Electoral Amendment Bill: adoption; Immigration Bill: briefing; Voter Registration: IEC report; Uncollected IDs & cellphone use by Home Affairs frontline staff
12 Feb 2019
The Chairperson welcomed Members back from recess noting there was not much time to rest as Members were busy with election campaigns and setting up of structures for elections to ensure the election campaign machinery is ready. Parliament would have a very short session for the remainder of the term ...
Civil Union Bill: deliberations; Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) contract; Litigation; Committee Reports: Fireblade Aviation; Desmond Tutu RRO; Legacy
27 Nov 2018
The Chairperson acknowledged the Committee had received numerous submissions from organisations who still wanted to make oral arguments on the Civil Union Amendment Bill. The Committee had taken a decision to receive written submissions instead of public hearings. It had reviewed all submissions as part of public participation in terms ...
Home Affairs Minister on Fireblade Aviation, VFS contract, litigation cases; incident between immigration officials & SADC dignitaries
6 Nov 2018
The Chairperson reminded the Committee that it had held a meeting with the Minister and Acting Director-General on 8 May 2018 for a briefing on the Fireblade Aviation court cases and litigation. The Minister raised a matter of an internal memo that got stolen which was said to be about ...
Immigration Draft Bill; Gupta early naturalisation; Election of Chairperson
30 May 2018
Mr Eddie Mathonsi, Committee Secretary, opened the meeting and proceeded with the election of the Chairperson. Mr P Chauke (ANC) was the sole nominee proposed and seconded. He was therefore declared the permanent Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs.
2019 Elections: IEC preparedness; Immigration Amendment Bill; Gupta early naturalisation
29 May 2018
Mr P Chauke (ANC) suggested that the Committee begin the meeting by dealing with the emerging issue of Mr George Maskini, and his experience in dealing with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and his inability to obtain a valid passport from the Department. He added that the family of ...
Department of Water and Sanitation: Auditor-General & Treasury input on audit & financial management; with Minister
16 May 2018
Mr H Chauke (ANC) asked at what level the Treasury had had discussions or engagements with the Minister in charge of the DWS. What was the NT’s view on the financial status of the Department going forward? Had the AG’s office had an opportunity to engage with the ...
War on Leaks Programme & Proposals for bulk water tariffs for 2018/19: Department briefing, with Minister & Deputy Minister
28 Mar 2018
Mr P Chauke (ANC) interjected. He said that the Minister was not the Accounting Officer and thus he could not apologise. He should not make that mistake. The Accounting Officer should account and explain to the Committee why the documents were not submitted on time. An Accounting Officer knew the ...
Department of Water and Sanitation briefing; Amatola Water Board & Bloem Water Board 2016/17 Annual Report; Minister and Deputy Minister in Attendance
6 Mar 2018
Mr H Chauke (ANC) interrupted and asked that the Water Board use the proper format for financial report as it is difficult to extract the information from the document. He also advised on the importance of following the format as documents in meetings become official records and may be accessed ...
MTBPS implications on water sector: Department; Water Economist; Black Business Council responses
7 Nov 2017
Mr Chauke (ANC) said that the Committee was happy about the “War on Leaks’ programme. However, referring to the “Checkpoint” documentary on this matter, what had been the negative side to the ‘War on Leaks’ initiative, and how had the skills that the young artisans had acquired, been utilised -- or ...
Western Cape drought crisis: DWS; City of Cape Town; COGTA; National Disaster Management Centre & DAFF, with DWS + COGTA Ministers
25 Oct 2017
Mr P Chauke (ANC) said the presentations talked to 49 dams but only three dams were featured. What about the other 39 dams?