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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.

No results.

13 Nov 2018 Economic Development Department Quarter 1 & 2 performance; with Minister and Deputy present
06 Nov 2018 Committee business
30 Oct 2018 Economic Development Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
16 Oct 2018 IDC 2017/18 Annual Report; Competition Amendment Bill: adoption
11 Oct 2018 Economic Development Department 2017/18 Annual Report; with Minister & Deputy Minister
10 Oct 2018 Competition Commission on its 2017/18 Annual Report
09 Oct 2018 Competition Tribunal & ITAC 2017/18 Annual Reports; with AGSA input
03 Oct 2018 Competition Amendment Bill: proposed amendments
02 Oct 2018 Competition Amendment Bill: Minister’s response to amendments
19 Sep 2018 Competition Amendment Bill: deliberations
18 Sep 2018 Competition Amendment Bill: deliberations
11 Sep 2018 Competition Amendment Bill B23-2018: Ministry response to submissions
05 Sep 2018 Competition Amendment Bill: deliberations
04 Sep 2018 Competition Amendment Bill [B23-2018]: deliberations
29 Aug 2018 Competition Amendment Bill: public hearings day 2
28 Aug 2018 Competition Amendment Bill: public hearings day 1
21 Aug 2018 Competition Amendment Bill [B23-2018]: briefing by Minister
17 Jul 2018 Competition Amendment Bill: Minister briefing (closed meeting)
13 Jun 2018 SAB Miller & Anheuser-Busch InBev merger conditions
13 Jun 2018 Tourism sector: Department of Tourism briefing
12 Jun 2018 Textile Industry: IDC briefing; Economic Development Department Quarter 4 performance with Minister & Deputy Minister
30 May 2018 Import Regulations: briefing by ITAC
03 May 2018 ATC180503: 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 03 May 2018
22 Nov 2017 ATC171122: Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, having Undertaken the Oversight visit to the Free State Province from 14 - 18 August 2017, Reports as Follows: - 22 November 2017
20 Oct 2017 ATC171020: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development
20 Oct 2017 ATC171020: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development
13 Sep 2017 ATC170913: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on the joint study tour to Malaysia, dated 13 September 2017
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 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
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
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
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
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 on Strategic Plan 2011/12 – 2015/16 and Budget Vote No. 28 of the Department of Economic Development
08 Apr 2011 ATC110408: Report: Strategic Plan 2011/12 – 2015/16 & Budget Vote No. 28 of 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
08 Oct 2018 NW2785 by M J Cardo - (1)(a) Which members of the Competition ...
08 Oct 2018 NW2723 by Mr N Singh - (1)What are the details of (a) any loans provided ...
08 Oct 2018 NW2706 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - What (i) is the total value of loans that the ...
08 Oct 2018 NW2786 by Dr M J Cardo - (1)What (a) total amount has the Competition ...
08 Oct 2018 NW2787 by Dr M J Cardo - What (a) number of law firms did the Competition ...
07 Sep 2018 NW2447 by Mrs E N Ntlangwini - What is the (a) name of each investing company ...
07 Sep 2018 NW2473 by Ms N V Mente - (a) What is the value of each loan offered by the ...
03 Sep 2018 NW2327 by Mrs EN Ntlangwini - 1)(a) What number of labour disputes are ...
03 Sep 2018 NW2275 by Mr P G Atkinson - What is the current status of the loan that was ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1955 by Mr L G Mokoena - What has he found to be the impact of petrol ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1896 by Mr J A Esterhuizen - What (a) is the rationale behind Government’s ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2097 by Dr M J Cardo - (a) What number of law firms has the Competition ...
29 Jun 2018 NW1960 by Ms M S Khawula - Whether the Competition Commission is ...
29 Jun 2018 NW2015 by MR S MOKGALAPA - 1) What are the details of the (a) number of ...
29 Jun 2018 NW1906 by Adv A de W Alberts - Whether all members of the Senior Management ...
29 Jun 2018 NW1929 by Mrs E N Ntlangwini - What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1618 by Dr M J Cardo - Whether he has engaged the Minister of Public ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1646 by Ms V van Dyk - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1713 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - (1)(a) What total amount of land owned by his ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1815 by Mr M R Bara - (1)Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1878 by Mrs EN Ntlangwini - (a) What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1616 by Dr M J Cardo - With reference to his engagements with the ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1617 by Dr M J Cardo - With reference to the conference on inclusive ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1442 by Dr M J Cardo - Did the International Trade Administration ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1575 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - What (a) is the name of each of the beneficiaries ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1464 by Mr P van Dalen - Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1441 by Dr M J Cardo (DA) to ask the Minister of Economic Development - (1) Whether his department has received any ...
21 May 2018 NW1104 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What (a) number of consulting firms or companies ...
23 Apr 2018 NW968 by Dr M J Cardo - (1)(a) What number of (i) case backlogs does the ...
20 Apr 2018 NW978 by Mr C D Matsepe - How much land does (a) his department and (b) the ...
20 Apr 2018 NW824 by Dr M J Cardo - What (a) amount has the Industrial Development ...
20 Apr 2018 NW825 by Dr M J Cardo - Whether the National Empowerment Fund (a) has ...
20 Apr 2018 NW826 by Dr M J Cardo - What (a) are the relevant details of the work ...
23 Mar 2018 NW709 by Ms N I Tarabella Marchesi - Whether his department has a sexual harassment ...
23 Mar 2018 NW453 by Mr S F de Freitas - What incentive programmes are currently in place ...
28 Feb 2018 NW315 by Mr M R Bara - What amount did (a) his department and (b) each ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3678 by Dr M J Cardo - What are the details of the (a) (i) names and ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3676 by Dr M J Cardo - (1)Whether the shareholders of a certain company ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3732 by Mr M S Mbatha - (1)Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities ...
29 Nov 2017 NW3567 by Ms SP Kopane - (a) What is the total number of supplier invoices ...
29 Nov 2017 NW3436 by Mr M S Mbatha - (1)How many officials and/or employees in his ...
13 Nov 2017 NW3158 by Mr M S Mbatha - (1) What are the details including the ranks of ...
13 Nov 2017 NW3298 by Mr M S Mbatha - Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) ...
24 Oct 2017 NW2998 by Dr A Lotriet - What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in ...
16 Oct 2017 NW2482 by Dr M J Cardo - (1)What (a) was the (i) value and (ii) purpose of ...
16 Oct 2017 NW2879 by Mrs A M Dreyer - What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) ...
16 Oct 2017 NW2483 by Dr M J Cardo - With reference to his statement at the 11th ...
16 Oct 2017 NW2481 by Dr M J Cardo - (a) what amount did the Industrial Development ...
22 Sep 2017 NW2619 by Adv A de W Alberts - 1. How many loans the Industrial Development ...
22 Sep 2017 NW2605 by Mr M S Mbatha - (a) What is the current status of the Masorini ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Competition Amendment Bill 11 Jul 2018 B23-2018 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Infrastructure Development Bill 04 Nov 2013 B49-2013 Act commenced
Corporate Laws Amendment Bill 08 May 2006 B6-2006 Act commenced
2018 30 meetings Attendance rate 92%
2017 20 meetings 67%
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 / 060 766 6127

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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