Ms W Philander (DA) asked if the Commission was aware of the plight of previously disadvantaged pensioners who had up to now not received their pensions, and that some of them had died having not received their pensions.
Ms W Philander (DA) referred to maintenance, and asked whether or not there were officials who went around and did inspections of the buildings, or whether the Department relied on officers in those buildings to report on any maintenance issues.
Ms W Philander (DA) expressed support for the proposed Bill. She agreed with Mr MacKenzie on a definite timeline for the research. She urged the Chairperson to be specific on the entity that will conduct the research on behalf of the Committee.
The Chairperson raised a quick question, asking how much money had been reserved for NHI purposes. She also questioned what the Department anticipated the impact of budget cuts would be on services across the province.
Ms W Philander (DA) sought clarity about the DSD's plans on residential facilities for older people. Did it work with councils and wards to facilitate the movement of older people to conducive environments? The DSD should empower people with disabilities to get sustainable jobs. This would ensure that there ...