State Diamond Trader on challenges in the diamond sector; Correspondence from Hon Mileham
24 Nov 2020
Mr V Zungula (ATM) asked for clarity on the matter concerning the
Council for GeoScience on Molteno project
20 Oct 2020
Mr V Zungula (ATM) thanked the CGS for its presentation. He asked for the estimated air pollution ratios that were expected from the proposed project and enquired if they were in line with international standards. Like Ms Phillips, he was also concerned about the mining methods that were going to ...
Agreement between RSA & European Atomic Energy Community for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy: follow-up meeting
13 Oct 2020
Mr V Zungula (ATM) asked if South Africa was going to enter into bilateral agreements with any of the EURATOM members. He expressed concern about South Africa’s regional relations on the continent, and asked how neighbouring countries viewed South Africa’s adoption of nuclear energy. Would bilateral agreements with the EURATOM ...
DMRE Quarter performance & legislative programme for 2020/21; IEMO Bill: Committee Report
2 Sep 2020
The Chairperson said all Committee Members have political mandates from their constituencies. He appealed to all Members to respect each other and the rules of Parliament in interactions. He respects all Members of the Committee and he asked all to respect him and his rulings as the Chairperson. He welcomed ...
Mintek Update on repurposing of its activities, production of sanitizers & development of manufacturing local test kits; Lilly Mine and Optimum Mine Report
21 Aug 2020
Mr V Zungula (ATM) asked why the same energy was not exhibited during talks about mineral beneficiation for commercial scale. He asked when Mintek would use its resources—perhaps in collaboration with the CSIR—to scale up such beneficiation. He said that production of PPE is important, but it should not be ...
Minister & DMRE on restructuring and reviewal of its entities: update
18 Aug 2020
Mr V Zungula (ATM) questioned the rationale for merging three diverse loss-making subsidiaries of CEF. How would it address issues raised in the 2005 Morane investigation into fuel shortages? Could CEF provide assurance that PetroSA’s gas-to-liquid technology was stored in a secure environment? There were reports that it had fallen ...
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
7 May 2020
Mr V Zungula (ATM) asked if there were any targets in place for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Referring to partnerships between mines and the communities, he asked what plans there were to make sure that communities benefited from the mines’ activities.
Indaba on harmful religious practices: Day 2
11 Mar 2020
Mr V Zungula (ATM) said the issue was that the Committee was dealing with different churches with different doctrines, because there was a struggle with defining terminologies by the various religious organisations. He agreed with the religious organisations that there should be registration of all the different religious organisations, and ...
Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Bill: stakeholder engagement; Indaba on harmful religious practices
10 Mar 2020
Mr V Zungula (ATM) wanted clarity on why all faiths were not represented. What kind of qualification would qualify a religious leader? Had the church reached out to the Department of Basic Education regarding phony qualifications? He wanted to know if there was a bias towards the SACC in government ...
Independent Electricity Management Operator Bill & Electricity Management Operator Bill: briefings
3 Dec 2019
Mr V Zungula (ATM) welcomed the presentation. The provision of energy is a basic need for South Africans. However, he felt that it is problematic for Eskom to be privatised, yet the funding and loan will come from the state. This benefits the IPPs and not the state. If Eskom ...