Treasury to publish report on COVID-19 related procurement by end of September
The report will deal with procurement from April to August, with details of what was paid to whom and for what, and further reports would be made public on a monthly basis.
Parliament wants struggling SOEs to explain continuous pleas for bailouts
National Treasury told MPs that the SABC had asked for R4.9 billion in financial support, the Post Office (Sapo) needed R1.5 billion, and the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) wanted a three-year loan guarantee of R3.5 billion.
Govt’s R500bn COVID-19 relief fund has not all been looted, says Treasury
Treasury officials on Tuesday briefed Parliament’s standing committee on appropriations on procurement to counter the pandemic.
Ramaphosa: Silver lining to COVID cloud is strengthened fight against graft
Answering questions in the National Assembly on Thursday, the President hailed the publication of a list of govt's expenditures since the lockdown as the start of a new era in the fight against graft.
Ramaphosa: Unprecedented govt action a new phase in fight against corruption
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that COVID-19 corruption had presented a situation where the problem could be dealt with.
Masondo: Govt faces credibility crisis over implementation of economic reforms
Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo on Wednesday said while there had been some progress in implementing crucial economic reforms, the slow pace of implementation was worrying.
Scopa members fuming after Eskom board cancels meeting via text message
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has had to postpone a meeting with Eskom after being told at the eleventh hour that the board could not attend.
Shocking behaviour: Eskom board sends last-minute SMS, misses Parly meeting
Scopa has had to postpone a meeting with Eskom after being told at the eleventh hour that the board could not attend.
Parly begins to process EFF’s draft Bill on nationalisation of the Reserve Bank
The EFF Bill aims to do away with the Reserve Bank’s private shareholders and make it entirely state-owned. But the party wants the Bank’s 802 private shareholders to be expropriated without compensation.
Mboweni praises swift National Assembly approval of 2 COVID-19 tax relief bills
The Disaster Management Tax Relief and Tax Administration Bills were passed without any parties objecting and will now go before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for concurrence.
Motsoaledi vows to act over irregular Home Affairs-EOH tender worth R409m
The contract, awarded to technology services company EOH, was for migrating data on the Home Affairs National Identification System (HANIS) to a new Automated Biometric Information System (ABIS).
Where is DD Mabuza? He's been advised by medical team not to return to Parly yet
This is according to Mabuza’s parliamentary counsellor, African National Congress (ANC) MP Hope Papo.
Cosatu urges Treasury, SA’s biggest banks to intervene in R200bn loan scheme
The trades union federation made the call before Parliament’s small business development oversight committee on Wednesday.
It’s anti-white: BLM campaign shows sharp differences in Parly
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) asked for the debate after the death in the United States of George Floyd triggered global protests.
Opposition parties take ANC to task for not doing more to protect women
While ANC speakers used Tuesday’s National Assembly debate on Women’s Day to defend the ruling party’s record, opposition lawmakers slammed the lack of progress.
Motsoaledi: Not possible to change Electoral Act without changing Constitution
Parliament’s Home Affairs portfolio committee was briefed on a number of scenarios for overhauling electoral legislation in the wake of the Constitutional Court’s June ruling that declared the Electoral Act unconstitutional.
Mboweni: As soon as we stated COVID budgets did thieves plan to loot
Mboweni and Treasury officials appeared before Parliament’s finance committees on Wednesday.
All PPE contracts must be published - Mboweni
Treasury said that government departments would no longer be allowed to choose suppliers and would have to resort to open tender processes in awarding contracts for PPE and COVID-19-related goods and services.