The Committee elected Mr M Nchabeleng (ANC) as the new Chairperson. In addition, the Committee discussed and approved the draft first term Committee Programme for 2011.
Election of Chairperson
The Committee Secretary opened the meeting with a call for nominations for the election of a Chairperson.
A member from the DA nominated Mr I Ollis (DA) to be the Chairperson.
The Committee Secretary asked for a second to this nomination. There were no seconds to this nomination. The Committee Secretary asked if there were any other nominations for the position of Chairperson.
A Member from the ANC nominated Mr M Nchabeleng (ANC) as Chairperson.
Another Member from the ANC seconded the nomination.
The Committee Secretary asked for a vote on this nomination.
There were six votes for and no objections. The Member from the DA abstained.
Mr Nchabeleng was duly elected as the Chairperson of the Committee.
First Term Committee Programme
The Chairperson stated that the first item on the agenda was to adopt the first term Committee programme. The Chairperson asked if there were any additions or subtractions to the draft programme.
Mr E Nyekembe (ANC) asked if the Committee was referring to the draft programme that was emailed out to Members previously, or the draft programme that was handed out today.
The Chairperson clarified that the Committee was working from the original first draft programme that was distributed last year.
Mr Nyekembe proposed that the agenda item originally scheduled for today's programme be rescheduled to 2 Feb 2011.
The Chairperson stated that the Committee was in possession of the programme for some time and requested that they go through the entire programme.
Ms L Makhubela-Mashele (ANC) proposed several changes to the programme. These included the rescheduling of meetings and the addition of new ones to the programme. In addition, she suggested that the Committee Secretary include the date of the budget vote debate and vote in the programme.
Ms Makhubela-Mashele proposed that for the last item on the draft programme, the Chairperson would have to seek approval so that all Members could attend the conference.
The Chairperson asked if there were any additions, subtractions, questions, or matters of clarity on these proposals.
Mr Nyekembe concurred with the proposals.
Ms L Yengeni (ANC) supported the amendments put forward.
The Chairperson asked if there was a proposal for the adoption of the programme.
Mr Nyekembe moved to adopt the programme with amendments.
Mr M Nonkonyana (ANC) seconded the motion.
There were no objections to the motion. The programme was adopted with amendments.
The meeting was adjourned.
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