Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2013)
Oversight responsibility of Tourism Portfolio Committee
The Tourism Portfolio Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Department of Tourism as well as the following statutory entities:
South African Tourism
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|National Tourism Sector Strategy 2017 - Final Draft|
|Comment: Tourism Bill [B44-2012]|
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|NW3858 by Mr S Mokgalapa - (1)Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any ...|
|NW3922 by Mr T Rawula - Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...|
|NW3252 by Mr J J McGluwa - What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) ...|
|NW3404 by Mr J Vos - (a) What are the comprehensive relevant details ...|
|NW3403 by Mr J Vos - With reference to the undertaking that he made ...|
|NW3291 by Mr T Rawula - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities ...|
|NW3463 by 22 November 2018Ms C King - (1)(a) On what date did his department last ...|
|NW3130 by Mr W Horn - Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) ...|
|NW2337 by Mr T Rawula - (a) What number of labour disputes are currently ...|
|NW2210 by Mr W W Wessels - (1)Whether all members of the senior management ...|
|NW2457 by Mr T Rawula - What is the (a) name of each investing company ...|
|NW1839 by Mr G R Krumbock - (1)Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult ...|
|NW1597 by June 2018Mr G R Krumbock - (a) What are the reasons for not tabling ...|
|NW1888 by June 2018 Ms V Ketabahle - (1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...|
|NW1723 by Mr N S Matiase - (1)(a) What total amount of land owned by his ...|
|NW1670 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...|
|NW1600 by Mr D America - In view of his department’s indication during ...|
|NW1599 by Mr G R Krumbock - What (a) are the relevant details of his ...|
|NW1598 by Mr G R Krumbock - With regard to the National Tourism Sector ...|
|NW1488 by Mr I M Ollis - (1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...|
|NW1114 by T Rawula - What (a) number of consulting firms or companies ...|
|NW374 by Mr C D Matsepe - (a) What is the total amount that was (i) ...|
|NW1000 by Mr J Vos - How much land does (a) his department and (b) the ...|
|NW149 by Mr T Rawula - (1) What are the details including the ranks of ...|
|NW86 by Mr G R Krumbock - What (a) was the original budgeted cost of the ...|
|NW339 by Mr T Z Hadebe - What amount did (a) her department and (b) each ...|
|NW3898 by Mr J Vos - Since her appointment as Minister of Tourism on ...|
|NW3968 by Mr J Vos (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism - What (a) are the details of the marketing ...|
|NW3967 by Mr G R Krumbock - (a) What number of buildings and other structures ...|
|NW3969 by Mr J Vos - (a) What (i) total amount in income has the Royal ...|
|NW3971 by Mr T J Brauteseth - (a) By what date (i) will a business plan for the ...|
|NW3970 by Mr J Vos - Whether there is a reliable water supply to the ...|
|NW3900 by Mr J Vos - Whether, in line with the National Tourism Sector ...|
|NW3761 by Mr T Rawula (EFF) to ask the Minister of Tourism - (1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) ...|
|NW3670 by Mr J Vos - Whether she has made any remedial commitments ...|
|NW3636 by Mr T Rawula - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity ...|
|NW3274 by Mr R K Purdon - With regard to the renovations of the Tsholomnqa ...|
|NW3329 by Mr T Rawula - Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) ...|
|NW3022 by Ms J Edwards - (1)What is the (a) total amount that was paid out ...|
|NW2903 by Ms C King - What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) ...|
|NW2597 by Mr T Rawula - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...|
|NW2235 by Mr J Vos (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism - (1) How many Social Responsibility Implementation ...|
|NW2374 by Mr J Vos - With reference to the recent use of an image of ...|
|NW2237 by Mr J Vos - (a) What were the reasons for her visit to ...|
|NW2094 by Mr T Rawula - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any ...|
|NW2238 by Ms T M Mbabama - What are her department’s reasons for not ...|
|NW2236 by Mr J Vos - With reference to the recent fires in Knysna and ...|
|NW2058 by Inkosi R N Cebekhulu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Tourism - Has the pilot project of using homesteads as ...|
|Bill name||Date introduced||Number||Status|
|Tourism Bill||27 Nov 2012||B44-2012||Act commenced|
|National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Amendment Bill||11 Jul 2008||B67-2008||Act commenced|
|National Environment Laws Amendment Bill||11 Jul 2008||B66-2008||Act commenced|
|National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Bill||29 Oct 2007||B40-2007||Act commenced|
|National Environmental Management Waste Bill||25 Oct 2007||B39-2007||Act commenced|
|National Environmental Management Amendment Bill||30 Aug 2007||B36-2007||Act commenced|
|National Environment Laws Amendment Bill||23 Aug 2007||B35-2007||Act commenced|
AttendanceRanked 27 out of 36 for NA
Secretary of Committee:
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Secretary to Chairperson:
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