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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)

Broadband Infraco

South African Post Office

Sentech

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA)

Universities South Africa

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

Functions

  • A portfolio committee must:
  • deal with Bills and other matters falling within its portfolio as are referred to in terms of the Constitution, legislation, National Assembly Rules, the Joint Rules or by resolution of the Assembly
  • must maintain oversight of-
    • the exercise within its portfolio of national executive authority, including the implementation of legislation,
    • any executive organ of state falling within its portfolio
    • any constitutional institution falling within its portfolio, and
    • any other body or institution in respect of which oversight was assigned to it
  • may monitor, investigate, enquire into and make recommendations concerning any such executive organ of state, constitutional institution or other body or institution, including the legislative programme, budget, rationalisation, restructuring, functioning, organisation, structure, staff and policies of such organ of state, institution or other body or institution
  • may consult and liaise with any executive organ of state or constitution institution, and
  • must perform any other functions, tasks or duties assigned to it in terms of the Constitution, legislation, these rules, the Joint Rules or resolutions of the Assembly, including functions, tasks and duties concerning parliamentary oversight or supervision of such executive organs of state, constitutional institutions or other bodies or institutions
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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, the budget of the House, support for Members, internal arrangements, 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 has its own domestic Committees. The Rules Committee and its subcommittees deal with the NCOP rules, the NCOP budget, parliamentary privileges, internal arrangements, international relations and delegated legislation. 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, for example the Constitutional Review Committee.

The Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence are statutory Committees. This means that they are established, by the Constitution or by an Act of Parliament, as well as in terms of the rules of Parliament.

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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03 Dec 2019 USAASA progress; International Agreements; MDDA board vacancies; with Deputy Minister
26 Nov 2019 SITA action plan to respond to matters raised by Auditor-General; Department of Communications & Digital Technologies on Performance Agreements of Councillors of ICASA
12 Nov 2019 South African Post Office progress report; Department response to Committee recommendations
06 Nov 2019 ICASA Council vacancies: programme approval
22 Oct 2019 Appointment process of ICASA Councillors; Communications & Telecommunications BRRRs
15 Oct 2019 ICASA, Sentech, SITA, Broadband Infranco, USAASA, USAF, SAPO, ZADNA, NEMISA, FPB & SABC 2018/19 Annual Reports
08 Oct 2019 Audit Committee: AGSA briefing; Department of Communications & Digital Technologies & DTPS 2018/19 Annual Reports; with Deputy MInister
17 Sep 2019 SABC on turnaround strategy & implementation of recommendations emanating from reports
10 Sep 2019 SIU on SABC investigations; ICASA Quarter 1 performance; with Minister
03 Sep 2019 Department of Communications & DTPC Quarter 1 performance, with Minister
27 Aug 2019 Reconfiguration of Departments of Communications & Telecommunications, with Deputy Minister
21 Aug 2019 Election of Chairperson; Communications Legacy Report
09 Jul 2019 Communications and Telecommunications and Postal Services Budgets: Committee Reports
03 Jul 2019 Departments of Communications & Telecommunications & Postal Services Annual Performance Plans, with Minister & Deputy
02 Jul 2019 Election of Chairperson
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 3: Communications, dated 9th July 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
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 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
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
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
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
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: 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 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
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 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
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
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 Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 11 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
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 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 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:
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: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, 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: 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
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 deliberations on Brand South Africa under Budget Vote 1: Presidency, dated 11 June 2013
11 Jun 2013 ATC130611: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on its Strategic Planning Workshop, 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 ATC121026: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the Department of Communications, dated 23 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
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:
19 Sep 2012 ATC120919: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of vacancies on the ICASA Council, dated 19 September 2012:
04 May 2012 Report: Deliberations on Budget Vote 27, dated 4 May 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
26 Apr 2012 Report: Deliberations on the strategic plan of Brand South Africa, 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 Limpopo 5 - 8 February 2012
08 Feb 2012 Report: Oversight visit to the Limpopo province from 5 – 8 February 2012, dated 29 May 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 Report: Process followed on recommending persons to be appointed to serve on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board, dated 8 November 2011
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Process followed on recommending a person to be appointed to serve on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board
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 Budget Vote 8: Government Communication & Information System (GCIS) & its Entities: Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) & International Marketing Council (IMC)
26 May 2011 ATC110526: Report on Budget Vote 27: (Department of Communications) & its Entities
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 Filling of ICASA Vacancies
02 Jul 2009 ATC090702: Report Appointment of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Interim Board
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 Vacancies
25 Jun 2008 ATC080625: Report Filling of ICASA Vacancy
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
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 members to to the Board of the Media Development And Diversity Agency (MDDA)
15 Dec 2016 Nominations: Appointment of two member to the council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
07 Apr 2016 Films and Publications Amendment Bill [B 37–2015]
07 Apr 2016 Nominations: Appointment of two member to the council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
07 Apr 2016 Nominations: Appointment of two members to the council of the Independent Communication 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 Draft Regulations on South African Music Content
22 Jun 2015 South African Television Content Regulations: Draft
20 Apr 2015 Appointment of two members to the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation
11 Feb 2015 Nominations: Appointment of a member to the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
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)
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: 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
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
26 Nov 2019 NW1482 by Mrs V van Dyk - Why does the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) ...
26 Nov 2019 NW1093 by Mr C MacKenzie - With reference to the approximately R364-million ...
21 Nov 2019 NW914 by Mr C MacKenzie - Whether the Universal Service and Access Agency ...
21 Nov 2019 NW554 by Mr C MacKenzie - Has the SA Post Office been subjected to any ...
21 Nov 2019 NW999 by Mr C MacKenzie - With reference to her reply to question 303 on 4 ...
21 Nov 2019 NW998 by Mr C MacKenzie - What are the reasons that the De Rust Post Office ...
20 Nov 2019 NW354 by Ms A M M Weber - What (a) number of official international trips ...
13 Nov 2019 NW340 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1)Whether (a) each artist who receives any form ...
13 Nov 2019 NW1402 by Mr L Mphithi - Whether, in light of the fact that the Republic ...
13 Nov 2019 NW555 by Mr C MacKenzie - What are the reasons the SA Post Office in ...
13 Nov 2019 NW304 by Mr C MacKenzie - (a) Why has SA Post Office in Bluff Towers in ...
14 Oct 2019 NW641 by Mr LG Mokoena - Whether her department and /or any entities ...
14 Oct 2019 NW916 by C MacKenzie - 1. Whether the State Information Technology ...
14 Oct 2019 NW343 by Mr ZN Mbhele - What was the rationale for the implementation of ...
14 Oct 2019 NW611 by Mr LG Mokoena - What (a) total amount has (i) her department and ...
14 Oct 2019 NW246 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether the Freelance Contract for Performers ...
25 Sep 2019 NW474 by Ms PT van Damme - 1. What reasons did a certain official (name and ...
25 Sep 2019 NW735 by Mr J N de Villiers - (1)Whether her department hosted any event and/or ...
25 Sep 2019 NW915 by Mr C MacKenzie - Whether the Broadband Infraco (BBI) has been the ...
20 Sep 2019 NW436 by Mrs van Dyk - 1) What are the details of the (a) name of each ...
04 Sep 2019 NW303 by Mr C MacKenzie - By which date will the SA Post Office situated in ...
26 Aug 2019 NW341 by Mrs V van Dyk - In light of the SA Revenue Service (Sars) Vat ...
26 Aug 2019 NW247 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1)Do the producers have to deliver all signed ...
12 Aug 2019 NW437 by Mrs S P Kopane - What are the full reasons for her department ...
12 Aug 2019 NW147 by Ms Z Majozi - (1)Whether she has established a date on which 5G ...
30 Jul 2019 NW269 by Ms A M M Weber - What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private ...
01 Jul 2019 NW40 by L G Mokoena - Whether the Government has any plans to assist or ...
01 Jul 2019 NW39 by L G Mokoena - Whether any plans are in place to roll out 5G in ...
25 Feb 2019 NW80 by Mr D J Maynier - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity ...
25 Feb 2019 NW59 by Ms Y N Yako - Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
25 Feb 2019 NW54 by Mr T Rawula - What amount of the total budget of (a) her ...
25 Feb 2019 NW52 by Mrs E N Ntlangwini - What number of (a) television channels, (b) radio ...
25 Feb 2019 NW31 by Ms N R Mashabela - (1)On what date was the information technology ...
25 Feb 2019 NW27 by Dr M Q Ndlozi - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities ...
25 Feb 2019 NW122 by Mr M Bagraim - With reference to the reply of the Minister of ...
03 Dec 2018 NW3438 by Mr J H Steenhuisen - (1) (a) On what date did her department last ...
03 Dec 2018 NW3482 by Mr M L W Filtane - (1) Whether (a) the Head Office of the ...
03 Dec 2018 NW2446 by Mr P G Moteka - What is the (a) name of each investing company ...
03 Dec 2018 NW2584 by Dr M Q Ndlozi - (1)(a) what is the total number of (i) chief ...
03 Dec 2018 NW2705 by Ms N V Mente - What (a) number of deadlines has her department ...
03 Dec 2018 NW2854 by Ms P T van Damme - (1)With regard to the appointment of certain ...
03 Dec 2018 NW2993 by Ms V van Dyk - Whether reports that a certain person (names and ...
03 Dec 2018 NW2994 by Ms V van Dyk - What (a) is the total amount that the SA ...
03 Dec 2018 NW2995 by Ms V van Dyk - What measures has the SA Broadcasting Corporation ...
03 Dec 2018 NW2997 by Mr C D Matsepe - (1) With regard to each appointment of new (a) ...
03 Dec 2018 NW3090 by Ms P T van Damme - With regard to the deal between Cricket South ...
03 Dec 2018 NW3091 by Ms P T van Damme - (1) Who were the key individuals involved in ...
03 Dec 2018 NW3092 by Ms V van Dyk - (a) What number of meetings has the board of the ...
03 Dec 2018 NW3208 by Mr D J Stubbe - (1) What steps has the Government taken since ...
05 Nov 2018 NW2998 by Mr C D Matsepe - Whether, since 1 October 2017, any SA ...

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
2019 15 meetings Attendance rate 75%
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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