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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 ...
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 ...
HANIS & Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS); Bosasa contract at Lindela, with Minister
5 Mar 2019
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 ...
Immigration Amendment Bill: Police Minister & Home Affairs Deputy Minister input; Home Affairs office accommodation: Minister of Public Works input
26 Feb 2019
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 ...
Fireblade Aviation update; Lanseria International Airport briefing; Uncollected IDs for elections; with Minister
19 Feb 2019
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 ...
Voter Registration; Uncollected IDs; Cellphone use by Home Affairs staff; Electoral Amendment Bill; Immigration Bill; with Minister
12 Feb 2019
The Committee was briefed by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on outcomes of the last voter registration weekend and interesting stats and numbers about the voters’ roll. The Committee resolved to visit the IEC offices to conduct oversight and get a full picture of preparations for the elections. Members questioned ...
Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) contarct: Departments of Home Affairs, International Relations and Cooperation & Auditor-General; with Deputy Minister
5 Dec 2018
The Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) reported on its investigations into the challenges existing in key South African foreign missions, while the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) briefed the Committee on the Home Affairs National Identification System (HANIS) upgrade, the border management plan for the festive season, and the ...
Civil Union Bill: deliberations; Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) contract; Litigation; Committee Reports: Fireblade Aviation; Desmond Tutu RRO; Legacy
27 Nov 2018
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 ...
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 ...
Civil Union Bill: public comment; Electoral Amendment Bill: rejected, SADC dignitaries incident; VFS contract
13 Nov 2018
DA - ANC blocks bid to expand South Africans’ right to vote overseas
The Committee was briefed on a variety of issues, ranging from same sex marriages and logistical challenges facing citizens abroad wanting to vote in South African elections, to an incident involving an airport official and an arriving ...