Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

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Oversight responsibility of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Portfolio Committee

The Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development as well as the following statutory entities: 

Agricultural Research Council
National Agricultural Marketing Council
Perishable Products Export Control Board
Onderstepoort Biological Products Limited

Ingonyama Trust Board
 

Committees conduct their business on behalf of the House and report back on matters referred to them.

Learn more about the work of this Committee: Legacy Reports

The role and functions of Committees in Parliament (provided by Parliament)
In accordance with the powers given to it by the Constitution, the National Assembly establishes a range of committees with assigned powers and functions. The committees are required to report regularly on their activities and to make recommendations to the House for debate and decision. A large part of the Assembly’s role in the law‑making process happens in committees and much of its oversight over the executive is also done through committees, particularly the portfolio committees.

There is a portfolio committee for each corresponding government department. The composition of the committees reflects, as far as is practicable, the numerical strengths of the parties represented in the Assembly. That committee will deliberate on bills covering that department’s area of jurisdiction and scrutinise and report on its annual budget and strategic plan. As the people’s representatives, members of the committees determine whether government departments are delivering on what they promised and whether they are spending the public money they receive in a responsible manner. As part of their oversight work, committees may also do site visits where they find out directly from the people at ground level whether the government is delivering on its promises.

If a committee reports on a matter and makes certain recommendations, that report will be debated in a full sitting or plenary to give other members of the House an opportunity to engage with the content of the report. Once the report has been debated, the House decides whether to adopt the committee’s recommendations. The House may also decide only to note the report or it may refer the report back to the committee with an instruction to do further work

Broadly speaking, the mandates of Committees are to consider and process legislation referred to it; exercise oversight over the Department and entities reporting to it; consider international agreements referred to it; consider the budget vote of the Department and its entities; facilitate public participation in its processes; and to consider all other matters referred to it in terms of legislation and the Rules of Parliament

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 167 of the National Assembly 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 working arrangements

-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

Committee membership is distributed among the parties roughly in proportion to the seats they get in Parliament, so if a party wins 20% of the seats, its MPs will occupy about 20% of committee positions.

The NA Rules Committee agreed that all Committees will be comprised of 11 Members: ANC – 6; DA – 2; EFF – 1; other parties – 2. 

Where it is practicably possible, each party is entitled to at least one representative in a Committee.

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 59(1)(b) of the Constitution requires that the National Assembly and it’s committees conduct their business in an open manner and hold their sittings in public. Section 59(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’. Rule 184(2) of the Rules of the National Assembly further require that any decision to exclude the public from a committee meeting or part thereof must be taken ‘after due consideration’ by that committee

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.

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.

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.

No results.

04 Sep 2020 ULTRA Bill: Committee Staff on issues raised by stakeholders during public hearings
01 Sep 2020 ULTRA Bill: DALRRD on issues raised by stakeholders during public hearings
28 Aug 2020 ULTRA Bill: public hearings day 5
26 Aug 2020 ULTRA Bill: public hearings day 4
25 Aug 2020 ULTRA Bill: public hearings day 3
19 Aug 2020 ULTRA Bill: public hearings day 2
18 Aug 2020 ULTRA Bill: public hearings day 1
28 Jul 2020 Animal Disease status; ULTRA Bill; KZN oversight recommendations; with Deputy Minister
15 Jul 2020 Farmer Register; Constitutional Court ruling on labour tenants; Committee Report: DALRRD adjustments budget; with Minister
08 Jul 2020 Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on Adjustment Budget and Revised Annual Performance Plan; with Minister and Deputy Ministers
26 Jun 2020 Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment (ULTRA) Bill [B6-2020]: DALRRD briefing; with Minister
10 Jun 2020 DAFF & ARC 2019/20 Quarter 3 & 4 performance; with Minister
04 Jun 2020 Ingonyama Trust Board & DRDLR 2019/20 Quarter 3 & 4 performance; with Minister
29 May 2020 Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Budget: Committee Report
26 May 2020 National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) Programme: briefing
19 May 2020 Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement; DALRRD Budget: Committee Report; Implementation of Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund
11 May 2020 OVG, ARC, OBP, NAMC & PPECB 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans with Minister
05 May 2020 Commission on Restitution of Land Rights; Ingonyama Trust Board 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry
05 May 2020 Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry
15 Jul 2020 ATC200715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on the Special Adjustment Budgetand the 2020/21 Revised Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Vote 29, dated 15 July 2020
05 Jun 2020 ATC200605: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on the 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan and the Budget of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and its Entities, Vote 29, Dated 29 May 2020.
19 Nov 2019 ATC191119: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on an Oversight Kwazulu-Natal Province from 26 to 30 August 2019, dated 12 October 2019
23 Oct 2019 ATC191023: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Agriculture (Vote 24), dated 16 October 2019
23 Oct 2019 ATC191023: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Rural Development and Land Reform (Vote 39), Dated 16 October 2019
10 Jul 2019 ATC190710: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on the 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan and the Budget of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Vote 24) and its Entities, dated 10 July 2019.
10 Jul 2019 ATC190710: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on Budget Vote 39: Rural Development and Land Reform, 10 July 2019
28 Nov 2018 ATC181128: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on an Oversight Visit to Free State Province from 13 – 17 August 2018, Dated 27 November 2018
30 Oct 2018 ATC181030: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, dated 30 October 2018
11 Sep 2018 ATC180911: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Plant Improvement Bill [B8D – 2015], dated 11 September 2018
11 Sep 2018 ATC180911: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill [B11D – 2015], dated 11 September 2018
05 Jun 2018 ATC180605: 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 05 June 2018
29 May 2018 ATC180529: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the National Forests Amendment Bill [B11 – 2016], dated 29 May 2018
29 May 2018 ATC180529: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on an oversight visit to North West Province from 10 – 15 September 2017, dated 29 May 2018
08 May 2018 ATC180508: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan and the Budget of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Vote 24) and its Entities, dated 08 May 2018
19 Oct 2017 ATC171019: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries dated 19 October 2017
19 Oct 2017 ATC171019: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries dated 19 October 2017
06 Sep 2017 ATC170906: Joint Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency and Multi-Party Women’s Caucus on the Oversight visit to Mpumalanga Province on 26 – 31 March 2017, dated 06 September 2017
21 Jun 2017 ATC170621: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on an Oversight Visit to Knysna, Western Cape Province, 21 June 2017
19 May 2017 ATC170519: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the Strategic Plan, 2017/18 Annual Performance Plan and the Budget of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Vote 24) and its Entities, dated 19 May 2017
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
23 Aug 2016 ATC160823: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on President’s reservations on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill [B9B – 2015], dated 23 August 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 request to nominate candidates for appointment to the board of the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), dated 29 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
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 Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill [B40-2013] (National Assembly- section 75), 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.
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 ATC110118 :Report on Oversight Visit to West Coast, dated 18 January 2011
18 Jan 2011 Report: Public Hearings on Transformation in the Agricultural Sector, 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
03 Jul 2020 Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill
07 Feb 2020 Land Donations Policy
21 Jan 2020 Draft National Spatial Development Framework (NSDF)
17 Jan 2020 Nominations: Agricultural Research Council
03 Jan 2020 Beneficiary Selection and Land Allocation Policy
15 Nov 2019 Draft document – Bovine Brucellosis Control Policy, South Afric
20 Feb 2019 Feeds and Pet Food Bill - draft
03 Aug 2018 Climate Smart Agriculture Strategic Framework - draft
31 Jul 2018 Comprehensive Producer Development Support - Draft National Policy
30 Nov 2017 Animal Protection Amendment Bill [PMB-2017]
17 Jul 2017 National Forests Amendment Bill [B11-2016]
17 Jul 2017 National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill [B22-2016]
17 Jul 2017 Liquor Products Amendment Bill [B10-2016]
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: Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Draft Bill
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Fertilizer and Feeds Bill [B41 - 2012]
07 Sep 2020 NW1600 by Ms H S Winkler - What (a) animals are listed under Category A,...
07 Sep 2020 NW1491 by Mrs A Steyn - What is the current status of employment of...
07 Sep 2020 NW1282 by Mrs A Steyn - What (a) total number of (i) judgments and...
26 Aug 2020 NW1410 by Mr D Joseph - Whether she intends to introduce amending...
06 Aug 2020 NW1374 by Mr N P Masipa - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
06 Aug 2020 NW1375 by Mr N P Masipa - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
06 Aug 2020 NW1376 by Mr M Bagraim - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
06 Aug 2020 NW1377 by Mr M Bagraim - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
06 Aug 2020 NW1373 by Mr N P Masipa - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
06 Aug 2020 NW1379 by Mr M Chetty - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
06 Aug 2020 NW1380 by Mr M Chetty - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
06 Aug 2020 NW1381 by Mr M Chetty - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
06 Aug 2020 NW1656 by Mr M K Montwedi - What total number of farmer categories has her...
06 Aug 2020 NW1378 by Mr M Bagraim - What are the relevant details of (a)(i) land...
05 Aug 2020 NW1396 by Mrs A Steyn - (a) What number of Farmer Production Support...
04 Aug 2020 NW1493 by Mrs A Steyn - What (a) are the names of each person employed...
04 Aug 2020 NW862 by Mr H C CKrüger - 1) Whether her department will offer any form...
03 Aug 2020 NW1584 by Mrs A Steyn - Whether her department has a list of all the...
22 Jul 2020 NW1395 by Mrs A Steyn - What are the objectives of the Deeds...
22 Jul 2020 NW1320 by Mrs A Steyn - Whether the Minister of Finance approved the...
09 Jul 2020 NW1397 by Mrs A Steyn - With reference to her department’s...
09 Jul 2020 NW1198 by Mrs A Steyn - Whether she appointed any advisors since she...
08 Jul 2020 NW1199 by Mrs A Steyn - (a) What number of (i) judgments and (ii)...
08 Jul 2020 NW1322 by Mrs A Steyn - What is the (a) average number of days taken...
08 Jul 2020 NW1284 by Mrs A Steyn - (a) What is the current vacancy rate of her...
08 Jul 2020 NW1277 by Mr A C Roos - With regard to the Spatial Data Infrastructure...
08 Jul 2020 NW1151 by Ms T Breedt - (1) Whether her department purchased any goods...
08 Jul 2020 NW1028 by Ms H S Winkler - What is the motivation behind the amendment to...
02 Jul 2020 NW1078 by Mrs A Steyn - What (a) total number of applications for...
02 Jul 2020 NW1283 by Mrs A Steyn - With reference to the shift that was approved...
02 Jul 2020 NW1200 by Mrs A Steyn - With reference to the shift that was approved...
02 Jul 2020 NW279 by Mr A M Shaik Emam - (a) Why is (i) a moratorium on all evictions...
02 Jul 2020 NW986 by Mr M K Montwedi - What (a) is the total cost for the approved...
19 Jun 2020 NW1079 by Mrs A Steyn - Whether any budget roll-over was requested by...
18 Jun 2020 NW1014 by Mrs A Steyn - What amount has been (a) made available for...
15 Jun 2020 NW1013 by Mrs A Steyn - Whether she received comments against some of...
11 Jun 2020 NW433 by Mr N P Masipa - What is the Government’s position regarding...
10 Jun 2020 NW936 by Ms T Breedt - Whether her department awarded any tenders...
01 Jun 2020 NW27 by E Mr M K Montwedi - What programme does her department have in...
01 Jun 2020 NW826 by Mr M K Montwedi - Whether any communal property associations...
01 Jun 2020 NW825 by Mr M K Montwedi - Whether there is a lease agreement between the...
01 Jun 2020 NW650 by Mrs A Steyn - (1) Whether her department distributes food...
01 Jun 2020 NW544 by Ms H S Gumbi - (a) What are the relevant details of the...
01 Jun 2020 NW350 by Mr N P Masipa - In light of the fact that her department...
22 May 2020 NW473 by Mr N P Masipa - What is the total number of farms and/or land...
22 May 2020 NW368 by Mr M K Montwedi - Whether her department has any programmes to...
22 May 2020 NW382 by Dr M Q Ndlozi - Whether she will meet the residents and the...
22 May 2020 NW381 by Mr M K Montwedi - Whether her department is investigating the...
22 May 2020 NW471 by Mrs A Steyn - Whether (a) her department and (b) any lessees...
22 May 2020 NW586 by Mr M K Montwedi - What measures has she put in place to support...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill 06 May 2020 B6-2020 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill 03 Nov 2016 B22-2016 Withdrawn
National Forests Amendment Bill 21 Jul 2016 B11-2016 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Liquor Products Amendment Bill 07 Jul 2016 B10-2016 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill 12 Mar 2015 B11-2015 The bill has been signed into law.
Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill 03 Mar 2015 B9-2015 Act commenced
Plant Improvement Bill 03 Mar 2015 B8-2015 The bill has been signed into law.
Marine Living Resources Amendment Bill 13 Sep 2013 B30-2013 Act commenced
Fertilizers and Feeds Bill 27 Nov 2012 B41-2012 Withdrawn
Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions Amendment Bill 13 Jun 2012 B25-2012 Act commenced
Provision of Land And Assistance Amendment Bill 12 Jun 2008 B40-2008 Act commenced
Land Use Management Bill 28 May 2008 B27-2008 Lapsed
Agricultural Debt Management Repeal Bill 23 May 2008 B24-2008 Act commenced
Liquor Products Amendment Bill 21 May 2008 B22-2008 Act commenced
Sectional Titles Amendment Bill 16 May 2006 B8-2006 Act commenced
Deeds Registries Amendment Bill 04 May 2006 B5-2006 Act commenced
2020 27 meetings Attendance rate 85%
2019 16 meetings 89%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretaries of Committee:

Albertina Kakaza

Tel: 021 403 3765

Cell: 083 709 8391

Email: akakaza@parliament.gov.za

Phumla Nyamza

Tel: 021 403 3852

Cell: 083 709 8492

pnyamza@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Ms Nonzwakazi Stemele

E-mail: nstemele@parliament.gov.za

Cell. 083 709 8496

 

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