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Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 12 March 2014

Oversight responsibility of Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee

The Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Arts and Culture as well as the following statutory entities:

Artscape
Castle Control Board
Die Afrikansee Taalmuseum
Ditsong: Museums of South Africa
Freedom Park Trust
Iziko Museums of Cape Town
KwaZulu-Natal Museum
Luthudi Museum
Market Theatre Foundation
National Arts Council of South Africa
National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa
National Heritage Council of South Africa
National Library of South Africa
National Museum, Bloemfontein
Nelson Mandela National Museum
Performing Arts Council of the Free State
Robben Island Museum
South African Heritage Resources Agency
South African Library for the Blind
The National English Literary Museum
The Playhouse Company
The South African State Theatre
uMsunduzi Museum
War Museum of the Boer Republic
William Humphreys Art Gallery
Engelenburg Art Collection
Pan South African Language Board
Windybow Theatre

THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF COMMITTEES IN PARLIAMENT (provided by Parliament)
The two houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, conduct their work in plenary sessions (where Members of a house meet together in one group), in joint sittings (where Members of both houses meet as one group), and in Committees (smaller groups of Members).

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.

Committees are, in general, proportionally representative of the parties in Parliament. Committee meetings are open to the public, but may be closed if there is a good reason to do so.

The different committees have one or more of the following functions:

They monitor and oversee the work and budgets of national government departments and hold them accountable They consider and amend Bills, and may initiate Bills They consider private members' and provincial legislative proposals and special petitions They consider international treaties and agreements They examine specifi c areas of public life or matters of public interest They take care of domestic parliamentary issues Committees have the power to summon any person to appear before them, give evidence or produce documents. They may require any person or institution to report to them. Committees may also receive petitions, representations or submissions from the public. Each Committee is headed by a Chairperson.


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.


The role of Portfolio Committees is to:

consider Bills, deal with departmental budget votes, oversee the work of the department they are responsible for, and enquire and make recommendations about any aspect of the department, including its structure, functioning and policy.


The work of Committees is not restricted to government. They may investigate any matter of public interest that falls within their area of responsibility. There is a Portfolio Committee for each national Ministry and its associated government department/s.

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.

Members' Legislative Proposals and Petitions Committees
Draft bills can be submitted by individual Members of the National Assembly. These bills are considered by the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Private Member's Legislative Proposals and Special Petitions. If the Committee agrees with the principle of the draft Bill, a Bill will be prepared and dealt with by Parliament.

The National Council of Provinces Select Committee on Members' and Provincial Legislative Proposals considers draft Bills from individual NCOP members and provincial legislatures.

Petitions may also be tabled in Parliament and referred to the relevant committee that deals with the issue raised in the petition.

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.

No results.

17 Oct 2017 Department of Arts and Culture 2016/17 Annual Report, with Minister and Deputy
12 Oct 2017 Meeting with the Iranian Delegation
10 Oct 2017 PANSALB, Robben Island Museum, Free State Performing Arts Centre 2016/17 Annual Report
03 Oct 2017 DAC, National Arts Council, National Film and Video Foundation, SAHRA 2016/17 Annual Report, with Auditor-General input
12 Sep 2017 DAC Quarter 1 performance; SA Roadies; Enyokeni Cultural Precinct & Winnie Mandela House; with Deputy Minister
05 Sep 2017 IDT, Public Works & Department working relationship on Legacy Projects; Enyokeni Cultural Project briefing; with Minister & Deputy Minister
22 Aug 2017 Department of Arts and Culture on its Quarter 1 performance: meeting postponed
20 Jun 2017 Mzansi Golden Economy: Department of Arts and Culture briefing
13 Jun 2017 Department of Arts and Culture on its Quarter 4 performance
18 May 2017 Committee Report on Arts and Culture Budget; Committee Oversight report to National Arts Council and Ditsong Museums of South Africa Satellite Sites
16 May 2017 Copyright & Performers Protection Bills: sectoral impact briefing
09 May 2017 Department of Arts and Culture & William Humphrey Art Gallery on their Annual Performance Plans
04 May 2017 Market Theatre; Boer Republic War Museum & KZN Museum on their Annual Performance Plan
02 May 2017 DAC, National English Literary Museum; Blind SA & South African Library for Blind Annual Performance Plans; AGSA input
18 May 2017 ATC170518: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on Budget Vote 37: Department of Arts and Culture, dated 18 May 2017
30 Mar 2017 ATC170330: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on an oversight visit to the National Arts Council
14 Mar 2017 ATC170314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on an oversight visit to the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS), Anglo-Boer War Museum, Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB), National Library South Africa (NLSA) and Ditsong Museum of South Africa, dated 14 March 2017
07 Mar 2017 ATC170307: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on the visit to the Nelson Mandela Museum, 14-15 September 2016, dated 07 March 2017
07 Mar 2017 ATC170307: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on the visit to the Perfomring Arts Centre of the Free State, 02 December 2016, dated 07 March 2017
25 Oct 2016 ATC161025: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, dated 25 October 2016
05 May 2016 ATC160505: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on Budget Vote 37: Department of Arts and Culture, dated 03 May 2016
17 Mar 2016 ATC160317: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on the Oversight visit to Limpopo Province, 20- 24 July 2015, dated 02 February 2016
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, dated 20 October 2015
17 Aug 2015 ATC150817: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts And Culture on the visit to the Nelson Mandela Museum, Performing Arts Centre of the Free State and Windybrow Theatre, 24-26 November 2014, dated 05 August 2015
14 May 2015 ATC150514: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on Budget vote 37: Department of Arts and Culture, dated 14 May 2015
21 Oct 2014 ATC141022: Budgetary Review And Recommendation Report Of The Portfolio Committee On Arts And Culture, On The Performance of the Department of Arts and Culture for the 2013/14 Financial Year, dated 21 October 2014
21 Oct 2014 ATC141023: Budgetary Review And Recommendation Report Of The Portfolio Committee On Arts And Culture, On The Performance Of The Department Of Arts And Culture For The 2013/14 Financial Year, Dated 21 October 2014
10 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on Budget Vote 14: Department of Arts and Culture, dated 10 July 2014
12 Mar 2014 ATC140327: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 12 March 2014
04 Feb 2014 ATC140205: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on the South African Language Practitioners’ Council Bill [B14B-2013], dated 4 February 2014
06 Nov 2013 ATC131106: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on the letter by the Minister of Arts and Culture to approve the composition of a panel to reconstitute the National Council for Library and Information Services (NCLIS), dated 6 November 2013
15 Oct 2013 ATC131016: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, on the African Union Charter for African Cultural Renaissance, dated 15 October 2013 
15 Oct 2013 ATC131022: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, DATED 15 October 2013
09 Oct 2013 ATC131016: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on the South African Language Practitioners’ Council Bill [B14-2013] (National Assembly-section 75), dated 9 October 2013.
09 May 2013 ATC130509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on Budget Vote 14: Department of Arts and Culture, dated 9 May 2013
24 Oct 2012 ATC:121025: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on the performance of the Department of Arts and Culture for the 2011/12 financial year, dated 24 October 2012
31 Jul 2012 ATC131023: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on an oversight visit to public entities and historical sites in the KwaZulu-Natal Province from 31 July 2012 to 2 August 2012, dated 16 October 2013
20 Jun 2012 ATC131022: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on an oversight visit to Khoi and San Cultural Organisations in the Western Cape Province from 19 and 20 June 2012, dated 16 October 2013
07 Jun 2012 ATC120607: South African Languages Bill [B23 - 2011] (National Assembly – Sec 75), dated 6 June 2012
02 May 2012 Report: Budget Vote 14, dated 02 May 2012
02 May 2012 Report: Budget Vote 14, dated 2 May 2012
22 Mar 2012 ATC120322: Report on oversight visit to public entities in the Eastern Cape Province from 3 - 4 August 2011, dated 28 February 2012
08 Dec 2011 Report: Oversight visit, to public entities in the Free State and Northern Cape Province from 5-8 December 2011, dated 23 May 2012
01 Nov 2011 ATC111101: Report Budgetary Review & Recommendation Report of Portfolio Committee on Arts & Culture on performance of Department of Arts and Culture for 2010/11 financial year
07 Sep 2011 ATC110907: Report Letter by Minister of Arts and Culture to approve the composition of a panel to reconstitute the National Council for Library and Information Services (NCLIS)
28 Jul 2011 ATC110728: Report on Oversight visit from 26 - 28 July 2011, to public entities in the Western Cape Province, dated 28 February 2012
26 May 2011 ATC110526: Report on Budget of the Department of Arts and Culture
31 Mar 2011 ATC110331: Report on Oversight Visit to Gauteng, Limpopo & Mpumalanga from 29 to 31 March 2011
27 Jan 2009 ATC090127: Report on Bible Society of South Africa Act Repeal Bill
16 Sep 2008 ATC080916: Report on Methodist Church of Southern Africa (Private) Act Repeal Bill
16 Sep 2008 ATC080916: Report on Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa (Private) Act Repeal Bill
16 Sep 2008 ATC080916: Report on Bible Society of South Africa Act Repeal Bill
Report: Dutch Reformed Churches Union Act Repeal Bill
09 Oct 2017 NW2805 by “Dr G A Grootboom - 1. What is the total number of libraries in ...
09 Oct 2017 NW2804 by Mr GA Grootboom - (1)(a) What was his department’s mandate ...
08 Sep 2017 NW2461 by Mr L G Mokoena - What is the total number of statues that were ...
08 Sep 2017 NW2588 by “Mr LG Mokoena - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...
24 Aug 2017 NW2229 by “MR M W Rabotapi - Whether the Mmabana Cultural Centre which his ...
24 Aug 2017 NW2285 by “Mr LJ Mokoena - With reference to his reply to question 1807 on ...
24 Aug 2017 NW2270 by “DR W A Mulder ” - (1). What is the total amount that the Pretoria ...
24 Aug 2017 NW2085 by “Mr LJ Mokoena - Whether (a) his Department and/or (b) any ...
24 Jul 2017 NW1807 by “Mr LJ Mokoena (EFF) - 1. Which entities reporting to him (a) have a ...
24 Jul 2017 NW1896 by “Mr LJ Mokoena - 1. Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...
24 Jul 2017 NW1712 by ‘Mr M H Hoosen - Whether any staff of (a) his department and (b) ...
21 Jun 2017 NW1521 by Dr G A Grootboom - Whether, with reference to a substantial increase ...
21 Jun 2017 NW1519 by Dr G A Grootboom - What (a) motivated his department to continue ...
19 Jun 2017 NW1522 by Mr J Vos - With reference to his department’s expenditure of ...
19 Jun 2017 NW1520 by Dr GA Grootboom - With reference to the allocations of funds by his ...
19 Jun 2017 NW1479 by Ms S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...
19 Jun 2017 NW1451 by Mr TZ Hadebe - How many (a) persons employed at cultural ...
19 Jun 2017 NW1747 by Mr TR Majola - Does (a) he (b) his Deputy Minister or (c) any of ...
30 May 2017 NW1077 by “Dr G A Grootboom - (a) How many libraries are currently closed down ...
30 May 2017 NW1211 by Mr H C C Kruger - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...
30 May 2017 NW1099 by Dr G A Grootboom - (a). Which universities are currently receiving ...
13 Mar 2017 NW347 by MR TRC WALTERS - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and ...
24 Feb 2017 NW68 by Dr G A Grootboom - (a) how many libraries are currently ...
06 Dec 2016 NW2636 by DR G A Grootboom - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...
28 Nov 2016 NW2543 by Mr. M W Rabotapi - 1. Whether his department contributed any funds ...
14 Nov 2016 NW2369 by Mr.J H Steenhuisen - 1. Whether the Cultural and Creative Industries ...
14 Nov 2016 NW2286 by D Bergman - Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external ...
14 Nov 2016 NW2217 by MR G A Grootboom - (1). Whether a certain person (details furnished) ...
14 Nov 2016 NW2216 by MR G A Grootboom - (1) Whether with reference to his department’s ...
31 Oct 2016 NW2134 by G A Grootboom - Whether the Windy Brow Theatre, an entity of his ...
31 Oct 2016 NW2263 by Mr MW Rabotapi - 1. Whether, with reference to his reply to ...
07 Oct 2016 NW2012 by ZBN Balindlela - What formal qualification does each of his ...
07 Oct 2016 NW2082 by “MR HCC KRUGER - 1. What amount did (a) his department and (b) ...
07 Oct 2016 NW2047 by Mr AM Figlan - Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of his ...
07 Oct 2016 NW2009 by MR M W RABOTAPI - 1.Whether his department played any role in the ...
23 Sep 2016 NW1761 by Dr G A Grootboom - Whether any strategies have been developed ...
23 Sep 2016 NW1889 by Dr GA Grootboom - Whether the (a) Human Sciences Research Council, ...
23 Sep 2016 NW1831 by Dr GA Grootboom - (1)Whether, in line with the responsibilities of ...
23 Sep 2016 NW1760 by Dr G A Grootboom - Whether in light of the recent alleged racism at ...
06 Sep 2016 NW1650 by DR G A GROOTBOOM - (1). What steps he has taken in respect of high ...
06 Sep 2016 NW1651 by GA Grootboom - Whether any official of his department has faced ...
06 Sep 2016 NW1649 by GA Grootboom - Has the forensic investigation into the ...
07 Jun 2016 NW1384 by Mr H C C Krüger - Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities ...
07 Jun 2016 NW1536 by “MS J E EDWARDS - 1. What amount did (i) his department and (ii) ...
07 Jun 2016 NW1502 by Ms B S Masango - (1) Whether his department was approached by any ...
07 Jun 2016 NW1363 by MR J L MAHLANGU - (1) Whether he is aware (a) of the existence of a ...
24 May 2016 NW1455 by Dr P W A Mulder - (1)(a).How many translators are currently in ...
24 May 2016 NW1457 by Dr P W A Mulder - (1) Whether his department has a database of all ...
24 May 2016 NW1456 by “DR PWA MULDER - (1) Why he and his department are making use of a ...
24 May 2016 NW1256 by Mr M Bagraim - Whether he has undertaken any international trips ...

All questions to the Minister

2017 18 meetings Attendance rate 71%
2016 21 meetings 79%
2015 19 meetings 79%
2014 12 meetings 88%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Ajabulile Mtiya

Tel: 021 403 8106

Cell: 083 709 8389

Email: amitiya@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Vera Magadana

Tel: 021 403 3257

Cell: 083 709 8484

Email: vmagadana@parliament.gov.za

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