Department’s plan of action to findings and recommendations of SIU Digital Vibes Report ; with Minister
1 Oct 2021
Ms S Gwarube (DA) thanked the Chairperson for speedily calling the current meeting, so that Members could receive a briefing on the SIU report. She thought Dr Crisp’s presentation had been quite informative, and Minister Phaahla had also provided updates on the suspensions in his media briefing of 30 September.
Vaccine roll-out programme & acquisition, with Minister & Deputy
24 Aug 2021
Ms S Gwarube (DA) asked that the Minister and his Team admit that communication, particularly community out-reach, at this stage of the vaccine roll-out had been less than ideal. When she had read the presentation given by Dr Crisp, while there were some commendable campaigns that would be rolled out ...
National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 17
28 Jul 2021
Ms S Gwarube (DA) said there were urgent matters the Committee needed to attend to. One of these was the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) engagement it had wanted to have on the Digital Vibes report. She proposed that this needed to be scheduled quite quickly.
Update by Acting Minister on vaccine roll-out programme & variants; SAHPRA on Covid-19 vaccines pipeline, use of Ivermectin & application process for vaccine manufacturers
21 Jul 2021
The Committee secretary replied that Ms S Gwarube (DA) and Ms N Chirwa (EFF) had not been present in the morning session but were present now.
Vaccine acquisition, roll-out & new Delta variant; with Acting Minister
30 Jun 2021
Ms S Gwarube (DA) said that the Committee can understand the issue of AstraZeneca, and how that vaccine was not effective against the variant South Africa had at the time. What is the process to source the supply of AstraZeneca again? Will SAPHRA look at the scientific evidence it had ...
National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 10
29 Jun 2021
Ms S Gwarube (DA) stated that the big predicament in South Africa was the deep inequality that existed around access, specifically access to quality care. As highlighted by FMF, there were a number of reasons why this was the case. How would FMF advise law makers to design legislation that ...
Vaccine procurement & roll-out programme update; Digital Vibes contract investigation
17 Jun 2021
Ms S Gwarube (DA) said that the Committee’s meeting on 4 June had been interrupted by Members who had invoked an inapplicable rule. The legal opinion confirmed this. Those Members evidently did not understand their roles and did not understand the parliamentary rules. In fact, Parliament had, on several occasions, ...
Digital Vibes contract Investigation; with Minister
4 Jun 2021
Mr T Munyai (ANC) spoke on behalf of the ANC. He said that the Digital Vibes matter, the subject of the meeting, had been brought before the courts by the DA when Ms S Gwarube (DA) had opened a criminal case in Cape Town the previous day. The matter was ...
First & Second Special Audits on Financial Management of Government’s COVID-19 Initiatives
28 May 2021
Ms S Gwarube (DA) stated that there were a number of problems that the AG had highlighted. One of the reasons they had asked for this meeting was that they had wanted the provinces to come and account in terms of what the report had shown, which was the ‘abhorrent ...
National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 4
26 May 2021
Ms S Gwarube (DA) stated that Dr Jacobs raised an important point that was only touched on in the presentation. In terms of the unfunded mandate that local governments would take on in terms of environmental health and personal health services, she suggested when it came to re-designing legislation toward ...