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
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
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.
|Property Practitioners Bill|
|Property Practitioners Draft Bill, 2016|
|Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Draft Bill 2016|
|Regulations on Community Schemes Ombud Service|
|Sectional Titles Schemes Management Regulations - draft|
|Social Housing: Rules on Transfer/Disposal of Stock: Draft|
|Rental Housing Amendment Bill [B 56-2013]|
|NW1429 by Ms D van der Walt (NW1531 E) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements - 1) With regard to land and housing projects ...|
|NW1967 by Mr DR Ryder - (a) What is the average time for construction, ...|
|NW1921 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - 1. What (a) is the total number incidents of ...|
|NW1822 by Mr S Esau - (1) Whether (a) her spouse and I or (b) an adult ...|
|NW1471 by Mr D J Stubbe - 1. Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...|
|NW1870 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...|
|NW2008 by Mr S C Motau - (1)What total amount (a) did her department spend ...|
|NW1346 by Mr M S Malatsi - What (a) total amounts were spent by (i) her ...|
|NW2022 by A Mazzone - (1) What are the details of the, (a) number of ...|
|NW934 by Mr M S Malatsi - What number of contracts have been terminated by ...|
|NW881 by Mr R T W Chance - What (a)(i) is the purpose of the Community ...|
|NW322 by Mr T J Brauteseth - What amount did (a) her department and (b) each ...|
|NW101 by Mr M Chetty - How many title deeds were handed over to housing ...|
|NW716 by Mr S C Motau - Whether her department has a Sexual Harassment ...|
|NW636 by Ms N R Mashabela - (a)On what basis were RDP houses allocated at the ...|
|NW3521 by Mr M Bagraim - (1)With reference to her reply to question 1651 ...|
|NW3739 by Ms M O Mokause - (1)Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities ...|
|NW359 by Mr B R Topham - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and ...|
|NW3165 by Ms M O Mokause - (1)What are the details including the ranks of ...|
|NW3894 by Ms D van der Walt - (1)What number of housing projects were ...|
|NW3005 by Ms S V Kalyan - (1)What is the (a) total amount that was paid out ...|
|NW3506 by Mr D America - (1)(a) What is the current municipal valuation of ...|
|NW3612 by Ms M O Mokause - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity ...|
|NW3717 by Mr M R Bara - With reference to the land evaluations conducted ...|
|NW3722 by Mr M R Bara - With reference to the land evaluations conducted ...|
|NW3715 by Mr M S Malatsi - With reference to the contract awarded by the ...|
|NW3574 by Dr A Lotriet - (a) What is the total number of supplier invoices ...|
|NW3443 by Ms M O Mokause - (1)How many officials and/or employees in her ...|
|NW3713 by Mr M S Malatsi - With regard to the car accident that involved her ...|
|NW3397 by Mr M S Malatsi - Why was a new ministerial vehicle bought for her ...|
|NW2819 by Ms A Steyn - (1)(a) What is the total number of houses that ...|
|NW3716 by Mr M R Bara - What number of land valuations were commissioned ...|
|NW3484 by Mr N S Matiase - With reference to her reply to question 2919 on ...|
|NW2919 by Mr M Q Ndlozi - With reference to her reply to question 2468 on 5 ...|
|NW2646 by Mr M S Malatsi - (1)Whether the National Home Builders ...|
|NW1881 by Ms M O Mokause - Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity ...|
|NW2033 by Mr M S Malatsi - (a) How many (i) black-, (ii) white- and (iii) ...|
|NW2574 by Ms M O Mokause - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...|
|NW2468 by Mr M Q Ndlozi - Why was an RDP house not built for a certain ...|
|NW2070 by Ms M O Mokause - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any ...|
|NW2034 by Mr M S Malatsi - (a)What total expenditure did each provincial ...|
|NW1651 by Mr M Waters - (1)What is the total number of houses that the ...|
|NW1982 by Mr S M Malatsi - What is the average number of years that persons ...|
|NW1109 by Mr M R Bara - What (a) amount was spent by her department on ...|
|NW1318 by Mr D J Stubbe - What are the (a) full details of all contractors ...|
|NW1759 by Mr C D Matsepe - Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any ...|
|NW1724 by Ms S V Kalyan - Whether any staff of (a) her department and (b) ...|
|NW1315 by Mr M S Malatsi - What (a) are the names of companies or ...|
|NW1316 by Mr M S Malatsi - What total amount was underspent by each ...|
|NW1317 by Mr D J Stubbe - (a) When did the Vulindlela Development ...|
|Bill name||Date introduced||Number||Status|
|Property Practitioners Bill||14 Jun 2018||B21-2018||Under consideration by the National Assembly.|
|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|
AttendanceRanked 28 out of 37 for NA
Secretary of Committee:
Tel: 021 403 3725
Cell: 083 709 8495
Secretary To Chairperson:
Tel: 021 403 2282
Cell: 083 173 6206