Public Service and Administration, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

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Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014)

Oversight responsibility of Public Service and Administration Portfolio Committee

The Public Service and Administration Portfolio Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Department of Public Service and Administration as well as the following statutory entities:

State Informational Technology Agency
Training Trading Account for the Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy
Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority

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.

29 Nov 2017 Government employee housing; Pension payout fast tracking; Distressed mining towns: DPME report; Labour court orders non-implementation by departments: PSC report
22 Nov 2017 Presidential Hotline Report; Budget cuts impact; Public sector salary negotiations
15 Nov 2017 Department response to Mpumalanga oversight recommendations; Limpopo and Mpumalanga progress on oversight recommendations
08 Nov 2017 DPME, NYDA, Stats SA & DPSA Quarter 2 performance; with Deputy Minister
01 Nov 2017 NSG, CPSI Quarter 2 performance, with Minister
25 Oct 2017 Performance agreements/Evaluations; Heads of Department time served; Political Administrative Interface; PSC Amendment Bill; Chairperson election
18 Oct 2017 Free State Oversight Report
17 Oct 2017 DPSA; DPME & NYDA; Stats SA Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
10 Oct 2017 DPSA, NSG, CPSI, PSC, DPME, NYDA, Stats SA 2016/17 Annual Report: AGSA input; DPSA progress on Committee recommendations
13 Sep 2017 DPSA, National School of Government, Centre for Public Service Innovation on Quarter 4 performance; with Minister
13 Sep 2017 DPME, National Youth Development Agency & Statistics SA on Quarter 4 performance
06 Sep 2017 Acting Chairperson election
15 Aug 2017 Minister & Director-General Absence; Public Service Commission on Jan-Jun 2017 performance
25 Oct 2017 ATC171025: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation on the Public Service Commission Amendment Bill [B 21-2015], dated 25 October 2017
25 Oct 2017 ATC171025: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation on the Public Service Commission Amendment Bill [B 21-2015], dated 25 October 2017
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (Brrr) of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration As Well As Performance Monitoring And Evaluation on the (Dpsa); (Psc); (NSG);(Cpsi), Dated 17 October 2017
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (Brrr) of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as Well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on Statistics South Africa, dated 17 October 2017
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (Brrr) of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as Well as Performance Monitoring And Evaluation for the: (Dpme); (Nyda), dated 17 October 2017
16 May 2017 ATC170516: Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Report on Budget Vote 8: Department of Public Service and Administration, Dated 16 May 2017
16 May 2017 ATC170516: Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Report on Budget Vote 10: Department of Public Service and Administration, Dated 16 May 2017
16 May 2017 ATC170516: Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Report on Budget Vote 12: Statistics South Africa, Dated 16 May 2017
20 Oct 2016 ATC161020: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service And Administration As Well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on Statistics South Africa. dated 20 October 2016
20 Oct 2016 ATC161020: Budgetary Review And Recommendations Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring And Evaluation on the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), Public Service Commission (PSC), National School of Government (NSG) And The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), dated 20 October 2016
20 Oct 2016 ATC161020: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) for the: Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), dated: 20 October 2016
10 May 2016 ATC160510: Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Planning Monitoring and Evaluation
15 Apr 2016 ATC160415: Report on Budget Vote 12: Statistics South Africa: dated 14 April 2016
15 Apr 2016 ATC160415: Report on Budget Vote 8: Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: dated 14 April 2016
29 Oct 2015 ATC151029: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on the Department of Planning, Monitoring And Evaluation (DPME), and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), dated 15 October 2015
29 Oct 2015 ATC151029: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on Statistics South Africa, dated 15 October 2015
29 Oct 2015 ATC151029: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), Public Service Commission (PSC), National School of Government (NSG) And the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), dated 15 October 2015
31 Aug 2015 ATC150831: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation on the Appoinment of National Public Service Commissioner, dated 28 August 2015
17 Aug 2015 ATC150817: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as Well Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation on the Appoinment of National Public Service Commissioner, dated 05 August 2015
06 May 2015 ATC150506: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service Report on Budget Vote 10: Department of Public Service and Administration
06 May 2015 ATC150506: Report: the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Monitoring and Evaluation have Undertaken Oversight sites visit to Thusong Service Centres and National Youth Development Agency Youth Offices in the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal
06 May 2015 ATC150506: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service Report on Budget Vote 8: Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
22 Oct 2014 ATC141030: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) for the: Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), Public Service Commission (PSC), National School of Government (NSG) and Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), dated 22 October 2014
22 Oct 2014 ATC141030: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) for the: Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), and national Youth Development Agency (Nyda), dated 22 October 2014
14 Jul 2014 ATC140714: Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation: Report on Budget Vote 6: Department of Planning,  Monitoring and Evaluation
14 Jul 2014 ATC140714: Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Performance Monitoring and Evaluation:Report on Budget Vote 12: Department of Public Service and Administration
07 Mar 2014 ATC140307: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Public Administration Management Bill [B 55B–2013] (National Council of Provinces – sec 76(2)), dated 7 March 2014
27 Feb 2014 ATC140304: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Appointment of National Public Service Commissioner, Dated 27 February 2014.03.04
10 Oct 2013 ATC131104: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) for the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and its entities, dated 08 - 10 October 2013
11 Sep 2013 ATC131016: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Administration, dated 11 September 2013.
26 Jul 2013 ATC131016: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Oversight visit Conducted in Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces: 23-26 July 2013
21 May 2013 ATC130521: Report on the Strategic Plan and Budget Vote Portfolio Committee on Public Service And Administration
28 Nov 2012 ATC121128: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Performance of the Department of Public Service and Administration for the 2011/12 Financial Year.
24 Oct 2012 ATC121024: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on their oversight visit to Gauteng (24 – 26 July) and Limpopo (31 July – 02 August), dated 24 October 2012
25 Apr 2012 ATC150425: Report Strategic Plan & Budget Vote 12, dated 25 April 2012
25 Apr 2012 ATC120425: Report Strategic Plan & Budget Vote 12, dated 25 April 2012
15 Jun 2011 ATC110615: Report Nominations of National Public Service Commissioners
20 Apr 2011 ATC110420: Report Budget Vote 12 for 2011/12
13 Apr 2011 ATC110413: Report Public Service Commission’s State of Public Service Report for 2010
13 Apr 2011 ATC110403: Oversight Visit of Public Administration Leadership & Management Academy (PALAMA) & State Information Technology Agency (SITA) on 3-4 August 2010
13 Apr 2011 ATC110413: Report Meeting with Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, and the nine provincial legislatures, 25 August 2010
13 Apr 2011 ATC110413: Report Joint Study Tour to Ghana & Indonesia
14 Apr 2010 ATC100414: Report Budget Vote 11
14 Apr 2010 ATC100414: Report Public Service Commission Report: Evaluation Of Supply Chain Management Practices Within The R200 000 Threshold
25 Jun 2009 ATC090625: Report Budget Vote 8: Public Service Administration Leadership and Management Academy for 2009/10
25 Jun 2009 ATC090625: Report on Budget Vote 9: Department of Public Service and Administration
25 Jun 2009 ATC090625: Report Budget Vote 10: Public Service Commission
11 Feb 2009 ATC090211: Report Budget Vote 10 for 2009/10
11 Feb 2009 ATC090211: Report Budget Vote 8 (Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy) for 2009/10
11 Feb 2009 ATC090211: Report Budget Vote 9 (Public Service and Administration) for 2009/10
22 Aug 2008 ATC080822: Report GOPAC
11 Jun 2008 ATC080611: Report Budget Vote 9
11 Jun 2008 ATC080611: Report Budget Vote 10
11 Jun 2008 ATC080611: Report Budget Vote 8
11 Jun 2008 ATC080611: Report Budget Vote 8
22 Aug 2007 ATC070822: Report 27th International Congress for Administrative Scienc
22 Aug 2007 ATC070822: Report Global Forum V
22 Aug 2007 ATC070822: Report AAPAM Workshop – South Africa
22 Aug 2007 ATC070822: Report International Human Resource Management Conference
22 Aug 2007 ATC070822: Report First Biennial Labour Relations Conference
Report: Public Service Commission’s Fourth Consolidated Monitoring and Evaluation
Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report on the performance of the Department of Public Service and Administration for the financial year  2009/10
Report: State of the Public Service Report 2008
Report: Nomination of National Public Service Commissioners
27 Nov 2017 NW3240 by MRS D VAN DER WALT - (1) With reference to her announcement during her ...
27 Nov 2017 NW3503 by MS D VAN DER WALT - (1) With reference to the reply to question 264 ...
27 Nov 2017 NW3450 by MS M O MOKAUSE - (1) How many officials and/or employees in her ...
27 Nov 2017 NW3241 by MRS D VAN DER WALT - (1) What are the details of the (a) processes ...
27 Nov 2017 NW3172 by MS M O MOKAUSE - (1) What are the details including the ranks of ...
27 Nov 2017 NW3153 by MS NC MAJEKE - (1) (a) What is the total number of government ...
27 Nov 2017 NW3354 by MR S P MHLONGO (EFF) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION - Whether (a) she or (b) her Deputy Minister made ...
27 Nov 2017 NW3312 by MS MO MOKAUSE - (1) Whether the (a) chief executive officer and ...
25 Oct 2017 NW2921 by MS L MATHYS (EFF) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION - With reference to her reply to question 2309 on ...
25 Oct 2017 NW3013 by MR W HORN - (1) What is the (a) total amount that was paid ...
25 Oct 2017 NW2920 by MS L MATHYS - With reference to her reply to question 2309 on ...
04 Oct 2017 NW2811 by MRS D VAN DER WALT - (a) What is the total number of persons who are ...
02 Oct 2017 NW2810 by MRS D VAN DER WALT - (1) What are the details of the processes that ...
02 Oct 2017 NW2894 by MR T Z HADEBE (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION - What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) ...
02 Oct 2017 NW2809 by MRS D VAN DER WALT - (1) With reference to the announcement during the ...
29 Sep 2017 NW2635 by MS D VAN DER WALT - (1) (a) What is the total number of izimbizo that ...
26 Sep 2017 NW2636 by MS D VAN DER WALT - (1) With reference to her guests that attended ...
26 Sep 2017 NW2637 by MS D VAN DER WALT - (a) What number of new staff appointments did she ...
26 Sep 2017 NW2638 by MS Z JONGBLOED - (1) (a) Why does she change the delegated powers ...
26 Sep 2017 NW2580 by Ms M O Mokause - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...
29 Aug 2017 NW2309 by MS L MATHYS - (a) What number of imbizos has her department ...
28 Aug 2017 NW2077 by MS MO MOKAUSE (EFF) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION: - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any ...
07 Jul 2017 NW1799 by MS M O MOKAUSE - (1) Which entities reporting to her (a) have a ...
07 Jul 2017 NW1888 by MS M O MOKAUSE - Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity ...
05 Jul 2017 NW1732 by MR H C C KRUGER - Whether any staff of (a) the National School of ...
22 Jun 2017 NW1692 by MS Z JONGBLOED - (1) (a) What number of employees have been on ...
21 Jun 2017 NW1767 by MR S MOKGALAPA - Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any ...
20 Jun 2017 NW1584 by MR W M MADISHA - What (a) was the rationale for allegedly sharing ...
20 Jun 2017 NW1819 by MS L MATHYS - Whether she (a) distributed and/or (b) ...
20 Jun 2017 NW1639 by MS D VAN DER WALT - What is the total number of Government employees ...
20 Jun 2017 NW1638 by MS D VAN DER WALT - (a) What is the date of the inception of the ...
19 Jun 2017 NW1337 by MR MH REDELINGHUYS - Has the Public Service Commission (a) referred ...
19 Jun 2017 NW1499 by MR C D MATSEPE - Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity ...
19 Jun 2017 NW1336 by MR Z N MBHELE - Has the Public Service Commission received ...
07 Jun 2017 NW699 by Mr G G Hill-Lewis - (1)Did (a) his department or (b) any entity ...
05 Jun 2017 NW733 by Mrs D van der Walt - (1)Whether there is any position of ...
02 Jun 2017 NW1074 by MS D VAN DER WALT - Whether he intends to amend provisions of ...
02 Jun 2017 NW1230 by MR MH REDELINGHUYS - Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity ...
10 May 2017 NW882 by Ms D van der Walt - (1)With reference to the Policy on Incapacity ...
05 May 2017 NW735 by Mr J Vos - With reference to his reply to question 266 on 6 ...
05 May 2017 NW734 by Mr J Vos - Whether any government employees in (a) each ...
05 May 2017 NW731 by Ms D van der Walt - What (a) percentage and (b) actual amount of each ...
05 May 2017 NW732 by Ms D van der Walt - (1)Whether there is any position of ...
05 May 2017 NW932 by Mr T R Majola - (1)Whether there is any position of (a) chief ...
28 Mar 2017 NW463 by MS A M DREYER - Whether his department procured any services from ...
28 Mar 2017 NW396 by Mrs D van der Walt - With reference to Statistics South Africa’s ...
09 Mar 2017 NW265 by MS D VAN DER WALT - (1) With regard to the total cost of pending ...
09 Mar 2017 NW367 by Ms T Stander - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and ...
07 Mar 2017 NW264 by MS D VAN DER WALT - (1) How many (a) employees are currently on ...
06 Mar 2017 NW266 by MS D VAN DER WALT - How (a) many Labour Court cases of each (i) ...

All questions to the Minister

2017 28 meetings Attendance rate 65%
2016 22 meetings 52%
2015 21 meetings 60%
2014 9 meetings 77%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee

Masixole Zibeko (Stand-in)

Tel: 021 403 3755

Cell: 

Email: mzibeko@parliament.gov.za

Secretary to Chairperson

Sheila Mninzi

Tel: 021 403 3233

Email: smninzi@parliament.gov.za

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