NCOP Trade & Industry, Economic Development, Small Business, Tourism, Employment & Labour

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Oversight responsibility of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism and Employment and Labour

The Select Committee has oversight over the following Departments:

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

Department of Small Business Development

Department of Tourism

Department of Employment and Labour

THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF SELECT COMMITTEES
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) appoints 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. Portfolio committees mirror portfolios in government whilst select committees mirror the clusters in government.

Select committees, and their subcommittees, meet whenever necessary and as determined in accordance with the Rules of the NCOP and the decisions and directives of the House Chairperson of Committees.

The select committees must report to the Council on matters referred to the committee on all decisions taken by it expect those concerning internal business.

Learn more about the work of this Committee: Legacy Reports


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 103 of the NCOP 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 procedure

-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

 Provinces are entitled to be equally represented in committees except where these Rules provide otherwise or in the case of matters to which section 75 of the Constitution applies. When committee members are appointed, the need for women to be fairly represented on committees must be taken into account.  If women are not fairly represented on Council committees, the Chairperson and the delegation heads must consider methods of achieving fair representation.

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 72(1)(b) of the Constitution requires that the National Council of Provinces and it’s committees conduct their business in an open manner. Section 79(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’. NCOP Rule 110 further states that:

Meetings of committees and subcommittees are open to the public, including the media, and the member presiding may not exclude the public, including the media, from the meeting, except when –

(a)        legislation, these Rules or resolutions  of the Council provide for the committee or subcommittee to meet in closed session;  or

(b)        the committee or subcommittee is considering a matter which is –

(i)         of a private nature that is prejudicial to a particular person;

(ii)         protected under parliamentary privilege,  or for any other reason privileged in terms of the law;

(iii)        confidential in terms of legislation; or

(iv)        of such a nature that its confidential treatment is for any other reason reasonable and justifiable in an open and democratic society.

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.

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.

 

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20 Oct 2020 DTIC on challenges, benefits of SACU-Mozambique EPA with UK & AGOA to provincial economies
06 Oct 2020 COVID-19 TERS & Compensation Fund; UIF response to audit; with Minister
15 Sep 2020 Enhancing destination marketing & tourism industry growth: stakeholder engagement; with Minister and Deputy Minister
01 Sep 2020 Clothing and Textile Sector Master Plan: DTIC briefing, with Deputy Minister
25 Aug 2020 National Gambling Amendment Bill: Final Mandates
21 Jul 2020 DTIC, DSBD & DEL Budget: Committee Reports
10 Jul 2020 DTIC Special Adjustments Budget; with Minister
09 Jul 2020 Department of Employment and Labour on Adjustment Budget and Revised Annual Performance Plan; with Deputy Minister
09 Jun 2020 Department Budget Vote reports
21 Jul 2020 ATC200721: Report of Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Adjustments Budget of the Department of Employment and Labour (31), dated 21 July 2020
21 Jul 2020 ATC200721: Report of Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Adjustments Budget of the Department of Small Business Development, SEDA & SEFA (36), dated 21 July 2020
21 Jul 2020 ATC200721: Report of Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Adjustments Budget of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (39), dated 21 July 2020
10 Jun 2020 ATC200610: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment And Labour on Vote 39: Trade, Industry and Competition, and on Strategic Plan and the 2020/21 and Annual Performance Plan of the Department of trade, Industry and Competition, Dated 9 June 2020
10 Jun 2020 ATC200610: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Budget Vote 31: Employment and Labour, the Strategic Plan And The 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Employment and Labour, Dated 9 June 2020
10 Jun 2020 ATC200610: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Budget Vote 38:Tourism, the Strategic Plan and the 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Tourism And South African Tourism, Dated 9 June 2020
10 Jun 2020 ATC200610: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Budget Vote 36:Small Business Development, the Strategic Plan and the 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Small Business Development, Dated 9 June 2020
19 Mar 2020 ATC200319: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Oversight Visit Tosupported Employment Enterprises (See), Ndabeni, Western Cape, dated 11 March 2020
19 Mar 2020 ATC200319: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Oversight Visit Tosupported Employment Enterprises (See), Ndabeni, Western Cape, dated 11 March 2020
19 Mar 2020 ATC200319: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Oversight Visit Tosupported Employment Enterprises (See), Ndabeni, Western Cape, dated 11 March 2020
19 Mar 2020 ATC200319: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Oversight Visit Tosupported Employment Enterprises (See), Ndabeni, Western Cape, dated 11 March 2020
18 Feb 2020 ATC200218: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on the National Minimum Wage Amendment Bill [B 9 - 2019] (sec 75), dated 18 February 2020
04 Dec 2019 ATC191204: Report of the Select Committee on Trade & Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour West Rand District Municipality and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng Province, dated 27 November 2019:
05 Nov 2019 ATC191105: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on (EPA) between (SACU) and Mozambique (together SACUM) and the United Kingdom, dated 5 November 2019
11 Jul 2019 ATC190711: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2019/2020 of the Department of Basic Education – Budget Vote No 14, Dated 10 July 2019
11 Jul 2019 ATC190711: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Budget Vote 31: Small Business Development and Annual Performance Plan 2019/20 of the Department of Small Business Development, dated 10 July 2019
11 Jul 2019 ATC190711: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Budget Vote 25: Economic Development and Annual Performance Plan 2019/20 of Economic Development Department, dated 10 July 2019
09 Jul 2019 ATC190709: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour on Budget Vote 28: Labour and Annual Performance Plan 2019/20 of the Department of Employment and Labour, Dated 9 July 2019
26 Mar 2019 ATC190326: Report of the Select Committee of Trade and International Relations on the World Intellectual Property Organisation Copyright Treaty, dated 26 March 2019
26 Mar 2019 ATC190326: Report of the Select Committee of Trade and International Relations on the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, dated 26 March 2019
26 Mar 2019 ATC190326: Report of the Select Committee of Trade and International Relations on the World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms Treaty, dated 26 March 2019
20 Mar 2019 ATC190320: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Foreign Service Bill [B 35B - 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 20 March 2019
20 Mar 2019 ATC190320: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Foreign Service Bill [B 35B - 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 20 March 2019
20 Mar 2019 ATC190320: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill [B 24B - 2016] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 20 March 2019
20 Mar 2019 ATC190320: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Copyright Amendment Bill [B 13B - 2017] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 20 March 2019:
20 Mar 2019 ATC190320: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the National Gambling Amendment Bill [B 27B – 2018] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 20 March 2019
27 Feb 2019 ATC190227: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the National Credit Amendment Bill [B 30 – 2018] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 27 February 2019
14 Nov 2018 ATC181114: Report of the Select Committee of Trade and International Relations on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, dated 14 November 2018
14 Nov 2018 ATC181114: Report of the Select Committee of Trade and International Relations on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, dated 14 November 2018
07 Nov 2018 ATC181107: Report of the Select Committee of Trade and International Relations on the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA), dated 7 November 2018
07 Nov 2018 ATC181107: Report of the Select Committee of Trade and International Relations on the Agreement Amending Annex 1 (Co-operation on Investment) of the SADC Protocol on Finance and Investment (FIP); including the Protocol on Finance and Investment, dated 7 November 2018
08 Aug 2018 ATC1808: Report of the Select Committee of Trade and International Relations on the Agreement Establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community, dated 8 August 2018
16 May 2018 ATC180516: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on Budget No 33: Tourism, and Annual Performance Plan 2018/19 of the Department Tourism, dated 16 May 2018
30 May 2017 ATC170530: Joint oversight Report to Mpumalanga, Nkangala District by the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, and Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, dated 30 May 2017
10 May 2017 ATC170510: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on Budget No 34: Trade and Industry, and Annual Performance Plan 2017/18 of the Department of Trade and Industry, dated 10 May 2017
03 May 2017 ATC170503: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on Budget No 33: Tourism, and Annual Performance Plan 2017/18 of the Department of Tourism, dated 3 May 2017
22 Feb 2017 ATC170222: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on South Africa’s Protocol of Accession to the Agreement Establishing the Advisory Centre on World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law (ACWL), dated 22 February 2017
17 Aug 2016 ATC160817: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Economic Partnership Agreement between the SADC EPA States, of the one part, and the European Union and its member states, of the other part, dated 17 August 2016
05 May 2016 ATC160504: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Protocol Amending the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including Annex 1A on the Agreement on Trade Facilitation, and the establishment of the National Committee on Trade Facilitation, dated 4 May 2016
13 Apr 2016 ATC160413: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on Budget Vote No 33: Tourism and Annual Performance Plan 2016/17 of the Department of Tourism, dated 13 April 2016
24 Nov 2015 ATC151124; Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Protection of Investment Bill [B18B-2015], dated 24 November 2015:
24 Nov 2015 ATC151124: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on The World Trade Organisation’s Decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) Agreement and Public Health, dated 24 November 2015:
29 Oct 2015 ATC151029: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Amendments to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Agreement of 2002 to Institutionalise the SACU Summit, dated 28 October 2015
23 Sep 2015 ATC150923: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Additional Protocol to the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) between the European Community (EC) and its member states of the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, of the other part, to take account of the Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union and the Explanatory Memorandum thereto, dated 23 September 2015
18 Feb 2015 ATC150818: A Joint Report by the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, and Select Committee on Economic and Business Development on their Joint Oversight visit to Northern Cape and Limpopo Provinces 21 - 24 October 2014
16 Jul 2014 ATC140717: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2014/2015 of the Department of Tourism – Vote 35, dated 16 July 2014
09 Jul 2014 ATC140717: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2014/2015 of the Department of Trade and Industry – Vote 36, dated 9 July 2014
25 Mar 2014 ATC140325: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the National Credit Amendment Bill [B 47B – 2013] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 25 March 2014:
26 Feb 2014 ATC140226: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Legal Metrology Bill [B 34B – 2013] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 26 February 2014:
05 Feb 2014 ATC140205: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Special Economic Zones Bill [B 3B – 2013] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 5 February 2014:
12 Nov 2013 ATC131112: Second Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Tourism Bill [B 44B – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 12 November 2013:
12 Nov 2013 ATC131112: Second Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill [B 8B – 2010] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 12 November 2013:
29 Oct 2013 ATC131030: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Trade Services, dated 29 October 2013.
09 Oct 2013 ATC131009: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Bill [B 42B – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 9 October 2013:
09 Oct 2013 ATC131009: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill [B 8B – 2010] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 9 October 2013:
31 Jul 2013 ATC130805: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Special Economic Zones Bill [B 3 - 2013], dated 31 July 2013:
24 Jul 2013 ATC130730: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Tourism Bill [B 44B – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 24 July 2013:
24 Jul 2013 ATC130815: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Tourism Bill [B 44B – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 24 July 2013:
15 May 2013 ATC130517: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on Budget Vote 35: Tourism and on Annual Performance Plan 2013/14 of the Department of Tourism, dated 15 May 2013
08 May 2013 ATC130510: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on Budget Vote 36: Trade and Industry and on Annual Performance Plan 2013/14 of the Trade and Industry Department, dated 8 May 2013
27 Feb 2013 ATC130227: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Co-operatives Amendment Bill [B 17B – 2012] (National Assembly – Section 75), dated 27 February 2013
20 Feb 2013 ATC130220: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Agreement on the amendment of annex IV and VI of the Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of South Africa, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part, regarding certain agricultural products, dated 20 February 2013
05 Nov 2012 ATC121106: Report of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations on the Agreement amending for the second time the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, dated 5 November 2012
08 Aug 2012 ATC120808: Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Cuba on Economic Assistance, dated 8 August 2012
16 Nov 2011 ATC111116: Report Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill [B 8B – 2010]
14 May 2010 ATC100514: Report Joint Oversight Visit wiith Select Committee on Economic Development to Kwazulu-Natal - Mtubatuba & Umhlautuze Municipalities
21 Apr 2010 ATC100421: Report Medium-Term Strategic Framework (2010-2013) and Budget Vote 35 of the Department of Trade & Industry
21 Apr 2010 ATC100421: Report Medium-Term Strategic Framework (2010/11-2012/13) and Budget Vote 34 of the Department of Tourism
16 Mar 2010 ATC100316: Report Companies Amendment Bill [B 40B – 2010]
12 Nov 2009 ATC091112: Report Accession to the Revised Cotonou Partnership Agreement
16 Sep 2009 ATC090916: Report Conventions on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space & International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects
29 Jun 2009 ATC090629: Report Budget Vote 32 & Medium Term Strategic Framework 2009
Report: Accession to African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

There are no questions at this time.

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
National Minimum Wage Amendment Bill 19 Mar 2019 B9-2019 Act commenced
National Credit Amendment Bill 05 Sep 2018 B30-2018 The bill has been signed into law.
National Gambling Amendment Bill 21 Aug 2018 B27-2018 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Copyright Amendment Bill 16 May 2017 B13-2017 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill 02 Dec 2016 B24-2016 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Foreign Service Bill 04 Nov 2015 B35-2015 The bill has been signed into law.
Protection of Investment Bill 27 Jul 2015 B18-2015 Act commenced
National Credit Amendment Bill 25 Oct 2013 B47-2013 Act commenced
Legal Metrology Bill 01 Oct 2013 B34-2013 Act commenced
Lotteries Amendment Bill 24 Jul 2013 B21-2013 Act commenced
Special Economic Zones Bill 05 Mar 2013 B3-2013 Act commenced
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Bill 27 Nov 2012 B42-2012 Act partially commenced
Tourism Bill 27 Nov 2012 B44-2012 Act commenced
Co-Operatives Amendment Bill 28 May 2012 B17-2012 Act commenced
Companies Amendment Bill 09 Nov 2010 B40-2010 Act commenced
Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 21 Apr 2010 B8-2010 The bill has been signed into law.
2020 12 meetings Attendance rate 73%
2019 12 meetings 76%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretaries to Committee:

Grace Dinizulu

Tel: 021 403 3779

Cell: 083 709 8393

E-mail: gdinizulu@parliament.gov.za

Mahdiyah Solomons

Tel: 021 403 3844

Cell: 083 709 8527

E-mail: mkoff@parliament.gov.za

Secretary to Chairperson:

Pinkisa Kakaza

Tel: 021 403 2602

Cell: 083 709 8410

E-mail: pkakaza@parliament.gov.za

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