Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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Oversight responsibility of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committee

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committee is responsible of the oversight of the Department of Cooperative Governance as well as the following statutory entities:

Municipal Infrastructure Unit
South African Local Government Association
Commission for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities
Municipal Demarcation Board

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.

14 Nov 2018 Municipal Structures Amendment Bill: stakeholder engagement
13 Nov 2018 Municipal Structures Amendment Bill: stakeholder engagement
07 Nov 2018 Customary Initiation Bill [B7-2018]: proposed amendments
31 Oct 2018 Local Government Youth Development Forum; Customary Initiation Bill: deliberations
30 Oct 2018 Cooperative Governance BRRR
23 Oct 2018 Minister on municipalities affected by VBS Bank collapse
17 Oct 2018 Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs BRRR
16 Oct 2018 Customary Initiation Bill [B7-2018]: public hearings report; Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs BRRR
11 Oct 2018 Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; DTA & MISA 2017/18 Annual Reports
10 Oct 2018 SALGA, MDB & CRL Commission 2017/18 Annual Reports
09 Oct 2018 COGTA audit outcomes: Auditor General briefing
19 Sep 2018 Customary Initiation Bill [B7-2018]: public hearings
12 Sep 2018 Customary Initiation Bill: stakeholder engagement
11 Sep 2018 Meeting with Mozambique delegation
04 Sep 2018 Customary Initiation Bill [B7-2018]: stakeholder engagement, with Deputy Minister
06 Jun 2018 Eskom debt payments by municipalities: IMTT progress report; Local Economic Development
05 Jun 2018 Customary Initiation Bill: briefing by Department of Traditional Affairs
08 May 2018 ATC180508: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 4 of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 8 May 2018
08 May 2018 ATC180508: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 4 of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 8 May 2018
08 May 2018 ATC180508: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 4 of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 8 May 2018
14 Feb 2018 ATC180214: Report Of The Pc on Cogta on the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) on the Commercialisation of Religion and Abuse of Peoples Beliefs dated 14 February 2018
09 Dec 2017 ATC171209: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Study Tour to China, 02 – 09 December 2017
24 Oct 2017 ATC171024: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill [B23 – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 24 October 2017
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs dated 17 October 2017
22 Jun 2017 ATC170622: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill [B8 – 2017] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 22 June 2017
14 Jun 2017 ATC170714: Interim report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill [B8 – 2017], dated 14 June 2017
10 May 2017 ATC170510: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote No. 4 of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dated 10 May 2017
20 Oct 2016 ATC161020: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 20 October 2016
19 Apr 2016 ATC160419: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 4 of The Department of Cooperative Governance And Traditional Affairs dated 13 April 2016
19 Nov 2015 ATC151119: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Disaster Management Amendment Bill [B 10 D – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 76) dated 17 November 2015
17 Nov 2015 ATC151117: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Disaster Management Amendment Bill [B 10 – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 76) dated 17 November 2015
20 Oct 2015 ATC151020: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 20 October 2015
03 Jun 2015 ATC150604: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Disaster Management Amendment Bill [B10 – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 76) dated 3 June 2015
05 May 2015 ATC150505: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 4 of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dated 05 May 2015
28 Oct 2014 ATC141030: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 28 october 2014
10 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget Vote 3 of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 10 July 2014
12 Feb 2014 ATC140304: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Amendment Bill [B 33 – 2013], dated, 12 February 2014:
01 Aug 2013 ATC131017: Draft Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the oversight visits to North West and Eastern Cape Provinces from 21 to 25 July and 28 July to 1 August 2013 – Dated 17 September 2013
14 May 2013 ATC130520: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Budget Vote 3: Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated, 14 May 2013
30 Jan 2013 ATC130328: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Oversight Visit to Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga Province from 28 – 30 January 2013, dated 26 March 2013
20 Nov 2012 ATC121203: Report of the Select Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Consideration of Extension of Intervention in Indaka Local Municipality – dated 20 November 2012
20 Nov 2012 ATC121120: Report of the Select Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Consideration of the Termination Of Intervention in Okhahlamba Local Municipality and Extension of Intervention in Indaka Local Municipality – dated 20 November 2012   
20 Nov 2012 ATC121203: Report of the Select Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Consideration of the Termination Of Intervention in Okhahlamba Local Municipality– dated 20 November 2012
23 Oct 2012 ATC121023: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 23 October 2012 2011
23 Oct 2012 ATC121023: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, dated 23 October 2012
02 May 2012 ATC120502: Report on Budget Vote 3, dated 2 May 2012
07 Jun 2011 ATC110607: Report Budget Vote 3: Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
31 May 2011 ATC110531: Report Budget Vote 3: Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
30 Mar 2011 ATC110330: Report: Northern Cape Province from 27 – 30 March 2011, dated 24 April 2012
02 Nov 2010 Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation on the performance of the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs for the 2009/10 financial year, dated 2 November 2010
20 Apr 2010 ATC100420: Report on Budget Vote 3: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
22 Mar 2010 ATC100322: Report on Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Bill [B 22 – 2010]
11 Nov 2009 ATC091111: Report on Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill
11 Nov 2009 ATC091111: Report on Oversight Visit to Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality
11 Nov 2009 ATC091111: Report National House of Traditional Leaders Bill
12 Feb 2009 ATC090212: Report on Cross-boundary Municipalities Laws Repeal and Related Matters Amendment Bill
26 Nov 2008 ATC081126: Report on Oversight visit to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Host Cities
26 Nov 2008 ATC081126: Report on Oversight Visit to the SALGA & the Winterveldt Community
26 Nov 2008 ATC081126: Report on Public Hearings on National House of Traditional Leaders Bill & Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill
26 Nov 2008 ATC081126: Report on Budget Vote 29
13 Aug 2008 ATC080813: Report Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill
13 Aug 2008 ATC080813: Report on National House of Traditional Leaders Bill
24 Jun 2008 ATC080624: Report on Local Government Laws Amendment Bill
Report: Local Government Laws Amendment Bill
Report: Budget Vote 29
17 Sep 2018 NW2300 by Mr Y Cassim - 1. With regard to the mega housing project in ...
17 Sep 2018 NW2349 by Mr Z R Xalisa - Whether any municipalities in the country have ...
17 Sep 2018 NW2302 by Ms T Gqada - (1)What is the total number of Ekurhuleni Metro ...
17 Sep 2018 NW2194 by Dr P J Groenewald - Whether his department is at all involved in the ...
17 Sep 2018 NW2301 by MS T Gqada - (1)Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan ...
17 Sep 2018 NW2299 by Mr Y Cassim - (1)What is the name of the contactor who ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2323 by Mr T Rawula - (1)(a) What number of labour disputes are ...
13 Sep 2018 NW513 by Ms E R Wilson - What (a) number of (i) councillors and (ii) ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2499 by E M Mthethwa - In light of the fact that the future of the ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2221 by Mr A R McLoughlin - (1)What are the (a) full details and (b) detailed ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2500 by Mr M L D Ntombela - Has the Local Government Management Improved ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2443 by Mr T Rawula - What is the (a) name of each investing company ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2222 by Mr A R McLoughlin - Whether he will furnish Mr A R McLoughlin with ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2545 by Mr M Waters - With regard to fire fighters at the fire stations ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2342 by Mr Z R Xalisa - With reference to the reply to question 1569 on ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2249 by Mr Adv H C Schmidt - Whether the Emfuleni Local Municipality defended ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2254 by Mr K P Robertson - Whether he will furnish Mr K P Robertson with all ...
20 Aug 2018 NW2076 by Ms D van der Walt - (1) (a) What amount does each specified ...
07 Aug 2018 NW525 by Mr M Waters - With reference to the reply to question 1650 on ...
07 Aug 2018 NW1925 by Mr T Rawula - (1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
07 Aug 2018 NW348 by Ms LV James - (a) What is the total amount that was (i) ...
07 Aug 2018 NW2114 by M S Malatsi - What number of title deeds did each metropolitan ...
07 Aug 2018 NW1682 by Ms N R Mashabela - What is the (a) name and (b) location of each ...
07 Aug 2018 NW524 by Mr M Waters - With reference to the reply to question 1298 on ...
30 Jul 2018 NW1313 by Dr P J Groenewald - (1) Whether, with reference to the reply to ...
30 Jul 2018 NW1225 by P J Groenewald - (1)With reference to the reply to question 2434 ...
30 Jul 2018 NW1223 by P J Groenewald - (1)With reference to the reply to question 2436 ...
30 Jul 2018 NW1224 by P J Groenewald - (1)With reference to the reply to question 2435 ...
25 Jul 2018 NW1998 by Mrs A M Dreyer - (1)Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan ...
25 Jul 2018 NW1312 by Dr P J Groenewald - (1)(a) Which municipalities in each province did ...
25 Jul 2018 NW1996 by Mrs A M Dreyer - (1) What (a) number of water quality tests did ...
25 Jul 2018 NW1891 by Mr Z R Xalisa - What is the (a) total number of traditional ...
25 Jul 2018 NW2077 by Ms D van der Walt - (1) Whether the Greater Tzaneen Local ...
25 Jul 2018 NW526 by Mr M Waters - With reference to the reply to question 2208 on ...
25 Jul 2018 NW2001 by Mrs D Robinson - What is the total number of title deeds that have ...
25 Jul 2018 NW1437 by Mr K J Mileham - (1) Whether any exemptions were granted to the ...
07 Jul 2018 NW1610 by Mr K J Mileham - Whether any municipalities in the North West ...
05 Jul 2018 NW1354 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether any municipal water pipelines intersect ...
03 Jul 2018 NW810 by Mr K J Mileham - (1)Whether any municipality’s health inspectorate ...
03 Jul 2018 NW1632 by Mrs A M Dreyer - Whether, with reference to the reply to question ...
03 Jul 2018 NW805 by D van der Walt - (1)With regard to the debt owed to Eskom by the ...
29 Jun 2018 NW144 by Mr Z R Xalisa - (1)What are the (a) details and (b) levels of ...
29 Jun 2018 NW2005 by Mr K J Mileham - (1)With reference to the statement in his speech ...
26 Jun 2018 NW1314 by Dr P J Groenewald - Whether, with reference to the reply to question ...
26 Jun 2018 NW1309 by Mr T Rawula - What (a) has his department done to uncover the ...
26 Jun 2018 NW928 by Ms D Carter - (a) Which municipalities invested funds in the ...
26 Jun 2018 NW1440 by Mr M R Bara - (1)Whether any forensic investigations have been ...
26 Jun 2018 NW48 by Mr M Waters - (1) Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council ...
26 Jun 2018 NW1152 by Mr K J Mileham - (1) What is the (a) current and (b) ideal ratio ...
26 Jun 2018 NW52 by Mr K J Mileham - What is the total amount owed by each of the ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill 08 Jun 2018 B19-2018 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Customary Initiation Bill 05 Apr 2018 B7-2018 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill 28 Mar 2017 B8-2017 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill 22 Sep 2015 B23-2015 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Disaster Management Amendment Bill 09 Mar 2015 B10-2015 Act commenced
Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Amendment 24 Sep 2013 B33-2013 Act commenced
2010 Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2010 B22-2010 Act commenced
Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Amendment Bill 10 Sep 2009 B12-2009 Act commenced
National House of Traditional Leaders Bill 20 Jun 2008 B56-2008 Act commenced
Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill 20 Jun 2008 B57-2008 Act commenced
Local Government Laws Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2007 B28-2007 Act commenced
Constitution Thirteenth Amendment Bill 29 Jun 2007 B24-2007 Act commenced
Cross-Boundary Municipalities Laws Repeal And Related Matters Amendment Bill 29 Jun 2007 B25-2007 Act commenced
Municipal Fiscal Powers and Functions Bill 03 May 2007 B9-2007 Act commenced
2018 31 meetings Attendance rate 85%
2017 40 meetings 98%
2016 21 meetings 98%
2015 26 meetings 82%
2014 14 meetings 81%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Shereen Cassiem

Tel: 021 403 3769

Cell: 083 709 8533

Email: scassiem@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Beverly Walters

Tel: 021 403 3138

Cell: 083 709 8408

Email: bwalters@parliament.gov.za





 

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