PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SPORT AND RECREATION HANDOVER REPORT 2009-2014
11 MARCH 2014
Oversight responsibility of Sport and Recreation Portfolio Committee
The Sport and Recreation Portfolio Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Department of Sport and Recreation as well as the following statutory entities:
Boxing South Africa
The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport
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.
|NW336 by Mr H B Groenewald - What amount did (a) his department and (b) each ...|
|NW730 by MR TW MHLONGO - (1) Whether her department has a sexual ...|
|NW3449 by Mr P G Moteka - (1) How many officials and/or employees in his ...|
|NW3285 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) the SA ...|
|NW3171 by Mr P G Moteka - (1) What are the details including the ranks of ...|
|NW3743 by Mr P Moteka (EFF) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - (1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) ...|
|NW4006 by Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation: - What (a) is the total number of commissions of ...|
|NW3059 by Mr. D Bergman - (a) What was the ranking of the South African ...|
|NW3588 by Ms T M Mbabama (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - (a) What is the total number of supplier invoices ...|
|NW3019 by Mr H B Groenewald (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - (1) What is the (a) total amount that was paid ...|
|NW3356 by Mr N Paulsen - Whether (a) he or (b) his Deputy Minister made ...|
|NW3618 by Mr. P G Moteka (EFF) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity ...|
|NW3311 by Mr. P G Moteka - (1) Whether the (a) chief executive officer and ...|
|NW3198 by Mr. P G Moteka - Whether he will continue with the Sports Focus ...|
|NW2938 by Mr. D Bergman - (1) Whether he has found that there is a conflict ...|
|NW2900 by Ms. L V James - What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) ...|
|NW2460 by Mr. P. G. Moteka (EFF) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - What amount of the department's budget in terms ...|
|NW2732 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1) Whether he accompanied the national football ...|
|NW2506 by Mr. T. W. Mhlongo - (1) With reference to his reply to question 1098 ...|
|NW2579 by Mr P G Moteka - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...|
|NW2400 by Mr T W Mhlongo - Has Boxing South Africa conducted an ...|
|NW2076 by Mr P G Moteka (EFF) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any ...|
|NW1738 by Dr A Lotriet - Whether any staff of (a) his department and (b) ...|
|NW1887 by Mr P G Moteka - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...|
|NW1773 by Mr R K Purdon (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - Does (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister or (c) any ...|
|NW1798 by Mr P G Moteka (EFF) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - (1) Which entities reporting to him (a) have a ...|
|NW1995 by Mr P G Moteka - (a) What is the total number of sport facilities ...|
|NW1450 by Dr G A Grootboom - How many (a) persons employed at ...|
|NW1505 by Mr. S. Mokgalapa - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...|
|NW1477 by Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - Whether he is aware of any disputes that involve ...|
|NW1476 by Mr. T. W. Mhlongo - (a) What is the current status of the National ...|
|NW1236 by Mrs. D. Robinson - Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity ...|
|NW1333 by Mr. T. W. Mhlongo - (1) (a) What are the details of the shortage of ...|
|NW1331 by Mr. T. W. Mhlongo - Is the impasse between Government and the ...|
|NW1098 by Mr. T. W. Mhlongo - (1) Whether, with regard to the alleged payment ...|
|NW938 by Mr E J Marais (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - (1) Whether there is any position of (a) chief ...|
|NW797 by Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation - (a) How many sport facilities are currently ...|
|NW720 by Mr A R McLoughlin - With regard to the failure of South Africa's bid ...|
|NW619 by Mr A R McLoughlin - (1) With regard to the boxing match that took ...|
|NW373 by Ms N I Tarabella Marchesi - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and ...|
|NW621 by Mr D Bergman - (a) How many South African boxing bouts ...|
|NW620 by Mr D Bergman (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation: - (1) With regard to the fight in East London on 22 ...|
|NW390 by Mr D Bergman - Whether (a) Karate South Africa is recognised as ...|
|NW391 by Mr D Bergman - Whether (a) Karate South Africa is recognised as ...|
|NW705 by Mrs S V Kalyan - (1)Did (a) his department or (b) any entity ...|
|NW622 by Mr. T. W. Mhlongo - (1) What position does a certain person (name ...|
|NW469 by Mr. H. B. Groenewald - Whether his department procured any services from ...|
|NW389 by Mr. D. Bergman - (1) Whether the Fencing Federation of South ...|
|NW136 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1)Will South Africa be hosting the 2022 ...|
|NW135 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1)Whether he has signed a Memorandum of ...|
|Bill name||Date introduced||Number||Status|
|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|
AttendanceRanked 11 out of 37 for NA
Secretary of Committee:
Tel: 021 403 8646
Cell: 083 707 2185
Secretary to Chairperson:
Tel: 021 403 2687
Cell: 072 175 3968