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Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 11 March 2014

Oversight responsibility of Economic Development Portfolio Committee

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

Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited
Competition Commission
Competition Tribunal
International Trade Administration Commission
Khula Enterprises Finance Limited
Small Enterprise Finance Agency

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.

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28 Jun 2017 Pharmaceutical Industry: Department of Health & DTI briefing
27 Jun 2017 Committee minutes
13 Jun 2017 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Market Inquiry outcomes: deliberations
30 May 2017 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Market Inquiry outcomes: Competition Commission briefing
23 May 2017 Committee Report on Economic Development Budget
18 May 2017 Committee Report on Economic Development Budget
09 May 2017 Economic Development Department & Industrial Development Corporation on their Annual Performance Plans, with Minister
03 May 2017 Competition Commission, Competition Tribunal & ITAC Annual Performance Plan
28 Feb 2017 Economic Development Department on its Third Quarter Performance, with Minister & Deputy in attendance
21 Feb 2017 Banks forex collusion; auto sector 'after market': Competition Commission briefing
14 Feb 2017 Skills Development For A Growing Economy: DHET briefing
23 May 2017 ATC170523: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on Budget Vote 25 and Annual Performance Plans of the Economic Development Department and its entities for the 2015-16/2019-20 Medium Term Expenditure Framework period, dated 23 May 2017
25 Oct 2016 ATC161025 : 2016 Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development
19 Apr 2016 ATC160419: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on Budget Vote 25 and Annual Performance Plans of the Economic Development Department and its entities for the 2015-16/2019-20 Medium Term Expenditure Framework period, dated 12 April 2016
27 Oct 2015 ATC151027: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, dated 27 October 2015
14 Oct 2015 ATC151014: Report of the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development on the African Maritime Transport Charter, dated 13 October 2015:
14 Oct 2015 ATC151014: Report of the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development on the Cape Town Agreement of 2012 on the implementation of the provisions of the Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977, dated 13 October 2015
11 May 2015 ATC150511: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on Budget Vote 25: Economic Development and the Annual Performance Plan of the Economic Development Department for the 2014/2015 financial year, dated 06 May 2015
08 May 2015 ATC150508: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on its Oversight visits to DCD Wind Towers, ASPEN Pharmacare, BMW and the Entities of the Economic Development Department– (02-06 February 2015), dated 17 March 2015
08 May 2015 ATC150508: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic on its Oversight visits to the Cape Town Film Studios, Hisense South Africa, Kalagadi Manganese, Noble Resources and Middelburg Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd – (24 – 26 November 2014), dated 17 March 2015
24 Oct 2014 ATC141029: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, dated 24 October 2014
10 Jul 2014 ATC140715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on Budget Vote 28: Economic Development and the Annual Performance Plan of the Economic Development Department for the 2014/2015 financial year, dated 10 July 2014
10 Jul 2014 ATC140717: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on Budget Vote 28: Economic Development and the Annual Performance Plan of the Economic Development Department for the 2014/2015 financial year, dated 10 July 2014
11 Mar 2014 ATC140325: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 11 March 2014
11 Mar 2014 ATC140324: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 11 March 2014
18 Feb 2014 ATC140219: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on the redrafted Infrastructure Development Bill [B 49B―2013] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 18 February 2014:
30 Oct 2013 ATC131031: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, dated 30 October 2013
30 Apr 2013 ATC130506: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on Budget Vote 28 and the Annual Performance Plan of the Economic Development Department for the 2013/2014 financial year, dated 30 April 2013
23 Oct 2012 ATC121102: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on the Performance of the Economic Development Department for the 2011/2012 Financial Year, dated 23 October 2012
18 Apr 2012 ATC120418: Report on Budget Vote 28 and the Strategic Plan
01 Nov 2011 ATC111101: Report on Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, dated 01 November 2011
01 Nov 2011 ATC111101: Report on Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, dated 01 November 2011
08 Apr 2011 ATC110408: Report: Strategic Plan 2011/12 – 2015/16 & Budget Vote No. 28 of Department of Economic Development
08 Apr 2011 ATC110408: Report on Strategic Plan 2011/12 – 2015/16 and Budget Vote No. 28 of the Department of Economic Development
30 Mar 2011 ATC110330: Report on Oversight Visit to Western Cape & KwaZulu-Natal focusing on impact of financial services co-operatives funded by South African Micro-finance Apex Fund’s
23 Mar 2010 ATC100323: Report on Budget Vote 27
23 Feb 2010 ATC100223: Report on Oversight Visit to Companies in Distress
Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on the performance of the Economic Development Department for the 2009/10 financial year
Report: Oversight Visit to different Entry Points focusing on Customs Fraud
Report: Public Hearings on Small Medium & Micro Enterprise’s access to funding
19 Jun 2017 NW1565 by Dr MJ Cardo
12 Jun 2017 NW1484 by Mr H C C Krüger
05 Jun 2017 NW1216 by Dr A Lotriet
24 Apr 2017 NW662 by Dr M J Cardo
21 Apr 2017 NW661 by Dr M J Cardo
21 Apr 2017 NW773 by Dr MJ Cardo
21 Apr 2017 NW685 by Mr A R Figlan
27 Mar 2017 NW539 by Dr M J Cardo
27 Mar 2017 NW540 by Dr M J Cardo
27 Mar 2017 NW541 by Dr M J Cardo
27 Mar 2017 NW448 by Mr M R Bara
20 Mar 2017 NW352 by Ms P T van Damme
23 Feb 2017 NW66 by Mr G R Krumbock
23 Feb 2017 NW65 by Mr G R Krumbock
10 Jan 2017 NW2729 by Dr M J Cardo
10 Jan 2017 NW2730 by Dr M J Cardo
10 Jan 2017 NW2731 by Dr M J Cardo
14 Dec 2016 NW2661 by Dr M J Cardo
14 Dec 2016 NW2660 by Dr M J Cardo
30 Nov 2016 NW2607 by Mr P G Atkinson
25 Nov 2016 NW2532 by Dr M J Cardo
25 Nov 2016 NW2533 by Dr M J Cardo
25 Nov 2016 NW2534 by Dr M J Cardo
11 Oct 2016 NW1996 by Dr M J Cardo
11 Oct 2016 NW1997 by Dr M J Cardo
07 Oct 2016 NW2052 by Ms T Gqada
07 Oct 2016 NW1995 by Dr M J Cardo
07 Oct 2016 NW2017 by Mr L J Basson (DA) to as the Minister of Economic Development:
07 Oct 2016 NW2087 by Mr R A Lees (DA) to as the Minister of Economic Development:
23 Sep 2016 NW1830 by Dr M J Cardo
23 Sep 2016 NW1829 by Dr M J Cardo
23 Sep 2016 NW1828 by Dr M J Cardo
12 Sep 2016 NW1691 by Mr P G Atkinston
20 Jun 2016 NW1624 by Mr P G Atkinson
13 Jun 2016 NW1609 by Dr M J Cardo
07 Jun 2016 NW1610 by Dr M J Cardo
07 Jun 2016 NW1611 by Dr M J Cardo
06 Jun 2016 NW1541 by Mr S Esau
30 May 2016 NW1389 by Ms D van der Walt
24 May 2016 NW1299 by Dr M J Cardo
24 May 2016 NW1301 by Dr M J Cardo
24 May 2016 NW1300 by Dr M J Cardo
04 May 2016 NW921 by Mr A M Shaik Emam
25 Apr 2016 NW929 by Mr D America
25 Apr 2016 NW890 by Mr M S Mbatha
12 Apr 2016 NW796 by Dr M J Cardo
12 Apr 2016 NW549 by Dr M J Cardo
11 Apr 2016 NW797 by Dr M J Cardo
08 Apr 2016 NW690 by Mr M H Redelinghuys
08 Apr 2016 NW548 by Dr M J Cardo

All questions to the Minister

2017 9 meetings Attendance rate 59%
2016 19 meetings 62%
2015 22 meetings 58%
2014 16 meetings 61%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Peter-Paul Mbele

Tel: 021 403 8072

Cell: 083 412 1577

Email: pmbele@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Venesia Williams

Tel: 021 403 3259

Cell: 083 709 8506

Mail: vwilliams@parliament.gov.za

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