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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 
SA Institute for Drug Free Sport 

Afrikaans Taal Monument
Artscape
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 and World Hertiage Site 
SA Heritage Resources Agency
South African Library for the Blind
South African State Theatre
War Museum of the Boer Republics 
William Humphreys Art Gallery 

Committees conduct their business on behalf of the House and report back on matters referred to them.

Learn more about the work of this Committee: Legacy Reports

 

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

Committee Membership

Committee membership is distributed among the parties roughly in proportion to the seats they get in Parliament, so if a party wins 20% of the seats, its MPs will occupy about 20% of committee positions.

The NA Rules Committee agreed that all Committees will be comprised of 11 Members: ANC – 6; DA – 2; EFF – 1; other parties – 2. 

Where it is practicably possible, each party is entitled to at least one representative in a Committee.

Read More: A note to the Sixth Parliament: Committee Membership

Read More: A Note to the Sixth Parliament: The critical role of Committee Chairperson

 

Committees in Practice

With the agreement of members, the Committee staff sets the dates and times of committee meetings. The frequency of committee meetings is determined by a committee’s work programme but it is normal for a committee to meet weekly. From time to time, committees can meet more than once a week if they work programme so demands.

Section 59(1)(b) of the Constitution requires that the National Assembly and it’s committees conduct their business in an open manner and hold their sittings in public. Section 59(2) states that the National Assembly may not exclude the public or the media unless it is ‘reasonable and justifiable to do so in an open and democratic society’. Rule 184(2) of the Rules of the National Assembly further require that any decision to exclude the public from a committee meeting or part thereof must be taken ‘after due consideration’ by that committee

Who attends Committee Meetings?:

MPs (those assigned to the committee and if they so wish, any other MP)

Committee Staff: Committee Secretary, Committee Assistant, Researcher, Content Advisor

Departments, entities, organizations, individuals and experts who are invited by the Committee to speak and be questioned

Parliamentary Legal Advisor (from time to time)

Media

General Public


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. There are structures to deal with support for Members, internal arrangements, disciplinary matters 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 also has its own domestic Committees. The Rules Committee and its subcommittees deal with the NCOP rules. There are structures to deal with support for Members, internal arrangements, disciplinary matters and powers and privileges of members. 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.

There are six Joint Committees:
- Constitutional Review Committee
- Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence
- Joint Standing Committee on Defence
- Committee on Multi-Party Women’s Caucus
- Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament
- Joint Standing Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests

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.

19 Jun 2020 Cricket South Africa performance & forensic investigation; with Minister
29 May 2020 Sport, Arts and Culture Budget: Committee Report
20 May 2020 Department of Sport, Arts and Culture on COVID 19 relief fund: Follow up with Minister
12 May 2020 Department of Sports, Arts and Culture 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Minister and Deputy Minister
07 May 2020 Robben Island Museum 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
06 May 2020 SASCOC 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan; with Deputy Minister
05 May 2020 Department & entities 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan: AGSA briefing; COVID-19 Relief Fund; with Deputy Minister
03 Mar 2020 Ditsong Museum on retabled 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan
25 Feb 2020 PanSALB & Freedom Park management / employee challenges
21 Feb 2020 SASCOC recommendations of Ministerial Committee & preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympics - meeting postponed
18 Feb 2020 National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill; Library Bill; White Paper; with Minister & Deputy
04 Jun 2020 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture Onbudget Vote 37: Sport, Arts and Culture, Dated 29 May 2020.
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 Sport and Recreation, dated 23 October 2019
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 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
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
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 9: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), and its entity, Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), 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
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
22 Jun 2020 NW1173 by Mr M Waters - Whether any money was transferred as a loan...
22 Jun 2020 NW1119 by Mr W F Faber - (1) Whether, with reference to the findings of...
22 Jun 2020 NW1113 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) What were the salaries of certain persons...
22 Jun 2020 NW1112 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with a...
22 Jun 2020 NW1225 by Inkosi B N Luthuli - What is the position of his department with...
22 Jun 2020 NW1224 by Inkosi B N Luthuli - What (a) number of applications has his...
22 Jun 2020 NW1190 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether the National Library of South...
22 Jun 2020 NW1189 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether the new Chief Executive Officer of...
22 Jun 2020 NW1175 by Mr M Waters - What amount has the SA Sports Confederation...
22 Jun 2020 NW1174 by Mr M Waters - (1) (a) What is the total number of colours...
19 Jun 2020 NW996 by Inkosi B N Luthuli - Given the trend in some countries around the...
08 Jun 2020 NW956 by Mr W F Faber - What are the reasons that the SA Sports...
08 Jun 2020 NW1051 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1)In what capacity was a certain person (name...
08 Jun 2020 NW1050 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether, in light of the fact that the...
08 Jun 2020 NW954 by Mr W F Faber - Whether the SA Sports Confederation and...
08 Jun 2020 NW955 by Mr W F Faber - What (a) total amount has the SA Sports...
08 Jun 2020 NW960 by Mrs V van Dyk - What amount in funding did each national...
08 Jun 2020 NW989 by Mrs H Denner - (1) Whether his department awarded any tenders...
08 Jun 2020 NW1058 by Mr W F Faber - (1) Whether Netball South Africa (Netball SA)...
08 Jun 2020 NW1049 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether, in light of the fact that the SA...
08 Jun 2020 NW1053 by Mrs V van Dyk - By what date will Netball South Africa table...
08 Jun 2020 NW1052 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether he has been informed of any...
27 May 2020 NW905 by Mr W F Faber - (a) By what date does he envisage that team...
27 May 2020 NW904 by Mr W F Faber - What criteria or formula did his department...
26 May 2020 NW860 by Mrs V van Dyk - (a) What total amount of funding has been...
26 May 2020 NW859 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Which (a) athletes and (b) teams who (i)...
25 May 2020 NW882 by Mr G K Y Cachalia - (1) Whether his department will offer any form...
25 May 2020 NW861 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) What (a) is the total amount of (i)...
25 May 2020 NW799 by Mr W F Faber - (1) Whether his department has taken any steps...
18 May 2020 NW793 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether there will be an additional...
18 May 2020 NW750 by Ms V van Dyk (DA) to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture - (1) Whether a certain person (name furnished)...
18 May 2020 NW749 by Ms V van Dyk - (1) Whether a certain person (name furnished)...
18 May 2020 NW748 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether board members of the SA Sports...
18 May 2020 NW708 by Mr BS Madlingozi - (a) Why did his department decide to use a...
18 May 2020 NW707 by Mr BS Madlingozi - With reference to the national address of the...
18 May 2020 NW691 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) What is the total cost of the litigation...
18 May 2020 NW692 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether the National Library of South...
18 May 2020 NW753 by Mr W F Faber - (1) (a) Why the SA Sports Confederation and...
18 May 2020 NW792 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) (a) Who (i) authorised and (ii) signed off...
12 May 2020 NW688 by Mr TW Mhlongo - (1) With reference to the declaration by the...
12 May 2020 NW693 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether, in view of the finding by the...
12 May 2020 NW689 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether a certain tender (details...
12 May 2020 NW690 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) In which (a) city and (b) province is the...
27 Apr 2020 NW591 by Mr BS Madlingozi - (a) By what date will the money, that was...
31 Mar 2020 NW511 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Whether the President of Netball South...
31 Mar 2020 NW512 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) What number of overseas trips have the (a)...
31 Mar 2020 NW444 by Mrs V van Dyk - 1) With reference to his reply to question 107...
31 Mar 2020 NW445 by Mrs V van Dyk - 1. Whether the Oude Stadshuis in Cape Town,...
31 Mar 2020 NW513 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) Is SuperSport a sponsor of Netball South...
09 Mar 2020 NW194 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1) (a) What total number of disputes were...

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
National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill X-2020
2020 11 meetings Attendance rate 79%
2019 19 meetings 81%
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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