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Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permit: Department of Home Affairs update
4 Nov 2014
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) briefed the Committee on the background to and current situation with the Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permits (ZSPs). It was noted that the Dispensation of Zimbabwe Project (DZP) was started in 2010, when it became clear that a special dispensation was needed to cope with ...
Consular services: Department of International Relations and Cooperation briefing
29 Oct 2014
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) gave a briefing on consular services, with a particular emphasis on the services provided by a country to its citizens abroad. Its assistance consisted mainly of qualified support to citizens who were distressed or destitute, consular notarial services and civic/immigration services. Consular ...
International Relations and Co-operation Budget Review and Recommendations Report
24 Oct 2014
The Chairperson led the Committee through the relevant parts of the Draft Budgetary Recommendation and Review Report, being findings of the Auditor General on the African Renaissance Fund and the Department; the findings of the Audit Committee on the African Renaissance Fund; and the findings of the Committee itself.
Home Affairs Budget Review and Recommendations Report
23 Oct 2014
The Committee Researcher presented the draft 2013/2014 Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR), which focused on the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHAs’) strategic priorities and measurable objectives for the 2014/15- 2015/16 financial years.
On the basis of challenges and problems encountered by the Committee in its oversight and , from ...
Home Affairs Budget Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR)
21 Oct 2014
The Committee Researcher presented the draft Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report.
The Chairperson remarked that findings are statements of facts and recommendations are plans of action to address these findings. Each finding must have a corresponding recommendation. The Chairperson said that the BRRR should only addresses issues within the allotted ...
DIRCO on its 2013/14 Annual Report & African Renaissance Fund
16 Oct 2014
Before embarking on the presentation of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) 2013/14 Annual Report, Members asked for a briefing on the recent events in Nigeria and Lesotho. The DIRCO noted that the bodies of those who had been identified as South African citizens who were involved in ...
The Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) briefed the Committee on the performance of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation. The DPME used a Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT) to check on whether things were being done correct or better by a department. The assessment process started with ...
Department of Home Affairs Audit Outcomes: AGSA briefing; DHA Annual Report briefing
14 Oct 2014
The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) provided an overview of the audit outcomes and other findings in respect of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and the other entities in its portfolio for the 2013-14 financial year. The audit outcomes over the past three years showed that there had been ...
Department of Home Affairs on First Quarter Expenditure and Performance Reports
16 Sep 2014
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs was briefed by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on its first quarter expenditure and performance, with 69% of the targets being achieved in three different programmes. Achievements included the approval of user specifications for the National Identity System, the issue of 1.6 million ...
Audit reports as oversight tool: Office of Auditor-General of South Africa briefing
9 Sep 2014
The Auditor General’s (AG) Office briefed the Committee on how better to understand the audit outcomes of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The objective of the briefing was to provide Members with the necessary information and guidance on the role of the AG’s Office, to enable them to execute ...