COMMITTEES TO FORM TASK TEAM TO DEAL WITH HEALTH-RELATED CONCERNS

The Portfolio Committee on Health and the Standing Committee on Appropriation held a joint three-day Committee meeting where they were briefed by the National Treasury, the Auditor-General of South Africa, the Financial Fiscal Commission and the nine provincial departments of health and provincial treasuries.

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Opening and welcome by Mr. Mark Jansen Van Rensburg, Acting Group Executive Operations. Introduction and purpose of the visit by the Honourable Ms D R Tsotetsi, Acting Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services and leader of the delegation.
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Opening and Welcome, Ms Cecilia Motaung, Area Manager South West Rand. Profile presentation of the Greenstone Post Office by Ms Cecilia Motaung, Area Manager, South West Rand.
SOWETO RESIDENTS’ CONCERNS TO BE DELIBERATED UPON IN PARLIAMENT

The Portfolio Committees on Public Enterprises and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) have assured residents of Soweto that their concerns about the manner in which Eskom rolled out the prepaid metering programme will be discussed further in Parliament, with a view to reaching a lasting solution.
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BASIC EDUCATION PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE OVERSIGHT VISIT TO GAUTENG

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education will next week undertake an oversight visit to the Ekurhuleni Education District in Gauteng to monitor and oversee the overall state of schooling in the province.
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PARLIAMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA JOINS THE NATIONS IN CONDEMNING THE MARCH-22 WESTMINSTER ATTACK

Parliament of South Africa has joined the world in condemning the attack on the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UN), which left five people dead and over 40 injured on 22 March 2017.
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‘WE DON’T OWE ESKOM’ – SAY SOWETO RESIDENTS

Residents of Soweto in Gauteng, who reportedly owe Eskom about R8bn in unpaid electricity bills, are adamant in their rejection of pre-paid electricity metres, despite assurances that the new system will prevent further accumulation of the debts and promises of possible amnesty of up to three years by the national electricity supplier.
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SCOPA TO VISIT SABC ON FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND SAPO ON SASSA DEBACLE

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will undertake an oversight visit to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Auckland Park and to the South African Post Office (Sapo) at its head office in Centurion on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
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NATIONAL SKILLS CONFERENCE HEARS CALL TO ‘HELP US MOVE TOWARDS 2030’

The Deputy President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on delegates attending the National Skills Conference in Pretoria to help the country move towards the 2030 vision as contained in the National Development Plan.
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PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE HOLDS PUBLIC HEARINGS ON CHICKEN INDUSTRY

Chicken imports cannot grow the South African economy and are destroying jobs, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry heard today. The Committee was holding public hearings on the poultry industry.
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NATIONAL TREASURY AND FINANCIAL AND FISCAL COMMISSION TO BRIEF COMMITTEES

The Portfolio Committee on Health and Standing Committee on Appropriations will tomorrow be briefed by the National Treasury and Financial and Fiscal Commission.
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Opening and welcome by Mr. Kitchner Nkosi, Acting Regional Manager, North East Region. Introduction and purpose of the visit by the Honourable D R Tsotetsi, Acting Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services and leader of the delegation. Profile presentation of the catchment area by the Area...
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NATIONAL SKILLS CONFERENCE GETS UNDERWAY IN PRETORIA

The number of students entering universities in South Africa is three times higher than those entering colleges and the post-school system is not well designed to meet the skills development needs, the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training heard on Thursday.
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JOINT MEETING HEARS OF COLLUSION ON MEDICAL LEGAL CLAIMS

The Portfolio Committee on Health held a joint meeting with the Standing Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday on the effective coordination and alignment of national and provincial spheres of government in the delivery of health services so as to ensure value for money, efficient planning and resource allocation.
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TRADE AND INDUSTRY PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE TO ENGAGE ON CHALLENGES WITH LOCAL PROCUREMENT

The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will tomorrow have an engagement with, amongst others, Transnet, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, the Department of Public Enterprises, the Department of Transport, Guestro, Unique and Smith Capital on challenges facing the industry with respect to...
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DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITS ITSELF TO ASSIST COOPERATIVES

The Department of Small Business Development has identified cooperatives as one of the economic activities that can ensure that informal businesses form part of the South African mainstream economy.
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PARLIAMENT INTERVENES IN SOWETO ELECTRICITY BILLS DISPUTE

Parliament has been asked to intervene in the ongoing dispute between national electricity supplier, Eskom and the residents of Soweto, in Gauteng, over electricity bills’ accuracy and the installation of pre-paid metres.
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MEETING ON TRANSFORMATION IN FINANCIAL SECTOR HEARS CALLS FOR BLACK-OWNED BANK

A joint parliamentary meeting on transformation of the financial sector heard calls for the purchasing of a black-owned or state-owned bank.
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND POSTAL SERVICES COMMITTEE UNHAPPY WITH POOR INTERNET SERVICE

The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services has expressed unhappiness with the lack of connectivity and poor internet service at Carolina Town clinic and Silobela Day clinic respectively in the Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality in Mpumalanga.
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COMMITTEE SATISFIED WITH NATIONAL PLAN ON POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Ms Connie September, has voiced her satisfaction with the Department’s plans regarding post-school education in the country.

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