Energy

National Assembly Committee

Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on its Activities Undertaken During the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014)

Oversight responsibility of Energy Portfolio Committee

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

CEF (Pty) Ltd
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Limited
EDI Holdings (Pty) Ltd
National Energy Regulator of South Africa
National Nuclear Regulator
South African National Energy Development Institute
The National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute

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.

21 Feb 2017 South Africa’s future electricity mix: CSIR briefing
14 Feb 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) & Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) update, with Deputy Minister
29 Nov 2016 Nuclear New Build Programme contracted investigations
15 Nov 2016 PetroSA R14.5 bn impairment: decision on whether to close meeting
08 Nov 2016 Central Energy Fund (CEF) on its Annual Report for 2015/16
01 Nov 2016 PetroSA R14.5 billion impairment forensic report: Department of Energy & PetroSA Board briefing
25 Oct 2016 NECSA on its 2014/15 & 2015/16 Annual Reports, with Minister
18 Oct 2016 PetroSA’s R14.5 Billion Impairment: meeting postponed
12 Oct 2016 Department of Energy on its 2015/16 Annual Report with Auditor-General & DPME input
11 Oct 2016 Nuclear New Build: briefing by Minister and Department of Energy
20 Sep 2016 DA request for nuclear documents; Integrated Energy Plan: Departmental briefing
30 Aug 2016 Department of Energy on its 4th Quarter 2015/16 & 1st Quarter 2016/17 performance, with Minister & Deputy in attendance
25 Oct 2016 ATC161025: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy, dated 25 October 2016
03 May 2016 ATC160503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Budget Vote No. 26 of the Department of Energy, dated 03 May 2016
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy, dated 21 October 2015
01 Sep 2015 ATC150901: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the five (5) inter-governmental nuclear agreements, dated 01 September 2015.
05 May 2015 ATC150505: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Budget Vote No. 26 of the Department of Energy, dated 05 May 2015
04 Nov 2014 ATC141104: Report of the  Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Treaty on the Grand Inga Hydropower Project between the Republic of South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo, dated 04 November 2014
28 Oct 2014 ATC141028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy, dated 28 October 2014
21 Oct 2014 ATC141110: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on Public Hearings on Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change and Rhino Killing in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and North West Provinces, dated 21 October 2014
21 Oct 2014 ATC141023: The Budgetary Review And Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, dated 21 October 2014
21 Oct 2014 ATC141023: The Budgetary Review And Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, dated 21 October 2014
02 Sep 2014 ATC140903: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on the DOHA Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dated 2 September 2014
10 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Strategic Plan 2014/15 – 2019/20, Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote No. 29 of the Department of Energy, dated 10 July 2014
08 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on the Strategic Plan 2014/15—2018/19, Annual Performance Plans (Apps) 2014/15 and the Budget Vote 30 of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and its Entities, dated 8 July 2014
18 Mar 2014 ATC140318: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014)
18 Mar 2014 ATC140318: Annexure A E-mailing list
18 Mar 2014 ATC140318: Annexure B List of stakeholders: All 9 Provincial Legislatures
18 Mar 2014 ATC140318: Annexure C Key Statistics
12 Mar 2014 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on its oversight visit to energy efficiency projects in the Cape Town area on 21st June 2012, dated 12 March 2014
20 Feb 2014 ATC140314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Energy Stakeholder Meeting, scheduled on 20 February 2014, dated 12 March 2014
31 Jan 2014 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on its oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Gauteng on 27 – 31 January 2014, dated 12 March 2014
30 Jan 2014 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy roundtable discussion on co-generation and tri-generation of electricity on 30 January 2014, dated 12 March 2014
08 Nov 2013 ATC131108: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Independent System and Market Operator Bill (B9 - 2012) (National Assembly - Section 76 (1)), dated 08 November 2013:
22 Oct 2013 ATC131028: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy, dated 22 October 2013
22 Oct 2013 ATC131028: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy, dated 22 October 2013
19 Sep 2013 ATC140314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Energy Stakeholder Meeting, scheduled on 19 September 2013, dated 12 March 2014
01 Aug 2013 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on its oversight visit to the Western Cape, scheduled on 31 July – 01 August 2013, dated 11 March 2014
24 Jul 2013 ATC140314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the likely impact of Carbon Tax on energy supply in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on 24 July 2013, dated 12 March 2014
07 May 2013 ATC130510: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Strategic Plan 2012/13 – 2016/17, Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote No. 29 of the Department of Energy, dated 07 May 2013
30 Apr 2013 ATC130503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Independent System And Market Operator Bill [B9 – 2012] (National Assembly – Section 76(1)), dated 30 April 2013:
23 Oct 2012 ATC121029: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Performance of the Department of Energy for the 2011/12 Financial Year, dated 23 October 2012.
06 Sep 2012 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy undertook to host public hearings on energy efficiency on 05 - 06 September 2012, dated 12 March 2014
30 Aug 2012 ATC140314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Energy Stakeholder Meeting, scheduled on 30 August 2012, dated 12 March 2014
07 Jun 2012 ATC140314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Energy Stakeholder Meeting, scheduled on 07 June 2012, dated 18 February 2014
15 May 2012 ATC120515: Report on Strategic Plan of the 2012/13 – 2015/16 period & Budget Vote No. 29, 15 May 2012
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report on Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy
11 Aug 2011 ATC110811: Report on Introductory Content-Based Workshop
05 Aug 2011 ATC111122: Report on Oversight visit to the Central Energy Fund (Pty) Ltd & its entities from 01 - 05 August 2011, reports as follows, 22 November 2011
24 May 2011 ATC110524: Report on Budget Vote 29 & Strategic Plan for 2011/12–2015/16 period of Department of Energy
26 Oct 2010 Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation on the Performance of the Department of Energy for the 2009/10 Financial Year, dated 26 October 2010
13 Apr 2010 ATC100413: Report on Budget Vote 28: Energy
19 Mar 2010 ATC0319: Report on International Parliamentary Hearing for Southern African Legislators [Climate Change and Energy Access for the Poor]; Maputo, Mozambique
09 Dec 2016 NW2665 by Mr P van Dalen
09 Dec 2016 NW2668 by Mr G Mackay
09 Dec 2016 NW2667 by Mr P van Dalen
25 Nov 2016 NW2555 by Mr P van Dalen
25 Nov 2016 NW2494 by Mr M M Dlamini
11 Nov 2016 NW2178 by Mr P van Dalen
04 Nov 2016 NW2292 by J Vos
28 Oct 2016 NW2144 by Mr G Mackay
28 Oct 2016 NW2180 by Mr P van Dalen
28 Oct 2016 NW2145 by Mr G Mackay
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07 Oct 2016 NW2088 by Mr R A Lees
19 Sep 2016 NW1803 by Mr G Mackay
05 Sep 2016 NW1702 by G Mackay
05 Sep 2016 NW1701 by G Mackay
02 Sep 2016 NW1692 by Mr P van Dalen
27 May 2016 NW1475 by Mr G Mackay
27 May 2016 NW1542 by Mr A M Figlan
27 May 2016 NW1507 by Mr M Bagraim
25 May 2016 NW1390 by Ms D van der Walt
10 May 2016 NW1174 by Mr G Mackay
10 May 2016 NW1207 by Mr P van Dalen
10 May 2016 NW1206 by Mr P van Dalen
29 Apr 2016 NW1148 by Dr P J Groenewald
21 Apr 2016 NW1050 by Mr P van Dalen
21 Apr 2016 NW873 by Dr P J Groenewald
21 Apr 2016 NW905 by Mr M M Dlamini
21 Apr 2016 NW930 by Mr D America
19 Apr 2016 NW632 by Ms E N Louw
08 Apr 2016 NW736 by Ms D Carter
08 Apr 2016 NW241 by M M Dlamini
08 Apr 2016 NW452 by Adv A de W Alberts
08 Apr 2016 NW365 by Dr M J Cardo
08 Apr 2016 NW275 by Ms D Carter
08 Apr 2016 NW499 by Mr P van Dalen
29 Feb 2016 NW228 by Mr M M Dlamini
29 Feb 2016 NW79 by Ms J Edwards
24 Feb 2016 NW23 by Mr J A Esterhuizen
24 Feb 2016 NW15 by Mr J A Esterhuizen
14 Dec 2015 NW4233 by Ms T Stander
30 Nov 2015 NW3730 by Mr G Mackay
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02 Nov 2015 NW3701 by Mr G Mackay
20 Oct 2015 NW3316 by Ms D Carter
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20 Oct 2015 NW3431 by Mr D America
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20 Oct 2015 NW3423 by Mr G Mackay
22 Sep 2015 NW3298 by M M Dlamini

All questions to the Minister

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Arico Kotze

Tel: 021 403 3662

Cell: 083 709 8470

Email: akotze@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Ntombodumo Baleni

Tel: 021 403 2488

Email: nbaleni@parliament.co.za