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
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.
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|NW633 by Mr N S MATIASE - What (a) total amount has the State spent on ...|
|NW526 by MR N S MATIASE - (a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties ...|
|NW72 by Mr T J BRAUTESETH - (1) With reference to the reply to question 2700 ...|
|NW285 by Mr N S MATIASE - What number of (a) tender briefings were held in ...|
|NW141 by MS T GQADA (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM - With reference to the reply of the Minister of ...|
|NW3670 by DR PJ GROENEWALD - (1) What is the extent of land that the ...|
|NW3852 by MR RK PURDON - (1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any ...|
|NW2868 by MS TM MBABAMA - (a) What is the total number of beneficiaries, in ...|
|NW2869 by MS TM MBABAMA - With regard to her department’s use it or lose it ...|
|NW3261 by MR NS MATIASE - (1) What (a) was the total settlement amount for ...|
|NW3806 by MS TM MBABAMA - (a) What is the name of each agri-park in her ...|
|NW2898 by MR NS MATIASE - (1) (a) What is the extent of land that is owned ...|
|NW2774 by MR HCC KRÜGER - (1) Whether her department financed any ...|
|NW3919 by MR NS MATIASE (EFF) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM - Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...|
|NW3666 by MR NS MATIASE - What (a) number of farms have been leased out in ...|
|NW3408 by MR KP ROBERTSON - What are the details of all land owned by her ...|
|NW2870 by Mr T W MHLONGO - (a) What number of projects relating to food ...|
|NW3287 by Mr N S MATIASE - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities ...|
|NW3330 by Mr M L FILTANE - With regard to the current land grabs, which have ...|
|NW3456 by Mr J R B LORIMER - (1) (a) On what date did her department last ...|
|NW2881 by Mr N S MATIASE (EFF) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM - With reference to the reply of the Minister of ...|
|NW2831 by Ms A STEYN - (1) With regard to the successful land claims ...|
|NW2984 by Mr K P ROBERTSON - Whether she will furnish Mr K P Robertson with ...|
|NW3183 by Mr K P ROBERTSON - Whether the Government has earmarked any land (a) ...|
|NW2983 by Mr K P ROBERTSON - (1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) ...|
|NW2407 by Ms A STEYN - (a) What is the total amount in rental income ...|
|NW2937 by Mr M HLENGWA - Whether, she has officially or unofficially met ...|
|NW3123 by Mr A M FIGLAN - Whether, since she served in Cabinet, she (a) (i) ...|
|NW2646 by Mr K P ROBERTSON - What are the details of (a) the criteria used by ...|
|NW2832 by Ms A STEYN - With reference to the past three financial years, ...|
|NW2592 by Mr N S Matiase - (a) What is the total number of (i) deputy ...|
|NW3245 by Mr S MOKGALAPA - What (a) amount did (i) her department and (ii) ...|
|NW2453 by Mr N S Matiase - What is the (a) name of each investing company ...|
|NW2852 by Mmusi Maimane - Whether her department has received the report of ...|
|NW2627 by Mosiuoa Lekota - With reference to a media report which states ...|
|NW2200 by MS D CARTER - Whether she has found that the pace and quality ...|
|NW2408 by MS A STEYN - What are the full details of each agri-park ...|
|NW2503 by MR B H HOLOMISA - 1) Whether, with regard to the alleged four land ...|
|NW2776 by Mr K P ROBERTSON (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM - (1) With regard to the Mala Mala deal which cost ...|
|NW1719 by Mr N S Matiase - (a) What total amount of land owned by her ...|
|NW2195 by Dr P J GROENEWALD - (1) In light of her department’s alleged ...|
|NW2203 by Mr M G P LEKOTA - (1) What is the Government’s position regarding ...|
|NW2409 by MS A STEYN - Since the inception of the Land Redistribution ...|
|NW2333 by MR N S MATIASE - (1) (a) What number of labour disputes are ...|
|NW2253 by MR K P ROBERTSON - (1) Whether she will furnish Mr K P Robertson ...|
|NW2713 by Mr N S MATIASE - With reference to her reply to question 2341 on ...|
|NW2653 by Mr R K PURDON - (1) With reference to the reply to question 3275 ...|
|NW2633 by MS D CARTER - (1) Whether, with reference to the Government’s ...|
|NW2388 by Dr P J GROENEWALD - (1) Whether she or her department is planning to ...|
|Bill name||Date introduced||Number||Status|
|Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill||07 Dec 2017||B35-2017||Approved by Parliament. Waiting to be signed into law.|
|Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill - Mr P Mnguni (ANC)||16 Aug 2017||B19-2017||Lapsed|
|Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill||28 Apr 2017||B12-2017||Approved by Parliament. Waiting to be signed into law.|
|Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill||22 Apr 2016||X-2016|
|Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill||08 Oct 2015||B24-2015||The bill has been 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|
AttendanceRanked 13 out of 36 for NA
Ngwenya-Mabila, Ms PCANCChairperson
Filtane, Mr MLUDM
Madella, Mr AFANC
Madisha, Mr WMCOPE
Magadla, Ms NWANC
Mashabela, Ms NEFF
Matiase, Mr NSEFF
Matsimbi, Ms CANC
Mnguni, Mr PJANC
Ntshayisa, Mr LMAIC
Secretary of Committee
Tel: 021 403 3852
Cell: 083 709 8492
Secretary to Chairperson
Tel: 021 403 3132
Cell: 083 709 8498