Labour Portfolio Committee: Oversight Report and Committee Programme

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Employment and Labour

01 March 2010
Chairperson: Ms L E Yengeni (ANC)
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Meeting Summary

The Committee met to consider and adopt outstanding minutes as well as the report on the oversight visit to De Doorns. Both documents were approved without amendments. The Committee agreed that there would not be any oversight visits in the first-term. Instead, the first week after recess would be allocated for oversight visits. The Committee planned to visit the Pension Fund and the Council for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration.

Meeting report

Possible oversight visits
The Chairperson mentioned that the Committee would not be able go on any oversight visits this term. Instead, he suggested that the Committee could conduct any oversight visits in the first week after the recess. The Committee still had to visit provinces such as the Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The Tusong Labour Centres and the fisheries in the Western Cape were identified as possible places to visit.

Ms L Makhubela-Mashela (ANC) suggested that the Committee visit sheltered employments.

Mr I Ollis (DA) suggested that the Committee should not attend anymore public hearings as the same issues cropped up repeatedly.

Mr A Louw (DA) was pleased that he received the relevant documentation beforehand and requested that all documentation be sent via e-mail in future.

The Chairperson said that all forms of communication would be used. In addition, she indicated that all delegate presentations would be confirmed by the end of next week.

Mr E Nyekembe (ANC) pointed out that the Committee had not yet visited the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and the Council for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and suggested they do so in addition to their other visits.

The Chairperson agreed that the first week after recess would be allocated for oversight visits to places like the Pension Fund. The Committee would finalise the areas that they would be visiting next week. Priority should be given to areas that were experiencing difficulties.

The committee agreed.

Adoption of Minutes
The Chairperson tabled the outstanding minutes for consideration. The minutes were dated 2 February 2010.

Members were satisfied with the minutes and adopted it without amendments

Adoption of Report on Oversight Visit to De Doorns Farm
The Chairperson opened the floor for discussion on the Report.

Members agreed that the report reflected what had transpired during the oversight visit and did not have any objections.

Consequently, the report was adopted without amendments.

The meeting was adjourned.



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