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Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014)

Oversight responsibility of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Select Committee

This Select Committee is responsible for oversight of the Departments of:

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Public Service and Administration

Youth development

Women

Inter-Governmental Relations Matters

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.

06 Nov 2018 Committee Report on Joint Oversight Visit of KwaZulu-Natal & Eastern Cape
30 Oct 2018 Traditional Khoisan & Leadership Amendment Bill: Department response to submissions; Traditional Leadership & Governance Framework Amendment Bill: adoption
23 Oct 2018 Oversight Reports
09 Oct 2018 Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill: final mandates & proposed amendments
11 Sep 2018 Traditional Khoisan Leadership Bill: Department response to negotiating mandates
14 Aug 2018 Public Service Commission Amendment Bill; Traditional Leadership & Governance Framework Bill: adoption
26 Jun 2018 Walter Sisulu Municipality & Maluti A Phofung Municipality: Section 139 interventions
19 Jun 2018 Public Service Commission & Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bills: Department response to negotiating mandates
12 Jun 2018 Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill & Public Service Commission Amendment Bill: DPSA & CoGTA response to negotiating mandates mandates (meeting postponed)
05 Jun 2018 Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill & Public Service Commission Amendment Bill: negotiating mandates
30 May 2018 Committee Oversight Reports
30 May 2018 Kwa Zulu Natal Municipalities oversight: Committee Report
12 Sep 2018 ATC180912: Report of the Select Committee on Appropriations on the Oversight visit to the Oliver Regionald Tambo District Municipality (Eastern Cape Province) dated 12 September 2018
12 Sep 2018 ATC180912: Report of the Select Committee on Appropriations on the Eastern Cape Province’s Early Childhood Development Grant Expenditure For 2017/18 and First Quarter Of 2018/19 Financial Year, dated 12 September 2018
11 Sep 2018 ATC180911: Report of the Select Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Inspection In Loco on Notice of Intervention, issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution (1996), in Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Local Municipality, dated 11 September 2018
26 Jun 2018 ATC180626: Report of the Select Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Inspection in Loco on notice of Intervention, issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) And (5) of the Constitution (1996), to Walter Sisulu Local Municipality, dated 26 June 2018
26 Jun 2018 ATC180626: Report of the Select Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Loco-Inspection in terms of section 139 (1) (B) of the Constitution in Maluti-A Phofung Local Municipality, dated 26 June 2018
29 May 2018 ATC180529: Report of the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs on loco –Inspection in terms of section 139 (1) (b) of the Constitution in Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality, dated 29 May 2018
29 May 2018 ATC180529: Report of the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Select Committee): In loco –Inspection in terms of section 139 (1) (b) of the Constitution in Mpofana Local Municipality, dated 29 May 2018
20 Jun 2017 ATC170620: Report of the Select Committee on Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs inspection in LOCO on notice of Intervention issued in terms of section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution (1996) in Emadlangeni Local Municipality, dated 20 June 2017
10 May 2016 ATC160510: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Inspection In Loco On notice of Intervention issued in terms of section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution (1996) in Thabazimbi Local Municipality, dated 10 May 2015
23 Feb 2016 ATC160223: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the notice of Intervention Issued In Terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution in Umkhanyakude District Municipality, dated 23 February 2016
19 Nov 2015 ATC151119: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on notices of Intervention issued in terms of section 139(1)(B) and 139(4) of the Constitution (1996) in Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, dated 19 November 2015
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Loco Inspection on Notice of Extension of the Intervention issued in terms of section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution (1996) in Imbabazane Local Municipality, dated 27 October 2015
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on notice of Investigation In terms of section 106(3)(A) of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, No. 32 of 2000 in Hlabisa Local Municipality, dated 27 October 2015
27 Oct 2015 ATC151027: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Termination of Intervention issued in terms of section 139(1)(A) of the Constitution (1996) in Mtubatuba Local Municipality, dated 27 October 2015
27 Oct 2015 ATC151027: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Youth, Women & IGR Matters) on the Disaster Management Amendment Bill [B10B – 2015] (National Assembly – Section 76), dated 27 October 2015
27 Oct 2015 ATC151027: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs On Termination of Intervention issued in terms of Section 139(1)(C) of the Constitution (1996) in Mpofana Local Municipality, dated 27 October 2015
27 Oct 2015 ATC151027: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Termination of Intervention Issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution (1996) in Umvoti Local Municipality, dated 27 October 2015
27 Oct 2015 ATC151027: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on notice of Termination of Intervention issued in terms of section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution (1996) in Abaqulusi Local Municipality, dated 27 October 2015
27 Oct 2015 ATC151027: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs On Loco Inspection on notice of Intervention issued in terms of section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution (1996) in Indaka Local Municipality, dated 27 October
02 Sep 2015 ATC150902: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Notice of Intervention issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution, (1996), in Ventersdorp Local Municipality, dated 1st September 2015
02 Sep 2015 ATC150902: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the notice of Intervention issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution, (1996), in Tswaing Local Municipality, dated 1st September 2015
01 Sep 2015 ATC150901: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the notice of Intervention issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution, (1996), in Makana Local Municipality, dated 1st September 2015
01 Sep 2015 ATC150901: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the notice of Intervention issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution, (1996), in Tswaing Local Municipality, dated 1st September 2015
01 Sep 2015 ATC150901: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Notice of Intervention issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution, (1996), in Makana Local Municipality, Dated 1st September 2015
01 Sep 2015 ATC150901: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Notice of Intervention issued in terms of Section 139(1)(B) of the Constitution, (1996), in Ventersdorp Local Municipality, dated 1st September 2015
15 May 2015 ATC150515: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cooperative Governance, Youth, Women and IGR Matters) on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2015/2016 of the Department of Public Service and Administration – Vote 10, dated 13 May 2015
13 May 2015 ATC150513:Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cooperative Governance, Youth, Women and IGR Matters) on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2015/2016 of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs– Vote 4, dated 13 May 2015
25 Feb 2015 ATC150225: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Intervention in Makana Local Municipality, in terms of Section 139(1)(B) And (5) of the 1996 Constitution, dated 25 February 2015
11 Feb 2015 ATC150211: Report of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, on Consideration of notice of Intervention in terms of Section 139(1)(C) of the 1996 Constitution in Mtubatuba Local Municipality – Dated 11 February 2015

There are no questions at this time.

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill 28 Mar 2017 B8-2017 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill 22 Sep 2015 B23-2015 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Public Service Commission Amendment Bill 26 Aug 2015 B21-2015 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Disaster Management Amendment Bill 09 Mar 2015 B10-2015 Act commenced
Public Administration Management Bill 18 Nov 2013 B55-2013 The bill has been signed into law.
Public Administration Management Bill 09 Oct 2013 B48-2013 Withdrawn
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
Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill 02 Sep 2009 B2-2009 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
Cross-Boundary Municipalities Laws Repeal And Related Matters Amendment Bill 29 Jun 2007 B25-2007 Act commenced
Public Service Amendment Bill 17 Oct 2006 B31-2006 Act commenced
2018 17 meetings Attendance rate 84%
2017 10 meetings 77%
2016 13 meetings 74%
2015 7 meetings 65%
2014 6 meetings 86%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary to Committee

Moses Manele

Tel: 021 403 3823

Cell: 083 709 8534

E-mail: tmmanele@parliament.gov.za

Secretary to Chairperson

Faud Holliday

Tel: 021 403 2283

Cell: 083 709 8394

Email: fholliday@parliament.gov.za

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