Trade and Industry

National Assembly Committee

Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), adopted on 12 March 2014

Oversight responsibility of Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee

The Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Department of Trade and Industry as well as the following statutory entities:

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
Companies Tribunal
Estate Agency Affairs Board
National Consumer Commission
National Consumer Tribunal
National Credit Regulator
National Empowerment Fund
National Gambling Board of South Africa
National Lotteries Board
National Metrology Institute of South Africa
National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications
Small Enterprise Development Agency
South African National Accreditation System
Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa Limited
SA Bureau of Standards

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.

21 Feb 2017 Performers' Protection Bill: briefing; Advisory Centre on WTO Law Agreement: ratification
14 Feb 2017 DTI & National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications on Quarter 3 performance
07 Feb 2017 Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill: workshop on intellectual property
06 Dec 2016 Sub-Committee Proposal and Report on Memorandum for Submission of Legislative Proposal regarding debt relief adopted; Summary of reports before Committee & Programme
25 Nov 2016 Debt relief measures: Proposals and reports from various stakeholders
17 Nov 2016 Debt Relief measures: proposals and submissions from banks
15 Nov 2016 Debt relief measures: Proposals and reports from various stakeholders
11 Nov 2016 Performer's Protection Bill briefing
08 Nov 2016 National Consumer Tribunal on its cases; Legislation Subcommittee on Debt Relief: terms of reference
01 Nov 2016 National Liquor Policy: briefing by Department of Trade and Industry
25 Oct 2016 Special Economic Zones & Trade Invest Africa initiatives
21 Oct 2016 BBBEE Commission establishment; Trade and Industry BRRR
18 Oct 2016 Debt forgiveness engagement with National Credit Regulator
13 Oct 2016 Committee Report on Colloquium on Local Public Procurement
11 Oct 2016 National Empowerment Fund on its 2015/16 Annual Report; Quarter 1 & 2 performance; Intellectual Property Consultative Framework; Procurement Report
21 Sep 2016 Industrial Parks revitalisation: DTI progress report
20 Sep 2016 CIPC & SARS on collaboration to address company compliance burden
16 Sep 2016 Committee Report on Local Public Procurement Colloquium
14 Sep 2016 NRCS on its 2015/16 Annual Report & 1st Quarter 2016/17 performance; outstanding matters
13 Sep 2016 Minister & DTI on its 2015/16 Annual Report; Auditor-General on Department's Audit outcomes
09 Sep 2016 National Consumer Commission on its 1 Quarter 2016/17 performance
07 Sep 2016 CIPC & SABS on their 2015/16 Annual Report & 1 Quarter 2016/17 performance
06 Sep 2016 Department of Trade and Industry & its entities Audit findings: Office of the Auditor-General briefing
31 Aug 2016 National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications & National Credit Regulator on their 4th quarter 2015/16 performance
30 Aug 2016 Local public procurement: Auditor-General input; DTI on its 4 Quarter 2015/16 performance
21 Nov 2016 ATC161021: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, dated 21 October 2016
17 Oct 2016 ATC161017 : Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the colloquium on local public procurement and its linkages to the industrialisation drive, dated 13 October 2016
24 Aug 2016 ATC160824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the South African Development Community (SADC) EPA states, of the one part, and the European Union and its member states, of the other part, dated 24 August 2016
13 May 2016 ATC160513: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Remote Gambling Bill [PMB 3 – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 13 May 2016
19 Apr 2016 ATC160419: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on Budget Vote 34: Trade and Industry, dated 19 April 2016
18 Mar 2016 ATC160318: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on their oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal, from 2-4 and 23 February 2016, dated 16 March 2016
18 Mar 2016 ATC160318: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the 6th International Meeting for Parliamentarians as part of the 66th International Astronautical Congress held in Jerusalem, Israel, 11-16 October 2015, dated 16 March 2016
24 Nov 2015 ATC151124: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the decision of the World Trade Organisation on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) Agreement and Public Health, dated 24 November 2015
05 Nov 2015 ATC151105: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill [B18-2015], dated 4 November 2015
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Amendments to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Agreement of 2002 to institutionalise the SACU Summit, dated 28 October 2015
22 Oct 2015 ATC151022: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, dated 20 October 2015
09 Sep 2015 ATC150909: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Additional Protocol to the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its member states of the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, of the other part, to take account of the Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, dated 9 September 2015:
21 May 2015 ATC150521: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the colloquium on the relationship and impact of transfer pricing on beneficiation or value addition as set out in the Industrial Policy Action Plan and on broadening participation as outlined in the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, dated 20 May 2015
13 May 2015 ATC150513: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on Budget Vote 34: Trade and Industry, dated 13 May 2015
19 Mar 2015 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on their oversight visit to Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, and the Western Cape from 27 January to 5 February 2015, dated 11 March 2015
28 Oct 2014 ATC141028: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the implementation of the Industrial Policy Action Plan with specific reference to the state of the manufacturing sector, dated 28 October 2014.
24 Oct 2014 ATC141027: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, dated 24 October 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on Budget Vote 36: Trade and Industry, dated 11 July 2014
12 Mar 2014 ATC140331: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), adopted on 12 March 2014
12 Mar 2014 ATC140320: Interim Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on Budget Vote 36: Trade and Industry in line with the Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report, dated 12 March 2014
12 Mar 2014 ATC140320: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), adopted on 12 March 2014
21 Feb 2014 ATC140224: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the National Credit Amendment Bill [B 47 – 2013], dated 21 February 2014:
06 Nov 2013 ATC131107: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge Bill [PMB 3 – 2013], dated 6 November 2013:
29 Oct 2013 ATC131030: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Legal Metrology Bill [B 34 – 2013], dated 29 October 2013:
18 Oct 2013 ATC131021: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, dated 18 October 2013
02 Oct 2013 ATC131011: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Lotteries Amendment Bill [B 21 – 2013], dated 2 October 2013:
11 Sep 2013 ATC130913: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the National Credit Amendment Bill [PMB 1 – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 11 September 2013:
24 May 2013 ATC130527: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the implementation of the Industrial Policy Action Plan with specific reference to the state of the manufacturing sector, dated 24 May 2013
23 May 2013 ATC130528: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Bill [B 42 – 2012], dated 23 May 2013:
10 May 2013 ATC130513: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on Budget Vote 36: Trade and Industry, dated 10 May 2013
02 May 2013 ATC130502: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill, dated 2 May 2013
06 Mar 2013 ATC130306: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill, dated 6 March 2013
29 Jan 2013 ATC130131: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Agreement on the Amendment of Annex IV and VI of the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of South Africa, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part, regarding certain agricultural products (referred to as the “Cheese Agreement”), dated 29 January 2013
29 Nov 2012 ATC121130: Preliminary report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the implementation of the Industrial Policy Action Plan with specific reference to the state of the manufacturing sector, dated 29 November 2012
09 Nov 2012 ATC:121109: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Co-operatives Amendment Bill [B 17 – 2012] and the Co-operatives Second Amendment Bill [B18-2012], dated 9 November 2012:
24 Oct 2012 ATC121024: The Budget Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, dated 24 October 2012.
30 Sep 2012 ATC130806: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the joint attendance with the Portfolio Committees on Science and Technology and on Rural Development and Land Reform of the 4th International Meeting for Parliamentarians as part of the 63rd  International Astronautical  Congress held in Naples, Italy, 30 September 2012, dated 31 July 2013
03 Aug 2012 ATC120903: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the study visit to Kenya from 29 July – 3 August 2012, dated 29 August 2012
16 May 2012 ATC120516: Report Budget Vote 36: Trade and Industry, dated 16 May 2012
07 Mar 2012 ATC120307: Report Gambling Review Commission, dated 7 March 2012
19 Oct 2011 ATC111019: Report Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill [B 8 – 2010]
21 Sep 2011 ATC110921: Report Revised Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP2)
16 Sep 2011 ATC110916: Report Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill [B 8 – 2010]
22 Jun 2011 ATC110622: Report Joint attendance with Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology of the 61st International Astronautical Federation’s Congress
14 Apr 2011 ATC110414: Report Budget Vote 36: Trade and Industry
10 Mar 2011 ATC110310: Report Companies Amendment Bill [B 40 – 2010]
02 Mar 2011 ATC110302: Interim Report Companies Amendment Bill [B 40 – 2010]
17 Nov 2010 ATC101117: Report Oversight Visit to Eastern Cape From 3 – 5 August 2010
17 Nov 2010 ATC101117: Report Visit to the World Trade Organisation on 19 – 23 July 2010
01 Jun 2010 ATC100601: Report Revised Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP2)
12 May 2010 ATC100512: Report South African Trade Policy and Strategy Framework
14 Apr 2010 ATC100414: Report Agreement between the Governments of the Republic of South Africa and Republic of Zimbabwe for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments
14 Apr 2010 ATC100414: Report Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the Common Market of the South (Mercosur)
11 Mar 2010 ATC100311: Report: Review of the National Gambling Legislation
25 Feb 2010 ATC100225: Report Annual Reports of the DTI & its Entities for the 2008/09 financial year
06 Nov 2009 ATC091106: Report Appointment of the Chairperson & Board Members for National Lotteries Board
02 Sep 2009 ATC090902: Report Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects
02 Sep 2009 ATC090902: Report Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space
25 Jun 2009 ATC090625: Report Budget Vote 32
16 Sep 2008 ATC080916: Report Consumer Protection Bill
27 Aug 2008 ATC080827: Report Companies Bill
08 Aug 2008 ATC080808: Report Competition Amendment Bill
09 May 2008 ATC080509: Report National Gambling Amendment Bill
20 Feb 2008 ATC080220: Report National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Bill
20 Feb 2008 ATC080220: Report Standards Bill [B 46 - 2007]
Report: Budget Vote 35: Trade and Industry
Report: RSA - EU Additional Protocol
Report: Competition Amendment Bill
Report: Budget Review and Recommendation Report on Trade and Industry for 2009/10 financial year
Report: Companies Bill
27 Jan 2017 Draft Regulations on Mediation Rules
19 Jan 2017 Performers Protection Amendment Bill [B24-2016]
03 Oct 2016 National Gambling Amendment Draft Bill, 2016
03 Oct 2016 Liquor Amendment Draft Bill, 2016
13 Sep 2016 Intellectual Property Consultative Framework
30 May 2016 African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation B-BBEE Facilitator Status
20 May 2016 Industrial Development Corporation B-BBEE Facilitator Status
18 Mar 2016 Draft Amended Financial Services Sector Code
29 Feb 2016 Draft Amended ICT Sector BBBEE Codes
22 Feb 2016 Draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Regulations
13 Nov 2015 Draft Credit Life Insurance Regulations
09 Nov 2015 Draft Revised Forest Sector Code
06 Nov 2015 National Gambling Act: Maximum number of casino licences that may be granted
08 Sep 2015 Draft Media, Advertisement and Communication (MAC) Sector Charter
05 Aug 2015 Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill [B18-2015]
28 Jul 2015 Copyright Amendment Draft Bill
01 Jul 2015 Draft Amended Tourism B-BBEE Sector Codes
26 Jun 2015 Draft Regulations on Review of Limitations of Fees and Interest Rates
03 Jun 2015 National Export Development and Promotion Draft Bill
26 May 2015 National Gambling Policy
21 May 2015 National Liquor Policy
23 Mar 2015 Special Economic Zone Regulations
06 Oct 2014 National Lotteries Amendment Regulations 2014 - draft
05 Aug 2014 Credit Affordability Assessments / Maintenance Defaulters: Draft Regulations 2014
24 Apr 2014 Remote Gambling Bill
14 Feb 2014 National Credit Amendment Bill [B47-2013]
15 Nov 2013 National Credit Amendment Bill [B47-2013]
11 Oct 2013 Legal Metrology Bill [B34-2013]
04 Oct 2013 Public hearings on Legal Metrology Bill
05 Sep 2013 National Policy on Intellectual Property
12 Jun 2013 Draft National Credit Act Policy Review Framework
10 Jun 2013 National Credit Amendment Draft Bill
07 Jun 2013 Lotteries Amendment Draft Bill
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Bill [B42-2012]
08 Apr 2013 Comment:Revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Goods Practice
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Product Labelling for Genetically Modified Organisms Amended Regulations
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Legal Metrology Bill
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Licensing of Businesses Draft Bill
07 Dec 2016 NW2703 by Mr M S F de Freitas
05 Dec 2016 NW2688 by Mr G G Hill-Lewis
30 Nov 2016 NW2648 by Mr G G Hill-Lewis
30 Nov 2016 NW2647 by Mr G G Hill-Lewis
30 Nov 2016 NW2642 by Mr D W Macpherson
15 Nov 2016 NW2518 by Mr D W Macpherson
10 Nov 2016 NW2425 by Mr D W Macpherson
08 Nov 2016 NW2424 by Mr D W MacPherson
03 Nov 2016 NW2377 by Dr C P Mulder
01 Nov 2016 NW2370 by Mr J H Steenhuisen
01 Nov 2016 NW2316 by Ms S P Kopane
19 Oct 2016 NW2142 by Mr G G Hill-Lewis
30 Sep 2016 NW2111 by Mr C D Matsepe
30 Sep 2016 NW2076 by Ms Z Jongbloed
30 Sep 2016 NW2041 by Ms J Edwards
27 Sep 2016 NW1895 by Mr D W Macpherson
15 Sep 2016 NW1774 by Mr D W Macpherson
23 Aug 2016 NW1670 by Mr B R Topham
06 Jun 2016 NW1572 by Mr B H Holomisa
25 May 2016 NW1493 by Mrs S Mokgalapa
25 May 2016 NW1566 by Mr T R Majola
25 May 2016 NW1531 by Mr Y Cassim
18 May 2016 NW1414 by Mr S Mokgalapa
11 May 2016 NW1357 by Adv A de W Alberts
11 May 2016 NW1257 by Mr M Bagraim
11 May 2016 NW1358 by Adv A de W Alberts
10 May 2016 NW1250 by Mr D W Macpherson
10 May 2016 NW1249 by Mr D W MacPherson
03 May 2016 NW1154 by Mr B H Holomisa
03 May 2016 NW1153 by Mr B H Holomisa
03 May 2016 NW1152 by Mr B H Holomisa
28 Apr 2016 NW1172 by Mr D W Macpherson
26 Apr 2016 NW1084 by Mr N F Shivambu
26 Apr 2016 NW1103 by Mr D W Macpherson
20 Apr 2016 NW1125 by Mr R W T Chance
18 Apr 2016 NW962 by Mr A G Whitfield
15 Apr 2016 NW961 by Mr A G Whitfield
12 Apr 2016 NW953 by Dr G A Grootboom
12 Apr 2016 NW911 by Mr N F Shivambu
29 Mar 2016 NW763 by Mr G G Hill-Lewis
29 Mar 2016 NW762 by Mr D W Macpherson
29 Mar 2016 NW761 by Mr D W Macpherson
29 Mar 2016 NW735 by Ms D Carter
17 Mar 2016 NW616 by Mr H B Holomisa
17 Mar 2016 NW724 by Mr H B Holomisa
17 Mar 2016 NW723 by Mr H B Holomisa
10 Mar 2016 NW527 by Mr D W Macpherson
10 Mar 2016 NW598 by Dr P W A Mulder
02 Mar 2016 NW453 by Adv A. de W Alberts
25 Feb 2016 NW288 by Adv A de W Alberts

All questions to the Minister

Contact


Secretary of Committee:
Andre Hermans
Tel: 021 403 3776
Cell: 083 709 8482
Email: ahermans@parliament.gov.za

Tenda Madima
Tel: 021 403 3822
Cell: 073 118 2037
tmadima@parliament.gov.za

 

Secretary to Chairperson:
Tandiswa Macanda
Tel: 021 403 3137
Email: tmacanda@parliament.gov.za