The Committee considered and verified the minutes of the 24 February 2010, 30 March 2010, 31 March 2010, 14 May 2010 and 19 May 2010. However, as there was not a quorum the minutes could not be formally adopted at this meeting. Those present would recommend the adoption at the next meeting.
The Committee then tabled and considered the Draft Committee Reports on its oversight visits to the
The draft Committee Report on the oversight visit to Limpopo Province highlighted the problems that had been reported in Polokwane generally, including the audit disclaimer for the local Department of Education, which then had a knock-on effect as it was slow to pay municipalities for services rendered, and suspected fraud. Municipalities experienced influx of foreigners, burgeoning numbers of municipalities and shifting of staff. The oversight report included observations and the challenges highlighted in the municipalities of Phalaborwa, Makhado, Capricorn and Mosemole. Members present agreed that the Draft Reports seemed to be an accurate reflection, and would recommend their adoption at the next meeting where a quorum was established.
The Chairperson noted that there was no quorum, but asked those Members present to consider and verify the minutes, so that they could be formally adopted at the next meeting when a quorum was reached.
Mr M Steele (DA) and Ms J Sosibo (ANC) agreed to this suggestion.
Mr Steele provided editorial input to the minutes.
The Chairperson asked the Committee Secretary, Mr Johnny Ramrock, to introduce the Minutes.
Mr Ramrock tabled the draft minutes of 24 February 2010, which pertained to the discussion that the Committee had had on the five year strategic plan. The meeting had resolved that a workshop on the five year strategic plan should be held at a venue outside of Parliament. This
workshop needed to be facilitated by the Office of the Auditor-General. He and another person had been tasked to oversee the logistical arrangements for the workshop, as well as the oversight visits.
Members verified that the Minutes of 24 February were an accurate reflection of the meeting.
Mr Ramrock tabled the Minutes of 30 March 2010 and 31 March 2010. These pertained to the workshop on the Committee's five year strategic plan, held at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton. The Chairperson had made a presentation on 30 March. This related to the mandate of the Committee on the Auditor-General) and the Parliamentary environment in which it operated. The key points made by the Committee were outlined. The second part of the presentation was given by Mr Mbuyiselo Hlekiso, the Committee Researcher, on the purpose of the Public Audit Act No 25 of 2004, the mandate, functions and activities of the Committee, the annual Committee calendar and its performing mandate. The Committee Secretary had then also given a presentation on the mandate of the Committee. The fourth presentation was given by Mr Kimi Makwetu, the Deputy Auditor- General, who had described the mandate of the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) and its stakeholders. The responses to these presentations were also contained in the minutes.
Members agreed that these minutes were a true reflection of the workshop.
Mr Ramrock tabled the draft minutes of 14 May 2010. These minutes dealt with the finalisation and adoption of the Committee's five year strategic plan, the consideration of the letter from the Remuneration Committee of AGSA on the remuneration of the Auditor-General (AG) and the report back by the Chairperson on meetings and workshops that had been attended.
Members unanimously agreed to recommend the adoption of these minutes.
Mr Ramrock also tabled the minutes of 19 May 2010. These dealt with the finalisation and adoption of the Committee's five year strategic plan and the nomination of Task Team members for the consideration of the AG's remuneration package. Issues pertaining to international and local oversight visits, and the Committee programme, were also discussed.
Members agreed that these minutes were an accurate reflection of the meeting.
Committee’s Draft Oversight Reports:
Mr Ramrock tabled the draft Committee Report on its Oversight visit to Municipalities in
Mr Ramrock indicated that issues addressed in regard to the
Mr Ramrock then tabled the draft Committee Report dealing with the oversight visit to the municipalities of
Mr Ramrock pointed out that some of the problems in this province were that the local Department of Education, in Polokwane, had received a disclaimer, fraud was suspected, and there had been a problem with the provision of documents. Other issues pertained to the burgeoning number of municipalities in the Province, introductory meetings, and the shifting of staff that had led to instability. The large influx of foreigners to the municipalities in
Some of the problems faced by the Phalaborwa municipality related to the struggle with legacy problems, the role of the local ratepayers association, the collection of revenue and the incredibly slow payment by the Department of Education for services rendered.
The Makhado municipality faced the challenges of a new Municipal Manager that had joined in April 2010, high turn-over of the Chief Financial Officers, and political issues that had been raised by the local rate payers association.
The Molemole municipality was experiencing issues relating to the major shortage of senior staff, delays in the filling of vacancies and irregular meetings held with the AG. The other challenge was that the Municipal Manager and the Mayor had not been supportive of the Chief Financial Officer.
The Committee Members present agreed that the draft oversight reports seemed to be in order, and would recommend their adoption at the next meeting with a quorum.
The meeting was adjourned.
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