Eskom 2019/20 Annual Report
25 Nov 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) said he had had an intention of not asking any questions in the meeting. He needed to discuss matters with the Chairperson or talk to the Whip first to see about whether the things he wanted to raise were relevant. He would try “softening” the questions. ...
Transnet 2019/20 Annual Report; DPE BRRR
18 Nov 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) agreed that Ms Tshabalala had made substantial contributions. He had noted some of the issues but he had turned a blind eye. In terms of procedure, he suggested that the Committee mandate the Committee whip, Ms Tshabalala, to sit down with the Content Advisor and the ...
Outcomes of forensic investigation at Alexkor and progress made in implementing turnaround strategy: DPE briefing
11 Nov 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) said it was unfortunate that the Director General was taking the Committee beyond the context of the report when he had mentioned the land issue, which was very controversial.
2019/20 Audit outcome of DPE: AGSA briefing; DPE Annual Report
4 Nov 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) asked for clarity on the presentation slide titled “Important to note,” and referred to the last block on outstanding audits. He commented that the word “outstanding” was confusing because it could mean “to excel,” or to figures and calculations that had not been submitted. Was this ...
Denel on financial and governance challenges
21 Oct 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) said that although the presentation seemed a good story to tell, they could not ignore the liquidity problem at Denel. The survival of Denel was critical. They needed to find a mechanism to resuscitate Denel and get it running. He appreciated the Group CEO’s comments at ...
DPE Quarterly Reports; Submissions from SAA & Transnet employees
14 Oct 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) agreed that some of the concerns about the SOEs that were raised by the Department in their quarter 3 and quarter 4 reports were issues that had been raised before and that the Department had indeed failed in improving those situations. He wanted to know why ...
Transnet on progress made in addressing governance and financial challenges facing the company
2 Sep 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) said that it had been a long time since the Committee met with Transnet and the document was expected to be voluminous. The submission time of the document did not allow for proper preparation of questions by Members that would take the entity forward. It would ...
Update by DPE on progress made in addressing governance challenges facing state-owned companies; Jamestown Petition
19 Aug 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) commented that there were still lessons to learn, so that documents would arrive earlier and enable Members to read them sooner, internalise them, and be in a position to ask relevant questions. Denel had made an appointment in the form of an acting CEO, Mr Talib ...
DPE Budget: Committee Report
15 Jul 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) said that under normal circumstances, when the budget was done, the State-Owned Entities (SOEs) were not allocated sizeable funds, so the R61 million decrease is from the budget that was already allocated, and it is something that needs to be accepted by the Committee. The Department ...
DPE on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan
8 Jul 2020
Mr S Gumede (ANC) said that Mr Cachalia was correct – it was difficult to ask questions in a situation of that nature, as there was not much the Department and the SOEs under the Department could do, as they had been allocated very little. The funds that had been ...