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Oversight responsibility of Communications Portfolio Committee

The Communications Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies as well as the following statutory entities:

Films and Publication Board (FPB)

Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA)

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) 

Broadband Infraco

NEMISA

South African Post Office

Sentech

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA)

Universities South Africa

ZADNA

Committees conduct their business on behalf of the House and report back on matters referred to them.

Learn more about the work of this Committee: Legacy Reports

The role and functions of Committees in Parliament (provided by Parliament)
In accordance with the powers given to it by the Constitution, the National Assembly establishes a range of committees with assigned powers and functions. The committees are required to report regularly on their activities and to make recommendations to the House for debate and decision. A large part of the Assembly’s role in the law‑making process happens in committees and much of its oversight over the executive is also done through committees, particularly the portfolio committees.

There is a portfolio committee for each corresponding government department. The composition of the committees reflects, as far as is practicable, the numerical strengths of the parties represented in the Assembly. That committee will deliberate on bills covering that department’s area of jurisdiction and scrutinise and report on its annual budget and strategic plan. As the people’s representatives, members of the committees determine whether government departments are delivering on what they promised and whether they are spending the public money they receive in a responsible manner. As part of their oversight work, committees may also do site visits where they find out directly from the people at ground level whether the government is delivering on its promises.

If a committee reports on a matter and makes certain recommendations, that report will be debated in a full sitting or plenary to give other members of the House an opportunity to engage with the content of the report. Once the report has been debated, the House decides whether to adopt the committee’s recommendations. The House may also decide only to note the report or it may refer the report back to the committee with an instruction to do further work

Broadly speaking, the mandates of Committees are to consider and process legislation referred to it; exercise oversight over the Department and entities reporting to it; consider international agreements referred to it; consider the budget vote of the Department and its entities; facilitate public participation in its processes; and to consider all other matters referred to it in terms of legislation and the Rules of Parliament

Working in Committees allows Parliament to:

-Increase the amount of work that can be done

-Ensure that issues can be debated in more detail than in plenary sessions

-Increase the level of participation of Members of Parliament (MPs) in discussions

-Enable MPs to develop expertise and in-depth knowledge of the specific Committee's area of work

-Provide a platform for the public to present views directly to MPs, something which is not possible in a plenary sitting of Parliament

-Provide an environment for Parliament to hear evidence and collect information related to the work of a specific Committee

Powers

Rule 167 of the National Assembly Rules (9th Edition) say that for the purposes of performing its functions  committee may, subject to the Constitution, legislation, the other provisions of these rules and resolutions of the Assembly –

-Summon any person to appear before it to give evidence on oath or affirmation, or to produce documents

-Receive petitions, representations or submissions from interested persons or institutions

-Permit oral evidence on petitions, representations, submissions and any other matter before the committee

-Conduct public hearings

-Consult any Assembly or Council committee or subcommittee, or any joint committee or subcommittee

-Determine its own working arrangements

-Meet at a venue determined by it, which may be a venue beyond the seat of Parliament

-Meet on any and at any time, including –

  • On a day which is not a working day
  • On a day on which the Assembly is not sitting
  • At a time when the Assembly is not sitting, or
  • During a recess

-Exercise any other powers assigned to it by the Constitution, legislation, the other provisions of these rules or resolutions of the Assembly

Committee Membership

Committee membership is distributed among the parties roughly in proportion to the seats they get in Parliament, so if a party wins 20% of the seats, its MPs will occupy about 20% of committee positions.

The NA Rules Committee agreed that all Committees will be comprised of 11 Members: ANC – 6; DA – 2; EFF – 1; other parties – 2. 

Where it is practicably possible, each party is entitled to at least one representative in a Committee.

Read More: A note to the Sixth Parliament: Committee Membership

Read More: A Note to the Sixth Parliament: The critical role of Committee Chairperson

 

Committees in Practice

With the agreement of members, the Committee staff sets the dates and times of committee meetings. The frequency of committee meetings is determined by a committee’s work programme but it is normal for a committee to meet weekly. From time to time, committees can meet more than once a week if they work programme so demands.

Section 59(1)(b) of the Constitution requires that the National Assembly and it’s committees conduct their business in an open manner and hold their sittings in public. Section 59(2) states that the National Assembly may not exclude the public or the media unless it is ‘reasonable and justifiable to do so in an open and democratic society’. Rule 184(2) of the Rules of the National Assembly further require that any decision to exclude the public from a committee meeting or part thereof must be taken ‘after due consideration’ by that committee

Who attends Committee Meetings?:

MPs (those assigned to the committee and if they so wish, any other MP)

Committee Staff: Committee Secretary, Committee Assistant, Researcher, Content Advisor

Departments, entities, organizations, individuals and experts who are invited by the Committee to speak and be questioned

Parliamentary Legal Advisor (from time to time)

Media

General Public


THE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES OF PARLIAMENT

Portfolio Committees
The National Assembly (NA) appoints from among its members a number of Portfolio Committees to shadow the work of the various national government departments.

Select Committees
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) appoints from its permanent members a number of Select Committees to shadow the work of the various national government departments and to deal with Bills.

Because only 54 of the 90 NCOP Members are permanent delegates compared to the 400 of the NA, the Select Committees oversee the work of more than one national government department.

Public Accounts Committees
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Public Accounts acts as Parliament's watchdog over the way taxpayers' money is spent by the Executive. Every year the Auditor-General tables reports on the accounts and financial management of the various government departments and State institutions.

Heads of government departments and institutions are regularly called by this committee to report and account for expenditure. The Committee can recommend that the National Assembly takes corrective actions if necessary.

Internal Committees
The National Assembly has a number of internal committees that deal with matters affecting the running of Parliament. The Committees normally consist of senior Members of Parliament. The Rules Committee and its sub-committees deal with House rules. There are structures to deal with support for Members, internal arrangements, disciplinary matters and powers and privileges of members. Other internal Committees are the Programme Committee that plans the work of the Assembly, the Disciplinary Committee, and the Committee of Chairpersons.

The National Council of Provinces also has its own domestic Committees. The Rules Committee and its subcommittees deal with the NCOP rules. There are structures to deal with support for Members, internal arrangements, disciplinary matters and powers and privileges of members. The Programme Committee plans the work of the NCOP and the Committee of Chairpersons make recommendations about the functioning of Committees and other NCOP forums.

Ad hoc Committees
Parliament or one of its Houses may appoint an ad hoc (temporary) Committee when a special task must be done. When the task is complete, the Committee is dissolved.

Joint Committees
The National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces together appoint a number of joint committees.

There are six Joint Committees:
- Constitutional Review Committee
- Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence
- Joint Standing Committee on Defence
- Committee on Multi-Party Women’s Caucus
- Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament
- Joint Standing Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests

The committees play a very important role in the process of building democracy and involving the public in the processes and activities of Parliament.

 

 

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04 Sep 2020 ICASA on sports broadcasting regulations & transformation objectives; MDDA on Covid-19 issues; 2020/21 Quarter 1 performance; with Minister
02 Sep 2020 Public broadcasting engagement; with Deputy Minister
01 Sep 2020 SAPO & USAASA 2020/21 Quarter 1 First Performance; with Deputy Minister
25 Aug 2020 GCIS on its 2020/21 Quarter 1 performance; with Ministry
19 Aug 2020 Round table discussion on spectrum licensing & management in telecommunication & broadcasting sectors as well as its implications for 4IR
18 Aug 2020 DCDT 2020/21 Quarter 1 performance & progress made on reconfiguration of entities; with Minister & DM
28 Jul 2020 Subcommittee minutes
28 Jul 2020 Third Term Programme; Minutes
22 Jul 2020 SABC Internal stakeholders on matters affecting public broadcaster; Appointment of ICASA Councillors
21 Jul 2020 SABC on Turnaround Plan & Editorial Policy; with Minister and Deputy Minister
14 Jul 2020 (Subcommittee) MDDA Board recommendations
14 Jul 2020 Minister letter on ICASA Council; MDDA Board & Adjustments Budget Committee Reports
08 Jul 2020 GCIS on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan; Remuneration of ICASA Councillors; with Minister
07 Jul 2020 Department and USAASA on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan; with Minister
24 Jun 2020 SABC turnaround plan implementation; with Ministry
23 Jun 2020 ICASA on licensing and various regulations before it; with Minister and Deputy Minister
19 Jun 2020 Seminar on Spectrum Management: Implications for effective Parliament oversight on policy and regulations
04 Jun 2020 Committee Report on ICASA council recommendations: replacement
29 May 2020 (Subcommittee) MDDA Board Interviews Day 4
28 May 2020 (Subcommittee) MDDA Board Interviews Day 3
27 May 2020 (Subcommittee) MDDA Board Interviews Day 2
26 May 2020 (Subcommittee) MDDA Board Interviews Day 1
26 May 2020 Communications and Digital Technologies & GCIS Budget: Committee Report
21 May 2020 MDDA Board vacancies: Committee Report Shortlisting candidates for interviews
21 May 2020 (Subcommittee) MDDA Board vacancies: Shortlisting candidates for interviews
19 May 2020 Department of Communications and Digital Technologies & SABC 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans
16 May 2020 ICASA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
15 May 2020 SITA, USAASA & USAF 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans; with Deputy Minister
14 May 2020 GCIS & South African Post Office 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans; with Minister and Deputy Minister
12 May 2020 Department & entities on programmes dealing with Covid-19 related issues; Reconfiguration of Department; with Deputy Minister
11 May 2020 ICASA Vacancy: Committee Recommendation
11 May 2020 MDDA Board: shortlisting of candidates for interviews (Subcommittee)
11 May 2020 ICASA vacancy: deliberations (Subcommittee)
08 May 2020 GCIS Communication Strategy on COVID-19; with Ministry in the Presidency
04 May 2020 ICASA Council: candidate interview; MDDA Board appointment process
23 Jul 2020 ATC200723: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the consideration of the communication received from the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies on the filling of six vacancies on the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), dated 22 July 2020
15 Jul 2020 ATC200715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its Deliberations on the Implications of the Supplementary Budget on Vote 4: Government Communication and Information System, Dated 14 July 2020
15 Jul 2020 ATC200715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the draft notice determining the remuneration of councillors of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), dated 14 July 2020
15 Jul 2020 ATC200715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of four vacancies on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 14 July 2020
15 Jul 2020 ATC200715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its Deliberations on the Implications of the Supplementary Budget on Vote 30: Communications and Digital Technologies, dated 14 July 2020
05 Jun 2020 ATC200605: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of six vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 4 June 2020
05 Jun 2020 ATC200605: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of six vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 4 June 2020
04 Jun 2020 ATC200604: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its deliberations of Budget Vote 30: Communications and Digital Technologies, dated 26 May 2020.
04 Jun 2020 ATC200604: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its deliberations onBudget Vote 4: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), dated 26 May 2020
22 May 2020 ATC200522: Interim report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of four vacancies on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 21 May 2020
13 May 2020 ATC200513: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of five vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 11 May 2020
11 Feb 2020 ATC200211: Interim report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of five vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 11 February 2020
06 Nov 2019 ATC1191106: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the 2019/20 1st Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report of the Department of Communications, dated 22 October 2019:
06 Nov 2019 ATC191106; Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the 2019/20 1st Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Sevrices (DTPS), dated 22 October 2019
25 Oct 2019 ATC191025: DTPS Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, dated 22 October 2019
23 Oct 2019 ATC191023: DOC Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, dated 22 October 2019
09 Jul 2019 ATC190709: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its deliberations of Budget Vote 32: Telecommunications and Postal Services, dated 9th July 2019
09 Jul 2019 ATC190709: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its deliberations of Budget Vote 3: Communications, dated 9th July 2019
20 Mar 2019 ATC190320: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its activities undertaken during the 5th Parliament (May 2014 – March 2019)
14 Mar 2019 ATC190314; Final report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of eight vacancies on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 14 March 2019
12 Mar 2019 ATC190312: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the removal of the Chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), dated 12 March 2019
07 Mar 2019 ATC190307: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill [B 37B – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 7 March 2019
28 Feb 2019 ATC190228: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of eight vacancies on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 28 February 2019
06 Nov 2018 ATC181106: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, dated 6 November 2018
06 Nov 2018 ATC181106: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, dated 6 November 2018
16 Oct 2018 ATC181016: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of four vacancies on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 16 October 2018
29 May 2018 ATC180529: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the removal of the Chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), dated 29 May 2018
29 May 2018 ATC180529: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the removal of the Chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), dated 29 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its deliberations of Budget Vote 3: Communications, dated 9 May 2018
27 Mar 2018 ATC180327: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the removal of a Councillor of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), dated 27 March 2018
20 Feb 2018 ATC180220: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the public hearings on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill [B37 – 2015], dated 20 February 2018
28 Nov 2017 ATC171128: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the appointment of three Councillors to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 28 November 2017
21 Nov 2017 ATC171121: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill [B37 – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 21 November 2017
31 Oct 2017 ATC171031: Final report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of three vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 31 October 2017
17 Oct 2017 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its oversight visit to Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), the Department of Communications as well as its reporting entities, dated 17 October 2017
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal province on 27 to 29 June 2017, dated 17 October 2017
25 Aug 2017 ATC170825: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of three vacancies on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 25 August 2017
25 Aug 2017 ATC170825: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of three vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 25 August 2017
22 Aug 2017 ATC170822: Interim report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the appointment of the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, dated 22 August 2017
20 Jun 2017 ATC170620: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the public hearings on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill [B37 – 2015], dated 20 June 2017
23 May 2017 ATC170523: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on Budget Vote 3: Communications, Dated 23 May 2017
23 May 2017 ATC170523: Interim report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill [B 37 - 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 23 May 2017
03 May 2017 ATC170503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of two vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 3 May 2017
14 Mar 2017 ATC170314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the appointment of an interim Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, dated 14 March 2017
21 Feb 2017 ATC170221: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of two vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 21 February 2016
25 Oct 2016 ATC161025: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, dated 25 October 2016
03 May 2016 ATC160503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its Deliberations on Budget Vote 3: Communications, dated 3 May 2016
05 Nov 2015 ATC151105: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on communications, dated 3 November 2015
03 Nov 2015 ATC151103: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of five vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 3 November 2015
18 May 2015 ATC150518: Report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications on its Deliberations for Budget Vote 3: Department of Communications, and its Entities, dated 12 May 2015
15 May 2015 ATC150515: Report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications on its Deliberations on Budget Vote 3: Department of Communications, and its Entities, dated 12 May 2015.
05 May 2015 ATC150505: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of five vacancies on the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), dated 5 May 2015
22 Apr 2015 ATC150422: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of three vacancies on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 21 April 2015
24 Mar 2015 Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of three vacancies on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 24 March 2015
24 Mar 2015 Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 24 March 2015
24 Mar 2015 Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of three vacancies on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 24 March 2015
18 Nov 2014 ATC141118: Report of the Portfolio Committee On Communications on the Filling of a Vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board dated, 18 November 2014
11 Nov 2014 ATC141111: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 11 November 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Joint Report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and on Telecommunications and Postal Services on their Deliberations on Budget Vote 27: Communications, and Entities of the Department of Communications, dated 11 July 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Joint Report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and on Telecommunications and Postal Services on their deliberations on Budget Vote 9: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), and its entity, Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), dated 11 July 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Joint Report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and on Telecommunications and Postal Services on their deliberations on Brand South Africa (Programme 4 in Budget Vote 1: The Presidency), dated 11 July 2014
12 Mar 2014 ATC140407: Portfolio Committee on Communications Activities undertaken: (4th Parliament Legacy Report) May 2009 – March 2014, dated 12 March 2014
11 Mar 2014 ATC140311: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 11 March 2014
11 Mar 2014 ATC140311: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 11 March 2014
04 Mar 2014 ATC140304: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 4 March 2014
26 Feb 2014 ATC140226: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 26 February 2014
26 Feb 2014 ATC140227: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill [B 18B – 2013] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 26 February 2014:
26 Feb 2014 ATC140227: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill [B 18B – 2013] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 26 February 2014:
12 Nov 2013 ATC131112: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the South African Post Office SOC Ltd Amendment Bill [B 24 – 2013] (National Assembly –sec 75), dated 12 November 2013:
05 Nov 2013 ATC131106: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill [B 17 – 2013] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 5 November 2013
05 Nov 2013 ATC131106: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 5 November 2013
31 Oct 2013 ATC131105: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Government Communications and Information System (GCIS), dated 31 October 2013
31 Oct 2013 ATC131105: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Government Communications and Information System (GCIS), dated 31 October 2013
31 Oct 2013 ATC131105: Budget Review Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communication on Brand South Africa, dated 31 October 2013
31 Oct 2013 ATC131101: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 31 October 2013:
31 Oct 2013 ATC131105: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, dated 31 October 2013
30 Oct 2013 ATC131030: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill 2013 [B 18 – 2013] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 30 October 2013:
08 Oct 2013 ATC131009: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the South African Postbank Limited Amendment Bill 2013 [B 25 – 2013] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 8 October 2013:
17 Sep 2013 ATC130917: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the appointment of 12 non-executive members of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 17 September 2013
14 Aug 2013 ATC130816: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the process followed on recommending persons to be appointed to serve on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board dated, 14 August 2013
18 Jun 2013 ATC130619: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the oversight visit to the North West Province, dated 18 June 2013
11 Jun 2013 ATC130611: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its Strategic Planning Workshop, dated 11 June 2013
11 Jun 2013 ATC130611: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its deliberations on Brand South Africa under Budget Vote 1: Presidency, dated 11 June 2013
14 May 2013 ATC130516: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on tts Deliberations on Budget Vote 27: Department of Communications, and its Entities, dated 14 May 2013
07 May 2013 ATC130507: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its deliberations on the Budget Vote 9: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), and Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), dated 7 May 2013.
19 Mar 2013 ATC130319: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) section 15A process, dated 19 March 2013
01 Feb 2013 ATC140311: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the follow-up oversight visit to the Eastern Cape from 28 January to 1 February 2013
21 Nov 2012 ATC121121: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on appointment of three persons to serve on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council, dated 21 November 2012
20 Nov 2012 ATC121120: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 20 November 2012:
20 Nov 2012 ATC121120: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 20 November 2012:
13 Nov 2012 ATC121113: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 13 November 2012:
13 Nov 2012 ATC121113: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 13 November 2012:
30 Oct 2012 ATC121030: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Section 15A Inquiry Process, dated 30 October 2012
23 Oct 2012 ATC121025: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on Government Communication and Information System, dated 23 October 2012
23 Oct 2012 ATC121026: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Department of Communications, dated 23 October 2012
19 Sep 2012 ATC120919: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of vacancies on the ICASA Council, dated 19 September 2012:
19 Sep 2012 ATC120919: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of a vacancy on the SABC Board, dated 19 September 2012:
04 May 2012 Report: Deliberations on Budget Vote 27, dated 4 May 2012
26 Apr 2012 Report: Deliberations on the strategic plan of Brand South Africa, dated 26 April 2012
26 Apr 2012 Report: Deliberations on the Budget Vote 9: Government Communication & Information System (GCIS), & Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA), dated 26 April 2012
23 Mar 2012 ATC130531: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the oversight visit to Mpumalanga Province on 18 – 23 March 2012, dated 28 May 2013
14 Feb 2012 Report: Performance management system to monitor and evaluate Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) chairperson and councillors, dated 14 February 2012
08 Feb 2012 Report: Oversight visit to the Limpopo province from 5 – 8 February 2012, dated 29 May 2012
08 Feb 2012 Report: Oversight visit to Limpopo 5 - 8 February 2012
20 Jan 2012 Report: Oversight visit to the Northern Cape, West Coast and City of Cape Town from 17 – 20 January 2012, dated 29 May 2012
15 Nov 2011 ATC111115: Report Filling of vacancies on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board
11 Nov 2011 ATC111111: Progress Report Process followed on recommending Persons for Appointment to the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board
10 Nov 2011 ATC111110: Report Filling of a vacancy on the SABC Board
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Oversight Visit to the Northern Cape and Free State
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Process followed on recommending a person to be appointed to serve on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board
08 Nov 2011 Report: Process followed on recommending persons to be appointed to serve on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 8 November 2011
23 Aug 2011 Report: Oversight Visit to SABC’s Sea Point regional office on 23 August 2011
15 Jun 2011 ATC110615: Report South African Post Office Bill [B 2 - 2010]
26 May 2011 ATC110526: Report on Budget Vote 27: (Department of Communications) & its Entities
26 May 2011 ATC110526: Report Budget Vote 8: Government Communication & Information System (GCIS) & its Entities: Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) & International Marketing Council (IMC)
12 Apr 2011 ATC110412: Report Appointment of Dr Marcia Socikwa to serve on (ICASA) Council
01 Mar 2011 Report: Filling of four vacancies on the SABC Board, dated 1 March 2011
22 Feb 2011 Report: Filling of a vacancy on the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, dated 22 February 2011
13 Jan 2011 Report: Process followed on recommending persons for appointment to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 13 January 2011
10 Nov 2010 ATC101117: Report Request for filling of vacancies in Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board
09 Nov 2010 ATC101109: Report Process followed on recommending a person for appointment to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council
02 Nov 2010 ATC101102: Report Final Acts of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, Antalya, 2006
20 Oct 2010 ATC101022: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Performance of the Department of Communications for the 2009/10 financial year, dated 20 October 2010
01 Jun 2010 ATC100601: Report Appointment of Four Candidates to ICASA Council
25 May 2010 ATC100525: Report Recommended Process on the Appointment of persons to ICASA Council
11 May 2010 ATC100511: Report Process on Appointment of ICASA Council
13 Apr 2010 ATC100413: Report Deliberations on Budget Vote 26 (Department of Communications & its Entities)
13 Apr 2010 ATC100413: Report Budget Vote 8 (GCIS & Its Entities)
27 Oct 2009 ATC091027: Report Appointment of Mr William Stucke to serve on ICASA Council
16 Oct 2009 ATC091016: Report Study Tour undertaken to SABC, ICASA NEMISA & SENTECH
15 Sep 2009 ATC090915: Report Measures to reduce Interconnection Rates in South Africa
08 Sep 2009 ATC090908: Report SABC Board candidates shortlisting
04 Sep 2009 ATC090904: Report SABC Board candidates shortlisting
02 Jul 2009 ATC090702: Report Appointment of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Interim Board
02 Jul 2009 ATC090702: Report Filling of ICASA Vacancies
26 Jun 2009 ATC090626: Report Inquiry into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board
17 Jun 2009 ATC090617: Report Inquiry into the (SABC) Board
12 Jun 2009 ATC090612: Report Budget Vote 6
12 Feb 2009 ATC090212: Report Broadcasting Amendment Bill
30 Sep 2008 ATC080930: Report appointment of BMDDA Board members
13 Aug 2008 ATC080813: Report Broadcasting Amendment Bill
08 Jul 2008 ATC080708: Report Portfolio Committee on Communications
25 Jun 2008 ATC080625: Report Filling of ICASA Vacancy
25 Jun 2008 ATC080625: Report Filling of ICASA Vacancies
13 May 2008 ATC080513: Report SABC Board ‘s Budget, Strategic Plan & Priorities
19 Feb 2008 ATC080219: Report Filling of ICASA Vacancy
Report: Broadcasting Amendment Bill
05 Feb 2020 Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan
29 Jan 2020 Review of the ICASA Must Carry Regulation, 2008 Discussion Document
17 Jan 2020 Nominations: MDDA board
06 Sep 2019 Nominations: ICASA councillors
06 Mar 2019 SABC Board shortlisted candidates for interviews
30 Nov 2018 Nominations: SABC Board
30 Nov 2018 Nominations: MDDA board
04 Sep 2018 Draft amendment to the National and Provincial Party Elections Broadcasts and Political Advertisements Regulations, 2014
29 Jun 2018 Review of Public Broadcasting Policy
08 Jun 2018 Nominations: MDDA board
20 May 2018 Request for Nominations: SABC Board
03 May 2018 End-user and Subscriber Service Amendment Regulations, 2018
28 Aug 2017 Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board shortlisted candidates for interviews
25 Aug 2017 Discussion Document: Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services
24 Aug 2017 SABC Board shortlisted candidates for interviews
02 Jun 2017 Nominations: ICASA councillors
02 Jun 2017 Nominations: MDDA board
02 Jun 2017 Nominations: SABC board
11 May 2017 Use of Television White Space Draft Regulations
02 May 2017 Community Broadcasting Services Regulatory Framework: Discussion Document
15 Dec 2016 Nominations: Appointment of two member to the council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
15 Dec 2016 Nominations: Appointment of two members to to the Board of the Media Development And Diversity Agency (MDDA)
07 Apr 2016 Films and Publications Amendment Bill [B 37–2015]
07 Apr 2016 Nominations: Appointment of two members to the council of the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
07 Apr 2016 Nominations: Appointment of two member to the council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
30 Sep 2015 Nominations: Appointment of three members to the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
16 Sep 2015 Draft Infrastructure Sharing for Consultation
02 Jul 2015 Draft Community Broadcasting Support Scheme
29 Jun 2015 Draft Regulations on Processes and Procedures for Individual Licences - ICASA Regulations - draft
22 Jun 2015 South African Television Content Regulations: Draft
22 Jun 2015 Draft Regulations on South African Music Content
20 Apr 2015 Appointment of two members to the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation
11 Feb 2015 Nominations: Appointment of two Members to the Board of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)
11 Feb 2015 Nominations: Appointment of four (4) Members to the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
11 Feb 2015 Nominations: Appointment of a member to the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
19 Sep 2014 Neotel acquisition by Vodacom: Application for approval
29 Aug 2014 International Mobile Telecommunications Roadmap: Draft
07 Jul 2014 Local Content on Television and Radio: Discussion Document Review
17 Feb 2014 End User Service Quality Charter
17 Feb 2014 Public hearings on National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper
06 Feb 2014 Nominations: Appointment of a Member to Board of Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)
28 Jan 2014 National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper
13 Aug 2013 Electronic Communications Amendment Bill; ICASA Amendment Bill
13 Aug 2013 SA Post Office SOC Ltd Amendment Bill; SA Postbank Limited Amendment Bill
12 Aug 2013 Electronic Communications Amendment Bill; ICASA Amendment Bill
15 Jul 2013 Public Hearings on "General Cost to Communicate" in Gauteng 22-26 July 2013
25 Jun 2013 Nominations: SABC Board: Deadline 19 July
06 May 2013 Comment: Proposed ICT Policy Review Framing Paper
08 Apr 2013 Nomination: Evaluation Panel Member for ICASA Council
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Qualifying Criteria for Set Top Box Scheme of Ownership and Support
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill, 2012
08 Apr 2013 Nomination: ICT BEE Charter Council
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Review of Broadcasting Regulatory Framework towards a digitally converged environment
08 Apr 2013 Comment: ICASA Amendment Draft Bill
17 Sep 2020 NW2007 by Ms P T van Damme - (1)What are the relevant details of each...
17 Sep 2020 NW1757 by Mr C MacKenzie - (1) With reference to radio signal...
17 Sep 2020 NW1716 by Ms P T van Damme - (1) What has she found to be the reason why a...
17 Sep 2020 NW1756 by Mr C MacKenzie - (1) Whether certain radio licence holders...
17 Sep 2020 NW742 by Mr C Mackenzie - 1. What total number of vacancies currently...
17 Sep 2020 NW1500 by Mr C MacKenzie - What spectrum bands have been allocated to the...
17 Sep 2020 NW1854 by Mrs D B Ngwenya - Whether her department will consider scrapping...
17 Sep 2020 NW1791 by Ms P T van Damme - (1) What (a) is the total number of cases that...
17 Sep 2020 NW1987 by Mr C MacKenzie - Whether she and/or the State Information...
17 Sep 2020 NW2008 by Ms P T van Damme - Whether the credit limit on any of the credit...
17 Sep 2020 NW2009 by Ms P T van Damme - In respect of purchases made with each...
28 Aug 2020 NW1625 by Ms P T van Damme - (a) On what number of occasions between 23...
14 Aug 2020 NW439 by Ms P T van Damme - Whether (a) she, (b) the Deputy Minister, (c)...
14 Aug 2020 NW1498 by Mr C MacKenzie - (1)(a) Why has the Government not signed the...
14 Aug 2020 NW1623 by Ms PT van Damme - (1) Whether the entities reporting to her have...
14 Aug 2020 NW352 by Ms P T van Damme - On what date will the revised SA Broadcasting...
14 Aug 2020 NW354 by Ms P T van Damme - (a) What are the full names of each staff...
14 Aug 2020 NW1245 by Ms Z Majozi - What interventions has she put in place to...
20 Jul 2020 NW1208 by Mr C MacKenzie - (1)What is the Government’s position regarding...
20 Jul 2020 NW1207 by Mr C MacKenzie - (1)Whether the Government interacted with...
20 Jul 2020 NW1206 by Mr C MacKenzie - (1) Whether the Government has conducted any...
20 Jul 2020 NW1111 by Mr M Waters - Whether any (a) person and/or (b) entity paid...
29 Jun 2020 NW1157 by Dr C P Mulder - Whether her department purchased any goods...
19 Jun 2020 NW269 by Ms P T van Damme - (1)What was the total amount that was spent on...
19 Jun 2020 NW237 by Mr C MacKenzie - Who has been acting as the Chief Executive...
19 Jun 2020 NW270 by Ms PT van Damme - What number of employees have been found to...
19 Jun 2020 NW437 by Ms P T van Damme - What (a) number of (i) films and/or (ii)...
18 Jun 2020 NW235 by Mr C MacKenzie - 1. What number of times has the (a) SA Post...
09 Jun 2020 NW740 by Ms P T van Damme - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any...
09 Jun 2020 NW505 by P T van Damme - 1) Whether a certain person (Thato Abrahams)...
09 Jun 2020 NW925 by Dr C P Mulder - 1. Whether her department awarded any tenders...
09 Jun 2020 NW817 by Ms Z Majozi - Whether her department has given a concise...
04 Jun 2020 NW864 by Mr H C C Krüger - 1) Whether her department will offer any form...
04 Jun 2020 NW739 by Ms P T van Damme - Whether (a) she and (b) the Deputy Minister...
04 Jun 2020 NW686 by Ms P T van Damme - (1)In respect of purchases made with each...
04 Jun 2020 NW353 by Ms P T van Damme - (1)What is the (a) total number and (b)...
04 Jun 2020 NW721 by Mr C MacKenzie - (1)In light of the various initiatives...
04 Jun 2020 NW438 by Ms P T van Damme - Whether (a) she and (b) the Deputy Minister...
04 Jun 2020 NW506 by Ms P T van Damme - What (a) number of judgments and (b) court...
04 Jun 2020 NW507 by Ms P T van Damme - (1)What are the details of the office...
04 Jun 2020 NW685 by Ms P T van Damme - (1)What are the relevant details of official...
07 Apr 2020 NW452 by C MacKenzie - (a) What is the breakdown of the amount spent...
09 Mar 2020 NW148 by C MacKenzie - (a)(i) On what date and (ii) under what terms...
28 Feb 2020 NW46 by Mr C MacKenzie - (1)What business has the SA Post Office (SAPO)...
28 Feb 2020 NW106 by Mrs V van Dyk - What (a) are the reasons that the repeat fee...
19 Dec 2019 NW1486 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1)Whether, with reference to the fact that...
13 Dec 2019 NW1160 by Mr J H Steenhuisen - Whether her department incurred any costs...
13 Dec 2019 NW1487 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1)Is the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)...
13 Dec 2019 NW1485 by Z N Mbhele - (1)Whether the SA Broadcasting Corporation...
11 Dec 2019 NW1484 by Mr Z N Mbhele - With reference to determining net profit of a...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Broadcasting Amendment Bill 04 Dec 2015 B39-2015 Withdrawn
Films and Publications Amendment Bill 23 Nov 2015 B37-2015 The bill has been signed into law.
South African Postbank Limited Amendment Bill 31 Jul 2013 B25-2013 Act commenced
South African Post Office SOC LTD Amendment Bill 31 Jul 2013 B24-2013 Act commenced
Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 11 Jul 2013 B17-2013 Act commenced
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill 11 Jul 2013 B18-2013 Act commenced
2010 Sectional Titles Amendment Bill 28 Jun 2010 B14-2010 Act commenced
South African Post Office Bill 09 Feb 2010 B2-2010 Act commenced
South African Postbank Bill 06 Nov 2009 B14-2009 Act commenced
Protection of Personal Information Bill 25 Aug 2009 B9-2009 Act partially commenced
Broadcasting Amendment Bill 15 Aug 2008 B72-2008 Act commenced
Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 01 Oct 2007 B38-2007 Act commenced
Postal Services Amendment Bill 07 Sep 2006 B22-2006 Act commenced
2020 44 meetings Attendance rate 75%
2019 15 meetings 73%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretaries of Committee:

Thembinkosi Ngoma

Tel: 021 403 3733

Cell: 083 709 8407

Email: tngoma@parliament.gov.za

Hajiera Salie

Tel: 021 403 8264

Cell: 061 472 9191

Email: hsalie@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Wandile Mguga

Tel: 021 403 2404

Cell: 083 709 8497

Email: wmguga@parliament.gov.za

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