7.8.2020 11:54 am
At its meeting on Wednesday, Cabinet approved the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill, which will now be tabled in parliament for processing.
In what will give a whole new meaning to the phrase "joint committee", parliament will deal with a bill regulating the private use of cannabis.
The department of human settlements says it has had to juggle its budget, but more money has also been allocated to emergency housing.
EFF MP Fana Mokoena suggested that they write to Ramaphosa ‘so that he could understand what a member of his executive was doing’.
‘The Investigative Directorate is not affected by these [budget] cuts,’ National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi said of the unit probing state capture cases.
The department will absorb the budget cut by taking money from projects they can delay until next year, not buying uniforms and cutting travel and accommodation costs.
‘The process of finalising the SAPS 2020 Trainee Intake was at an advanced stage. However, it was unfortunately suspended,’ Police Minister Bheki Cele replied to a question.
According to Tsenoli, the problem arose after a television news show reported on Komeni’s death, but used a picture of him.
Her appointment as chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services in 2014 raised eyebrows. She reportedly stepped down in 2018.
Most of the released inmates are in the Western Cape, with 998, followed by KwaZulu-Natal’s 882 and Gauteng’s 730.
EFF MP Veronica Mente asked Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise to follow up as to why the bills haven’t yet been introduced to parliament.
Mthembu said the sale and use of military weapons are guided by international protocol and South African regulations.
De Lille said the department is investing in fraud risk management strategies to maintain its vigilance to fraud and corruption.
The deputy president says the political task team has committed to ensuring that the payments of outstanding debt owed to Eskom is expedited.
Mboweni said it is critical to understand that in these “borrowing arrangements” nothing has been done to “undermine” national sovereignty.
‘There has been no clear national direction and strategy for infrastructure and the oversight has been scattered and in the wrong place,’ Kgosientso Ramokgopa told MPs.