The Committee considered and adopted its Strategic Plan, Third Term Programme as well as two outstanding minutes. In addition, Members briefly the planned oversight trip to Gauteng. Members were concerned about the unavailability of the names of the organisations and entities they would be visiting.
The Chairperson informed the Committee that Ms V Mafolo (ANC), Ms H Makhuba (IFP) and Mr V Magagula (ANC) had tendered their apologies.
Committee Strategic Plan
The Chairperson went through the document page by page and invited comments from the floor.
Ms E More (DA) referred to Strategic Objective 4B and suggested that the Committee should work with the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities.
The Committee adopted the Strategic plan unanimously with this minor amendment.
Third Term Programme Committee Programme
The Chairperson went through the Draft Programme and highlighted the planned oversight trip to Gauteng on 29 July 2013. She further mentioned that the Committee would be meeting the Central Drug Authority on 13 August 2013 rather than the day before as indicated.
The Chairperson mentioned that the last meeting of the Committee for the term would be on 17 September 2013.
The Programme was adopted with minor amendments.
Outstanding Committee Minutes
Minutes dated June 11 2013
The Committee went through the minutes page by page.
The Chairperson referred to the resolutions and made a minor correction to the first bullet.
The Chairperson referred to the third bullet point said that the Committee should ask the Communications Department to avail its Information Communications and Telecommunications (ICT) roll out strategy. The roll out strategy could be linked with the Early Child Development (ECD) centres.
Ms P Xaba (ANC) moved for adoption of the report and Ms N Gcume (COPE) seconded the motion. The minutes were adopted with minor amendments.
Minutes dated June 18 2013
The Chairperson went through the minutes that were mostly about the consideration of outstanding minutes and Mr M Waters’ (DA) proposed amendments to the Childrens Act No 38 of 2005.
The minutes were adopted without amendments.
Planned Gauteng Oversight Visit
Ms Lindiwe Ntsabo, Committee Secretary, informed Members that they would be leaving Cape Town for Johannesburg on 29 July at noon. Members would be accommodated at the Southern Sun Hotel at Gold Reef City. The programme would commence from Tuesday morning right through to Friday 2 August at1pm, then Members would leave Johannesburg for their respective constituencies.
The Chairperson asked Ms Ntsabo to avail the names of all the places and organisations that would be visited by the Committee.
The meeting was adjourned
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