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Oversight responsibility of Human Settlement Portfolio Committee

The Human Settlements Portfolio Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Department of Human Settlement as well as the following statutory entities:

Community Schemes Ombud Service
Housing Development Agency
National Home Builders Registration Council
National Housing Finance Corporation Limited
National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency
Rural Housing Loan Fund
Servcon Housing Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Social Housing Foundation
The Social Housing Regulatory Authoirty
Thubelisha Homes
Estate Agency Affairs Board

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.

04 Dec 2018 High Level Panel recommendations: Department of Human Settlements response
27 Nov 2018 Department of Human Settlements Quarter 2 performance; High Level Panel recommendations
20 Nov 2018 Property Practitioners Bill: adoption
14 Nov 2018 Property Practitioners Bill: proposed amendments
13 Nov 2018 Property Practitioners Bill: Department response to submissions & deliberations
07 Nov 2018 Property Practitioners Bill: Department response to submissions & deliberations
30 Oct 2018 Gauteng Human Settlements Department turnaround strategy
23 Oct 2018 Poor performance: Limpopo Provincial Department of Human Settlement briefing
10 Oct 2018 NHFC, NURCHA, RHLF, SHRA, NHBRC, HDA, CSOS 2017/18 Annual Reports, with Deputy Minister
09 Oct 2018 Department of Human Settlements 2017/18 Annual Report, with AGSA & DPME and Minister & Deputy Minister present
04 Sep 2018 Property Practitioner Bill [B21-2018]: stakeholder engagement
28 Aug 2018 Department of Human Settlements Quarter 1 performance; North West Department recovery plan; with Minister
26 Jun 2018 Property Practitioners Bill: briefing
18 Oct 2018 ATC181018: Report of the Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (Brrr) of the Portfolio Committee On Human Settlements, dated 18 October 2018
03 May 2018 ATC180503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements, and on the strategic plan for the coming Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period and Annual Performance Plan 2018/19, dated 3 May 2018
24 Oct 2017 ATC171024: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on oversight visit to Mpumalanga Province, dated 24 October 2017
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (Brrr) of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, dated 17 October 2017
09 May 2017 ATC170509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements, and on the strategic plans for the coming Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period and Annual Performance Plan 2017/18, dated 9 May 2017
09 May 2017 ATC170509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements, and on the strategic plans for the coming Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period and Annual Performance Plan 2017/18, dated 9 May 2017
09 May 2017 ATC170509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on petitions, dated 9 May 2017
09 May 2017 ATC170509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on oversight visit to Free State, dated 9 May 2017
14 Oct 2016 ATC161014: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, dated 14 October 2016
05 May 2016 ATC160505: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on the draft regulations on levies and fees pertaining to the Community Schemes Ombud Service, dated 5 May 2016
28 Apr 2016 ATC160428: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements, and on the strategic plans for the coming Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period and Annual Performance Plan 2016-17, dated 26April 2016
20 Oct 2015 ATC151020: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, dated 20 October 2015
05 May 2015 ATC150505: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on Budget Vote 38: Human Settlements, and on the strategic plan for the coming Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period and Annual Performance Plan 2015-16, dated 5 May 2015
24 Mar 2015 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on the Oversight Visit to Limpopo Province, dated 10 March 2015
21 Oct 2014 ATC141024: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, dated 21 October 2014
09 Sep 2014 ATC140910: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on the Rental Housing Amendment Bill [B 56D–2013], dated 9 September 2014:
08 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on Budget Vote 31: Human Settlements and on the strategic plan 2014/19 and annual performance plan 2014/ 2015, dated 8 July 2014
05 Mar 2014 ATC140306: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on the Housing Development Agency Regulations, dated 5 March 2014
16 Oct 2013 ATC131105: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, dated 16 October 2013
15 May 2013 ATC130521: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on Budget Vote 31: Human Settlements and on the Strategic Plans, 2013/14 – 2015/16 and Annual Performance Plans 2013 – 2014, dated 15 May 2013
22 Feb 2013 ATC130226: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on an Oversight visit to Lenasia, Gauteng, dated 22 February 2013
27 Nov 2012 ATC130204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on the Oversight visit to Lenasia, Gauteng, dated 27 November 2012
24 Oct 2012 ATC130813: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on the oversight visit to the North West province, dated 24 October 2012
08 Aug 2012 ATC120910: Report on the follow-up oversight visit by the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements to the Eastern Cape, dated 8 August 2012
13 Jun 2012 ATC120613: Report on Rental Housing Amendment Bill [B 21-2011], dated 13 June 2012
31 Mar 2012 ATC121030: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements on the Budget Vote 31 – Human Settlements for the  financial year end 31 March 2012, dated 17 October 2012
15 Feb 2012 ATC120215: Report on oversight visit to Mpumalanga, dated 15 February 2012
01 Jul 2011 ATC110701: Report on Rural Household Infrastructure Programme (RHIP)
03 Dec 2010 ATC101203: Report on Study Tour to Queensland, Australia
06 Aug 2010 ATC100806: Report on Oversight visit to Gauteng from 1-6 August 2010
23 Jul 2010 ATC100723: Report on Oversight Visit to the Free State Province 19-23 July 2010
Report: Budget Vote 30: Human Settlements & Strategic Plan of Department of Human Settlements & its housing entities
Report: Oversight Visit to Eastern Cape
Report: Budget Vote 26 and Strategic Plan 2009 – 2011 of the Department of Human Settlements and its Entities
Report: Housing Development Agency Bill
Report: Housing Development Agency Bill
Report: Social Housing Bill
Report: Third Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene (AfricaSan 3)
Report: Rural Household Infrastructure Programme (RHIP)
Report: Oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal
Report: Oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal
Report: Budget Vote 31: Human Settlements
Report: Community Scheme Ombud Services Bill
Report: Sectional Titles Schemes Management Bill
Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report on the performance of the Department of Human Settlements for the financial year 2009/10
20 Aug 2018 NW1852 by Ms N K F Hlonyana (EFF) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements - What is the total number of persons who are on ...
27 Jul 2018 NW1793 by Mr M S Malatsi - (1) (a) What was the total number of hostels in ...
27 Jul 2018 NW1429 by Ms D van der Walt (NW1531 E) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements - 1) With regard to land and housing projects ...
27 Jul 2018 NW1921 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - 1. What (a) is the total number incidents of ...
27 Jul 2018 NW1822 by Mr S Esau - (1) Whether (a) her spouse and I or (b) an adult ...
27 Jul 2018 NW1471 by Mr D J Stubbe - 1. Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
27 Jul 2018 NW1967 by Mr DR Ryder - (a) What is the average time for construction, ...
09 Jul 2018 NW1870 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
09 Jul 2018 NW2008 by Mr S C Motau - (1)What total amount (a) did her department spend ...
09 Jul 2018 NW1346 by Mr M S Malatsi - What (a) total amounts were spent by (i) her ...
09 Jul 2018 NW2022 by A Mazzone - (1) What are the details of the, (a) number of ...
17 May 2018 NW934 by Mr M S Malatsi - What number of contracts have been terminated by ...
17 May 2018 NW881 by Mr R T W Chance - What (a)(i) is the purpose of the Community ...
24 Apr 2018 NW322 by Mr T J Brauteseth - What amount did (a) her department and (b) each ...
23 Apr 2018 NW101 by Mr M Chetty - How many title deeds were handed over to housing ...
11 Apr 2018 NW716 by Mr S C Motau - Whether her department has a Sexual Harassment ...
11 Apr 2018 NW636 by Ms N R Mashabela - (a)On what basis were RDP houses allocated at the ...
15 Dec 2017 NW3521 by Mr M Bagraim - (1)With reference to her reply to question 1651 ...
15 Dec 2017 NW3739 by Ms M O Mokause - (1)Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities ...
15 Dec 2017 NW359 by Mr B R Topham - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and ...
15 Dec 2017 NW3165 by Ms M O Mokause - (1)What are the details including the ranks of ...
15 Dec 2017 NW3894 by Ms D van der Walt - (1)What number of housing projects were ...
12 Dec 2017 NW3612 by Ms M O Mokause - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity ...
12 Dec 2017 NW3005 by Ms S V Kalyan - (1)What is the (a) total amount that was paid out ...
12 Dec 2017 NW3506 by Mr D America - (1)(a) What is the current municipal valuation of ...
12 Dec 2017 NW3717 by Mr M R Bara - With reference to the land evaluations conducted ...
12 Dec 2017 NW3722 by Mr M R Bara - With reference to the land evaluations conducted ...
08 Dec 2017 NW3715 by Mr M S Malatsi - With reference to the contract awarded by the ...
08 Dec 2017 NW3574 by Dr A Lotriet - (a) What is the total number of supplier invoices ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3443 by Ms M O Mokause - (1)How many officials and/or employees in her ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3713 by Mr M S Malatsi - With regard to the car accident that involved her ...
04 Dec 2017 NW3397 by Mr M S Malatsi - Why was a new ministerial vehicle bought for her ...
01 Dec 2017 NW2819 by Ms A Steyn - (1)(a) What is the total number of houses that ...
01 Dec 2017 NW3716 by Mr M R Bara - What number of land valuations were commissioned ...
01 Dec 2017 NW3484 by Mr N S Matiase - With reference to her reply to question 2919 on ...
27 Oct 2017 NW2919 by Mr M Q Ndlozi - With reference to her reply to question 2468 on 5 ...
11 Sep 2017 NW2033 by Mr M S Malatsi - (a) How many (i) black-, (ii) white- and (iii) ...
11 Sep 2017 NW1881 by Ms M O Mokause - Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity ...
11 Sep 2017 NW2646 by Mr M S Malatsi - (1)Whether the National Home Builders ...
05 Sep 2017 NW2574 by Ms M O Mokause - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...
05 Sep 2017 NW2468 by Mr M Q Ndlozi - Why was an RDP house not built for a certain ...
29 Aug 2017 NW1651 by Mr M Waters - (1)What is the total number of houses that the ...
29 Aug 2017 NW2070 by Ms M O Mokause - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any ...
29 Aug 2017 NW2034 by Mr M S Malatsi - (a)What total expenditure did each provincial ...
20 Jul 2017 NW1982 by Mr S M Malatsi - What is the average number of years that persons ...
30 Jun 2017 NW1317 by Mr D J Stubbe - (a) When did the Vulindlela Development ...
30 Jun 2017 NW1759 by Mr C D Matsepe - Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any ...
30 Jun 2017 NW1318 by Mr D J Stubbe - What are the (a) full details of all contractors ...
30 Jun 2017 NW1109 by Mr M R Bara - What (a) amount was spent by her department on ...
30 Jun 2017 NW1315 by Mr M S Malatsi - What (a) are the names of companies or ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Property Practitioners Bill 14 Jun 2018 B21-2018 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Rental Housing Amendment Bill 20 Nov 2013 B56-2013 The bill has been signed into law.
Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Bill 18 Jun 2012 B14-2012 Act commenced
Rental Housing Amendment Bill 01 Nov 2011 B21-2011 Withdrawn
2010 Community Schemes Ombud Service Bill 27 Jul 2010 B21-2010 Act commenced
2010 Sectional Titles Schemes Management Bill 22 Jul 2010 B20-2010 Act commenced
Housing Development Agency Bill 08 Feb 2008 B1-2008 Act commenced
Rental Housing Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2007 B30-2007 Act commenced
Social Housing Bill 27 Jul 2007 B29-2007 Act commenced
Housing Consumers Protection Measures Amendment Bill 26 Mar 2007 B6-2007 Act commenced
2018 21 meetings Attendance rate 83%
2017 22 meetings 76%
2016 20 meetings 70%
2015 21 meetings 67%
2014 15 meetings 78%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Koliswa Pasiya-Mndende

Tel: 021 403 3725

Cell: 083 709 8495

Email: kpasiya-mndende@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Gregory Rhoxo

Tel: 021 403 2282

Cell: 083 173 6206

Email: grhoxo@parliament.gov.za

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