PC Home Affairs: Consideration of Outstanding Committee Minutes & Report

Home Affairs

21 November 2011
Chairperson: Ms M Maunye (ANC)
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Meeting Summary

The Committee considered eleven outstanding minutes, as well as a report of the oversight visit to North West province The Committee reviewed and highlighted formatting and phrases that needed minor rewording in order to be consistent. All minutes and the report were approved.

Meeting report

Outstanding Minutes
The Chairperson tabled draft Minutes of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs dated 29 March 2011, 28 April 2011, 03 August 2011, 16 August 2011, 23 August 2011, 06 September 2011, 11 October 2011, 12 October 2011, 13 October 2011, 18 October 2011, 20 October 2011 and the Draft Report of the oversight visit by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs to North West province, dated July25-29 for consideration.

Minutes dated 29 March 2011
The Committee did not identify any errors in the report.

Ms P Petersen-Maduna (ANC) proposed the adoption of the minutes without amendments.

Ms A Lovemore (DA) seconded the proposal.

Minutes dated 28 April 2011
Members noted that there no mistakes in the minutes.

Mr A Gaum (ANC) proposed adoption of the minutes without amendments.

Mr G McIntosh (COPE) seconded the proposal.

Minutes dated 06 September 2011
Ms Lovemore stated that the term same-sex same-age marriages should simply read ‘same sex marriages’.

Mr Gaum proposed adoption of the minutes with amendments.

Ms Lovemore seconded the proposal.

Committee Minutes dated 3 August 2011
Mr Adam Salmon, Researcher for the Parliament Research Unit pointed out that the format of the minutes dated 03 August 2011 was not consistent with the template that all minutes should follow.

Mr Eddie Mathonsi, Committee Secretary, replied that he would make changes to comply with the required format.

Mr McIntosh proposed adoption of the minutes with amendments.

Ms Petersen-Maduna seconded the proposal.

Committee Minutes dated 16 August 2011
The Committee noted that there were no amendments needed in the minutes.

Ms N Mnisi (ANC) proposed adoption of the minutes without amendments.

Ms Petersen-Maduna seconded the proposal.

Committee Minutes dated 23 August 2011
The Committee noted that there were no changes needed to the minutes.

Mr Gaum proposed adoption of the minutes without amendments.

Ms Lovemore seconded the proposal.

Committee Minutes dated 11 October 2011
Mr Salmon suggested that the sentence ‘Do you have notes on how the first two issues were responded to by the AG?’ should be removed from the report, as it was an internal communiqué, and did not make sense.

Mr Gaum proposed adoption of the minutes with amendments.

Ms Mnisi seconded the proposal.

Committee Minutes dated 12 October 2011
Ms Lovemore stated that the term ‘audit’ should read ‘audit opinion’.

Mr Salmon added that the bullet points for the minutes should be aligned.

Mr McIntosh proposed the adoption of the minutes with amendments.

Ms Petersen-Maduna seconded the proposal.

Committee Minutes dated 13 October 2011
Mr Salmon pointed out that ‘SAPS’ referred to the South Africa Peace Service as opposed to the South Africa Peace Services. He also added that the acronym ‘MOU’ needed to spelled out as Memorandum of Understanding and ‘AG’ needed to be spelled out as Auditor General.

Mr Gaum proposed adoption of the minutes with amendments.

Ms Petersen-Maduna seconded the proposal.

Committee Minutes dated 18 October 2011
The Committee noted that there were no amendments needed.

Mr Petersen-Maduna proposed adoption of the minutes without amendments.

Mr Gaum seconded the proposal.

Committee Minutes dated 20 October 2011
Mr Gaum stated that the format of Committee Member initials and surnames needed to be standardised.
 
Ms Lovemore suggested that the phrase ‘most important recommendations’ did not qualify which recommendations the minutes were referring to.

The Chairperson agreed that the sentence should be removed and the in future the Committee should clearly prioritise which recommendations were the most important.

Ms Petersen-Maduna proposed adoption of the minutes with amendments.

Mr Gaum seconded the proposal.

Report of the oversight visit to North West province, dated July25-29
The Chairperson stated there needed to be consistency when referring to the ‘Honourable Member’.

Ms Lovemore asked whether the Committee recommendations ever reached the Minister

Mr Salmon responded that the recommendations were legalised in the Budget Review Recommendations Report and National Treasury considered them for the new budget.

Ms Lovemore proposed adoption of the draft report.

Mr McIntosh seconded the proposal.

The Chairperson stated that the minutes and the report were adopted with amendments, where applicable.

The Chairperson stated that the Committee had planned oversight visits to the North West provinces and Mpumalanga however due to budget constraints the planned trip to Kwazulu-Natal would be postponed until Committees week in January.

The meeting was adjourned.





 

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