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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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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
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
02 Sep 2019 NW528 by Ms V van Dyk - (1) How does his department ensure that proper ...
02 Sep 2019 NW630 by “Mr B S Madlingozi - (1) What (a) total amount has (i) his department ...
02 Sep 2019 NW541 by J W W JULIUS - Whether he can provide Mr J W W Julius with a ...
02 Sep 2019 NW540 by Mr J W W Julius - 1. Whether his department has set aside a budget ...
02 Sep 2019 NW539 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (a) Who was appointed as Team Leader for the ...
02 Sep 2019 NW538 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether he will provide Mr T W Mhlongo with a ...
02 Sep 2019 NW537 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Why did the Athletics South Africa (ASA) ...
02 Sep 2019 NW531 by Ms A L A Abrahams - 1. (a) Why is there a delay in processing the ...
02 Sep 2019 NW530 by Ms V van Dyk - (1)What (a) are the relevant details of his ...
02 Sep 2019 NW529 by Ms V van Dyk - (a) What amount does his department spend on ...
05 Aug 2019 NW259 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (a) What was the (i) total cost of the SA ...
05 Aug 2019 NW433 by TW Mhlongo - (1). On what date did his Department ask the ...
05 Aug 2019 NW373 by Dr M M Gondwe - What (a) number of official international trips ...
05 Aug 2019 NW288 by Mrs T G Mpambo-Sibhukwana - What (a) total amount is budgeted for his private ...
05 Aug 2019 NW189 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
22 Jul 2019 NW192 by Mrs V van Dyk - (1).What programmes that promote the languages, ...
22 Jul 2019 NW191 by MRS V VAN DYK - Whether his department recognises Nama or ...
05 Jul 2019 NW5 by Inkosi B N Luthuli ( - (a) What are the relevant details of the ...
05 Jul 2019 NW58 by “Mr BS Madlingozi (EFF): to ask minister of Sports, Arts and Culture” - (a). What number of (i) buildings, (ii) ...
05 Jul 2019 NW4 by Inkosi B N Luthuli - What are the relevant details of the ...
09 Apr 2019 NW665 by Ms D Carter (Cope) to ask Minister of Health - (a) What is the position of the Government on the ...
06 Mar 2019 NW10 by N Singh - Why does KwaZulu-Natal, despite the high number ...
06 Mar 2019 NW370 by Mr T W Mhlongo - With reference to her reply to question 3558 on 7 ...
06 Mar 2019 NW270 by Hon Mr P Moteka - What number of (a) tender briefings were held in ...
06 Mar 2019 NW145 by Mr T W Mhlongo - With reference to her reply to question 3558 on 7 ...
14 Dec 2018 NW3426 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) What amount is the total deal for the new T20 ...
14 Dec 2018 NW3557 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1 )With reference to her reply to question 2287 ...
14 Dec 2018 NW3559 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether she has been informed that the Vhembe ...
07 Dec 2018 NW3558 by Mr T W Mhlongo - By what date will (a) she release the SA Sports ...
30 Nov 2018 NW2376 by Ms. B.J Dlomo - 1. What progress has her department made in ...
27 Nov 2018 NW1707 by Mr P Moteka (EFF) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation - (1) (a) What total amount of land owned by her ...
27 Nov 2018 NW1964 by Mr D Bergman - Whether her department contracted the services of ...
22 Nov 2018 NW3249 by Mr T W Mhlongo - What (a) amount did (i) her department and (ii) ...
22 Nov 2018 NW3096 by Mr T W Mhlongo - What (a) was the total cost of the bid for the ...
22 Nov 2018 NW2491 by Mr P G Moteka - What (a) is the (i) name and (ii) location of ...
21 Nov 2018 NW3460 by Ms S P Kopane - (a) On what date did her department last conduct ...
08 Nov 2018 NW3010 by Mr. T W Mhlongo - Whether she has received the SA Sports ...
07 Nov 2018 NW996 by Ms C King - How much land does {a) her department and (b) the ...
06 Nov 2018 NW2555 by Mr T W Mhlongo - With regard to Athletics South Africa (ASA), (a) ...
06 Nov 2018 NW3127 by Mr T Z Hadebe - Whether, since she served in Cabinet, she (a)(i) ...
06 Nov 2018 NW2698 by Mr P G Moteka (EFF) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation - How many golf courses are used by the South ...
06 Nov 2018 NW2697 by Mr P G Moteka - What (a) is the total number of publicly ...
06 Nov 2018 NW2577 by Mr PG Moteka - (1) (a) What Is the total number of deputy ...
06 Nov 2018 NW2411 by Mr D Bergman - Why did South Africa's learners not participate ...
23 Oct 2018 NW1098 by PG Moteka - What (a) number of consulting firms or companies ...
23 Oct 2018 NW2036 by Dr A Lotriet - (1) What are the details of the (a} number of ...
23 Oct 2018 NW1510 by Mr D Bergman - What number of the medal winners at the 2018 ...
17 Sep 2018 NW2059 by Dr CP Mulder - Whether all members of the senior management ...
17 Sep 2018 NW2364 by Mrs. B L Abrahams - In light of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ...
17 Sep 2018 NW2365 by A Botes - In light of the fact that one of the intentions ...

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 8 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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