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Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 11 March 2014

Oversight responsibility of Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee

The Public Enterprises Portfolio committee is responsible for the oversight of the Department of Public Enterprises as well as the following statutory entities:

Alexkor Limited
Broadband Infraco Limited
DENEL (Pty) Ltd
ESKOM
South African Airways Limited
South African Express (Proprietary) Limited
South African Forestry Company Limited
Transnet Limited
Pebble Bed Modular Reactor

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.

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14 Nov 2018 Department of Public Enterprises Quarter 1 & 2 performance
07 Nov 2018 Alexkor 2017/18 Annual Report
31 Oct 2018 Repeal of Overvaal Resorts Limited Bill: adoption; Public Enterprises BRRR
24 Oct 2018 Eskom inquiry report (Closed Meeting)
17 Oct 2018 Public Enterprises Budgetary Review and Recommendations report
10 Oct 2018 Department of Public Enterprises 2017/18 Annual Report, with AGSA input
29 Aug 2018 Denel & SA Express Airways turnaround strategies
22 Aug 2018 Transnet investigation report on corruption (postponed); Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund beneficiaries
15 Aug 2018 Minister of Public Enterprises update on State-Owned Companies; Repeal of Overvaal Resorts Limited Bill
30 May 2018 Repeal of Overvaal Resorts Ltd Bill: Department response to concerns & way forward
23 May 2018 Committee Matters
30 May 2018 ATC180530: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to the Eskom Megawatt Park, dated 30 May 2018
10 May 2018 ATC180510: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on Budget Vote 9: Public Enterprises, and the Annual Performance Plan for 2018/19 of the Department of Public Enterprises, dated 10 May 2017
15 Nov 2017 ATC171115: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, dated 15 November 2017
17 May 2017 ATC170517: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on Budget Vote 9: Public Enterprises, and the annual performance plan for 2017/18 of the Department of Public Enterprises, dated 17 May 2017
17 Mar 2017 ATC170517: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to the community of Soweto, dated 17 May 2017
26 Oct 2016 ATC161026: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, dated 26 October 2016
22 Apr 2016 ATC160422: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the Budget Vote 9: Public Enterprises and the annual performance plan for 2016/17 of the Department of Public Enterprises, dated 20 April 2016
06 Nov 2015 ATC151106: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, dated 4 November 2015
14 Aug 2015 ATC150814: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to Port of Saldanha Bay, dated 5 August 2015
11 Aug 2015 ATC150811: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to Denel Aviation, dated 5 August 2015
11 Aug 2015 ATC150811: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to Transnet Port of Durban, dated 5 August 2015
13 May 2015 ATC150513: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the Budget Vote [Vote 9] and the Strategic Plan for 2015/16 – 2018/19 of the Department of Public Enterprises, dated 13 May 2015
11 Mar 2015 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to Transnet Rail Engineering, dated 18 February 2015
11 Mar 2015 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to South African Express Airways, dated 18 February 2015
22 Oct 2014 ATC141024: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, dated 22 October 2014
09 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the Budget Vote (Vote 11) and the Strategic Plan of the Department of Public Enterprises, dated 9 July 2014
22 Oct 2013 ATC131107: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to Transnet Port of Durban, dated 22 October 2013
16 Oct 2013 ATC131022: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, dated 16 October 2013
10 Sep 2013 ATC130923: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to Eskom’s Medupi Power Station, dated 10 September 2013
17 Apr 2013 ATC130418: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the Budget Vote [Vote 11] and the annual performance plan for 2013/14 of the Department of Public Enterprises dated 17 April 2013
20 Nov 2012 ATC130128: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to Transnet, dated 20 November 2012
17 Oct 2012 ATC121024: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, dated 17 October 2012
28 Aug 2012 ATC120829: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to state-owned companies, dated 28 August 2012
07 Aug 2012 ATC120903: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the oversight visit to state-owned companies, dated 7 August 2012
12 Jun 2012 Report: Strategic Planning Workshop, dated 12 June 2012
10 May 2012 Report: Budget Vote 11and Strategic Plan of the Department for 20012/13 – 2016/17, dated 10 May 2012
22 Feb 2012 ATC120222: Report Private members’ legislative proposals and special petitions
25 Jan 2012 ATC120125: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on the Annual Reports of the Department of Public Enterprises and state-owned companies, dated 25 January 2012
25 Jan 2012 Report: Oversight visit to the Department of Public Enterprises and state-owned companies, dated 25 January 2012
23 Aug 2011 ATC110823: Report on Oversight Visit to Denel
02 Nov 2010 ATC101102: Report on Funding Solution for Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSDBF) & the Transport Pension Fund (TPF)
13 Apr 2010 ATC100413: Report on Budget Vote [Vote 10] and Strategic Plan 20010/11 – 2012/13
17 Jun 2009 ATC090617: Report on Budget Vote 30 and Strategic Plan (2009/10 – 2011/12)
27 Jan 2009 ATC090127: Report on Department ‘s Annual Report
19 Nov 2008 ATC081119: Report on Oversight visit to Transnet
13 Nov 2008 ATC081113: Report on Oversight visit to Alexkor
13 Nov 2008 ATC081113: Report on Special Meeting with Representatives from South African Airways (SAA)
13 Nov 2008 ATC081113: Report on Study Tour of China and Vietnam
12 Nov 2008 ATC081112: Report on Oversight visit to SAFCOL
11 Jun 2008 ATC080611: Report on Department’s Budget Hearings
20 Mar 2008 ATC080320: Report on Oversight visit to (PBMR Ltd.) at Pelindaba
08 Oct 2018 NW2604 by Mr M M Dlamini - Whether (a) his department and (b) entities ...
05 Oct 2018 NW2711 by Mr M M Dlamini - Whether, with reference to his reply to question ...
27 Sep 2018 NW2403 by Mr R A Lees - What are the details of (a) the number of times ...
13 Sep 2018 NW2519 by The Leader of the Opposition - What are the details of the interest rates on all ...
12 Sep 2018 NW2382 by Mr M G P Lekota - Whether his department or Eskom has launched any ...
11 Sep 2018 NW2402 by Mr R A Lees - (1)What are (a) the number of persons who ...
11 Sep 2018 NW2590 by Mr M M Dlamini - (1) (a) What is the total number of (i) deputy ...
11 Sep 2018 NW2404 by Mr R A Lees - (1)Whether the departure of the SA Airways flight ...
20 Aug 2018 NW2098 by Ms N W A Mazzone - With reference to the R13,16 billion raised ...
17 Aug 2018 NW1267 by Ms V van Dyk - (1) Did a certain company, namely Scarlet Sky ...
17 Aug 2018 NW2146 by Mr N Paulsen - Whether he has found that the new coal ...
17 Aug 2018 NW1268 by Ms V van Dyk - (1)(a) What is the full name of the company that ...
02 Aug 2018 NW955 by Ms V Van Dyk - What was the process by which Mervyn Carstens was ...
02 Aug 2018 NW1204 by Ms S V Kalyan - Whether complaints about certain persons namely ...
02 Aug 2018 NW1221 by Adv A de W Alberts - (1) With reference to the appointment of ...
02 Aug 2018 NW2145 by Mrs E S Ntlangwini - (1) With reference to the hearings hosted by the ...
02 Aug 2018 NW2144 by Mrs H O Mkhaliphi - (a) What are the details of his plan to deal with ...
02 Aug 2018 NW1202 by Ms S V Kalyan - Who nominated (a) (i) Mrs H B Matseke, (ii) Mr T ...
02 Aug 2018 NW1044 by Ms V van Wyk - With reference to the annual reports of Alexkor ...
02 Aug 2018 NW1043 by Ms V van Dyk (DA) asked the Minister of Public Enterprises - Who appointed (a) Mrs Matseke, (b) Mr Trevern ...
17 Jul 2018 NW1478 by Mr D C Ross - (1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
16 Jul 2018 NW1502 by Adv A de W Alberts - (1) Whether he can indicate what number of ...
16 Jul 2018 NW1269 by Ms V van Dyk - (1) What are the details of the relevant ...
16 Jul 2018 NW21 by Ms N W A Mazzone - (1) Whether any of the bonuses listed on page 108 ...
03 Jul 2018 NW2029 by Mr E J Marais - (1)What are the details of the (a) number of ...
02 Jul 2018 NW991 by Ms N W A Mazzone - How much land does (a) his department and (b) ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1271 by Mr E J Marais - What value has been gained by Alexcor after the ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1580 by Adv A de W Alberts - (1)What (a) number and (b) percentage of (i) ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1042 by Ms V van Dyk (DA) asked the Minister of Public Enterprises - Did a certain company, namely Hernic Ferrochrome ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1305 by Mr M M Dlamini - (a) Whether he has been informed of the 12 ...
19 Jun 2018 NW1260 by Ms N W A Mazzone (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises - 1. By what date will Eskom reinstitute its ...
19 Jun 2018 NW1619 by Ms N W A Mazzone - (a) What amount is currently owed by ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1735 by Adv A de W Alberts - (1) Why is Transnet continuing to sell some of ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1846 by Dr P J Groenewald - (1)Whether all members of the senior management ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1829 by Mr W Horn - (1)Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1660 by Mr SC Motau - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1270 by Mr E J Marais - (a) Why does his department have a 20% ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1201 by Mr E J Marais - (a) What are the details of the process followed ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1199 by Mr E J Marais - (1) (a) Did Denel award a scholarship to a ...
18 Jun 2018 NW954 by Ms V van Dyk - (1) Whether a certain chief executive officer, ...
18 Jun 2018 NW1081 by Mr M M Dlamini - (1) (a) Did Denel award a scholarship to a ...
18 Jun 2018 NW19 by Mr E J Marais - (1)With reference to Transnet’s Request for ...
08 Jun 2018 NW80 by Ms N W A Mazzone - (1) Whether she held a face-to-face meeting with ...
08 Jun 2018 NW153 by Ms N R Mashabela - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity ...
08 Jun 2018 NW1281 by Mr M G P Lekota - Whether, given the perilous state of many ...
07 Jun 2018 NW1262 by Ms N W A Mazzone - (1) (a) Are all four units of the Ingula Pumped ...
05 Jun 2018 NW1261 by Ms N W A Mazzone - (1) What are the reasons that Eskom has failed to ...
24 May 2018 NW137 by Ms N W A Mazzone - (1)With reference to an amount of R55,984 million ...
23 May 2018 NW139 by Ms N R Mashabela - (1) How many officials and/or employees in her ...
22 May 2018 NW519 by Ms V van Dyk - (1) Whether, with reference to the reply to ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Repeal of the Overvaal Resorts Limited Bill 08 Dec 2017 B36-2017 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Broadband Infraco Bill 06 Jul 2007 B26-2007 Act commenced
South African Express Bill 30 May 2007 B14-2007 Act commenced
South African Airways Bill 13 Nov 2006 B35-2006 Act commenced
Transnet Pension Fund Amendment Bill 12 Oct 2006 B30-2006 Act commenced
2018 29 meetings Attendance rate 95%
2017 30 meetings 79%
2016 17 meetings 63%
2015 17 meetings 64%
2014 10 meetings 63%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Disang Mocumi

Tel: 021 403 8115

Cell: 083 709 8512

Email: dmocumi@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Loretta Lawrence

Tel: 021 403 2723

Cell: 083 709 8485

Email: llawrence@parliament.gov.za

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