Committee Annual & Provincial Oversight Reports; SA Human Rights Commission – Economic & Social Rights Fifth Report

Social Development

23 May 2006
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MINUTES OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE
24 May 2006
COMMITTEE ANNUAL & PROVINCIAL OVERSIGHT REPORTS; SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS FIFTH REPORT

Chairperson: Ms TJ Tshivhase   (ANC)
 
These minutes were provided by the Committee Secretary

Documents
Composite report on oversight visits to EC; NC; FS; KZN; Gauteng and Limpopo: 07-09 and 11-15 October 2004
North West oversight visit report: 01-05 August 2005
Committee Report on Department of Social Development 2005 Annual Report
Committee Annual Report – 2005
[All available at
Committee Reports]
Visit www.sahrc.org.za to find report South African Human Rights Commission – Economic and Social Rights, 5th Report 2002/3 


OFFICIALS

Officials who appeared before the Committee included the following
:
Mrs Lana Petersen – Office of the Ministry of Social Development
Mr Sean Whiting – Office of the Deputy Minister of Social Development

Discussion
The chairperson welcomed the officials and committee members present and explained the meeting agenda for the day.

1. Consideration of the committee’s d
raft composite report on the oversight visits to the EC; NC; FS; KZN; Gauteng and Limpopo - 07-09 and 11-15 October 2004

Mrs Tshivhase explained that the data from the Limpopo province visit was regrettably lost. Attempts to retrieve proved unsuccessful, she said.

After considering the contents of the committee’s draft composite report
on the oversight visits to the EC; NC; FS; KZN; Gauteng and Limpopo, Mrs I Mars moved for the adoption of the draft report by the meeting, whereupon Mr M Waters supported her.

2. Consideration of the committee’s
North West province oversight visit report – 01-05 August 2005
Subsequent to considering the contents of the committee’s draft report on the oversight visit to the North West province, Mrs I Ludwabe moved for the adoption of the draft report by the meeting, whereupon Mrs I Mars supported her.

3. Consideration of the
draft committee report on the Annual Report of the Department of Social Development.
Subsequent to considering the contents of the committee’s draft report on the Annual Report of the Department of Social Development (2005), Mrs I Mars moved for the adoption of the draft report by the meeting, whereupon Ms IW Direko supported her.

4. Consideration of the
committee’s draft Annual Report - 2005
Subsequent to considering the contents of the draft report on the committee’s Annual Report (2005), Ms IW Direko moved for the adoption of the draft report by the meeting, whereupon Mr M Waters supported her.

5. Consideration of the South African Human Rights Commission – Economic and Social Rights, 5th Report 2002/3 

In considering the above-mentioned report, the meeting merely noted the contents thereof.
 
6. General matters
The committee’s secretary, Mr M Fukula reported that the report of the committee’s strategic planning workshop that took place on 15-16 May 2006 was expected sometime during the course of today as per agreement with the workshop facilitator, Ms N Ned.

The meeting thereafter adjourned with the understanding that it will stick to the resolution of the Committee’s strategic planning workshop, that took place on 15-16 May 2006 and not arrange for any meetings in the next two weeks.


PRESENT


African National Congress
Direko, Ms IW
Ludwabe, Ms CI
Sibanyoni, Mr
Tshivhase, Mrs TJ

Democratic Alliance
Waters, Mr M
Weber, Ms H

Inkatha Freedom Party
Mars, Ms I

Apologies
Bogopane-Zulu, Mrs HI
Gumede, Ms MM
Masutha, Mr TM
Mkongi, Mr BM*
Rajbally, Ms


Compiled by Mr M Fukula
Committee Secretary: Portfolio Committee on Social Development
Tel: (021) 403 3663
Fax: (021) 403 2808
Email: mfukula@parliament.gov.za    
                                                                                                                                                                          

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