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Legacy Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform

Oversight responsibility of Rural Development and Land Reform Portfolio Committee

The Rural Development and Land Reform Portfolio Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform as well as the following statutory entities:

Ingonyama Trust Board
Inala Farms (Pty) Ltd
Agricultural Land Holding Accounts
Registration of Deeds Trading Account

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

No results.

05 Sep 2018 Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill: deliberations
05 Sep 2018 Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill: finalisation
29 Aug 2018 Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill: deliberations (postponed)
22 Aug 2018 Restitution of Land Rights Amendments Bill: Content Advisor briefing & Motion of desirability
15 Aug 2018 Restitution of Land Rights Bill: stakeholder consultation day 2
14 Aug 2018 Restitution of Land Rights Bill: stakeholder consultation day 1
13 Jun 2018 MalaMala land claim settlement; Communal Property Associations without Title Deeds; Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill
06 Jun 2018 CPA Amendment Bill: progress report on Northern Cape & KZN concerns; with Minister and Deputy Minister
30 May 2018 Ingonyama Trust Board, Commission on Restitution of Land Rights, DRDLR Quarter 3 & 4 performance; with Minister & Deputy Minister
23 May 2018 Ingonyama Trust Board 2017/18 Quarter 3 performance
16 May 2018 Mpumalanga CPA Amendment Bill concerns; Acting Director General replacement, with Deputy Minister
09 May 2018 Limpopo Communal Property Associations concerns: progress report; with Minister and Deputy Ministers
25 Apr 2018 Committee DRLR Budget Report
19 Apr 2018 DRDLR & Land Claims Commission & Valuer General Office plans with Deputy Minister; CPA Amendment Bill: adoption; North West CPA concerns
18 Apr 2018 Electronic Deeds Registration Bill; Ingonyama Permission-to-Occupy change to Long-Term Leases & Annual Performance Plan; CPA Bill; Nqancule CPA; DRDLR APP: AGSA review
03 May 2018 ATC180503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on Budget Vote 39: Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 03 May 2018
19 Apr 2018 ATC180419: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill [B12–2017], dated 19 April 2018
18 Oct 2017 ATC171018: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 18 October 2017
17 May 2017 ATC170517: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on Budget Vote 39: Rural Development and Land Reform dated 17 May 2017
15 Mar 2017 ATC170315: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill [B24 – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 15 March 2017
26 Oct 2016 ATC161026: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform dated 26 October 2016
21 Apr 2016 ATC160421: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on Budget Vote 39: Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 20 April 2016
15 Apr 2016 ATC160415: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the implementation of the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act (2014) and the Recapitalisation and Development Programme, dated 09 March 2016
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 28 October 2015
05 Aug 2015 ATC150805: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Public Hearings on the Implementation of the Recapitalization and Development Programme held on 04 – 05 February 2015, Dated 25 February 2015.
04 Aug 2015 ATC150804: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Public Hearings on the Implementation of the Recapitalization and Development Programme held on 04 – 05 February 2015, Dated 25 February 2014.
05 May 2015 ATC150505: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on Budget Vote 39: Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 29 April 2015
22 Oct 2014 ATC141024: The Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 22 October 2014
10 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on Budget Vote 33: Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 10 July 2014
11 Mar 2014 ATC140311: Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform [B54 – 2013] (National Assembly– sec 75), dated 11 March 2014.
27 Feb 2014 ATC140227: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Property Valuation Bill [B54 – 2013] (National Assembly– section 75), dated 27 February 2014.
05 Feb 2014 ATC140219: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill [B 35 – 2013] (National Assembly– section 76), dated 05 February 2014
05 Feb 2014 ATC140211: Interim report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill [B 35 – 2013] (National Assembly– sec 76), dated 05 February 2014
30 Oct 2013 ATC131031: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 30 October 2013
11 Sep 2013 ATC130912: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill [B10 – 2013] (National Assembly– section 75), dated 11 September 2013.
11 Sep 2013 ATC130912: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Sectional Titles Amendment Bill [B11 – 2013] (National Assembly– section 76), dated 11 September 2013.
12 Jun 2013 ATC130614: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Geomatics Profession Bill [B 4 –  2013], dated 12 June 2013:
12 Jun 2013 ATC130613: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Geomatics Profession Bill [B 4 – 2013], dated 12 June 2013
12 Feb 2013 ATC130213: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Bill [B14B – 2012], dated 12 February 2013.
24 Oct 2012 ATC121025: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform on the Performance of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, dated 24 October 2012 2011
23 May 2012 ATC120523: Joint oversight visit on the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme and Land Reform in the Northern Cape, Limpopo Provinces, Free State and Mpumalanga, dated 23 May 2012
09 May 2012 ATC120509: Report Budget Vote 33, dated 09 May 2012
25 May 2011 ATC110525: Report Petition lodged with the Speaker of the National Assembly by the Western Cape Land Restitution Claimants on 03 June 2010
25 May 2011 ATC110525: Report Budget Vote 32: Rural Development and Land Reform
16 Feb 2011 ATC110216: Report Study Tour to Republic of Malawi on 18 - 22 October 2010, dated 16 February 2011
25 Jan 2011 ATC110125: Report Rural Development and Land Reform General Amendment Bill [B33 – 2010]
10 Nov 2010 ATC101110: Report Sectional Titles Amendment Bill [B14B – 2010]
10 Nov 2010 ATC101010: Report Deeds Registries Amendment Bill [B13B– 2010]
26 Oct 2010 Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation on Rural Development and Land Reform on the performance of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform for the financial year  2009/10, dated 26 October 2010
12 May 2010 ATC100512: Report Oversight Visit Undertaken on 19 - 22 April 2010 too Eastern Cape & Kwazulu–Natal
04 Nov 2009 ATC091104: Report 2008/09 Annual Report of the Department of Land Affairs
04 Nov 2009 ATC091104: Report 2008/09 Annual Report of the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights
04 Nov 2009 ATC091104: Report 2008/09 Annual Report of the Ingonyama Trust Board
ATC140408: Legacy Report of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform 4th Parliament of the Republic of South Africa May 2009 – March 2014
30 Aug 2018 NW2067 by Ms A Steyn - What (a) number of title deeds for farms did (i) ...
24 Aug 2018 NW1907 by Dr P J Groenewald - Whether all members of the senior management ...
22 Aug 2018 NW1935 by Mr N S Matiase - What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
03 Aug 2018 NW367 by Mr T R Majola - (a) What is the total amount that was (i) ...
18 Jul 2018 NW2148 by Mr N S Matiase - Whether the research report on land claim KRP ...
12 Jul 2018 NW2066 by Ms A Steyn - (a) Why did the Government decide not to transfer ...
12 Jul 2018 NW2068 by Ms A Steyn - What (a) number of title deeds for agricultural ...
12 Jul 2018 NW1884 by Mr N S Matiase - What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
12 Jul 2018 NW1608 by Mr K P Robertson - (a) Which municipalities are owed outstanding ...
12 Jul 2018 NW1832 by Ms L V James - Whether (a) her spouse and/or (b) an adult family ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1746 by Ms A Steyn - Whether her department commissioned any audits of ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1980 by Mr K P Robertson - {1) With reference to the Mala Mala Game Reserve ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1979 by Mr KP Robertson - (1) Whether, with reference to the Mala Mala land ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1978 by Mr K P Robertson - (1) Whether, with reference to the reply to ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1742 by lnkosi RN Cebekhulu - With reference to the statement of the Deputy ...
02 Jul 2018 NW1892 by Mr M M Dlamini - (a) How much land is (i) owned and/or (ii) in the ...
15 Jun 2018 NW1569 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - (a) What is the total number of (i) bonded and ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1663 by Mr M W Rabotapi - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...
31 May 2018 NW970 by Ms T M Mbabama - How much land does (a) her department and (b) the ...
31 May 2018 NW1046 by Ms A Steyn - With reference to the reply to question 3071 on ...
31 May 2018 NW1047 by Ms A Steyn - With reference to the reply to question 3072 on 9 ...
31 May 2018 NW870 by Mr K P Robertson - Whether the Government has (a) determined and/or ...
25 May 2018 NW1122 by Mr M Bagraim - Whether her department provided any form of ...
25 May 2018 NW965 by Ms A Steyn - (1) With reference to the reply to question 3068 ...
25 May 2018 NW967 by Ms A Steyn - (1)With reference to the reply to question 3070 ...
25 May 2018 NW1110 by Mr N S Matiase - What (a) number of consulting firms or companies ...
25 May 2018 NW1219 by Mr T R Majola - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any ...
25 May 2018 NW1407 by Dr P J Groenewald - How many valuation reports has the Office of the ...
24 May 2018 NW1494 by Ms C King - What (a) is the total number of hectares of ...
24 May 2018 NW1481 by Mr K P Robertson - Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
24 May 2018 NW1310 by Mr N S Matiase - Why has her department failed to intervene and ...
24 May 2018 NW1147 by Mr H C C Krüger - (a) What number of agriparks or related ...
24 May 2018 NW1048 by Ms A Steyn - With reference to the reply to question 3073 on 9 ...
24 May 2018 NW966 by Ms A Steyn - With reference to the reply to question 3069 on ...
30 Apr 2018 NW492 by Mr C D Matsepe - What are the details of all occupiers of the land ...
30 Apr 2018 NW941 by Mr D W Macpherson - With regard to successful land claims in the ...
30 Apr 2018 NW726 by Mr R K Purdon - Whether her department has sexual harassment and ...
30 Apr 2018 NW574 by Mr N S Matiase - (1)(a) What total number of farms did the State ...
30 Apr 2018 NW493 by Mr T W Mhlongo - What are the details of the (a) number of ...
30 Apr 2018 NW446 by Mr R A Lees - What are the details of all occupiers of the land ...
30 Apr 2018 NW283 by Mr KP Robertson - With reference to his rely to question 1855 on 10 ...
30 Apr 2018 NW490 by Mr C D Matsepe - What are the details of all occupiers of the land ...
30 Apr 2018 NW488 by Ms T M Mbabama - What are the relevant details of all occupiers of ...
30 Apr 2018 NW487 by Ms T M Mbabama - What are the relevant details of the (a) number ...
30 Apr 2018 NW486 by Mr R A Lees - What are the relevant details of all occupiers of ...
30 Apr 2018 NW484 by Mr R A Lees - What are the details of all occupiers of the land ...
30 Apr 2018 NW450 by Mr T C R Walters - (a) What are the names of persons and/or entities ...
30 Apr 2018 NW382 by Dr P J Groenewald - In terms of land restitution, what (a) number and ...
26 Apr 2018 NW332 by Mr A M Figlan - What amount did (a) his department and (b) each ...
26 Apr 2018 NW485 by Mr R A Lees - What are the details of the (a) number of ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Electronic Deeds Registration Systems 07 Dec 2017 B35-2017 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill - Mr P Mnguni (ANC) 16 Aug 2017 B19-2017 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill 28 Apr 2017 B12-2017 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill 22 Apr 2016 X-2016
Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill 08 Oct 2015 B24-2015 Approved by Parliament. Waiting to be signed into law.
Property Valuation Bill 12 Nov 2013 B54-2013 Act commenced
Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill 08 Oct 2013 B35-2013 Act commenced
Deeds Registries Amendment Bill 16 May 2013 B10-2013 Act commenced
Sectional Titles Amendment Bill 16 May 2013 B11-2013 Act commenced
Geomatics Profession Bill 07 Mar 2013 B4-2013 Act commenced
Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Bill 18 Jun 2012 B14-2012 Act commenced
Rural Development and Land Reform General Amendment Bill 01 Oct 2010 B33-2010 Act commenced
2010 Sectional Titles Schemes Management Bill 22 Jul 2010 B20-2010 Act commenced
2010 Sectional Titles Amendment Bill 28 Jun 2010 B14-2010 Act commenced
Deeds Registries Amendment Bill 28 Jun 2010 B13-2010 Act commenced
Black Authorities Act Repeal Bill 21 Apr 2010 B9-2010 Act commenced
Traditional Courts Bill 09 Apr 2008 B15-2008 Withdrawn
2018 24 meetings Attendance rate 82%
2017 30 meetings 72%
2016 22 meetings 73%
2015 23 meetings 79%
2014 12 meetings 80%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee

Phumla Nyamza

Tel: 021 403 3852

Cell: 083 709 8492

E-mail: pnyamza@parliament.gov.za

Secretary to Chairperson

Nobesuthu Sihawu

Tel: 021 403 3132

Cell: 083 709 8498

E-mail: nsihawu@parliament.gov.za

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