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Oversight responsibility of Sports, Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee

The Sports, Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture as well as the following statutory entities:

Boxing SA 
Drug Free Sport 

Afrikaans Taal Monument
Artscape
Blind SA
Business and Arts SA
Ditsong Museums
Freedom Park
IZIKO
KZN Museum
Luthuli Museum
Market Theatre
Msunduzi Museum 
National Arts Council 
National English Literary Museum
National Film and Video Foundation 
National Heritage Council 
National Library of SA 
Nelson Mandela Museum
PACOFS
PanSALB
Playhouse Company
Robben Island Museum
SA Heritage Resources Agency
South African Library for the Blind
South African State Theatre
War Museum of the Boer Republics 
WHAG

THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF COMMITTEES IN PARLIAMENT (provided by Parliament)
In accordance with the powers given to it by the Constitution, the National Assembly establishes a range of committees with assigned powers and functions. The committees are required to report regularly on their activities and to make recommendations to the House for debate and decision. A large part of the Assembly’s role in the law‑making process happens in committees and much of its oversight over the executive is also done through committees, particularly the portfolio committees.

There is a portfolio committee for each corresponding government department. The composition of the committees reflects, as far as is practicable, the numerical strengths of the parties represented in the Assembly. That committee will deliberate on bills covering that department’s area of jurisdiction and scrutinise and report on its annual budget and strategic plan. As the people’s representatives, members of the committees determine whether government departments are delivering on what they promised and whether they are spending the public money they receive in a responsible manner. As part of their oversight work, committees may also do site visits where they find out directly from the people at ground level whether the government is delivering on its promises.

If a committee reports on a matter and makes certain recommendations, that report will be debated in a full sitting or plenary to give other members of the House an opportunity to engage with the content of the report. Once the report has been debated, the House decides whether to adopt the committee’s recommendations. The House may also decide only to note the report or it may refer the report back to the committee with an instruction to do further work

Broadly speaking, the mandates of Committees are to consider and process legislation referred to it; exercise oversight over the Department and entities reporting to it; consider international agreements referred to it; consider the budget vote of the Department and its entities; facilitate public participation in its processes; and to consider all other matters referred to it in terms of legislation and the Rules of Parliament

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

Powers

Rule 167 of the National Assembly Rules (9th Edition) say that for the purposes of performing its functions  committee may, subject to the Constitution, legislation, the other provisions of these rules and resolutions of the Assembly –

  • Summon any person to appear before it to give evidence on oath or affirmation, or to produce documents
  • Receive petitions, representations or submissions from interested persons or institutions
  • Permit oral evidence on petitions, representations, submissions and any other matter before the committee
  • Conduct public hearings
  • Consult any Assembly or Council committee or subcommittee, or any joint committee or subcommittee
  • Determine its own working arrangements
  • Meet at a venue determined by it, which may be a venue beyond the seat of Parliament
  • Meet on any and at any time, including –
    • On a day which is not a working day
    • On a day on which the Assembly is not sitting
    • At a time when the Assembly is not sitting, or
    • During a recess
  • Exercise any other powers assigned to it by the Constitution, legislation, the other provisions of these rules or resolutions of the Assembly

Functions

A portfolio committee must:

  • deal with Bills and other matters falling within its portfolio as are referred to in terms of the Constitution, legislation, National Assembly Rules, the Joint Rules or by resolution of the Assembly
  • must maintain oversight of-
    • the exercise within its portfolio of national executive authority, including the implementation of legislation,
    • any executive organ of state falling within its portfolio
    • any constitutional institution falling within its portfolio, and
    • any other body or institution in respect of which oversight was assigned to it
  • may monitor, investigate, enquire into and make recommendations concerning any such executive organ of state, constitutional institution or other body or institution, including the legislative programme, budget, rationalisation, restructuring, functioning, organisation, structure, staff and policies of such organ of state, institution or other body or institution
  • may consult and liaise with any executive organ of state or constitution institution, and
  • must perform any other functions, tasks or duties assigned to it in terms of the Constitution, legislation, these rules, the Joint Rules or resolutions of the Assembly, including functions, tasks and duties concerning parliamentary oversight or supervision of such executive organs of state, constitutional institutions or other bodies or institutions


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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 Nov 2019 Department of Sports, Arts and Culture on pending prioritized legislation & objectives
19 Nov 2019 Investigations & Outcomes: SAHRA, National Arts Council & National Library of South Africa briefing
12 Nov 2019 loveLife; Netball SA World Cup journey & 2023 World Cup in SA
05 Nov 2019 Repeat Fees of Actors; Revised White Paper; Whistleblowing & Committee Oversight
01 Nov 2019 Sport betting in relation to funding of SAFA teams: National Lotteries Commission & SAFA briefing
29 Oct 2019 Mzansi Golden Economy missing R100 million; Moral Regeneration Movement
23 Oct 2019 Sports, Arts and Culture Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
09 Oct 2019 Department of Arts and Culture & Department of Sports and Recreation 2018/19 Annual Reports; Minister present
08 Oct 2019 Audit outcomes of Sport and Recreation SA & Department of Arts and Culture: AGSA briefing; SRSA & DAC 2019/20 Quarter 1 performance; with Minister
10 Sep 2019 Boxing SA & SA Institute for Drug Free Sport on their financial reports, governance and related matters
03 Sep 2019 Arts contribution to GDP & Copyright Bill: SACO & Minister input
28 Aug 2019 Report of Ministerial Committee Investigation into SASCOC; Structure, role and mandate of Department, with Minister
27 Aug 2019 Department of Arts and Culture Quarter 3 & 4 Performance, with Deputy Minister
21 Aug 2019 Department of Sport and Recreation Quarterly performance
20 Aug 2019 Sectoral Overview: briefing by Content Advisors and Researchers
09 Jul 2019 Sports, Arts and Culture Budget: Committee Report
03 Jul 2019 Departments of Arts and Culture 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan
03 Jul 2019 Department of Sports and Recreation 2019/2020 Annual Performance Plan
02 Jul 2019 Election of Committee Chairperson
29 Oct 2019 ATC191029: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture on the 2018/19 Performance of the Department of Arts and Culture, dated 23 October 2019
10 Jul 2019 ATC190710:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture on consideration of the Budget Vote 40: Sport and Recreation, Dated 09 July 2019.
10 Jul 2019 ATC190710: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture on Budget Vote 37: Department of Arts and Culture, Dated 09 July 2019
05 Mar 2019 ATC190305: Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation Legacy Report of the 5th Parliament (May 2014 - March 2019) 5 March 2019
12 Oct 2018 ATC181017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Sports and Recreation
16 May 2018 ATC180516: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on Budget Vote 40: Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa for the Financial Year 2018/19, Dated 16 May 2018
01 Nov 2017 ATC171101: Budget Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, on the performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation, Boxing South Africa and the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport for the 2016-17 financial year, dated 1 November 2017
16 May 2017 ATC170516: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on Budget Vote 40: Sport and Recreation South Africa, 16 May 2017
02 Feb 2017 ATC170202: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on the implementation of the National Sport and Recreation Plan in North West province, 30 January to 2 February 2017
25 Oct 2016 ATC161025: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report on the performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation, Boxing South Africa and the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport for the 2015-16 financial year, 25 October 2016
25 Oct 2016 ATC161025: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report on the performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation, Boxing South Africa and the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport for the 2015-16 financial year, 25 October 2016
26 Apr 2016 ATC160426: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on Budget Vote 40: Sport and Recreation South Africa, dated 20 April 2016
03 Mar 2016 ATC160303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on the implementation of the National Sport and Recreation Plan in KwaZulu-Natal, September 2015, dated 16 February 2016
26 Jan 2016 ATC150126: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on the implementation of the National Sport and Recreation Plan in Eastern Cape and Gauteng, July 2015, dated 13 October 2015
09 Nov 2015 ATC151109: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on Commission for Gender Equality: Public Hearing Report on Gender Transformation in South African Football – 28 June 2012, dated 20 October 2015
06 Nov 2015 ATC151106: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on Commission for Gender Equality: Public Hearing Report on Gender Transformation in South African Football – 28 June 2012, dated 20 October 2015
26 Oct 2015 ATC151126: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, on the performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation, Boxing South Africa and the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport for the 2014-15 financial year, dated 20 October 2015
23 Oct 2015 ATC151023:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on Petition from Residents of Orlando East, submitted in terms of Rule 312 (Mr T W Mhlongo) dated 13 October 2015.
23 Sep 2015 ATC150923: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on recommendation of candidates for appointment to the Appeal Board established in terms of section 26 of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act, Act 2 of 2010, dated 23 September 2015:
28 Aug 2015 ATC150828: Second progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on shortlisting of candidates to serve on an independent board to hear and decide on appeals against decisions made in terms of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act (Sasrea), Act 2 of 2010, dated 26 August 2015
25 Aug 2015 ATC150825: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on shortlisting of candidates to serve on an independent board to hear and decide on appeals against decisions made in terms of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act (Sasrea), Act 2 of 2010, dated 25 August 2015
24 Jun 2015 ATC150624: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on follow-up visit in Limpopo, 27 March 2015, dated 23 June 2015
03 Jun 2015 ATC150603: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on the implementation of the National Sport and Recreation Plan in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, 2014, dated 3 February 2015
14 May 2015 ATC150514: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on Budget Vote 40: Sport and Recreation South Africa, dated 12 May 2015
24 Oct 2014 ATC141031: Budgetary Review And Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, dated 24 October 2014
24 Oct 2014 ATC141031: Budgetary Review And Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, dated 24 October 2014
21 Oct 2014 ATC141029: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, on the performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation, Boxing South Africa and the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport for the 2013/2014 financial year, dated 21 October 2014
21 Oct 2014 ATC141024: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, on the performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation, Boxing South Africa and the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport for the 2014/2015 financial year, dated 21 October 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Joint Report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and on Telecommunications and Postal Services on their deliberations on Brand South Africa (Programme 4 in Budget Vote 1: The Presidency), dated 11 July 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Joint Report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and on Telecommunications and Postal Services on their Deliberations on Budget Vote 27: Communications, and Entities of the Department of Communications, dated 11 July 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Joint Report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and on Telecommunications and Postal Services on their deliberations on Budget Vote 9: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), and its entity, Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), dated 11 July 2014
08 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on the Budget Vote, Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Sport and Recreation, as well as the Strategic Plan of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport and Annual Performance Plan of Boxing South Africa, dated 8 July 2014
11 Mar 2014 ATC140327: Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation Handover Report 2009-2014 11 March 2014
15 Oct 2013 ATC131021: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, on the performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation for the 2012/2013 financial year, dated 15 October 2013
15 Oct 2013 ATC131028: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on Oversight Visit to Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Free State, North West, Western Cape and Northern Cape, dated 15 October 2013
21 May 2013 ATC130521: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget 2013/14 of the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa, dated 21 May 2013
25 Oct 2012 ATC121029: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, on The Performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation for the 2011/2012 Financial Year, dated 25 October 2012
08 Jul 2012 ATC130625: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on its Study Tour to Argentina from 29 June- 8 July 2012, dated 4 June 2013
25 Apr 2012 ATC120425: Report The 2012/13 Budget Vote 20 & Strategic Plan for 2012-2016 dated 25 April 2012
25 Oct 2011 ATC111025: Report Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation
29 Mar 2011 ATC110329: Report 2011/12 Budget Vote 20 & Strategic Plan for 2011-2015 of Department
16 Apr 2010 ATC100416: Report 2010/11 Budget Vote 19 And Strategic Plan For 2010-2014 Of The Department Of Sport And Recreation
30 Jun 2009 ATC090630: Report Budget Vote 17
Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report on the performance of the Department of Sport and Recreation
18 Nov 2019 NW1430 by Mr K Ceza - Whether there are any plans to build recreation ...
18 Nov 2019 NW1480 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether his department will fund the ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1414 by “Mrs V van Dyk - (a). What is the salary package of the position ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1376 by “DR M M GONDWE - 1.Whether his department did business with ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1265 by “Mrs D van der Walt - (a) What (i) amount was budgeted for the proposed ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1264 by “Mrs D van der Walt - (1). Whether the Council and/or Chief Executive ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1263 by “Mrs V van Dyk - (1). Whether conference attendance and fieldwork ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1262 by “Mrs V van Dyk - Whether any of the seven staff members of the ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1261 by mrs V van Dyk - (1)(a) On what grounds was the annual fieldwork ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1260 by Mr T W Mhlongo - What amount did (a) each provincial department of ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1417 by “Mr T W Mhlongo - (1). What (a) number of staff members, excluding ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1415 by “Mrs V van Dyk - (a). Whether there is an urgent need to fill the ...
11 Nov 2019 NW1416 by “Mrs V van Dyk - (1). How long has the department of Archaeology ...
28 Oct 2019 NW1102 by Mr D Joseph - (1) Whether he has been informed of the plans of ...
28 Oct 2019 NW1179 by Mr W Horn - Whether his Department incurred any costs related ...
28 Oct 2019 NW1152 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether, with reference to the Eminent ...
28 Oct 2019 NW1151 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether his department and/or the SA ...
28 Oct 2019 NW1080 by Mr BS Madlingozi - Whether the Government and state-owned entities ...
04 Oct 2019 NW1045 by Mrs V Van Dyk - Whether sustainable club development programmes ...
04 Oct 2019 NW765 by Mr W F Faber - What are the reasons that his department no ...
04 Oct 2019 NW768 by Mr B S Madlingozi - Whether, with reference to the alleged failure of ...
04 Oct 2019 NW769 by Mr Madlingozi - Whether, given the low levels of literacy in the ...
04 Oct 2019 NW790 by “Mr B S Madlingozl - (1). (a). What amount was spent on advertising by ...
04 Oct 2019 NW865 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) What (a) action has his department taken to ...
04 Oct 2019 NW866 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1)(a) What is (i) number of vacancies that exist ...
04 Oct 2019 NW868 by Mr W F Faber - Whether;there was a dispute between the former ...
04 Oct 2019 NW870 by Mr W F Faber - Does his department conduct surveys on sports ...
04 Oct 2019 NW875 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1)With regard to the 2019 All Africa Games, (a) ...
04 Oct 2019 NW969 by “MS VAN DYK - (1). What is the current status of the ...
04 Oct 2019 NW968 by “MS VAN DYK - (1). What are the full details of the National ...
04 Oct 2019 NW971 by “MR W F FABER - (1). Whether the National Arts Council ...
04 Oct 2019 NW970 by “Ms V van Dyk - Whether he has identified any governance issues ...
04 Oct 2019 NW993 by “ Mr A N Sarupen - 1. Whether he has been informed that the Springs ...
04 Oct 2019 NW1043 by “ MR T W MHLONGO - 1. What amount (a) is the current total cost of ...
04 Oct 2019 NW1044 by Mrs V van Dyk - 1) What total amount of funding was allocated by ...
16 Sep 2019 NW754 by “Mr J WW Julius - 1. Whether his department hosted any event and or ...
16 Sep 2019 NW731 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether the SA Sports Confederation and ...
16 Sep 2019 NW732 by Mr T W Mhlongo - In light of the general feeling from the arts ...
16 Sep 2019 NW730 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether his department still regards the SA ...
16 Sep 2019 NW869 by Mr W F Faber - (1) Whether professional scouts are involved in ...
16 Sep 2019 NW867 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) What number of sport academies were (a) ...
16 Sep 2019 NW862 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether the Government budgeted for the 2019 ...
11 Sep 2019 NO66 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether he has found that the Mzansi Golden ...
11 Sep 2019 NO67 by Mrs V van Wyk - Whether his department is investigating alleged ...
11 Sep 2019 NO95 by Ms B N Dlulane - (a) What were the key recommendations addressing ...
11 Sep 2019 NO94 by Mr JP Mamabolo - How is his department, in partnership with the ...
11 Sep 2019 NO93 by Mr P M P Modise - With reference to the strides made by his ...
11 Sep 2019 NO92 by Ms J Manganye - What steps is his department taking to ensure ...
11 Sep 2019 NO91 by Ms V P Malomane - What are the details of the sustainable and ...
11 Sep 2019 NO90 by Ms R C Adams - What strategic mechanisms has his department put ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill 07 Nov 2018 B43-2018 Lapsed
Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Bill 08 Jul 2009 B7-2009 Act commenced
National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill 04 Aug 2006 B17-2006 Act commenced
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Special Measures Bill 20 Jun 2006 B13-2006 Act commenced
Second 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Special Measures Bill 20 Jun 2006 B16-2006 Act commenced
South African Institute For Drug-Free Sport Amendment Bill 12 May 2006 B7-2006 Act commenced
2019 17 meetings Attendance rate 79%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Ajabulile Mtiya

Tel: 021 403 8106

Cell: 083 709 8389

Email: amtiya@parliament.gov.za

Secretary to Chairperson:

Bulelwa Kulata

Tel: 021 403 2687

Email: bkulata@parliament.gov.za

Cell: 072 175 3968

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