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Home Affairs Portfolio Committee Legacy Report, with Minister
19 Mar 2019
Available here once published: Legacy Reports
The Committee considered and adopted all of their outstanding minutes dated from 20 November 2018 to 13 March 2019.
Members raised concern that the Gupta Naturalisation Inquiry Report which was added to the Announcements, Tablings and Committee Reports was not the same report which ...
Defence and Military Veterans
Department of Military Veterans Q3 performance
13 Mar 2019
The Department of Defence and Military Veterans briefed the Committee on its 3rd Quarter expenditure and performance report. The targeted spend as at 31 December 2018 was R470.3 million but only R322.3 million (69%) was spent. The Cost of Employment (CoE) was 1% over budget due to imbalances on the ...
Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) contract; Gupta family naturalisation inquiry, with Deputy Minister
12 Mar 2019
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) briefed the Committee on the Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) contract, on progress made with the implementation of an E-Visa system, and provided further details on the Gupta family naturalisation issue.
With regard to the VFS contract, the Department reported that on 14 December 2018 ...
The Home Affairs Minister spoke about the filling of vacancies. He hoped the recruitment process would be finalised soon because Home Affairs could not operate effectively without leadership. He had asked the Department to review all the applications of labour migrants, stating that if someone indicated that he wanted to ...
Defence and Military Veterans
Election of Acting Chairperson
27 Feb 2019
The Committee elected Mr D Gamede (ANC) as the acting chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans until the end of the term.
The Committee was briefed by the Departments of Police and Justice and Correctional Services on the consultation on the Immigration Bill. In light of the budget strains it was placing on SAPS, it was determined that the amendment was necessary but could not be finalised before the end of the ...
The Departments of Home Affairs and Transport, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), and Fireblade Aviation gave an update on the agreement for Fireblade Aviation to operate at OR Tambo International Airport. Lanseria International Airport gave a briefing on its operations. The Minister of Home Affairs and the Acting Director-General spoke ...
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and Parliamentary legal services advised the Committee on the retrospective application of the repeal of section 6 the Civil Union Act. They proposed that a new clause be inserted in the Amendment Bill that would make the transitional provision retrospective and prospective at the ...
Ad Hoc Committee on Parliament and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme
Parmed Report Draft: consideration
26 Nov 2018
The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Parliament and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme considered its draft report on Parmed, but could not adopt it because the NCOP component was not quorating. During the discussion it ...
Civil Union Bill: consideration; Electoral Laws Amendment Bill: adoption
20 Nov 2018
The Committee met to consider Ms D Carter’s (COPE) Private Member’s Bill, the Civil Union Amendment Bill [B11-2018]. Parliament’s Legal Advisors and the legal team from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) advised the Committee on the possible inclusion of a savings provision for state-employed marriage officers granted exemption from ...