The Committee met to adopt the following: all outstanding minutes from 2017 to the present; reports on public submissions for 2016, 2017/18 and the committee’s legacy report. All the minutes were adopted with minor amendments while the public submission and legacy reports respectively were adopted with no amendments.
Members extolled each other for the level of debate, co-operation and civility exhibited. Others thanked the support staff for working very hard to support the committee to accomplish its mandate. As this was the last meeting of the committee before the fifth parliament rises, the chairperson thanked all the members for their co-operation and asked those coming back to Parliament after the elections to promote the work of the committee during the next Parliament.
Mr Nzimande welcomed all the members present and stated that the agenda for today’s meeting is adoption of outstanding minutes dating back from 2017 to present, adoption of reports on public submissions as well as the legacy report.
9 November 2017
16 November 2017
23 November 2017
These minutes were all passed with minor amendments
20 March 2018
10 May 2018
21 June 2018
22 August 2018
11 October 2018
8 November 2018
The above-mentioned minutes were passed with minor amendments
21 February 2019
7 March 2019
14 March 2019
The following minutes were passed with amendments;
2016 Reports on public submissions
The 2016 public submission reports were adopted without amendments.
2017/18 Public submissions reports
The above-mentioned reports were adopted without amendments.
Committee Legacy Report
The legacy report was also adopted without any amendment.
Adv G Breytenbach (DA) thanked committee members, support staff and the secretariat for working harmoniously for five years under very difficult conditions especially with a huge work load with regards to the Sec 25 issue.
Mr K Mpumlwana (ANC) agreed with Adv Breytenbach and thanked the support staff for working very hard under difficult circumstances. He thanked the opposition for their co-operation even though there are issues they disagreed on, yet they all remained civil to one another. All the parties in the committee disagreed to agree. Generally all the members in the committee were an example of what a committee of parliament should look like.
Mr Nzimande thanked all the members for their support even though he joined the committee half way through its existence. He requested that this committee be promoted as much as possible and should he not make it back to Parliament, the committee can count on his submissions. This is a crucial committee and members should help to raise its profile in Parliament.
The meeting was adjourned.