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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.

13 Nov 2018 Committee Report on Draft Integrated Resource Plan: discussion, with Deputy Minister
06 Nov 2018 Committee Report on draft Integrated Resource Plan: briefing
30 Oct 2018 Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018: roundtable discussion
26 Oct 2018 Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018: public hearings
24 Oct 2018 Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018: public hearings
23 Oct 2018 Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018: public hearings
17 Oct 2018 Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018: public hearings
16 Oct 2018 Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018: public hearings
04 Sep 2018 Draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018: Minister of Energy briefing; with Deputy Minister
28 Aug 2018 Eskom update on governance challenges; coal power stations; key performance targets, with Minister
21 Aug 2018 Fuel Price: Minister of Energy briefing; with Deputy Minister
14 Aug 2018 Fuel Price: Department of Energy briefing (postponed)
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Budget Vote No. 26 of the Department of Energy, dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Budget Vote No. 26 of the Department of Energy, dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Budget Vote No. 26 of the Department of Energy, dated 09 May 2018
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy, dated 17 October 2017
16 May 2017 ATC170516: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the Budget Vote No, 26 of the Department of Energy, Dated 16 May 2017
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: Annexure A E-mailing list
18 Mar 2014 ATC140318: Annexure C Key Statistics
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 B List of stakeholders: All 9 Provincial Legislatures
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
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12 Sep 2018 NW2707 by Mr M M Dlamini - Whether any consultants were contracted for the ...
04 Sep 2018 NW2189 by Ms N R Mashabela - What number of jobs has he found will be lost at ...
04 Sep 2018 NW2476 by Mr M M Dlamini - (a) On what date will the new Integrated Resource ...
04 Sep 2018 NW2260 by The Leader of the Opposition - (1) Whether, with reference to his reply to ...
04 Sep 2018 NW2243 by Mr G R Davis - 1) What are the reasons for his department's ...
22 Aug 2018 NW2161 by Ms N V Mente - With reference to his reply to question 1363 on ...
06 Jul 2018 NW922 by Dr P J Groenewald - Whether the oil-drilling rig currently anchored ...
05 Jul 2018 NW2163 by Ms N R Mashabela - Was it a World Bank condition to sign Independent ...
05 Jul 2018 NW2180 by Mr P G Moteka - What number of jobs will be created at each ...
05 Jul 2018 NW2153 by Ms N V Mente - What has been the year-on-year percentage change ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2159 by Ms N Nolutshungu - Whether any relatives of Ministers (a) have ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2150 by Ms M S Khawula - What are the (a) Government and (b) relevant ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2149 by Ms M S Khawula - Whether any studies regarding (a) costs and (b) ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2151 by Mr Z R Xalisa - (a) What is the cost of the Renewable Energy ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2152 by Ms V Ketabahle - How much less electricity will Eskom be required ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2154 by Mr L G Mokoena - Were there any conflicts of interest identified ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2155 by Mr P G Moteka - Whether any government employees (a) have shares ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2156 by Ms V Ketabahle - Whether he has found that any of his relatives or ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2157 by Ms L Mathys - Whether any government employees (a) have shares ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2158 by Mr M Tshwaku - Whether any relatives of Ministers (a) have ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2160 by Ms N V Mente - With reference to his reply to question 1363 on ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2164 by Mr T E Mulaudzi - Did certain persons (names furnished) declare ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2165 by Mr T E Mulaudzi - Did certain persons (names furnished) declare ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2166 by Mr T E Mulaudzi - Did certain persons (names furnished) declare ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2167 by Ms N R Mashabela - Did certain persons (names furnished) declare ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2168 by Mr M Tshwaku - Did certain persons (names furnished) declare ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2169 by Ms M S Khawula - What steps have been taken to prevent collusion ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2047 by Mr J A Esterhuizen - With reference to the cost of (a) Medupi that ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2050 by Mrs E N Ntlangwini - What (a) variables were taken into consideration ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2056 by Adv A de W Alberts - 1. Whether all members of the Senior Management ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2141 by Mr M M Dlamini - What steps have been or will be taken to address ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2142 by Mr M M Dlamini - With reference to his statement on 1 June 2018 in ...
02 Jul 2018 NW2143 by Mr M M Dlamini - Whether he is aware of the development fee to be ...
15 Jun 2018 NW1741 by Mr J A Esterhuizen - Whether he has found that the alleged lack of ...
15 Jun 2018 NW1816 by Mr M R Bara - Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult family ...
15 Jun 2018 NW1848 by Mr M M Dlamini - Whether, with reference to the reply to question ...
15 Jun 2018 NW2016 by Mr S Mokgalapa - What are the details of the (a) number of ...
15 Jun 2018 NW1647 by Ms V van Dyk - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...
15 Jun 2018 NW1740 by Mr J A Esterhuizen - Whether, with reference to Eskom’s pricing model ...
01 Jun 2018 NW1543 by Ms T Gqada - (1)With reference to his reply to question 505 on ...
01 Jun 2018 NW1542 by Ms T Gqada - (1)What is his plan to address (a) labour unions ...
01 Jun 2018 NW1544 by Ms T Gqada - In light of two of the seven Bills that the ...
23 May 2018 NW1465 by Mr P van Dalen - Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
23 May 2018 NW1364 by Mr M M Dlamini - What (a) was the total amount that each company ...
23 May 2018 NW1363 by Mr M M Dlamini - (1) What are the names of the (a) directors and ...
17 May 2018 NW1304 by Mr M M Dlamini - With reference to the reply to question 573 on 9 ...
07 May 2018 NW1151 by Mrs K Jooste - Has the second phase of the Bokpoort Concentrated ...
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All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Independent System and Market Operator Bill 08 Mar 2012 B9-2012 Withdrawn
2018 19 meetings Attendance rate 88%
2017 23 meetings 68%
2016 18 meetings 58%
2015 16 meetings 65%
2014 16 meetings 82%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

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

Cell: 061 488 4154

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