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Oversight responsibility of Mining Portfolio Committee

The Mining Portfolio Committee is Responsible for the oversight of the Department of Mining as well as the following statutory entities:

Council for Geoscience
Mine Health and Safety Council
South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator
Council for Mineral Technology
State Diamond Trader

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.

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12 Sep 2018 State Capture allegations: process; Department of Mineral Resources Quarter 1 performance
05 Sep 2018 Department of Mineral Resources Quarter 4 performance; Oversight Reports
22 Aug 2018 Minister of Mineral Resources on current state of department
12 Jun 2018 Mining Charter consultative review
30 May 2018 Optimum Coal Mine; Shiva Uranium Mine; Lily Mine progress report; State Capture Inquiry programme
23 May 2018 Section 54 notices & Chamber of Mines proposal; State Capture inquiry programme
25 Apr 2018 State Capture Inquiry into ex-Mineral Resources Minister: Terms of Reference / Witnesses; Committee DMR Budget Report
19 Apr 2018 State Diamond Trader & CGS & Mintek & SADPMR Annual Performance Plan
18 Apr 2018 Department of Mineral Resources & Mine Health and Safety Council Annual Performance Plan
25 Apr 2018 ATC180425: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 29 of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2018/ 2019 Financial Year, dated 25 April 2018
08 Nov 2017 ATC171108: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on its oversight visit Gauteng on the 11-15 September 2017, dated 08 November 2017
06 Sep 2017 ATC170906: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on its oversight visit to the Province of North West on the 26 – 29 June 2017, dated 06 September 2017
06 Sep 2017 ATC170906: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources (PCMR) on a study tour to Australia from – 31 July to 04 August 2017, dated 06 September 2017
31 May 2017 ATC170531: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources (PCMR) on its oversight visit to the Provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga on the 26 – 31 March 2017, dated 31 May 2017
10 May 2017 ATC170510: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 29 of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2017/2018 Financial Year, dated 10 May 2017
15 Mar 2017 ATC170315: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on its oversight visit to the Western Cape from 30 January till 03 February 2017, dated 15 March 2017
19 Oct 2016 ATC161019: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources dated 19 October 2016
19 Oct 2016 ATC161019: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on President’s reservation on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15B -2013], dated 19 October 2016
14 Apr 2016 ATC160414: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on the Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and Budget of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2016/2017 Financial Year, dated 13 April 2016
01 Mar 2016 ATC160301: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on its oversight visit to the Mpumalanga Province, on the 21-24 July 2015, dated 3 February 2016
20 Oct 2015 ATC151020: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources dated 20 October 2015
10 Sep 2015 ATC150910: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on its oversight visit to the Northern Cape Province, on the 24 – 27 March, dated 12 August 2015
10 Sep 2015 ATC150910: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on its oversight visit to the Province of KwaZulu Natal and Eastern Cape, on the 01 – 06 February 2015 dated 12 August 2015
04 May 2015 ATC150504: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on the Strategic Plan and Budget Vote 29 of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2015/2016 Financial Year, dated 29 April 2015
04 Mar 2015 ATC150304: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on its oversight visit to the North West Province, on the 23 – 26 November 2014, dated 04 March 2015
24 Oct 2014 ATC141030: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, dated 24 October 2014
26 Sep 2014 ATC141030: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on its oversight visit to the Province of Gauteng, on the 25 – 26 September 2014, dated 29 October 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on the Strategic Plan and Budget Vote 32 of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2014/2015  Financial Year, dated 11 July 2014
11 Mar 2014 ATC140311: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15-2013], (National Assembly– section 76), dated 11 March 2014
29 Oct 2013 ATC131101: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources dated 29 October 2013
05 Jun 2013 ATC130607: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on public hearings on the Mining Charter , dated 5 June 2013
22 May 2013 ATC130524: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on the Strategic Plan and Budget Vote 32 of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2013/14  Financial Year, dated 22 May 2013
24 Oct 2012 ATC121101: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on the Performance of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2011/12 Financial Year, dated 24 October 2012
15 Feb 2012 ATC120215: Report on oversight visit to Mpumalanga, dated 15 February 2012
24 Nov 2011 ATC111124: Report on Performance of Department of Mineral Resources for the 2010/11 financial year
08 Sep 2011 ATC110908: Report on Oversight visit to Sekhukhune, Limpopo Province from 05-08 September 2011, dated 30 November 2011
02 Sep 2011 ATC110902: Report on Third Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene (AfricaSan 3)
30 May 2011 ATC110530: Report on Strategic Plan and Budget Vote 32 of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2011/12 Financial Year
25 May 2011 ATC110525: Report on Geosciences Amendment Bill
25 May 2011 ATC11052s: Report on Strategic Plan and Budget Vote 32 of the Department of Mineral Resources for the 2011/12 Financial Year
26 Jan 2011 ATC120821: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on an International Study Tour to Chile and Bolivia on the 17-26 January 2011, dated 14 June 2012
06 Aug 2010 ATC100806: Report on Oversight visit to Gauteng from 1-6 August 2010
21 Apr 2010 ATC100421: Report on Budget Vote 31 And DMR Strategic Plan
18 Nov 2009 ATC091118: Report on Oversight Visits n four Provinces to investigate illegal mining activities
19 Jun 2009 ATC090619: Joint on Report: Budget Vote 28
19 Nov 2008 ATC081119: Report on Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill
19 Nov 2008 ATC081119: Report on Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill
18 Sep 2008 ATC080918: Report on Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill
17 Sep 2008 ATC080917: Report on National Radioactive Waste Management Agency Bill
19 Aug 2008 ATC081119: Report on National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute Bill
14 Aug 2008 ATC080814: Report on National Energy Bill
26 Jun 2008 ATC080626: Report on Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill
24 Jun 2008 ATC080624: Report on Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill
04 Jun 2008 ATC080604: Report on Strategic Plan and Budget Vote: 28
24 Aug 2018 NW1657 by Adv H C Schmidt - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...
24 Aug 2018 NW989 by Mr W Horn - How much land does (a) his department and (b) the ...
24 Aug 2018 NW921 by Dr P J Groenewald - (1)Whether he is aware of the incident on 21 ...
24 Aug 2018 NW1933 by Mr T Rawula - (1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
24 Aug 2018 NW1717 by Mr T Rawula - (1)(a) What total amount of land owned by his ...
17 Aug 2018 NW1282 by Mr S M Jafta - With reference to section 54 of the Mine Health ...
17 Aug 2018 NW866 by Adv H C Schmidt - (1) Whether a certain person (name and details ...
17 Aug 2018 NW156 by Mr L G Mokoena - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity ...
17 Aug 2018 NW2026 by Ms B S Masango - (1)What are the details of the (a) number of ...
17 Aug 2018 NW1882 by Mr T Rawula - (1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
17 Aug 2018 NW1355 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether there are any (a) environmental and (b) ...
26 Jul 2018 NW2048 by Mr J A Esterhuizen - In light of the fact that 45% of global economic ...
26 Jul 2018 NW1108 by Mr T Rawula - What (a) number of consulting firms or companies ...
26 Jul 2018 NW438 by Mr R T Hugo - What (a) amount in funding did his department ...
26 Jul 2018 NW1739 by Mr J A Esterhuizen - In light of the fact that mining is an industry ...
30 May 2018 NW170 by Mr T Rawula - With reference to his testimony to the Portfolio ...
30 May 2018 NW865 by Adv H C Schmidt - Whether the staff organogram of his department is ...
30 May 2018 NW361 by Ms SP Kopane - (a) What 1s the total amount that was (i) ...
30 May 2018 NW516 by Mr R K Purdon - (1) What are the details of the basis on which ...
30 May 2018 NW141 by Mr T Rawula - Whether (a) he or (b) the Deputy Minister made ...
14 Nov 2017 NW3396 by Mr T J Brauteseth - Whether his department is aware of any salary ...
14 Nov 2017 NW3466 by Mr L F Mokoena - (1)How many officials and/or employees in his ...
10 Nov 2017 NW2673 by Ms N R Mashabela - What is the total number of mines that his ...
09 Nov 2017 NW3578 by Mr T R Majola - (a) What is the total number of supplier invoices ...
06 Nov 2017 NW3328 by Mr L G Mokoena - (1)Whether the (a) chief executive officer and ...
06 Nov 2017 NW2959 by Mr J R B Lorimer - With regard to the 10 interventions agreed to by ...
06 Nov 2017 NW3103 by Adv H C Schmidt - (1)With reference to a certain company (name ...
06 Nov 2017 NW3104 by Adv H C Schmidt - (1)With reference to a certain company (name and ...
06 Nov 2017 NW3105 by Adv H C Schmidt - (1)Whether his department has received any ...
06 Nov 2017 NW3188 by Mr L G Moekona - (1)What are the details including the ranks of ...
06 Oct 2017 NW2596 by Mr L G Mokoena - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...
06 Oct 2017 NW2890 by Ms T Gqada - What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) ...
08 Sep 2017 NW2093 by Mr L G Mokoena - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any ...
08 Sep 2017 NW2658 by Mr J R B Lorimer - (1)Whether he has found that the collapse of a ...
08 Sep 2017 NW2601 by Mr M M Dlamini - What number of mines failed to get their mining ...
08 Sep 2017 NW2462 by Mr L G Mokoena - (a) What is the total number of jobs that have ...
31 Aug 2017 NW2394 by Mr T Z Hadebe - (1)(a) How many asbestos mines have been ...
31 Aug 2017 NW2301 by Mr P G Moteka - (1)Why has he not finally declared a restriction ...
29 Aug 2017 NW2297 by Mr L G Mokoena - (1)Why has his department not published (a) a ...
25 Aug 2017 NW2300 by Ms M S Khawula - Does his department ensure that public ...
25 Aug 2017 NW2302 by Ms M O Mokause - Whether the Petroleum Association of South Africa ...
25 Aug 2017 NW2299 by Mr Z R Xalisa - (1)Does his department ensure that public ...
25 Aug 2017 NW2298 by Ms L Mathys - (1)On what date will his department update its ...
25 Aug 2017 NW2222 by Mr J R B Lorimer - (1)(a) Who invited him to the community ...
25 Aug 2017 NW2221 by Mr J R B Lorimer - (1)Whether he has been informed that the ...
23 Aug 2017 NW2223 by Mr J R B Lorimer - (1)Whether a certain company (name furnished) has ...
27 Jul 2017 NW1904 by Mr L G Mokoena - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...
27 Jul 2017 NW1931 by Mr G Mackay - (1)Whether, in view of a certain development ...
11 Jul 2017 NW1930 by Mr G Mackay - (1)(a) On what date was the public participation ...
03 Jul 2017 NW1412 by Mr T J Brauteseth - What (a) is the total amount spent by his ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill 31 May 2013 B15-2013 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Geoscience Amendment Bill 14 Jun 2010 B12-2010 Act commenced
Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill 19 Jun 2008 B54-2008 Act commenced
National Energy Bill 18 Jun 2008 B52-2008 Act commenced
National Radioactive Waste Management Agency Bill 12 Jun 2008 B41-2008 Act commenced
Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill 03 May 2007 B10-2007 Act commenced
Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill 05 Sep 2006 B20-2006 Act commenced
Electricity Regulation Bill 18 Nov 2005 B29-2005
2018 13 meetings Attendance rate 80%
2017 25 meetings 74%
2016 22 meetings 71%
2015 20 meetings 84%
2014 16 meetings 66%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Ayanda Boss

Tel: 021 403 3768

Cell: 083 709 8515

Email: aboss@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Liezel Webb

Tel: 021 403 2544

Cell: 078 505 0901

Email: lwebb@parliament.gov.za

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