Joint Standing on Intelligence

Joint (NA + NCOP) Committee

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Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence:

The Committee deals with matters relating to intelligence.

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.

13 Nov 2018 CLOSED MEETING
31 Oct 2018 CLOSED MEETING
30 Oct 2018 CLOSED MEETING
07 Jun 2018 Closed meeting
06 Jun 2018 Closed meeting
05 Jun 2018 Closed meeting
31 Mar 2017 ATC170331: Annual Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence for the Financial Year ending 31 March 2017
18 Jun 2015 ATC150618: Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence [JSCI] on filling of the vacancy of the Inspector General of Intelligence, dated 17 June 2015
25 Feb 2015 Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence on activities of the Committee after 5 months of establishment, as stipulated in the Intelligence Services oversight Act, Act 40 of 1994, dated 10 February 2015
31 Mar 2010 ATC110921: Annual Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence for financial year ending 31 March 2010
10 Nov 2009 ATC091110: Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence [JSCI] on the appointment of the Inspector General of Intelligence Services in terms of Section 7(1) of the Intelligence Services Oversight Act, 40 of 1994, dated 10 November 2009:
31 Mar 2008 ATC100526: Annual Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) for the financial year ended 31 March 2008, as agreed by the JSCI on 12 May 2010 and submitted in compliance of section 6 of the Intelligence Services Oversight Act, No 40 of 1994
ATC080226: Special Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) on the Special ‘Browse’ Mole Consolidated Report document leaked to the public and investigated by Government Investigative Task Team, tabled in terms of section 6 (2) of Intelligence Services Oversight Act, Act 40 of 1994.
ATC131114: Report on the Prestige Project A: Security Measures at the President’s Private residence: Nkandla
18 Jun 2018 NW1908 by Dr PJ Groenewald - 1. Whether all members of the senior management ...
14 Jun 2018 NW2037 by Dr A Lotriet - 1. What are the details of the (a) number of ...
08 Jun 2018 NW1837 by Ms C King - 1. Whether (a) her spouse and/or (b) an adult ...
01 Jun 2018 NW1668 by Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of State Security - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...
18 May 2018 NW1486 by Mr RK Purdon - 1. Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
02 May 2018 NW1091 by Dr MQ Ndlozi - What (a) number of consulting firms or companies ...
15 Mar 2018 NW731 by Mr TW Mhlongo - 1. Whether her department has a sexual harassment ...
15 Mar 2018 NW481 by Mr MGP Lekota - 1. (a) What is the current status of the ...
14 Mar 2018 NW337 by Mrs K Jooste - What amount did (a) his department and (b) each ...
14 Mar 2018 NW372 by Ms BS Masango - (a) What is the total amount that was (i) ...
20 Dec 2017 NW3303 by Dr MQ Ndlozi (EFF) to ask the Minister of State Security - 1. Whether the (a) chief executive officer and ...
14 Dec 2017 NW3163 by Dr MQ Ndlozi - 1. What are the details including the ranks of ...
12 Dec 2017 NW3922 by Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of State Security - Whether certain persons (names and details ...
05 Dec 2017 NW3718 by Mr JH Steenhuisen - 1. Whether, with reference to a certain matter ...
05 Dec 2017 NW3737 by Dr MZ Ndlozi - 1. Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities ...
05 Dec 2017 NW3658 by Mr DJ Maynier - Whether his department has completed its ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3654 by Ms C King - What measures has his department put in place to ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3653 by Ms H Bucwa (DA) to ask the Minister of State Security - 1. Whether (a) he has been informed of an ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3610 by Dr MQ Ndlozi - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity ...
23 Nov 2017 NW3589 by Ms TM Mbabama (DA) to ask the Minister of State Security - (a) What is the total number of supplier invoices ...
23 Nov 2017 NW3441 by Dr MQ Ndlozi - 1. How many officials and/or employees in his ...
04 Oct 2017 NW2458 by M Q Ndlozi - How many current employees of (a) his department ...
04 Oct 2017 NW2790 by N V Mente - With reference to his reply to question 167 on 7 ...
27 Sep 2017 NW2572 by Mr M Q Ndlozi - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...
07 Sep 2017 NW2424 by Mr W Madisha - With reference to reports that a certain person ...
07 Sep 2017 NW2193 by 2193Dr G A Grootboom - Has a certain person (name and details furnished) ...
07 Sep 2017 NW2312 by Z N Mbhele - With reference to his reply to question 1972 on 7 ...
18 Jul 2017 NW1879 by M Q Ndlozi - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...
10 Jul 2017 NW1790 by M Z Ndlozi - Which entities reporting to him (a) have a board ...
10 Jul 2017 NW1739 by A Lotriet - Whether any staff of (a) his department and (b) ...
07 Jul 2017 NW1972 by T R Majola - How many security threat assessments has his ...
27 Jun 2017 NW1774 by R K Purdon - Does (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister or (c) any ...
01 Jun 2017 NW1237 by D Robinson - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...
01 Jun 2017 NW1506 by S Mokgalapa - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...
01 Jun 2017 NW1046 by CD Matsepe - Whether his department has employed a certain ...
18 Apr 2017 NW939 by Mr E J Marais - Whether there in any position of (a) chief ...
31 Mar 2017 NW627 by Mr D J Stubbe - With reference to his statement made at the press ...
31 Mar 2017 NW706 by Ms S V Kalyan - Did (a) his department or (b) any entity ...
31 Mar 2017 NW374 by Ms N I Tarabella - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and ...
24 Mar 2017 NW470 by Mr H B Groenewald - Whether his department procured any services from ...
08 Mar 2017 NW393 by Mr D J Maynier - In respect of his letter with reference MIN/M1/7 ...
03 Mar 2017 NW236 by Mr W M Madisha - Has he and/or the State Security Agency requested ...
22 Feb 2017 NW155 by Mr B R Topham - What is the total amount of his department’s ...
09 Dec 2016 NW2640 by Prof B Bozzoli - Whether , with reference to this reply to oral ...
07 Oct 2016 NW2073 by Ms L V James - (1) Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of his ...
06 Oct 2016 NW2108 by Ms B S Masango - What amount did (a) his department and (b) each ...
27 Sep 2016 NW1754 by Dr P W A Mulder - Whether his department has met the requirements ...
31 May 2016 NW1563 by D W Macpherson - What amount did (i) his department and (ii) each ...
24 May 2016 NW1411 by Mr S C Motau - Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities ...
24 May 2016 NW1528 by M J Cardo - Whether his department was approached by any ...

All questions to the Minister

There are no bills related to this committee.

Attendance

2018 4 meetings Attendance rate 100%
2017 1 meetings 100%
2016 5 meetings 85%
2015 4 meetings 64%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary to Committee

Ntombe Mbuqe

Tel: 021 403 2793

Cell: 083 709 8432

E-mail: nmbuqe@parliament.gov.za

Secretary to Chairperson

Comelita van der Bergh

Tel: 021 403 2319

Cell: 082 940 0603

E-mail: cvanderbergh@parliament.gov.za

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