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Oversight responsibility of Social Development Portfolio Committee

The Social Development Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Social Development (DSD) as well as the following statutory entities:

Central Drug Authority (CDA)

National Development Agency (NDA)

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)

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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21 Sep 2022 Fourth National Plan of Action for Children; DSD Quarter 1 2022/23 Performance; with Minister
14 Sep 2022 Tembisa residents petition; National Development Agency turnaround strategy; Fundraising Amendment Bill; with Minister
09 Sep 2022 Fundraising Amendment Bill: adoption
07 Sep 2022 Department of Social Development 2021/22 Quarter 4 performance; Fundraising Amendment Bill; with Minister
02 Sep 2022 Fundraising Amendment Bill: motion of desirability& deliberations
31 Aug 2022 DSD action plan in response to AGSA audit findings & recommendations; with Minister
24 Aug 2022 Differences between the Child Support Grant Top-Up and Foster Care Grant, DSD briefing with Minister
06 Jul 2022 Children’s Amendment Bill: adoption, with Deputy Minister
29 Jun 2022 Children’s Amendment Bill: consideration and adoption of A-list
24 Jun 2022 Children’s Amendment Bill: Committee amendments (postponed)
22 Jun 2022 Children’s Amendment Bill: Committee amendments consideration
08 Jun 2022 Fundraising Amendment Bill: DSD response to public submissions; with Minister
03 Jun 2022 New regulations on the payment of SRD Grant: DSD & SASSA briefing, with Ministry
01 Jun 2022 Department of Social Development Q1-3 2021/22 Performance Reports
25 May 2022 Children’s Amendment Bill: deliberations
18 May 2022 Children’s Amendment Bill: deliberations
11 May 2022 Children’s Amendment Bill: briefing on foster care related clauses; DSD Budget: Committee Report
04 May 2022 Children’s Amendment Bill way forward; with Minister
20 Apr 2022 DSD, NDA & SASSA 2022/23 Annual Performance Plans, incl AGSA input; with Minister and Deputy Minister
16 Sep 2022 ATC220916: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Fund-Raising Amendment Bill [B29 – 2020] (National Assembly – sec 76)], dated 14 September 2022
08 Jul 2022 ATC220708: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Children’s Amendment Bill [B18 – 2020] (National Assembly – sec 76)], dated 6 July 2022
07 Jul 2022 ATC220707: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Children’s Amendment Bill [B18 – 2020] (National Assembly – sec 76)], dated 6 July 2022
11 May 2022 ATC220511: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Vote 19, the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its entities for 2022/23 dated 11 May
26 Nov 2021 ATC211126: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Third Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report for 2020/21 of the Department of Social Development (DSD), dated 24 November 2021
26 Nov 2021 ATC211126: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Fourth Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report For 2020/21 of the Department of Social Development (DSD), South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the National Development Agency (NDA)Dated 24 November 2021
26 Nov 2021 ATC211126: Portfolio Committee on Social Development Budget Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR), 2020/2021, Dated 24 November 2021
20 Aug 2021 REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE IMPACT OF THE CIVIL UNREST IN KWAZULU NATAL AND GAUTENG ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT’S RESPONSE FOR URGENT FOOD RELIEF TO THE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES, DATED 18 AUGUST 2021
18 Aug 2021 ATC210818: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Third Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report for 2020/21 Of The Department of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the National Development Agency (Nda), Dated 18 August 2021
20 May 2021 ATC210520: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Vote 19, the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its Entities for 2021/22 Dated 19 May 2021
03 Dec 2020 ATC201203: Portfolio Committee on Social Development Budget Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR), 2019/2020, dated 03 December 2020
03 Dec 2020 ATC201203: Portfolio Committee on Social Development Budget Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR), 2019/2020, Dated 03 December 2020
18 Nov 2020 ATC201118: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Filling of Vacancies to the Central Drug Authority (CDA) Board, Dated 13 November 2020
19 Oct 2020 ATC201019: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Recommendations of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change, dated 14 October 2020
19 Oct 2020 ATC201019: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Fourth Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report for 2019/20 of the Department of Social Development (DSD), dated 14 October 2020
19 Oct 2020 ATC201019: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Second Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report for 2019/20 of the Department of Social Development, dated 14 October 2020
19 Oct 2020 ATC201019: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the First Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report for 2019/2020 of the Department of Social Development, dated 14 October 2020
19 Oct 2020 ATC201019: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Third Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report for 2019/20 of the Department of Social Development (DSD), dated 14 October 2020
16 Jul 2020 ATC200716: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Revised Budget Vote 19, Revised Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its Entities for 2020/21 Dated 15 July 2020
04 Jun 2020 ATC200604: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Vote 19, The Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and Its Entities for 2020/21 Dated 21may 2020
18 Mar 2020 ATC200318: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Social Assistance Amendment Bill [B 8 – 2018] (National Assembly – sec 76)], dated 17 March 2020
17 Oct 2019 ATC191017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, on the performance of the Department of Social Development and its entities for the 2018/19 financial year, dated 16 October 2019
10 Jul 2019 ATC190710: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Vote 17, the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its entities for 2019/20, dated 10 July 2019
13 Mar 2019 ATC190313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the processes it followed in dealing with a petition submitted by Mr Waters on behalf residents from East Rand, dated 13 March 2018
13 Feb 2019 ATC190213: Report of the Portfolio committee on Social Development on the Oversight Visit to the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD), community nutrition and Development Centre (CNDC) and DSD Funded Projects, dated 13 February 2019
31 Oct 2018 ATC181031: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, on the performance of the Department of Social Development and its entities for the 2017/18 financial year, dated 31 October 2018
31 Oct 2018 ATC181031: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, on the performance of the Department of Social Development and its entities for the 2017/18 financial year, dated 31 October 2018
06 Jun 2018 ATC180606: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Oversight Visit to KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) And the National Development Agency (NDA) projects, Dated 06 June 2018
04 May 2018 ATC180504: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Vote 17, the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its Entities for 2018/19 dated 04 May 2018
18 Oct 2017 ATC171018: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, on the performance of the Department of Social Development and its entities for the 2016/17 financial year, dated 18 October 2017
23 May 2017 ATC170523: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Vote 17, The Strategic Plans (2015-2019) and the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its Entities for 2017/18, Dated 23 May 2017
26 Oct 2016 ATC161026: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, on the performance of the Department of Social Development and its entities for the 2015/16 financial year, dated 26 October 2016
26 Oct 2016 ATC161026: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, on the performance of the Department of Social Development and its entities for the 2015/16 financial year, dated 26 October 2016
03 May 2016 ATC160503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Children’s Second Amendment Bill [B 14 – 2015 (National Assembly – sec 76)], dated 20 April 2016
03 May 2016 ATC160503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Children’s Amendment Bill [B 13 – 2015 (National Assembly – sec 75)], dated 20 April 2016
28 Apr 2016 ATC160428: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Vote 17, the Strategic Plans (2015-2019) and the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its Entities for 2016/17 dated 26 April 2016
03 Mar 2016 ATC160303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Oversight visit to the Northern Cape Provincial Department Of Social Development, the Regional South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) Office, the Sassa Service Centre and the National Development Agency (Nda) Projects, dated 02 March 2016
03 Mar 2016 ATC160303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Children’s Amendment Bill [PMB 2 – 2015], dated 02 March 2016
22 Oct 2015 ATC151022: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, on the performance of the Department of Social Development and its entities for the 2014/15 financial year, dated 21 October 2015
07 May 2015 ATC150507: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Votes 17, the Strategic Plans and the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its Entities for 2015/16 dated 06 May 2015
16 Apr 2015 ATC150410: Report Of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Oversight visit to Limpopo Department of Social Development, South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) Regional Office and the National Development Agency (Nda) Projects, dated 18 February 2015
16 Apr 2015 ATC150416:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the 2012/13 Annual Report of the Central Drug Authority (CDA) dated 18 March 2015
29 Oct 2014 ATC141030: The Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, dated 29 October 2014
22 Oct 2014 ATC141022: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, on the performance of the Department of Social Development and its entities for the 2013/14 financial year, dated 22 October 2014
09 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Budget Vote 19, the Strategic Plans and the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Social Development and its Entities For 2014/15, dated 09 July 2014
09 Jul 2014 ATC140716: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development on its inception and establishment, dated 9 July 2014
12 Mar 2014 ATC140327: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 12 March 2014
18 Feb 2014 ATC140303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the National Development Agency 2012/13 Annual Report, dated 18 February 2014
18 Feb 2014 ATC140303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the 2012/13 Annual Report of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), dated 18 February 2014
05 Feb 2014 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Oversight visit to Gauteng Department of Social Development, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Regional Office, SASSA SERVICE Area and the National Development Agency (NDA) projects, dated 05 February 2014
16 Oct 2013 ATC131023: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, dated 16 October 2013
20 Aug 2013 ATC130829: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on The 2011/12 Annual Report of the Central Drug Authority (CDA) dated 20 August 2013
20 Aug 2013 ATC130821: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Children’s Amendment Bill [PMB 1 - 2013], dated 20 August 2013
18 Jun 2013 ATC130619: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Oversight visit to Kwazulu-Natal Department of Social Development, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Regional Office and its Service Area, National Development Agency (NDA) Projects, Coalition of Non-Government Organisations and Lifeline, dated 18 June 2013
30 Apr 2013 ATC130503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on  Budget Vote 19 and Strategic and Operational Plan of the Department of Social Development for 2013/14 and its Entities, dated 30 April 2013
30 Apr 2013 ATC130502: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on  Budget Vote 19 and Strategic and Operational Plan of the Department of Social Development for 2013/14 and its Entities, dated 30 April 2013
12 Mar 2013 ATC130415: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the 2010/11 Annual Report of the Central Drug Authority (CDA), dated 12 March 2013
26 Feb 2013 ATC130415: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the National Development Agency 2011/12 Annual Report, dated 26 February 2013
23 Oct 2012 ATC121024: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the performance of the Department of Social Development for the 2011/12 financial year, dated 23 October 2012
29 Aug 2012 ATC120830: Eport Of The Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the appointment of candidates to serve on the Central Drug Authority Board, dated 29 August 2012
29 Aug 2012 ATC120831: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the Appointment of Candidates to serve on the Central Drug Authority Board, Dated 29 August 2012
24 Apr 2012 ATC120424: Report Budget Vote 19 And Strategic & Operational Plan
28 Feb 2012 ATC120228: Report 2010/11 Annual Report of The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), dated 28 February 2012
28 Feb 2012 ATC120208: Report 2009/10 Annual Report of The National Development Agency (Nda), dated 28 February 2012
18 Oct 2011 ATC111018: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the performance of the Department of Social Development for the 2010/11 financial year
19 Apr 2011 ATC110419: Report 2009/10 Annual Report of National Development Agency (NDA)
19 Apr 2011 ATC110419: Briefing by South African Human Rights Commission on its report on Investigation into issues of rule of law, justice & impunity arising out of 2008 public violence against non-nationals
26 Oct 2010 ATC101026: Report Study Tour to Brazil
18 May 2010 ATC100518: Report Social Assistance Amendment Bill
13 Apr 2010 ATC100413: Report Budget Vote 18: Social Development
20 Oct 2009 ATC091020: Report Oversight visits to SASSA office Pay points & Service Areas in the Western Cape
01 Jul 2009 ATC090701: Report Budget Vote 16: Social Development and its entities
18 Feb 2009 ATC090218: Report Annual Report, Financial Statements and Auditor-General’s report 2007/08
18 Feb 2009 ATC090218: Report Annual Report - 2008
19 Jun 2008 ATC080619: Report: Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill
19 Jun 2008 ATC080619: Report Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill
08 May 2008 ATC080508: Report Social Assistance Amendment Bill
05 Mar 2008 ATC080305: Report Oversight Visit to Pretoria to consult national Departments on the Children’s Amendment Bill
20 Jun 2007 ATC070620: Report Oversight Visits to the Western Cape, Gauteng and Northern Cape
Report: Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill
07 Jul 2022 Regulations relating to Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant - draft
10 May 2022 Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Amendment Bill
22 Feb 2022 Amendments to Social Assistance Act Regulations (application, payment & eligibility for social assistance)
01 Oct 2021 Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Draft Amendment Bill
18 Aug 2021 Green Paper on Comprehensive Social Security and Retirement Reform (2021)
05 Jul 2021 Notice of Introduction Children’s Amendment Draft Bill, 2021 [PMB]
25 Jun 2021 Fund-raising Amendment Bill
25 Jan 2021 Amendments to Social Assistance Act Regulations: Lodging and Adjudication of Social Assistance Appeals
25 Jan 2021 Amendments to Social Assistance Act Regulations: Application, Eligibility for and Payment of Social Assistance
18 Oct 2020 Children’s Amendment Bill
31 Jul 2020 Victim Support Services (VSS) Bill
27 Mar 2020 Draft Social Services Practitioners Bill
24 Nov 2019 Social Assistance Amendment Bill [B8 - 2018]
26 Nov 2018 Children’s Amendment Bill, 2018 - draft
31 Oct 2018 Children’s Amendment Draft Bill, 2018
05 Oct 2018 Child/Youth Care Workers Regulations including auxiliary & student child/youth care workers
19 Jul 2018 Children’s Third Amendment Draft Bill
06 Jun 2017 Older Persons Amendment Draft Bill 2017
01 Jun 2017 Older Persons Amendment Bill Draft 2017
26 May 2017 Fund-Raising Amendment Draft Bill 2017
01 Nov 2016 Draft Social Assistance Amendment Bill, 2016
18 Oct 2016 Regulations Relating to the Registration of a Speciality in Forensic Social Work - draft
19 Oct 2015 Draft South African Open Government Partnership (OGP) 3rd Country Action Plan
03 Aug 2015 Children’s Amendment & Second Amendment Bill
20 May 2015 Draft First Periodic Country Report on the UN CRPD
13 Mar 2015 Early Childhood Development Draft Policy
16 Feb 2015 Draft National Disability Rights Policy
15 Jan 2015 Draft National Youth Policy 2014-2019
21 Nov 2014 Children's Amendment Draft Bill [PMB3-2014]
18 Nov 2013 Children's Amendment Draft Bill, 2013
19 Sep 2022 NW2480 by Ms T Breedt - (1) (a) What (i) total number of employees of...
19 Sep 2022 NW1932 by Ms A L A Abrahams - Whether, with reference to the meeting of the...
16 Aug 2022 NW2356 by Ms A L A Abrahams - (1) With regard to learners who are child...
16 Aug 2022 NW2319 by Ms. A. M. Siwisa - In light of the shortage of social workers...
05 Aug 2022 NW2279 by Mrs G Opperman - (a) What is the total number of community...
05 Aug 2022 NW2344 by Mrs G Opperman - With reference to the report of the...
05 Aug 2022 NW2173 by Ms A L A Abrahams - What total number of homeless (a) adults and...
05 Aug 2022 NW2222 by Ms L H Arries - What measures of intervention will her...
29 Jul 2022 NW2281 by Mrs G Opperman - (a) What is the budget of community...
26 Jul 2022 NW2172 by Ms A L A Abrahams - (1)Given that the Medium-Term Expenditure...
26 Jul 2022 NW2280 by Mrs G Opperman - (1)(a) What is the total number of...
26 Jul 2022 NW2432 by Mr M K Montwedi - With regard to the old age centre in Podimoe...
26 Jul 2022 NW2343 by Mrs G Opperman - (1)With reference to the report of the...
26 Jul 2022 NW2105 by Ms A L A Abrahams - (1)Whether, in the light of certain first-hand...
22 Jul 2022 NW2174 by Ms A L A Abrahams - (1)Given that in 2020 it was found that no...
22 Jul 2022 NW2085 by Mrs G Opperman - What amount of budget cuts did (a) her...
22 Jul 2022 NW2345 by Mrs G Opperman - With reference to the report of the...
22 Jul 2022 NW1371 by Ms P Marais - What total number of (a) persons are employed...
22 Jul 2022 NW2041 by Ms L L van der Merwe - What (a) plans has her department put in place...
22 Jul 2022 NW2346 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1)What total number of persons in the...
22 Jul 2022 NW2287 by Ms A L A Abrahams - With reference to her reply to question 681 on...
22 Jul 2022 NW2286 by Ms A L A Abrahams - Whether, with regard to a recent oversight...
22 Jul 2022 NW2239 by Ms L L van der Merwe - (1)Whether, in light of the recent media...
22 Jul 2022 NW2087 by Mrs G Opperman - (1)Whether the 44 bids referred to in the...
22 Jul 2022 NW1555 by Ms L H Arries - What number of (a) projects, (b) programmes...
22 Jul 2022 NW1495 by Ms P Marais - What is the total number of outstanding...
22 Jul 2022 NW2259 by Dr M M Gondwe - (1)With reference to her reply to question...
04 Jul 2022 NW1925 by Mrs G Opperman - Given that the Republic has a shortage of...
04 Jul 2022 NW2086 by Mrs G Opperman - What are the reasons that her department has...
30 Jun 2022 NW1839 by Mrs G Opperman - (1)What amount has been budgeted to ensure...
30 Jun 2022 NW1840 by Mrs G Opperman - What amount has her department budgeted for...
30 Jun 2022 NW1934 by Ms A L A Abrahams - Given that the critical position of Deputy...
30 Jun 2022 NW1936 by Ms B S Masango - Considering the devastating floods that are...
30 Jun 2022 NW1937 by Ms B S Masango - (1)What total number of Social Relief of...
30 Jun 2022 NW2016 by Ms A M Siwisa - In light of the fact that retail stores will...
30 Jun 2022 NW2092 by Dr M M Gondwe - With reference to her reply to question 1278...
30 Jun 2022 NW2093 by Dr M M Gondwe - What is the (a) total number of public...
30 Jun 2022 NW2094 by Dr M M Gondwe - (1)Whether, with reference to her reply to...
30 Jun 2022 NW2104 by Ms B S Masango - With reference to her reply to question 1359...
30 Jun 2022 NW2106 by Ms A L A Abrahams - (1)Whether, in view of the importance of...
30 Jun 2022 NW2107 by Ms A L A Abrahams - (1)(a) What (i) is the purpose of the Annual...
30 Jun 2022 NW1800 by Ms L L van der Merwe - (1)What (a) total number of non-profit...
30 Jun 2022 NW1369 by Ms P Marais - Given that her the Botshabelo and Bloemfontein...
08 Jun 2022 NW1494 by Ms P Marais - What (a) total number of sign language...
08 Jun 2022 NW1794 by Ms L L van der Merwe - (1)(a) What total number of non-profit...
08 Jun 2022 NW1862 by Ms A L A Abrahams - (1)Whether, with reference to her department’s...
08 Jun 2022 NW1795 by Ms L L van der Merwe - Which programmes had their budgets cut by (a)...
08 Jun 2022 NW1768 by Ms B S Masango - What (a) total number of children were...
08 Jun 2022 NW1658 by Ms B S Masango - Whether there are any costs paid by (a) her...
08 Jun 2022 NW1534 by Ms L H Arries - What total number of applicants for a...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Fundraising Amendment Bill 30 Oct 2020 B29-2020 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Children's Amendment Bill 26 Aug 2020 B18-2020 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Social Assistance Amendment Bill 13 Apr 2018 B8-2018 Act commenced
Children's Amendment Bill 20 May 2015 B13-2015 Act commenced
Children's Second Amendment Bill 20 May 2015 B14-2015 Act commenced
Children’s Amendment Bill - Mr M Waters (DA) 18 Feb 2015 PMB2-2015 Rejected
Children’s Amendment Bill – Mr M Waters (DA) 12 Mar 2013 PMB1-2013 Withdrawn
Social Assistance Amendment Bill 02 Mar 2010 B5-2010 Act commenced
Social Assistance Amendment Bill 23 Apr 2008 B17-2008 Act commenced
Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill 14 Mar 2008 B12-2008 Act commenced
Children’s Amendment Bill 23 May 2006 B19-2006 Act commenced
2022 28 meetings Attendance rate 83%
2021 26 meetings 77%
2020 35 meetings 78%
2019 17 meetings 81%
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Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Lindiwe Ntsabo

Tel: 021 403 8230

Cell: 083 709 8524

Email: lntsabo@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Thandeka Marubelele

Tel: 021 403 3225

Email: tmarubelele@parliament.gov.za

Cell: 061 438 5850

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