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MINERALS AND ENERGY AD HOC COMMITTEE
26 May 2004
COMMITTEE PROGRAMME; BUDGET AND STRATEGIC PLAN: BRIEFING
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Chair: Mr M Goniwe (ANC)
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In this very brief meeting, the Committee met to adopt the minutes of previous meetings. The Chairperson then announced the draft programme for the Committee, regarding which a few members submitted their comments.
The Chairperson encouraged new Members to introduce themselves. The Committee then adopted the minutes with one technical amendment.
The Chairperson then apologised that the draft programme had not been circulated earlier because of logistical problems. He had tried to identify key issues and asked Members to make sure that the stated timeframes were met. The programme highlighted the following events:
- May 28th: Media briefings
- June 2nd: Department's briefing on budget to Select Committee
- June 3rd and 4th: Workshop with Department and associated institutions
- June 9th: Formal briefing to Parliament
- June 21st: Send-off function for non-returning members
- June 22nd: Budget Vote day
- June 29th: Committee's visit to Department in Pretoria
Mr Eric Lucas (IFP) asked if the Committee would be able to influence the Finance Committee regarding the Royalties Bill.
Mr G Oliphant (ANC) asked for a list of strategic organisations that would be invited to meet the Committee. He encouraged the inclusion of trade unions.
Mr Kekane commented that in Soweto, residents were upset about a provision in their land's title deeds that stated that any minerals on the land would be forfeited to Anglo-American. He would like a presentation further detailing this issue. The Chairperson remarked that further detail issue was included in the Mining and Petroleum Resources Act.
The meeting was adjourned.
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