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Oversight responsibility of Home Affairs Portfolio Committee

The Home Affairs Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Home Affairs as well as the following statutory entities:

Government Printing Works

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

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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22 Feb 2024 Electoral Matters Amendment Bill: deliberations & State Law Advisors input
20 Feb 2024 Electoral Matters Amendment Bill: deliberations
19 Feb 2024 Electoral Matters Amendment Bill: Content Advisor briefing on proposed amendments & deliberations
14 Feb 2024 Electoral Matters A/B: further DHA response to public submissions & deliberations (with Minister)
09 Feb 2024 Electoral Matters A/B: DHA, IEC, DCDT & Parliamentary Legal Advisors response to public submissions (with Minister)
06 Feb 2024 Electoral Matters A/B: joint public hearings; Marriage Bill: update; Constitutional Court Order on the Wyngaard matter
12 Dec 2023 Electoral Matters Amendment Bill: DHA briefing (with Deputy Minister)
08 Dec 2023 Constitutional Court judgement on the Electoral Act and its implications: IEC & Parliamentary Legal Advisor briefing
04 Dec 2023 Programme to process Electoral Matters A/B; Committee Report on the establishment of the Electoral Reform Consultation Panel; Committee Legacy Report
01 Dec 2023 Minister on Electoral Reform Consultation Panel; Border Management Authority Plans for Festive Season
21 Nov 2023 IEC Q1 & 2 2023/24 Performance; Voter Registration Progress Report; Committee Legacy Report; with Deputy Minister
14 Nov 2023 IEC readiness for Voter Registration Weekend; DHA response to Members’ queries, eHomeAffairs system and functioning of Contact Centre; with Minister and Deputy Minister
07 Nov 2023 Electoral Commission Amendment Bill: Dr Lotriet (DA) Briefing; with Minister
31 Oct 2023 Department of Home Affairs, Border Management Authority and Government Printing Works: Q2 performance reports for 2023/24; with Ministry
24 Oct 2023 Progress made to introduce consequential amendments to Electoral A/ B, Marriages A/B and amending Section 34 of the Immigration Act; with Minister
20 Oct 2023 Home Affairs BRRR; Concerns re DHA offices; with Ministry
17 Oct 2023 Postponed: Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) 2023: Home Affairs Portfolio
10 Oct 2023 Home Affairs Portfolio Audit Outcomes; DHA & IEC 2022/23 Annual Reports; GPW 2021/22 Annual Report
19 Sep 2023 DHA on State Capture Report recommendations; Progress on response to Committee queries; with Minister and Deputy Minister
12 Sep 2023 Automated Biometric Information System (ABIS) update; IEC Commissioner Vacancy & salary increase; with Deputy Minister
05 Sep 2023 DHA & BMA Q1 2022/23 Performance; with Minister
29 Aug 2023 Visas and Permits Task Team progress; Government Printing Works progress; with Deputy Minister
06 Dec 2023 ATC231206: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Establishment of the Electoral Reform Consultation Panel dated 4 December 2023
20 Oct 2023 ATC231020: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs 2022/23 Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report Dated 20 October 2023
12 Sep 2023 ATC230912: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Filling of a Vacancy in the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), dated 12 September 2023.
12 Sep 2023 ATC230912: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the draft notice determining the remuneration of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) for 2022/2023, dated 12 September 2023.
04 May 2023 ATC230504:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Budget Vote 5 and Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Home Affairs and Entities, Dated 2 May 2023
10 Feb 2023 ATC230210: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B 1 B – 2022] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 10 February 2023
25 Oct 2022 ATC221025: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs 2022/23 Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report dated 25 October 2022
12 Oct 2022 ATC221012: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B1 – 2022] (National Assembly – sec 75)], dated 12 October 2022.
30 Aug 2022 ATC220830: Interim Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B 1 – 2022], dated 30 August 2022
25 Aug 2022 ATC220825: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the draft notice determining the remuneration of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) for 2021/22, dated 23 August 2022
31 May 2022 ATC220531: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Filling the Vacancy in the Electoral Commission, dated 31 May 2022
13 May 2022 ATC20220513: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Report: Vote 5 Annual Performance Plans and Budget of the Department of Home affairs, Electoral Commission and Government Printing Works, dated 13 May 2022
25 Feb 2022 ATC220225: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Laws Second Amendment Bill [B 34 – 2020]), dated 22 February 2022
26 Nov 2021 ATC211126: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs 2021/22 Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report Dated 23 November 2021
26 Aug 2021 ATC210826: Oversight Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs visit to the Government Printing Works(GPW), dated24 August2021
20 Aug 2021 ATC210820: Oversight Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs visit to the KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Provinces, dated17 August2021.
02 Jun 2021 ATC210602: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the draft notice determining the remuneration of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) for 2020/21, dated 01 June 2021
18 May 2021 ATC210518: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Report: Vote 5 Annual Performance Plans and Budget of the Department of Home Affairs, Electoral Commission and Government Printing Works, Dated 18 May 2021
12 Mar 2021 ATC210312: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill [B 22B – 2020] (National Assembly – sec 75),dated 12 March 2021.
27 Jan 2021 ATC210127: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on an oversight visit to Beitbridge and Lebombo Ports of Entry in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces respectively, dated 26 January 2021
01 Dec 2020 ATC201201: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill [B 22 – 2020]), dated 1 December 2020
24 Nov 2020 ATC201124: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report- 2020/21 Financial Year, Dated 24 November 2020
23 Jul 2020 ATC2007: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the draft notice determining the remuneration of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) for 2019/20, dated 21 July 2020
23 Jul 2020 ATC2007: Report of the oversight visit by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs oversight visit to the Government Printing Works (GPW) head office in Pretoria, Gauteng, dated 17 June 2020
15 Jul 2020 ATC200715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs: 2020/21 Special Adjusted Budget Vote 5 - Department of Home Affairs, dated 7 July 2020
10 Jun 2020 ATC200610: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs: Strategic and Annual Performance Plans and Budget of Vote 5 -Department of Home Affairs, Electoral Commission and Government Printing Works Dated 29 May 2020
09 Jun 2020 ATC200609: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs: Strategic and Annual Performance Plans And Budget of Vote 5 -Department of Home Affairs, Electoral Commission and Government Printing Works Dated 29 May 2020
18 Feb 2020 ATC200218:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Border Management Authority Bill [B 9B – 2016] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 18 February 2020
25 Oct 2019 ATC191025: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report- 2019/20 Financial Year, Dated 15 October 2019
09 Jul 2019 ATC190709: Report of the Portfolio committee on Home Affairs on the Annual Performance Plans and Budget Vote 5 of the Department of Home Affairs, Dated 9 July 2019
14 Mar 2019 ATC190314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Inquiry on State Capture in Granting of Citizenship to Non South Africans, dated March 2019
13 Mar 2019 ATC190313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Inquiry on State Capture in Granting of Citizenship to Non South Africans, dated March 2019
12 Feb 2019 ATC190212: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B24- 2018], dated 12 February 2019
28 Nov 2018 ATC181128: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Civil Union Amendment Bill [B 11 – 2018]), dated 28 November 2018
28 Nov 2018 ATC181128: Report of the Oversight Visit by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs to Fireblade Aviation at OR Tambo International Airport and Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception in Gauteng Province, dated 27 November 2018.
27 Nov 2018 ATC181127: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill [B 33 – 2018] (National Assembly – section 75), dated 27 November 2018
24 Oct 2018 ATC181024: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report- 2017/18 Financial Year, dated 24 October 2018
28 Aug 2018 ATC180828: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Filling of a Vacancy in the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), dated 28 August 2018
08 May 2018 ATC180508: Submission of a Legislative proposal: memorandum in terms of Rule 273 of the Rules of the National Assembly by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, dated 8 May 2018
24 Apr 2018 ATC180424: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Annual Performance Plans and Budget Vote 5 of the Department of Home Affairs Dated 24 April 2018
23 Nov 2017 ATC171123: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Refugees Amendment Bill [B12B - 2016] (National Assembly – Section 75), dated 23 November 2017
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Report of the Oversight Visit by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs to Eastern Cape Province, dated 17 October 2017
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report on the Performance of the Department of Home Affairs 2017, Dated, 17 October 2017
16 May 2017 ATC170516: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 5 of the Department of Home Affairs, Dated 16 May 2017
08 Mar 2017 ATC170308: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report on the Performance of the Department of Home Affairs for 2015/16 Financial Year, dated 1 March 2017
08 Mar 2017 ATC170308: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Refugees Amendment Bill [B12-2016] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 8 March 2017
07 Mar 2017 ATC170307: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Border Management Authority Bill [B9-2016] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 7 March 2017
21 Feb 2017 ATC170221: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Second and Third Term Expenditure and Performance Reports for 2016/20167 dated-21 February 2017
21 Feb 2017 ATC170221: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Public Hearings on the Refugeees Amendment Bill [B12-2016], dated 21 February 2017
19 Apr 2016 ATC160419: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 5 of the Department of Home Affairs, dated 19 April 2016
17 Mar 2016 ATC160317: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the introduction of the Immigration Amendment Bill [B5 – 2016], dated 15 March 2016
15 Mar 2016 ATC160315: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Filling of a Vacancy in the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), dated 15 March 2016
16 Feb 2016 ATC160216: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in terms of National Assembly Rule 239(3), dated 16 February 2016
18 Nov 2015 ATC151118: Submission of a Legislative Proposal: Memorandum in terms of rule 238 of the rules of the National Assembly by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, dated 18 November 2015
29 Oct 2015 ATC151029: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Local Government: Municipal Electoral Amendment Bill [B 22 – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 29 October 2015
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report- 2014/15 Financial Year, dated 27 October 2015
08 Sep 2015 ATC150908: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the petition for 12-month suspension of certain immigration provisions to conduct regulatory impact assessment, submitted in terms of National Assembly Rule 312 (Mr. J Vos), dated 8 September 2015.
20 Aug 2015 ATC150820: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the oversight visit to the Northern Cape Province, dated 18 August 2015
19 Aug 2015 ATC150819: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the filling of a vacancy in the Electoral Commission, dated 19 August 2015
04 Aug 2015 ATC150804: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Refugees Amendment Bill [B19 - 2015], dated 4 August 2015.
20 May 2015 ATC150520: Submission of a Legislative Proposal: Memorandum in terms of Rule 238 of the Rules of the National Assembly by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, dated 19 May 2015
13 May 2015 ATC150513: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on oversight visit to Gauteng Province, dated 12 May 2015.
22 Apr 2015 ATC150422: Report of the Portfolio Committee On Home Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 5 of the Department of Home Affairs, dated 21 April 2015
24 Feb 2015 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the nomination of an Electoral Commissioner, dated 24 February 2015
23 Oct 2014 ATC141027: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the performance of the Department of Home Affairs and its entities for the 2013/14 financial year, dated 23 October 2014
16 Sep 2014 ATC140917: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on an oversight visit to the Office of the Department of Home Affairs in Barrack Street, Cape Town, dated 16 September 2014
04 Sep 2014 ATC140904: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Order of the Constitutional Court, Case Number CCT 116/14 and the Judgment and Recommendation of the Electoral Court of South Africa, Case Number EC 05/14, dated 4 September 2014
29 Jul 2014 ATC140910: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs (the Committee) on an Induction Workshop held on 29 July 2014, dated 9 September 2014
08 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 4 of the Department of Home Affairs, dated 8 July 2014
11 Mar 2014 ATC140327: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 11 March 2014.
11 Mar 2014 ATC140327: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 11 March 2014.
22 Oct 2013 ATC131023: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Performance of the Department of Home Affairs for the 2012/13 Financial Year, dated 22 October 2013
18 Sep 2013 ATC130918: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B22 – 2013] (National Assembly – section 75), dated 18 September 2013
30 Jul 2013 ATC130730: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Electoral Amendment Bill [PMB 2 - 2013], dated 30 July 2013
30 Apr 2013 ATC130503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 4 of the Department of Home Affairs and its Entities, dated 30 April 2013
31 Oct 2012 ATC121102: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Performance of the Department of Home Affairs for the 2011/12 Financial Year, dated 31 October 2012
07 Aug 2012 ATC120814: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the study tour to the Russian Federation, dated 7 August 2012
24 Apr 2012 ATC120424: Report on Annual Performance Plan and  Budget Vote 4
21 Jun 2011 ATC110621: Report on Refugees Amendment Bill [B 30 B– 2010]
21 Jun 2011 ATC110621: Report on Immigration Amendment Bill [B 32B – 2010]
28 Apr 2011 ATC110428: Report on Nomination of a judge to serve on the Electoral Commission
29 Mar 2011 ATC110329: Report on Strategic Plan and Budget Vote 4 of the Department of Home Affairs and Entities
16 Nov 2010 ATC101116: Report on Births and Deaths Registration Amendment Bill [B18B-2010]
16 Nov 2010 ATC101116: Report on Refugees Amendment Bill [B 30 – 2010]
12 Nov 2010 ATC101112: Report on South African Citizenship Amendment Bill [B 17B - 2010]
13 Apr 2010 ATC100413: Report on Budget Vote 4 and Strategic plan 2010– 2012 of the Department of Home Affairs
23 Mar 2010 ATC100323: Report on Strategic Plan & Budget Vote 4 of the Department of Home Affairs & its Entities
10 Nov 2009 ATC091110: Report on Agreement between the Government of RSA & Government of Kingdom of Lesotho on the Facilitation of Cross-Border Movement of Citizens of the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho
18 Feb 2009 ATC090218: Report on Films and Publications Amendment Bill
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report on Financial Statements of Vote 4 – 2007-2008
21 Oct 2008 ATC081021: Report on “Who Am I Online” project
26 Aug 2008 ATC080826: Report on Refugees Amendment Bill
01 Aug 2008 ATC080801: Report on Films and Publications Amendment Bill
04 Jun 2008 ATC080604: Report on Refugees Amendment Bill
Report: Immigration Amendment Bill [B 32 – 2010]
13 Dec 2023 Electoral Matters Amendment Bill
06 Dec 2022 Electoral Amendment Bill (additional amendments)
02 Sep 2022 Electoral Amendment Bill
20 Jan 2022 Electoral Amendment Bill
08 Oct 2021 Notice of Introduction: Interim Registration of Muslim Marriages Bill, 2021 [PMB]
21 Jun 2021 IEC: Deposit to be paid by registered parties and contestants contesting elections
21 Jun 2021 Notice of Introduction: Electoral Commission Amendment Draft Bill
28 May 2021 Inquiry into Ensuring Free and Fair Local Government Elections during COVID-19
04 May 2021 Green Paper on Marriages in South Africa
19 Feb 2021 Draft Critical Skills List [2020]
01 Jan 2021 One-Stop Border Post Policy
31 Dec 2020 Official Identity Management Policy
31 Dec 2020 One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Policy
10 Dec 2020 ICASA: Municipal Elections Broadcasts and Political Advertisements Amendment Regulations
11 Oct 2020 Electoral Laws Amendment Bill
24 Jul 2020 Draft Amendment Regulations on the South African Citizenship Act
29 Mar 2019 How to object to a candidate on a party list
01 Mar 2019 Political Party Funding Act: Proposed Regulations
18 Jan 2019 White Paper on Home Affairs
13 Dec 2018 Electoral Laws Amendment Bill, 2019 (Private Member's Bill)
15 Oct 2018 Regulations on the Registration of Births and Deaths, 2018 - draft
26 Sep 2018 Electoral Act: Regulations: Amount of deposit to be paid by registered parties intending to contest an election
21 Sep 2018 Civil Union Amendment Bill [B11-2018]
21 Aug 2018 IEC Commissioner candidates
13 Jul 2018 Refugees Draft Regulations 2018
11 Jun 2018 Draft Immigration Amendment Committee Bill
29 May 2018 Regulations on Political Party Funding Act - draft
01 Mar 2018 Civil Union Amendment Draft Bill [PMB - 2017]
31 May 2017 Repositioning of Department of Home Affairs Discussion Paper
05 Oct 2016 Refugees Amendment Bill [B12-2016]
19 Sep 2016 Draft First Amendment of the Immigration Regulations, 2014
12 Aug 2016 Border Management Authority Bill [B9-2016]
01 Jul 2016 Green Paper on International Migration in South Africa
11 Dec 2015 Immigration Amendment Bill, 2015
28 Sep 2015 Local Government Municipal Electoral Amendment Bill [B22 - 2015]
12 Aug 2015 Border Management Agency Draft Bill, 2015
07 Aug 2015 Refugees Amendment Draft Bill, 2015
19 Jun 2015 Refugees Amendment Draft Bill, 2015
17 Feb 2014 Draft Immigration Regulations 2014
15 Aug 2013 Electoral Amendment Bill [B22-2013]
08 Jan 2024 NW4019 by Ms L L van der Merwe - Considering that he has admitted that his...
08 Jan 2024 NW4076 by Ms T A Khanyile - What is the current backlog of processing...
21 Dec 2023 NW3898 by Ms T A Khanyile - Considering that in 2019 the Refugee Appeals...
21 Dec 2023 NW3784 by Ms T A Khanyile - With reference to the constitutional defects...
21 Dec 2023 NW4211 by Mr A C Roos - Whether his department plays a role in the...
21 Dec 2023 NW4210 by Mr A C Roos - Whether his department plays a role in the...
21 Dec 2023 NW4209 by Mr A C Roos - What process does his department follow in...
11 Dec 2023 NW4077 by Ms T A Khanyile - (1)Whether, with reference to the backlog of...
08 Dec 2023 NW3925 by Mr A C Roos - What (a)(i) is the progress on developing...
08 Dec 2023 NW3831 by Mr N Singh - (1)Whether there are any specific challenges...
08 Dec 2023 NW3655 by Mr A C Roos - Whether his department keeps record of the...
08 Dec 2023 NW4075 by Ms T A Khanyile - Whether, with reference to quality assurance...
05 Dec 2023 NW3913 by Dr M J Cardo - What are the relevant details that his...
05 Dec 2023 NW3924 by Mr A C Roos - (1)Whether, with reference to the release of...
05 Dec 2023 NW3744 by Mr Y Tetyana - (a) What recent initiatives and policies aimed...
04 Dec 2023 NW3942 by Mr J Engelbrecht - Whether (a) he, (b) the Deputy Minister and...
04 Dec 2023 NW4018 by Ms L L van der Merwe - Whether, considering his recent statement that...
28 Nov 2023 NW3783 by Mr A C Roos - (1)Whether he will furnish Mr A C Roos with...
24 Nov 2023 NW3968 by Ms L L van der Merwe - (1)Whether, with reference to the publication...
24 Nov 2023 NW2895 by Mr A C Roos - What (a) is the processing backlog for each...
24 Nov 2023 NW3570 by Ms N Makamba-Botya - What is the (a) total budget of the newly...
24 Nov 2023 NW3610 by Ms L L van der Merwe - (1)What are the reasons that the Immigration...
24 Nov 2023 NW3736 by Mr T Mogale - (1)In light of the Pan-African vision of a...
24 Nov 2023 NW3781 by Mr A C Roos - Concerning vulnerability assessments and...
24 Nov 2023 NW3782 by Mr A C Roos - Whether his department has renewed its...
20 Nov 2023 NW3586 by Mr A C Roos - What are the details of the actions that were...
20 Nov 2023 NW3654 by Mr A C Ross - (1)Whether, with the reference to the judgment...
20 Nov 2023 NW3653 by Mr A C Ross - Whether he has found that the date of the 2024...
20 Nov 2023 NW3481 by Mr A C Roos - (1)What (a) is the status of the appointment...
15 Nov 2023 NW3584 by Ms L L van der Merwe - With reference to his statements in respect of...
15 Nov 2023 NW3587 by Mr A C Roos - In view of the increase in the number of...
15 Nov 2023 NW3368 by Mr A C Roos - (1)Regarding the process that is underway for...
13 Nov 2023 NW3480 by Mr A C Roos - What (a) was the total number of Home Affairs...
13 Nov 2023 NW3520 by Ms L L van der Merwe - (1)What (a)(i) number of Home Affairs branches...
13 Nov 2023 NW3497 by Ms L L van der Merwe - How many undocumented immigrants have been...
13 Nov 2023 NW3479 by Mr A C Roos (DA) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs - What (a) were the total office hours lost due...
07 Nov 2023 NW3390 by Ms L L van der Merwe - Whether the Border Management Authority (BMA)...
07 Nov 2023 NW3233 by Mr A C Roos - When does he intend to publish regulations to...
07 Nov 2023 NW3232 by Mr A C Roos - (1)With reference to his compliance with the...
06 Nov 2023 NW3370 by Mr A C Roos - Regarding impediments to the registration of...
06 Nov 2023 NW3369 by Mr A C Roos - Regarding the Ministerial Review Panel and...
06 Nov 2023 NW3288 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to his reply to question 2018...
01 Nov 2023 NW3185 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to his reply to question 2018...
01 Nov 2023 NW3415 by Ms M Makesini - With reference to the online Branch...
27 Oct 2023 NW3177 by Mr M Hlengwa - What are the full relevant details of the new...
24 Oct 2023 NW3207 by Ms H Ismail (DA) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs - In light of the fact that a full e-Visa system...
24 Oct 2023 NW3171 by Mr E M Buthelezi - What amount has been allocated to the newly...
17 Oct 2023 NW2894 by Mr A C Roos - During the first quarter of the 2023-24...
17 Oct 2023 NW3097 by Mr A C Roos - (1) Whether the data contained in the...
17 Oct 2023 NW3110 by Mr T Mogale - (a) What is the (i) total number of...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Marriage Bill 13 Dec 2023 B43-2023 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Electoral Matters Amendment Bill 07 Dec 2023 B42-2023 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Electoral Commission Amendment Bill 21 Jun 2023 B15-2023 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Registration of Muslim Marriages Bill 24 Nov 2022 B30-2022 Withdrawn
Electoral Amendment Bill 10 Jan 2022 B1-2022 Act commenced
Electoral Laws Second Amendment Bill 04 Dec 2020 B34-2020 Lapsed
Electoral Laws Amendment Bill 23 Sep 2020 B22-2020 Act commenced
Electoral Laws Amendment Bill 12 Oct 2018 B33-2018 Act commenced
Electoral Amendment Bill - Mr M Waters (DA) 12 Jul 2018 B24-2018 Rejected
Immigration Amendment Draft Bill 05 Jun 2018 X-2018
Civil Union Amendment Bill - Ms D Carter (COPE) 15 May 2018 B11-2018 Act commenced
Refugees Amendment Bill 16 Sep 2016 B12-2016 Act commenced
Border Management Authority Bill 24 May 2016 B9-2016 Act partially commenced
Immigration Amendment Bill 17 Mar 2016 B5-2016 The bill has been signed into law.
Immigration Amendment Bill 11 Dec 2015 X-2015
Local Government: Municipal Electoral Amendment Bill 02 Sep 2015 B22-2015 Act commenced
Refugees Amendment Bill 04 Aug 2015 B19-2015 Act commenced
Refugees Amendment Draft Bill 19 Jun 2015 X-2015
Electoral Amendment Bill 24 Jul 2013 B22-2013 Act commenced
Immigration Amendment Bill 01 Oct 2010 B32-2010 Act commenced
Refugees Amendment Bill 13 Sep 2010 B30-2010 Act commenced
Local Government: Municipal Electoral Amendment Bill 20 Aug 2010 B27-2010 Act commenced
2010 South African Citizenship Amendment Bill 15 Jul 2010 B17-2010 Act commenced
Births And Deaths Registration Amendment Bill 15 Jul 2010 B18-2010 Act commenced
Civil Union Bill 12 Sep 2009 B26-2006 Act commenced
Refugees Amendment Bill 13 Mar 2008 B11-2008 Act commenced
Immigration Amendment Bill 13 Sep 2006 B28-2006 Act commenced
Films and Publications Amendment Bill 14 Jun 2006 B27-2006 Act commenced
Electoral Amendment Bill - Mr J Selfe (DA) PMB2-2013 Withdrawn
2024 6 meetings Attendance rate 70%
2023 33 meetings 81%
2022 43 meetings 78%
2021 26 meetings 71%
2020 28 meetings 82%
2019 15 meetings 80%
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Secretary of Committee:

Eddie Mathonsi

Tel: 021 403 3826

Cell: 083 709 8523 

Email: [email protected]

Secretary To Chairperson:

Babalwa Nkangana

Tel: 021 403 3125

Email: [email protected]

 

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