The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs met to consider the Committee Report on Budget Vote 4: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
The Democratic Alliance reserved its opinion on the report.
The Economic Freedom Fighters did not support the adoption of the report.
However, the Committee adopted the report.
The Chairperson welcomed everyone. He explained that the purpose of the meeting was to consider the Committee Report on Budget Vote: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
The Committee Secretary read out the apologies for the day.
The Chairperson noted that the Committee met with all the stakeholders, entities and the Department. The Committee’s working relationship with the Department was robust and cordial. The Department was diligent when it appeared before the Committee to present its reports. Out of that discussion, a report was formulated for consideration by the Committee. The debate on the budget vote is scheduled for 3 May 2016.
Report of the Committee Report on Budget Vote 4: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
The Chairperson said that the Committee should go through the report page by page and Members could make their inputs where necessary.
A Member queried whether there Committee had a quorum.
The Chairperson confirmed that there were 6 Members present and this was sufficient to form a quorum.
Mr N Masondo (ANC) referred to observation and suggested that the Committee should indicate when the Committee expected the Constitutional court to sit. He added that it was not an easy thing, it was not a material point but it would be useful to allow the Committee to track the issues
The Chairperson suggested that the Committee should remove reference to the Intergovernmental Interventions, Monitoring, Support and Interventions Bill (IMSI) as it had not seen that Bill.
Mr Masondo moved for the adoption of the report.
Mr C Motsepe (DA) said that the DA would reserve its opinion on the report.
Mr M Mathloko (EFF) said that the EFF would not support the adoption of the report because the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs was a compromised Minister and would never oversee this budget.
The Chairperson said that the submissions by the DA and EFF will be noted but the Committee has adopted the report.
The meeting was adjourned