Mr Simphiwe Donatus Bekwa

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Simphiwe Donatus Bekwa

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Committee Meetings Attended

  • Small Business Development Vodacom, Ericsson, Mobax, Neela Trading, Mobile Diesel Power, Huawei, Digiwire Technology
    13 Mar 2019

    The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development heard briefings from Vodacom, Ericsson, Mobax and also Huawei, Telkom and Digiwire Technology. These briefings were follow-ups from previous meetings and included the matters relating to Neela Trading and Mobile Diesel Power Systems (MDPS). The issues related to big business that subcontracted management ...

  • Small Business Development Forensic Report delay; SANACO & NCASA Reports; National Cooperatives Summit; with Minister
    6 Mar 2019

    The Committee expected a briefing from Auditor-General South Africa on the Forensic Investigation Report. AGSA reported that the management report listing AGSA findings had been compiled and issued to the Department accounting officer on 22 February 2019. AGSA held discussions with the accounting officer and the Minister on 28 February ...

  • Tourism South African Tourism: Quarter 2 & 3 Performance; with Deputy Minister
    6 Mar 2019

    South African Tourism (SAT) presented on the organisation’s performance for the second and third quarter of the 2018/19 financial year. It reported there had been flat growth (0.1%) in international tourist arrivals to South Africa between April to November 2018 when compared with same period in 2017. Growth had been ...

  • Small Business Development State of Nation Address impact on Department of Small Business Development; with Deputy Minister
    13 Feb 2019

    The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) presented a wide range of plans and initiatives in response to the commitments made by the President in his 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA), which would have an impact on the Department’s future operations. It outlined its objectives in the areas ...

  • Tourism State of Nation Address impact on tourism sector
    13 Feb 2019

    The Content Advisor of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism presented an analysis of the State of the Nation Address highlighting the implications of the pronouncements by the President on the tourism sector. In relation to the rest of the world, South Africa was behind on its targets and the latest ...

  • Small Business Development Small Enterprises Ombud Service Bill reports; ICCED Model for Cooperatives and Community Economic Development: deliberations
    5 Dec 2018

    The Committee had to deal with issues arising from its report on the Small Enterprises Ombud Service Bill, which had rejected the bill. Most of the discussion was about the inadequacy of the Committee’s report, based on the lack of relevant content to substantiate the reason for the proposal and ...

  • Small Business Development Committee minutes
    28 Nov 2018

    The Committee considered and adopted outstanding Committee Minutes from 6 September 2017 to 21 November 2018.

  • Tourism Committee Annual Report; Committee Report on World Tourism Day
    21 Nov 2018

    Draft Committee Annual Report January - December 2018

    The Committee was taken through its draft Annual Report January - December 2018. The intention was for the Annual Report, the Committee’s Budgetary Review Recommendations Report (BRRR) and the Committee’s Legacy Report to assist the incoming Committee in the Sixth Parliament. Much ...

  • Tourism Oceans Economy: National Department of Tourism briefing
    31 Oct 2018

    The National Department of Tourism (NDT) briefed the Committee on the Oceans Economy.

    The Department reported that Cabinet had approved the Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) Implementation Plan on 16 August 2017. The idea was for SA to become a world class coastal and marine tourism destination. The CMT Implementation ...

  • Small Business Development Department of Small Business Development Quarter 1 Performance, with the Minister
    31 Oct 2018

    The Department of Small Business Development presented its first quarter performance report, and said that a comparative analysis over the past three years indicated a performance in continuing decline, largely because of the transfer of some programmes to different entities, as well as a change in the structure of some ...