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On 31 August 2018, the Portfolio Committee conducted an oversight visit in Gauteng which included the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Office (RRO) in Marabastad, Pretoria. From the engagement, it was clear there were challenges that require urgent attention by Home Affairs and the Police. There were allegations that people who ...
Documents from previous meetings:
Civil Union Act Amendment Bill presentation
MVC / CASAC Research Report on 8 shortlisted candidates
University of Cape Town’s Refugee Rights Unit submission
Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) submission
Corruption Watch submission
Law Society Northern Provinces submission
Lawyers for Human Rights (“LHR”) ...
Electoral Commission appointment process (postponed)
21 Aug 2018
Documents handed out: Call for Input on IEC Commissioner candidates
Members of the committee were presented with the names of eight candidates shortlisted to fill three vacant IEC commissioner positions by December. It was decided that a process should be undertaken to allow the public to make submissions on the ...
Ad Hoc Committee on North West Intervention
Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) update on North West intervention, with Ministers
16 Aug 2018
Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, Senzeni Zokwana, Thulas Nxesi and Michael Masutha were present as the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) to report on progress. At the conclusion of the analysis into the North West by the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT), five departments were put under section 100(1a) and five were put under ...
Immigration Amendment Bill: public hearings
16 Aug 2018
The Committee met with stakeholders and the Department of Home Affairs to engage in Public Hearings on the Immigration Amendment Bill. All the stakeholders agreed that the Immigration Act should be amended. However, all stakeholders said that it was contrary to the Constitution and international law and also against the ...
Civil Union Bill [B11-2018]: briefing; discussion on Gupta early naturalisation
15 Aug 2018
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs met to discuss the progress on the Gupta family’s early naturalisation, to receive a brief from Ms Deidre Carter on the Civil Union Amendment Bill, to hear about the challenges faced by stateless individuals to obtain naturalisation, and to table the document received from ...
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) were called to explain the reasons for the downtime in all Home Affairs offices on Friday, 10 August 2018 and Monday 13 August 2018. The explanation was that it was ...
Immigration Draft Bill; Gupta early naturalisation; Election of Chairperson
30 May 2018
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs received a briefing from the Parliamentary Legal Services unit on the amendments to Section 34 of the Immigration Bill, as well as an update on the progress by the unit on its research into the early naturalisation of the Gupta family.
Mr P Chauke ...
2019 Elections: IEC preparedness; Immigration Amendment Bill; Gupta early naturalisation
29 May 2018
Relevant document: The GPS app that can give everyone an address
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs was briefed by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on the country’s preparedness for the 2019 national and provincial elections, and deliberated on the amendments to Section 34 of the Immigration Bill.
First, however, ...
Ad Hoc Committee on Parliament and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme
Technical Support Team briefing; Committee Programme
24 May 2018
The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Parliament and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme met recently to discuss and adopt the Draft Strategic Plan and Draft Committee Programme documents for the implementation of the terms of reference regarding the review process of the Parmed Act of 1975.
Members agreed they need to ...