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ECONOMIC AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS SELECT COMMITTEE
12 December 2005
DIAMOND SECOND AMENDMENT BILL

Acting Chairperson:
Ms P Themba (ANC)

Documents handed out:
Diamonds Second Amendment Bill [B39B-2005]
9 Provincial Final Negotiating mandate (see Appendix)
Draft Committee Report on oversight visit to the Eastern Cape

SUMMARY
The negotiating mandates of the provinces on the Diamond Second Amendment Bill were presented. All provinces supported the Bill. The Committee adopted the Bill.

MINUTES
The provinces reported on their negotiating mandates. They all mandated their delegates to vote in favour of the Bill. There would be a debate on the Bill the 13th December 2005.

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

APPENDIX

MPUMALANGA: FINAL MANDATE

12 December 2005


DIAMONDS SECOND AMENDMENT BILL [B39B – 2005]


The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture and Land Administration; Economic Development and Planning (the Committee) deliberated on the Diamonds Second Amendment Bill [B39-2005] (the Bill).

 


After consideration, the Committee supported the Bill as it stands.


The permanent delegates representing the Province Mpumalanga in the National Council of Provinces a conferred with authority and mandated to vote in favour of the Bill

 


HOM:
YN PHOSA: SPEAKER : MPUMALANGA LEGISLATURE

 

 

 

LIMPOPO LEGISLATURE

07 December 2005


RESOLUTION N0.10

CONFERRAL OF VOTING MANDATE ON THE DIAMONDS SECOND AMENDMENT BILL, 2005 [B39B-2005)

Kindly be informed that Limpopo has at its sitting held on Friday, 02 December 2005 adopted the report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, Environment and Tourism on the Diamond Second Amendment Bill, [B39B –2005] and conferred mandate to our NCOP Delegates to vote in favour of the Bill to pass into law.


Copy of the report of the Portfolio Committee is attached herewith for your easy reference.


SPEAKER: LIMPOPO LEGISLATURE

 

 

 

 

 

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE

09 December 2005


REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM

 


1. Terms of reference

The Diamonds Second Amendment Bill herein after referred to as the Bill was referred to the Portfolio Committee on Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism on the 17 November 2005 by the NCOP Business Committee for consideration

 


2.
Briefing

The Committee was briefed by Permanent Delegate Hon. DG Mkono on the content of the Bill on 22 November 2005.

 


3.
Consultation

The Committee advertised the proposed amendments and invited comments input on the Bill from the public. No inputs were received from outside the Legislature.

 


4.
Final Mandate

The Committee having consideration the Bill and proposed amendments resolved that the following final mandate be conferred:

(1} To support the Bill and proposed amendments to the Bill [B39B-2005]

(2) To recommend that the Permanent-Delegate, Hon DG Mkono, be designated to attend the meeting on Final Mandates on behalf of the Eastern Cape


Hon GP Masualle

Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism

Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, Province of the Eastern Cape

 

 

 

 

FREE STATE - FINAL MANDATE

02 DECEMBER 2005

TOURISM, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE


Conferral of authority to vote on Diamonds Second Amendment Bill[B39B-2005]


1. Terms of Reference


The Diamonds Second Amendment Bill [B39B-2005] has been referred to the Local Government and Housing Committee by the Speaker on 21 November 2005.

 


2.
Briefing


(1) On the 21 November 2005, Ms. S. Mabe NCOP Permanent delegate of the Free State briefed the Committee on the content of the Bill.

(2) Mr. T.H. Malakoane, Assistant Legal Advisor of the Free State Legislature briefed the Committee on the legal substance and effects of the Bill.

 


3.
Recommendations

The House, on 2 December 2005 adopted the recommendation of the Committee for:

a) Authority be conferred to the Free State delegation to vote for the adoption of the Bill.


MR M DUKWANA

SPEAKER

FREE STATE LEGISLATURE

 

 

 

GAUTENG LEGISLATURE

06 December 2005

GAUTENG - FINAL MANDATE


From MR RM MDAKANE: SPEAKER

To Hounorable MJ Mahlangu : Chairperson of NCOP


Dear Hon Mahlangu


RE: MANDATE TO THE GAUTENG DELEGATION IN RESPECT OF THE DIAMONDS SECOND MENDMENT BILL [B39B-2005] - Section 76.


In terms of Section 65 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, (Act 108 of 1996), the Gauteng Provincial Legislature adopted the attached report, which contains the Final Voting Mandate to our provincial delegation in respect of the following bill:


1. Diamonds Second Amendment Bill [B39B-2005)-Section 76.


Yours faithfully


MR RM MDAKANE: SPEAKER


GAUTENG LEGISLATURE


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE FINAL MANDATES ON DIAMONDS SECOND AMENDMENT BILL [B39B-2005] SECTION 76


1. INTRODUCTION

The Chairperson of the Economic Affairs Committee, Mr M Gungubele tables the Committee's Final Voting Mandate on the Diamond Second Amendment Bill [B39B – 2005] as follows:


2. PROCESS FOLLOWED

The Speaker formally referred the Diamond Second Amendment Bill (B39B - 20051, a Section 76 Bill to the Economic Affairs Committee on 16 November 7005


The Committee in its meeting of the 21st November 2005 was briefed by the Chairperson of the Committee, Mr Mondli Gungubele and on Tuesday, 22 November 2005. received an analysis on the socio-economic impact from the Researcher.


On Friday, 25 November 2005 the Committee deliberated on the Bill and adopted the Negotiating Mandate and on 05 December 2005, adopted the Final Voting Mandate on the Bill.


3. PRINCIPLE AND DETAIL OF THE BILL

The Bill seeks to amend the Diamonds Act of 1986.

The Bill also seeks to increase the supply of diamonds to local cutters and polishers of Diamonds and encourages the entry of Historically Disadvantaged Individuals into the diamond market.

The Committee agrees with the Principle and Detail of the Bill

 


4.
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE BILL

The Bill has no financial implications for the province.

 


5.
COMMITTEE POSITION

The Committee supports the Bill with no proposed amendments.


6. CONCLUSION

The Economic Affairs Committee supports the Principle and the Detail of the Diamond Second Amendment Bill (B39B - 2005] as negotiated in the meeting of the Select Committee on Economic and Foreign Affairs at the National Council of Provinces on 1 December 2005


7. FINAL VOTING POSITION ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE

In terms of Section 65 of the Constitution, the Economic Affairs Committee recommends that the House confer authority on the Head of its Delegation to the NCOP to vote in support of the Diamond Second Amendment Bill [B39B-2005]- section 76.


 

GAUTENG LEGISLATURE


From MR RM MDAKANE : SPEAKER

To Honourable M J Mahlangu : Chairperson of the NCOP


Dear Hon Mahlangu

 


RE:
SPECIAL DELEGATES FOR GAUTENG PROVINCE

Please receive herewith, the resolution appointing Special Delegates for the Gauteng Province to attend the NCOP Plenaries scheduled for Tuesday, December 2005 respectively


MR RM MDAKANE: SPEAKER


 

 

GAUTENG PROVINCIAL LEGILSLATURE

06 December 2005

RESOSLUTION


Appoint the following Members as Special Delegates to attend the NCOP Plenaries

on the following:


1. Fur the Plenary on the Diamond Second Amendment Bill [B39B-2005] Section 76 scheduled for Tuesday, 13 December 2005


Mr M Gungubele (ANC)


2. For the Plenary on the Constitution Twelfth Amendment Bill [B33B-2005]

Section 74 scheduled for Wednesday 14December 2005.


Mr V W Mbatha (ANC)

Proposer :MR GM NKOMFE SECONDER: MR JB BLOOM


PRESIDING OFFICER

MR RM MDAKANE

 

 

 


KWAZULU - NATAL - FINAL MANDATE

KWAZULU-NATAL PRWICIAL PARLIAMENT

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES


FINAL MANDATE


PROVINCE : KWAZULU-NATAL


BILL : DIAMONDS SECOND AMENDMENT BILL [B39B-2005)


DATE : Wednesday, 7th DECEMBER 2005


PROVINCIAL PROCESS :


Provincial Portfolio Committee/s : Finance and Economic Development

Portfolio Committee meeting date/s : Friday, the 18th of NOVEMBER 2005

Provincial NCOP meeting date/s : Wednesday, the 7th of DECEMBER 2005


Consultation : Parliamentary Legal Advisors, Special & Permanent Delegates

 


VOTE
OF THE KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE:


The Provincial Standing Committee on National Council of Provinces Matters met today, Wednesday the 7th of December 2005. & agreed to mandate the KwaZulu-Natal delegation National Council of Provinces to support the Diamonds Second Amendment Bill [B39B – 2005] as tabled.

The delegation is further mandated to consider any additional amendments, providing that –


1 ) the amendment/s does/do not alter the essential elements of the Bill; and

2) consensus is reached on The proposed amendment/s by the KwaZulu-Natal delegation.


MRS L G NGCOBO : CHAIRPERSON

KWAZULU-NATAL STANDING COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL COUNCIL OP PROVINCES MATTERS


 

 

NORTHERN CAPE - FINAL MANDATE

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE


RESOLUTION OF THE NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE


DIAMOND SECOND AMENDMENT BILL [B39B-2005]


The House met to consider the Final Mandate on the Diamond Second Amendment Bill [B39B-2005]


The .House takes note of the concerns raised by the affected communities and in the absence of minutes of the Negotiating meeting at the NCOP.


The House now mandates our Permanent Delegates to support the Bill and vote for the Bill.


Resection adopted on this 02nd day of December 2005


GC JIEKELLA: DEPUTY SPEAKER

 

 

 


NORTH WEST PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE

NORTH WEST - FINAL MANDATE

 


08 December 2005

FINANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE

REPORT ON FINAL MANDATE ON THE DIAMONDS SECOND AMENDMENT BILL [B39B-2005]


TERMS
OF REFERENCE

The Diamonds Second Amendment Bill [B39B - 2005] was received by the Committee from NCOP via the Speakers Office.


The Committee conducted a meeting on the above mentioned Bill on the 08th December 2005 for consideration.


RESOLUTION

The North West Province supports the essence and principle of the Bill and recommends that the Bill be passed. The committee after considering the Bill mandated the permanent members of NCOP to vote in favour of the Bill.


HON S.O.R. MAHUMAPELO

CHAIRPERSON; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM POERFOLIO COMMITTEE


 

 

 

WESTERN CAPE-FINAL MANDATE

06 December 2005

Final Mandate of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament


Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Development, on the Diamonds Second Amendment Bill [B39-2005](NCOP), dated 6 December 2005, as follows:


The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Development, having considered the subject of the Diamonds Second Amendment Bill [B39-2005] (NCOP), referred to the Provincial Parliament in terms of the rules of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), begs to report that it confers on the Western Cape's delegation in the NCOP the authority to support the Bill without amendment.


MR G R STRACHAN : CHAIRPERSON

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