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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 ...
Foreign Service Bill: adoption
22 Nov 2018
The Portfolio Committee report on the Foreign Service Bill was adopted, after Members had made grammatical and word choice amendments.
Foreign Service Bill: adoption; with Deputy Minister
21 Nov 2018
The Foreign Service Amendment Bill was adopted clause by clause. Areas that were discussed at length were “assets,” and the criteria for Heads of Missions.
Some Members urged that Heads of Missions “must” have management skills and experience, it could not be “may” in the legislation. However, after discussion, 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 ...
Foreign Service Bill: deliberations
14 Nov 2018
Members of the Committee were briefed on the Foreign Service Bill by officials from the Office of the Chief State Law Advisor (OCSLA) and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO). Members discussed the proposed amendments, focusing in particular on the collection of fees clause, the consultation clause, the ...
Foreign Service Bill: discussion
7 Nov 2018
Documents handed out: Proposal by DIRCO for Inclusion in Foreign Affairs Bill [awaited]
The Committee commenced its discussions on the Foreign Service Bill (FSB) by considering the proposal by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) that it should be mandated to have responsibility for its assets abroad, as ...
Fireblade Terminal Operations: Minister and Department briefing
6 Nov 2018
Video Part 1: Malusi Gigaba appears before Parliament's Home Affairs Portfolio Committee
Video Part 2: Malusi Gigaba appears before Parliament's Home Affairs Portfolio Committee
The Minister of Home Affairs was sent packing after the members of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs dismissed his efforts to provide an explanation of ...
Civil Union Amendment Bill: briefing on public comments
6 Nov 2018
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs listened to the summary of the submissions that were for and against the Civil Union Amendment Bill. The Committee agreed it would need a special meeting to deliberate on the submissions and asked the legal advisors of Parliament and Department to work on the ...
Joint Committee Report on Namibia
31 Oct 2018
The Portfolio Committees on International Relations and Cooperation and Public Works met jointly to finalise the consideration and adoption of the draft joint report on Namibia. The report was adopted, with the proviso that the Chairpersons would review the amendments. The Committee also adopted the minutes of the prior joint ...
Fireblade Aviation at OR Tambo Airport; Electoral Amendment Bills
30 Oct 2018
The Committee met with the Fireblade Aviation to follow up on its activities to formalise the operation of the private terminal at OR Tambo as directed by the court. During its oversight visit to the Fixed Base Office (FBO) terminal ...