10.12.2019 11:00 pm
The list of vehicles acquired reveals that the defence force’s top brass tends to favour German precision as far as their transport is concerned, at least.
While the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was unable to maintain the Thaba Tshwane military base in Centurion due to "predominantly a lack of funds", it has managed to find the cash to spend R20.5m on "luxury vehicles", valued at over R600,000 each, for senior management in the previous two financial years.
By not appearing after being notified about the meeting, SAA contravened section 55 of the Public Finance Management Act.
On the day of an appearance at Scopa to explain why it hasn’t submitted its financials to parliament two years in a row, the airline cancelled.
Cele said he was initially not happy with the quantity and quality of candidates who applied for the job. ‘We found it to be a very shallow pool.’
According to the Constitution, there are three grounds for the removal of the head of a Chapter 9 institution – incapacity, incompetence and misconduct.
President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Jiba and Mrwebi in April following an inquiry headed by retired Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro
Committee chairperson Philly Mapulane said MPs were concerned about the high rate of students who have been killed in 2019.
The public enterprises ministry argued that for its turnaround strategy to be successful it needed alignment and support from all stakeholders, from government to unions.
A slew of court findings against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane led to calls for rules to fire a Chapter 9 institution head to be established.
The DA has also lodged a complaint with parliament’s chair of chairs, Cedrick Frolick, about misleading leaflets distributed at the hearings.
The newly elected interim leader of the DA said state capture could have been prevented ‘had Parliament simply done its job’.
Mohlomi served eight years in this position, which included being the official guardian of the mace, a decorated rod which is the Speaker of the National Assembly’s symbol of authority.
‘The minister of public enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, is leading a racist project to undermine and to exclude black people,’ Nazier Paulsen charged.
‘It seems there is a seriously embedded culture of impunity at TUT and the refusal by the council to come and account is indicative of that,’ committee chairperson Philly Mapulane said.