Division of Revenue Bill [B5-2014]: adoption of Committee Report; Committee's Legacy Report

Standing Committee on Appropriations

11 March 2014
Chairperson: Mr E Sogoni (ANC)
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Meeting Summary

The Chairperson said that the Committee had done well the previous day with regard to the first draft report on the Division of Revenue Bill.  The second draft had the corrections or amendments that they had raised -- mostly in the findings and observations and recommendations sections.

Members adopted the report on the Division of Revenue Bill, the draft Legacy Report and the Committee’s draft minutes of meetings from 11 February to 11 March.
 

Meeting report

Consideration and adoption of Committee’s second draft report on the 2014 Division of Revenue Bill
The Chairperson said that since the Committee Members had gone through the report the previous day, the second draft had the corrections or amendments that they had raised -- mostly in the findings and observations and recommendations sections.

Mr M Swart (DA) proposed the adoption of the report.

Mr J Gelderblom (ANC) seconded the proposal.

Dr S van Dyk (DA) agreed with both Members that the report should be adopted.

The Chairperson read the report, stating that the Standing Committee on Appropriations, having considered the Division of Revenue Bill [B5-2014] (National Assembly- Section 76(1), referred to it and classified by the Joint Tagging Mechanism (JTM) as a section 76 Bill, reports that it has agreed to the Bill without further amendments.

Mr Swart asked that the objections of the Democratic Alliance to the Bill, be put on record.

The Committee noted the objections of the Democratic Alliance to the 2014 Division of Revenue Bill.

Consideration and adoption of Committee`s draft Legacy Report
The Chairperson said that the Committee would move the adoption of the Legacy Report.

Mr J Gelderblom (ANC) said that after studying the Legacy Report, he was proposing its adoption.

The Chairperson said that there was a change that needed to be made with regard to the first sentence of the report. It was to read as follows: The Committee from 2009 to 2011 focused mainly on the monitoring of the expenditure patterns from National Treasury in terms of section 32 of the PFMA.

Mr Gelderblom moved the adoption of the report.

Mr Swart seconded the adoption of the report.

Consideration and adoption of Committee`s draft minutes
The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 11 February 2014.  Mr Swart proposed their adoption and Mr Gelderblom seconded.  The minutes were adopted.

The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 12 February 2014.  Mr Swart proposed their adoption and Mr Gelderblom seconded.  The minutes were adopted.
The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 18 February 2014.  Mr N Singh (IFP) proposed their adoption and Mr Gelderblom seconded.  The minutes were adopted.

The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 19 February 2014.  Dr Van Dyk proposed their adoption and Ms R Mashigo (ANC) seconded.  The minutes were adopted.
The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 27 February 2014.  Ms L Yengeni (ANC) proposed their adoption and Mr Swart seconded.  The minutes were adopted.

The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 11 February 2014.  Ms A Mfulo (ANC)  proposed their adoption and Ms Mashigo seconded.  The minutes were adopted.
The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 4 March 2014.  Mr Swart proposed their adoption and Mr Singh seconded.  The minutes were adopted.

The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 5 March 2014.  Dr Van Dyk proposed their adoption and Ms Mashigo seconded.  The minutes were adopted.
The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 7 March 2014.  Mr Swart proposed their adoption and Ms Mfulo seconded.  The minutes were adopted.

The Chairperson read the draft minutes of 11 March 2014.  Mr Gelderblom proposed their adoption and Ms Mashigo seconded.  The minutes were adopted.
Members’ closing remarks
After the adoption of the minutes, the Chairperson reminded Members that this was their last meeting of the 4th term of Parliament.   He asked Members of the Committee to say a few words before meeting was adjourned.

Mr Singh thanked the Committee for a job well done.  He apologised for not attending most of the meetings. He was happy that the Committee had managed to make the departments accountable. This committee was a fair one, as every Member had a chance to ask questions and get good responses.

Dr Van Dyk thanked the Chairperson. He thanked all the Members for the friendships they had built up, and the support staff for the good work they had done during the years. Since he was retiring, he was going to miss the people and working with them.

Mr Gelderblom said that in committee room M46, he had made important decisions. He also thanked all the Members, support staff and researchers. It was a pleasure to serve his country.

Mr Swart thanked the Members, the secretary and all the researchers.

Ms Mashigo said that her ten years in Parliament had been memorable. She had seen that this committee was “a family” when they went to Uganda and Kenya.  This Committee was what South Africa stood for.

Ms L Yengeni (ANC) thanked all the Members and the parliamentary researchers. She had been the last to join the Committee, but she had settled in well as they had welcomed her nicely.

Ms Mfulo said that this was her first Committee as a Member and she would not regret it as she had had some memorable moments.

The Chairperson wished everyone the best in their future endeavours, as people were awaiting 7 May. He said that it was an honour working with everyone. Also thanked PMG monitors and their organisation for a job well done.

The meeting was adjourned.
 

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