Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

National Assembly Committee

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.

21 Feb 2017 Eskom debt owed by municipalities; SONA impact on local government, with Minister
14 Feb 2017 Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent on its 2015/16 Annual Report
30 Nov 2016 Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill final draft: Western Cape public hearings
23 Nov 2016 State of traditional affairs in South Africa: Department of Traditional Affairs briefing, with Deputy Minister
08 Nov 2016 Drought situation in Free State: Water Affairs briefing; State of South African Cities 2016: South African Cities Network briefing
01 Nov 2016 Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: public hearings programme
20 Oct 2016 Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs BRRR
18 Oct 2016 Municipal Demarcation Board, SALGA, Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent, National Disaster Management Centre on their 2015/16 Annual Reports
13 Oct 2016 CRL Rights Commission 2015/16 Annual Report
12 Oct 2016 Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on its 2015/16 Annual Report, with Minister and Deputy Minister in attendance
11 Oct 2016 Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs & entities 2015/16 audit outcomes: Auditor-General briefing
20 Sep 2016 Committee programme
30 Aug 2016 Upper Limits of Total Remuneration Packages for Municipal Managers; Councils establishment: Department of Cooperative Governance update
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 the Termination Of Intervention in Okhahlamba 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 Extension of Intervention in Indaka 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 National House of Traditional Leaders Bill
11 Nov 2009 ATC091111: Report on Oversight Visit to Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality
12 Feb 2009 ATC090212: Report on Cross-boundary Municipalities Laws Repeal and Related Matters Amendment Bill
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 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 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: Budget Vote 29
Report: Local Government Laws Amendment Bill
15 Dec 2016 NW2152 by K J Mileham
05 Dec 2016 NW2601 by Mr K J Mileham
05 Dec 2016 NW2600 by Mr K J Mileham
05 Dec 2016 NW2499 by Mr Z R Xalisa
05 Dec 2016 NW2569 by Mr MS Mbatha
28 Nov 2016 NW2526 by Mr K J Mileham
28 Nov 2016 NW2552 by Mr M Waters
28 Nov 2016 NW2553 by Ms A Steyn
14 Nov 2016 NW2346 by Mr H C C Krüger
14 Nov 2016 NW2233 by Mr K J Mileham
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14 Nov 2016 NW2365 by Ms A Steyn
14 Nov 2016 NW2350 by Mr K J Mileham
14 Nov 2016 NW2289 by Mr Y Cassim
14 Nov 2016 NW2234 by Mr K J Mileham
31 Oct 2016 NW2151 by Mr K J Mileham
06 Oct 2016 NW2015 by Mr PG Atkinson
23 Sep 2016 NW1741 by Mr M Waters
23 Sep 2016 NW1739 by Mr K J Mileham
12 Sep 2016 NW1681 by Mr H C C Krüger
12 Sep 2016 NW1679 by Mr H C C Krüger
12 Sep 2016 NW1738 by Mr K J Mileham
12 Sep 2016 NW1680 by Mr H C C Krüger
30 Aug 2016 NW576 by Mr B R Topham
16 Aug 2016 NW569 by Mr C D Matsepe
11 Jul 2016 NW597 by Adv A de W Alberts
11 Jul 2016 NW550 by Mr M Waters
11 Jul 2016 NW1254 by Mr D America
08 Jul 2016 NW1590 by Mr T Z Hadebe
08 Jul 2016 NW793 by Ms NIT Tarabella Marchesi
06 Jul 2016 NW1387 by Ms V van Dyk
05 Jul 2016 NW1277 by Mr K J Mileham
05 Jul 2016 NW1276 by Mr K J Mileham
05 Jul 2016 NW1590 by Mr T Z Hadebe
05 Jul 2016 NW1338 by Ms T E Baker
05 Jul 2016 NW1438 by Ms S P Kopane
04 Jul 2016 NW577 by Ms N I Tarabella Marchesi
30 Jun 2016 NW591 by Mr S Mokgalapa
30 Jun 2016 NW1445 by Ms Z Jongbloed
30 Jun 2016 NW587 by Mr S C Motau
30 Jun 2016 NW580 by Mr M W Rabotapi
20 Jun 2016 NW1255 by Mr M Bagraim
10 Jun 2016 NW1188 by Mr BM Bhanga
09 Jun 2016 NW1479 by Mr K J Mileham
09 Jun 2016 NW1482 by Mr M Waters
09 Jun 2016 NW593 by Mr T W Mhlongo
07 Jun 2016 NW969 by Mr W Horn
07 Jun 2016 NW1130 by Mr Z N Mbhele
07 Jun 2016 NW1253 by Mr D America
07 Jun 2016 NW1252 by Mr D America

All questions to the Minister

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

Email: bwalters@parliament.gov.za