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Click on link for: REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES ON ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN DURING THE FOURTH PARLIAMENT (MAY 2009 – MARCH 2014)

Oversight responsibility of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Portfolio Committee

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as well as the following statutory entities:

Agricultural Research Council
Marine Living Resources
National Agricultural Marketing Council
Perishable Products Export Control Board
Ncera Farms (Pty) Ltd
Onderstepoort Biological Products Limited

Clink on link for: Acts of Parliament managed by Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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.

19 May 2017 Committee Report on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Budget
16 May 2017 DAFF response to Committee Budget Review & Recommendations Report
09 May 2017 Onderstepoort Biological Products; ARC; NAMC; PPECB on their Annual Performance Plan, FFC input; with Minister
04 May 2017 DAFF & Marine Living Resources Fund on their Annual Performance Plan; DPME input
22 Mar 2017 Operation Phakisa: DPME and DAFF; National Food & Nutrition Security Implementation plan: progress report by DPME; Poultry industry: response from DAFF
14 Mar 2017 Climate Change impact in region; Climate-Smart Agriculture: UN Food and Agriculture Organisation briefing, with Deputy Minister
10 Mar 2017 Poultry Industry: briefing by Food and Allied Workers Union
07 Mar 2017 Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on its Quarter 3 performance, with Deputy Minister
28 Feb 2017 National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill: briefing; Poultry Industry: SA Poultry Association briefing
21 Feb 2017 Liquor Products, National Forest & National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bills: DAFF briefing, with Deputy Minister in attendance
14 Feb 2017 Liquor Products Amendment Bill, National Forests Amendments Bill & National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill: Parliamentary officials' briefing; Armyworm outbreak: Department briefing, in presence of Minister
31 Jan 2017 Small-Scale Fisheries Policy: Department briefing, with Deputy Minister; Hemp Research
06 Apr 2017 ATC170406: Report on the Joint Workshop on Food Security and Food Safety by the PC on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, PC on Health and the Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources
22 Mar 2017 ATC170322: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Oversight Visit to Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) and Agricultural Research Council (ARC) on 02 December 2016, Dated 22 March 2017
28 Oct 2016 ATC161028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, dated 28 October 2016
26 May 2016 ATC160526: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the request to nominate candidates for appointment to the Board of the Land Bank, dated 26 May 2016
03 May 2016 ATC160503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the invitation by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to nominate candidates to serve on the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), dated 03 May 2016
19 Apr 2016 ATC160419: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and the Budget of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Vote 24) and its Entities, dated 19 April 2016
20 Nov 2015 ATC151120: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill [B9 – 2015], dated 20 November 2015
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, dated 27 October 2015
14 May 2015 ATC150514: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the International Fisheries Agreements that bind the Republic of South Africa, dated 12 May 2015.
08 May 2015 ATC150508: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and the Budget of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Vote 24) and its Entities, dated 08 May 2015
19 Feb 2015 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Oversight visit to Kwazulu-Natal Province, dated 17 February 2015
19 Feb 2015 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on an Oversight Visit to the Western Cape Province, Dated 17 February 2015
24 Oct 2014 ATC141024: 2014 Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
23 Sep 2014 ATC141020: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the oversight visit to NCERA Farms (Pty) Ltd In the Eastern Cape Province on 23 September 2014
11 Sep 2014 ATC140911: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the invitation by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to nominate candidates to serve on the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), dated 11 September 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans and the Budget of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Vote 26) and its Entities, dated 11 July 2014.
11 Jul 2014 ATC140715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the request to nominate candidates for appointment to the Board of the Land Bank, dated 11 July 2014:
08 Apr 2014 ATC140408: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on activities undertaken during the Fourth Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014)
07 Apr 2014 ATC140407: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on activities undertaken during the Fourth Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014)
11 Mar 2014 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Oversight visit to the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and the Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) in Pretoria, Gauteng Province, dated 11 March 2014.
15 Nov 2013 ATC140204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Oversight Visit to Ncera Farms (Pty) Ltd in the Eastern Cape Province on 15 November 2013
13 Nov 2013 ATC131125: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Public Hearings on the Marine Living Resources Amendment Bill [B30 – 2013] dated 13 November 2013.
31 Oct 2013 ATC131101: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, dated 31 October 2013
30 Oct 2013 ATC131030: Report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the 2013 Revised Fiscal Framework dated 30 October 2013
29 Oct 2013 ATC131029: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Marine Living Resources Amendment Bill [B30 – 2013], dated 29 October 2013
29 Oct 2013 ATC131029: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the request to nominate candidates for appointment to the board of the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), dated 29 October 2013
25 Oct 2013 ATC131030: Report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill [B39 - 2013] (National Assembly- section 77), dated 25 October 2013.
25 Oct 2013 ATC131030: Report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the Employment Tax Incentive Bill [B46 - 2013] (National Assembly- section 77), dated 25 October 2013.
25 Oct 2013 ATC131030: Report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill [B40-2013] (National Assembly- section 75), dated 25 October 2013.
24 Oct 2013 ATC131028: Report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the Draft Supply Chain Regulations issued in terms of the Financial Management of Parliament Act, 2009 (Act No. 10 of 2009), dated 24 October 2013.
16 Oct 2013 ATC131021: Report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the Financial Services Laws General Amendment Bill [B29 - 2012] (National Assembly- Section 75), dated 16 October 2013
02 Aug 2013 ATC131125: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Oversight Visit to the Free State Province, dated 29 July to 02 August 2013
23 May 2013 ATC130524: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Strategic Plans and the Budgets of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Vote 26) and its Entities, dated 23 May 2013.
14 May 2013 ATC130517: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Fertilisers and Feeds Bill [B41 – 2012] dated 14 May 2013.
09 May 2013 ATC130509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on Budget Vote 14: Department of Arts and Culture, dated 9 May 2013
26 Mar 2013 ATC130327: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on nomination of candidates to serve on the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), dated 26 March 2013.
26 Mar 2013 ATC130328: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on nomination of candidates to serve on the Board of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), dated 26 March 2013.
27 Nov 2012 ATC130520: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Oversight visit to Ncera Farms (PTY) Ltd in the Eastern Cape Province on 26 October and 27 November 2012
26 Nov 2012 ATC121129: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the request to nominate candidates for appointment to the board of the Land Bank, dated 26 November 2012:
13 Nov 2012 ATC121114: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the invitation to nominate candidates to serve on the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), dated 13 November 2012:
23 Oct 2012 ATC121029: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Performance of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, dated 23 October 2012
04 Sep 2012 ATC120903 Report of the Portfolio Committee of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the&nbspnbsp;  Bill [B25-2012] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 4 September 2012:
08 May 2012 ATC120808: Report on Transformation In The Fishing Sector In South Africa Dated 08 May 2012
25 Apr 2012 ATC120425: Report on Strategic Plan & Budget Vote 26, dated 25 April 2012
15 Apr 2011 ATC110415: Report: Budget & Strategic Plan of Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries & its Entities
01 Feb 2011 ATC110201: Report on Oversight Visit to Grabouw for engagement with forestry stakeholders, dated 19 January 2011
18 Jan 2011 Report: Public Hearings on Transformation in the Agricultural Sector, dated 18 January 2011
18 Jan 2011 ATC110118 :Report on Oversight Visit to West Coast, dated 18 January 2011
22 Oct 2010 Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries dated 22 October 2010
12 Apr 2010 ATC100412: Report on Budget Vote No 25
18 Nov 2008 ATC081118: Report on Provision of Land and Assistance Amendment Bill
04 Sep 2008 ATC080904: Report on Liquor Products Amendment Bill
04 Sep 2008 ATC080904: Report on Provision of Land and Assistance Amendment Bill
13 Aug 2008 ATC080813: Report on Land Use Management Bill
26 Jun 2008 ATC080626: Report on Liquor Products Amendment Bill
25 Jun 2008 ATC080625: Report on Liquor Products Amendment Bill
09 Jun 2008 ATC080609: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture and Land Affairs on Budget Vote: 27 Department of Land Affairs, dated 20 May 2008
09 Jun 2008 ATC080609: Report on Agricultural Debt Management Repeal Bill
06 Sep 2016 Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Revised Draft Policy and Bill
24 Feb 2016 Draft Aquaculture Bill
21 Jan 2016 Perishable Products Exports Control Draft Bill
12 Nov 2015 Draft South African Criteria, Indicators and Standards for Sustainable Forest Management.
14 Aug 2015 Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Draft Bill, 2015
03 Jun 2015 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Plan for the South African Agricultural and Forestry Sectors - draft
30 Apr 2015 Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill [B9-2015]; Plant Improvement Bill [B8-2015]; & Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill [B11-2015]
14 Apr 2015 Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act: Regulations: Draft
24 Mar 2015 Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill 2014
20 Mar 2015 National Veld Forest Fire Amendment Draft Bill, 2015
13 Mar 2015 Draft National Forests Amendment Bill
13 Mar 2015 Draft Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill and Policy
06 Mar 2015 Proposed regulations relating to Small-Scale Fishing
06 Oct 2014 Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill, 2014
10 Apr 2014 Performing Animals Protection Amendment Draft Bill
02 Oct 2013 Public hearings on Marine Living Resources Amendment Bill [B30-2013]
22 Aug 2013 Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Draft Bill
02 Aug 2013 Agricultural Research Amendment Draft Bill
07 Jun 2013 Comment deadline extended for Allocation & Management of Fishing Rights: Draft Revised General Policy
07 Jun 2013 Comment deadline extended for: Marine Living Resources Amendment Draft Bill
06 Jun 2013 National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Draft Bill
09 Apr 2013 Comment: Agricultural Produce Marketing Agencies Draft Bill
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Fertilizer and Feeds Bill [B41 - 2012]
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Draft Bill
26 Apr 2017 NW911 by Ms Z Jongbloed
26 Apr 2017 NW890 by Mr R W T Chance
24 Apr 2017 NW724 by Ms A Steyn
13 Apr 2017 NW725 by Ms A Steyn
10 Apr 2017 NW602 by Ms A Steyn
10 Apr 2017 NW726 by Ms A Steyn
31 Mar 2017 NW586 by Inkosi R N Cebekhulu
31 Mar 2017 NW679 by Mrs A M Dreyer
23 Mar 2017 NW442 by America
16 Mar 2017 NW346 by R Walters
16 Mar 2017 NW389 by Ms A Steyn
14 Mar 2017 NW249 by MR T E MULAUDZI
01 Mar 2017 NW178 by MS A STEYN
01 Mar 2017 NW176 by MS A STEYN
01 Mar 2017 NW177 by MS A STEYN
09 Dec 2016 NW2421 by Ms Z Jongbloed
09 Dec 2016 NW2695 by Dr M J Figg
09 Dec 2016 NW2659 by Ms Z Jongbloed
05 Dec 2016 NW2563 by Mr N Paulsen
23 Nov 2016 NW2422 by Ms Z Jongbloed
08 Nov 2016 NW2285 by Mr D Bergman
08 Nov 2016 NW2366 by Ms A Steyn
31 Oct 2016 NW2081 by THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
14 Oct 2016 NW2011 by MRS ZBN BALINDLELA
14 Oct 2016 NW2046 by MR A M FIGLAN
13 Sep 2016 NW1717 by INKOSI R N CEBEKHULU
13 Sep 2016 NW1718 by INKOSI R N CEBEKHULU
13 Sep 2016 NW1719 by INKOSI R N CEBEKHULU
30 Jun 2016 NW923 by The Leader of the Opposition
15 Jun 2016 NW1500 by Ms B S Masango
01 Jun 2016 NW1496 by Ms Z Jongbloed
01 Jun 2016 NW1535 by The Leader of the Opposition
01 Jun 2016 NW1497 by Ms Z Jongbloed
31 May 2016 NW1371 by MS A STEYN (DA) ASKED TO THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
31 May 2016 NW1383 by MR H C C KRÜGER
31 May 2016 NW1372 by MS A STEYN
31 May 2016 NW1444 by Ms Z Jongbloed
31 May 2016 NW1463 by Ms Z Jongbloed
11 May 2016 NW1094 by Honourable KP Robertson to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
11 May 2016 NW1221 by Mr T Z Hadebe
05 May 2016 NW895 by MR N PAULSEN
03 May 2016 NW877 by Mr W M Madisha
03 May 2016 NW1081 by Mr N Paulsen
05 Apr 2016 NW518 by Mr Y Cassim
05 Apr 2016 NW505 by Mr Y Cassim
05 Apr 2016 NW644 by MR N PAULSEN
18 Mar 2016 NW604 by Mr M G P Lekota
11 Mar 2016 NW234 by Mr N Paulsen
11 Mar 2016 NW504 by Mr S Esau
11 Mar 2016 NW503 by Mr S Esau

All questions to the Minister

Attendance

2017 12 meetings Attendance rate 61%
2016 34 meetings 64%
2015 30 meetings 57%
2014 15 meetings 61%
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Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Albertina Kakaza

Tel: 021 403 3765

Cell: 083 709 8391

Email: akakaza@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Yolanda Sili

Tel: 021 403 2785

Email: ysili@parliament.gov.za

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