May 22, 2018

The capture of Eskom is a story about R150 billion to R250 billion that has disappeared from South Africa’s fiscal system, according to Pravin Gordhan.

Police officers who stole firearms from the state should be wearing the orange uniforms of prisoners, not the blue uniforms of the police, Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi said.

The Panel of Experts recommended by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to examine police capacity to manage crowd control proposed measures to “civilianise” and “demilitarise” the police force.

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) told Parliament that the average time it takes to resolve an investigation into government graft is three to four years.

Transnet officials came under fire at a meeting of the parliamentary Trade and Industry Committee, facing a barrage of questions about its links to the Gupta-linked Tequesta Group.

The Minister of Health this week responded to the SA Human Rights Committee’s damning investigation into the treatment of cancer patients in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Hawks made a presentation to the Mineral Resources Committee on illegal mining as a national risk, except that it came across as a much-needed job creation strategy.

It was anything but smooth sailing for the Marine Spatial Planning Bill on Wednesday when members of Parliament consulted the fishing community of Saldanha. The Committee got a thorough grilling.

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Appropriations was briefed by PRASA on Wednesday about the extent of vandalism and violence on public trains and how this affects its service.

The amount of money illegally leaving the country and draining the fiscus was described as “staggering” at a joint parliamentary committee meeting yesterday said Committee Chair Yunus Carrim.

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