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.

20 Mar 2019 Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committee Legacy Report
27 Feb 2019 Municipal Systems Amendment Bill [B2-2019]: stakeholder engagement Day 2
26 Feb 2019 Municipal Systems Amendment Bill [B2-2019]: stakeholder engagement Day 1
05 Dec 2018 Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill [B8D-2017]: adoption; Municipal Structures Amendment Bill: deliberations
04 Dec 2018 Municipal Structures Amendment Bill: deliberations
27 Nov 2018 Department of Cooperative Governance 2017/18 Annual Report; Municipal Systems Amendment Bill: update with Deputy Minister
20 Nov 2018 Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill: deliberations
14 Nov 2018 Municipal Structures Amendment Bill: stakeholder engagement & tagging: Customary Initiation Bill: adoption
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 Customary Initiation Bill: deliberations on public comments
13 Feb 2019 ATC190213: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Traditional and Khoi – San Leadership Bill [B23D-2015] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 13 February 2019
13 Feb 2019 ATC190213: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill [B19-2018] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 13 February 2019
05 Dec 2018 ATC181205: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill [B8D-2017] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 5 December 2018
05 Dec 2018 ATC181205: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill [B8D-2017] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 5 December 2018
17 Nov 2018 ATC181117: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dated 17 2018
14 Nov 2018 ATC181114: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Customary Initiation Bill [B7-2018] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 14 November 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
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 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
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
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
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 SALGA & the Winterveldt Community
26 Nov 2008 ATC081126: Report on Oversight visit to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Host Cities
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
26 Mar 2019 NW405 by Ms T Stander - What is the status of the intervention in terms ...
26 Mar 2019 NW402 by Mr E M Mthethwa - What measures will he put in place to curb the ...
25 Mar 2019 NW187 by Mrs A M Dreyer - (1)What number of power outages have the suburbs ...
25 Mar 2019 NW656 by Adv A de W Alberts - (1)What has his department done so far to realise ...
25 Mar 2019 NW620 by Mr M G P Lekota - What steps does his department or the Government ...
25 Mar 2019 NW463 by Ms D van der Walt - (1)(a) What number of boreholes were drilled by ...
25 Mar 2019 NW232 by Mr X Ngwezi - Whether, with reference to the investigation ...
25 Mar 2019 NW29 by Mr Z R Xalisa - Whether any municipality or municipal entity ...
25 Mar 2019 NW417 by Mr W M Madisha - Whether, with regard to the Presidential ...
25 Mar 2019 NW185 by Mr M Waters - (1)What (a) number of vehicles does the ...
25 Mar 2019 NW615 by Dr A Lotriet - (1)With reference to the more than 280 title ...
25 Mar 2019 NW9 by Mr W W Wessels - (1)Has his department been informed of the crisis ...
25 Mar 2019 NW188 by Mrs A M Dreyer - (1)(a) What number of licencing centres does the ...
25 Mar 2019 NW539 by Dr P J Groenewald - (1)Whether, with reference to the reply to ...
25 Mar 2019 NW224 by The Leader of the Opposition - Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) ...
25 Mar 2019 NW1 by Mrs C Dudley - (1)(a) Where in the process the consideration and ...
25 Mar 2019 NW420 by Mr M G P Lekota - Whether any remedial action has been taken ...
25 Mar 2019 NW377 by Mrs K Jooste - (1)Whether the appointment of the Acting ...
25 Mar 2019 NW191 by Ms H S Boshoff - (1)What budget has been put aside for maintenance ...
25 Mar 2019 NW14 by Dr P J Groenewald - (1)Whether, with reference to the reply to ...
25 Mar 2019 NW88 by Mr K J Mileham - (a) What projects have been implemented to ...
25 Mar 2019 NW24 by Mr Z R Xalisa - What (a) number of (i) technicians and (ii) ...
25 Mar 2019 NW26 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What is the total number of employees in each (a) ...
25 Mar 2019 NW663 by Mr W M Madisha - What is the Government’s stance regarding the ...
25 Mar 2019 NW378 by Mr K J Mileham - (1)What are the details of the processes followed ...
25 Mar 2019 NW462 by Ms D van der Walt - (1)What (a) number of boreholes were drilled by ...
25 Mar 2019 NW541 by Dr P J Groenewald - (1)Whether, with reference to the reply to ...
25 Mar 2019 NW426 by Mr K J Mileham - (1)What are the details of the process followed ...
25 Mar 2019 NW190 by Ms H S Boshoff - (1)What budget has been put aside for maintenance ...
22 Mar 2019 NW598 by Mr M Bagraim - (a) What number of criminal charges were brought ...
22 Mar 2019 NW209 by D J Stubbe - Whether the Phokwane Local Municipality in the ...
22 Mar 2019 NW602 by Mr T R Majola - With regard to fire fighters at the Primrose Fire ...
22 Mar 2019 NW56 by Adv T E Mulaudzi - What is the total number of (a) plumbers, (b) ...
22 Mar 2019 NW259 by Mr Z R Xalisa - What number of (a) tender briefings were held in ...
22 Mar 2019 NW608 by Mr D J Stubbe - (1)Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any ...
22 Mar 2019 NW258 by Mr Z R Xalisa - What number of (a) tender briefings were held in ...
22 Mar 2019 NW695 by Ms V van Dyk - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and ...
22 Mar 2019 NW50 by Mr M M Dlamini - What is the housing backlog in each municipality ...
22 Mar 2019 NW403 by Mr N Ngwezi - What measures has he put in place to recover debt ...
22 Mar 2019 NW604 by Mr D America - (a) What number of waste management depots are in ...
22 Mar 2019 NW186 by Mr M Waters - (1)(a) What qualifications should the person ...
22 Mar 2019 NW391 by Adv H C Schmidt - (1)Whether, with reference to his reply to ...
22 Mar 2019 NW404 by Ms Z S Dlamini-Dubazana - Whether he has taken steps to intervene in the ...
22 Mar 2019 NW400 by Mr M L Shelembe - Whether, in light of the lack of information in ...
22 Mar 2019 NW401 by Mr E M Mthethwa - With reference to municipalities that were ...
22 Mar 2019 NW83 by Ms D van der Walt - What are the details of the (a) qualification(s) ...
22 Mar 2019 NW601 by Mr T R Majola - With regard to the fire on 26 August 2018 at a ...
22 Mar 2019 NW71 by Mr T J Brauteseth - Whether he has found that the political party ...
22 Mar 2019 NW448 by Ms T K Motshidi - 1. Whether any female Firefighters employed by ...
22 Mar 2019 NW42 by Ms N P Sonti - Whether, since his reply to question 2349 on 17 ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Bill 06 Feb 2019 B2-2019 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill 08 Jun 2018 B19-2018 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Customary Initiation Bill 05 Apr 2018 B7-2018 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill 28 Mar 2017 B8-2017 Approved by Parliament. Waiting to be signed into law.
Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill 22 Sep 2015 B23-2015 Approved by Parliament. Waiting to be signed into law.
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
2019 3 meetings Attendance rate 85%
2018 35 meetings 87%
2017 41 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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