenses on the SANDF budget will be so significant that working with the current budget is a kind of fruitless exercise. Since from ...
Deployment of SANDF: to repatriate SA citizens in Hubei Province; Mozabique & in support of SAPS during lockdown; Military Ombud on complaints against SANDF during lockdown
21 Apr 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) thanked the SANDF for the work that had been done, and expressed his respect for those who had risked their lives.
Cyber Warfare Policy: Department of Defence briefing
11 Mar 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) thanked the Department for the presentation and asked when last they presented to this Committee because he cannot recall ever receiving a presentation from DOD on cyber security. Section 200 of the Constitution places a special imperative on the Defence Force's role in protecting the ...
NCACC 2018/19 Annual Report
5 Mar 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) thanked the Ministers and delegation for their presentation and said that Minister Mthembu mentioned that Members could call him at any time. However, meeting on a monthly basis would ensure that communication would be easier. An issue also brought up in the Committee’s discussions with ...
DOD 2019/20 Quarter 3 performance & Audit Action Implementation Plan; Military Discipline Bill: Analysis; Defence Amendment Bill: Adoption
26 Feb 2020
Mr S Marais (DA) referred to the Strategic Overview on slide 12 on the Defence Review. The Defence Sustainability Strategy was not sustainable. Will it be reconsidered? He understood that the 2015 Defence Review is unachievable. What constitutes a fall-back position to mitigate defence decline? Has the Committee been given ...