NCOP Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure

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Oversight responsibility of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure 

The Select Committee has oversight over the following Departments:

Department of Transport

Department of Public Service and Administration 

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure 

THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF SELECT COMMITTEES
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) appoints 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. Portfolio committees mirror portfolios in government whilst select committees mirror the clusters in government.

Select committees, and their subcommittees, meet whenever necessary and as determined in accordance with the Rules of the NCOP and the decisions and directives of the House Chairperson of Committees.

The select committees must report to the Council on matters referred to the committee on all decisions taken by it expect those concerning internal business.

Learn more about the work of this Committee: Legacy Reports


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 103 of the NCOP 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 procedure

-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

 Provinces are entitled to be equally represented in committees except where these Rules provide otherwise or in the case of matters to which section 75 of the Constitution applies. When committee members are appointed, the need for women to be fairly represented on committees must be taken into account.  If women are not fairly represented on Council committees, the Chairperson and the delegation heads must consider methods of achieving fair representation.

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 72(1)(b) of the Constitution requires that the National Council of Provinces and it’s committees conduct their business in an open manner. Section 79(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’. NCOP Rule 110 further states that:

Meetings of committees and subcommittees are open to the public, including the media, and the member presiding may not exclude the public, including the media, from the meeting, except when –

(a)        legislation, these Rules or resolutions  of the Council provide for the committee or subcommittee to meet in closed session;  or

(b)        the committee or subcommittee is considering a matter which is –

(i)         of a private nature that is prejudicial to a particular person;

(ii)         protected under parliamentary privilege,  or for any other reason privileged in terms of the law;

(iii)        confidential in terms of legislation; or

(iv)        of such a nature that its confidential treatment is for any other reason reasonable and justifiable in an open and democratic society.

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.

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 Feb 2024 Implementation of the Zondo Commission Recommendations: DPSA briefing;
07 Feb 2024 Expropriation Bill: consideration; DPWI & PMTE 2022/23 Annual Reports; with Deputy Minister
06 Dec 2023 Expropriation Bill: proposed amendments; Economic Regulation of Transport Bill: final mandates
29 Nov 2023 National Road Traffic A/B; National Land Transport A/B & Economic Regulation of Transport Bill: Final Mandates
24 Nov 2023 Expropriation Bill: Negotiating Mandates
22 Nov 2023 Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, National Road Traffic A/B & National Land Transport A/B: Negotiating Mandates
15 Nov 2023 Railway Safety Bill: Department briefing; with Minister and Deputy Minister
08 Nov 2023 Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, National Road Traffic A/B & National Land Transport A/B: Negotiating Mandates
25 Oct 2023 Expropriation Bill: DPWI response to public submissions
18 Oct 2023 Transport Appeal Tribunal A/B & Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution) A/B: Department briefing; with Deputy Minister
11 Oct 2023 Expropriation Bill public hearings
27 Sep 2023 Expropriation Bill: consideration of public submissions
20 Sep 2023 Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, National Road Traffic A/B & National Land Transport A/B: DoT response to public submissions
06 Sep 2023 Economic Regulation of Transport Bill: Department response to public submissions
06 Dec 2023 ATC231206: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Economic Regulation of Transport Bill [B1B – 2020] (National Assembly – Sec 76), dated 6 December
04 Dec 2023 ATC231204: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill [B7B – 2020] (National Assembly – Sec 76), dated 29 November 2023.
29 Nov 2023 ATC231129:Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill [B7B – 2020] (National Assembly – Sec 76), dated 29 November 2023
29 Nov 2023 ATC231129: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the National Land Transport Amendment Bill [B7F – 2016] (National Assembly – Sec 76), dated 29 November 2023
25 May 2023 ATC230525: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works And Infrastructure on Budget Vote 11: Public Service and Administration and on the Strategic Plan and 2023-24 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Public Service and Administration and the Centre For Public Service Innovation, Dated 24 May 2023
25 May 2023 ATC230525:Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 12: Public Service Commission And 2023-24 Annual Performance Plan of the Public Service Commission Dated 24 May 2023
25 May 2023 ATC230525: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 40: Transport, and on the Strategic Plan and 2023-24 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Transport, Dated 24 May 2023
25 May 2023 ATC230525:Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works And Infrastructure On Budget Vote 13: Public Works And Infrastructure, and on The Strategic Plan and 2023-24 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Public Works Infrastructure, Dated 24 May 2023
25 May 2023 ATC230525:Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 9: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation and 2023-24 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dated 24 May 2023
25 May 2023 ATC230525:Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 7: National School of Government and on the Strategic Plan and 2023-24 Annual Performance Plan of the National School of Government Dated 24 May 2023
15 Jun 2022 ATC220615: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Draft Regulation 116A in terms of section 75(6) of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996), dated 15 June 2022
15 Jun 2022 ATC220615: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Protocols relating to the Amendments to Articles 50(a) and 56 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, dated 15 June 2022
18 May 2022 ATC220518: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service And Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 40
18 May 2022 ATC220518: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 11: Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan 2022-23 of the Department of Public Service and Administration, Dated 18 May 2022
18 May 2022 ATC220518: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 7: NSG Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan 2022-23 of the National School of Government, Dated 18 May 2022
18 May 2022 ATC220518: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 12: Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan 2022-23 of the Public Service Commission, Dated 18 May 2022
18 May 2022 ATC220518: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 13:
25 Nov 2021 ATC211125: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Civil Aviation Amendment Bill [B 44B – 2018] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 24 November 2021
01 Sep 2021 ATC210901: Report of the Select Committee of Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Charter establishing the South African Development Community Aviation Safety Organisation, dated 1 September 2021
15 Jun 2021 ATC210615:Report of the' Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Draft Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS) in terms of section 75(6) of National Road Traffic Act (Act No 93 of 1996),dated 15 June 2021
02 Jun 2021 ATC210602: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the 2021/2022 Budget Vote 7: National School Of Government, Date 2 June 2021
02 Jun 2021 ATC210602: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works And Infrastructure on the 2021/2022 Budget Vote 11: Public Service And Administration, Date 2 June 2021
25 May 2021 ATC210525: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure On Budget Vote 40: Transport, and on the Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans 2021-22 of the Department of Transport and Entities Reporting to the Minister of Transport, Dated 25 May 2021
25 May 2021 ATC210525: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works And Infrastructure on The 2021/2022 Budget Vote 13: Public Works and Infrastructure, Dated 25 May 2021
19 Nov 2020 ATC201119: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Airports Company Amendment Bill [B 5B - 2018] (National Assembly – s75), dated 18 November 2020
19 Nov 2020 ATC201119: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on theAir Traffic and Navigation Services Company Amendment Bill [B 6B - 2018] (National Assembly – s75, dated 18 November 2020
20 Jul 2020 ATC200720: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Services and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Adjusted Allocations of Budget Vote 11: Public Service and Administration, Dated 17 July 2020
20 Jul 2020 ATC200720: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Services and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Adjusted Allocations of Budget Vote 40: Transport, Dated 17 July 2020
20 Jul 2020 ATC200720: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Services and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on the Adjusted Allocations of Budget Vote 7: National School of Government, Dated 17 July 2020
14 Jul 2020 ATC200714: Report of the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 13: Public Works and Infrastructure, in the Adjustments Appropriation Bill, 2020, on the Shifting of Funds within the Budget Vote, dated 14 July 2020
12 Jun 2020 ATC200612: Report of the Select Committee on Transport Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 7: National School Of Government And Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans 2020-21 of the Department of Transport and Entities Reporting to the Minister of Transport, Dated10 June 2020
12 Jun 2020 ATC200612: Report of the Select Committee on Transport Public Service and Administration, Public Works And Infrastructure on Budget Vote 13: Public Works and Infrastructure, and Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans 2020-21 of the Department of Transport and Entities Reporting To The Minister of Transport, Dated 10 June 2020
12 Jun 2020 ATC200612: Report of the Select Committee on Transport Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure on Budget Vote 40: Transport and Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans 2020-21 of the Department of Transport and Entities Reporting to the Minister of Transport, Dated 10 June 2020
12 Jun 2020 ATC200612: Report of the Select Committee on Transport Public Service and Administration, Public Works And Infrastructure on Budget Vote 12: Public Service and Administration, and Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans 2020-21 of the Department of Transport and Entities Reporting to the Minister of Transport, Dated 10 June 2020

There are no questions at this time.

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment Bill 31 Jan 2022 B5-2022 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Railway Safety Bill 19 Mar 2021 B7-2021 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Expropriation Bill 15 Oct 2020 B23-2020 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
National Road Traffic Amendment Bill 29 May 2020 B7-2020 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill 29 May 2020 B8-2020 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Economic Regulation of Transport Bill 31 Jan 2020 B1-2020 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 14 Nov 2018 B44-2018 The bill has been signed into law.
Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Amendment Bill 05 Apr 2018 B6-2018 The bill has been signed into law.
Airports Company Amendment Bill 27 Mar 2018 B5-2018 The bill has been signed into law.
National Land Transport Amendment Bill 15 Apr 2016 B7-2016 Approved by Parliament. Waiting to be signed into law.
2024 2 meetings Attendance rate 81%
2023 22 meetings 71%
2022 21 meetings 58%
2021 22 meetings 67%
2020 18 meetings 71%
2019 10 meetings 67%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP Learn about our Attendance Methodology

Contact

Secretary to Committee:

Hlupheka Mtileni

Tel: 021 403 8077

Cell: 083 709 8448

Email: [email protected]

Secretary to Chairperson:

Zoliswa Mkutukana

Cell: 083 709 8412

Email: [email protected]

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