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National Minimum Wage: input by Black Management Forum & Business Unity South Africa
3 Sep 2014
The Black Management Forum made a submission on the national minimum wage (NMW). The BMF acknowledged that South Africa’s inequality does not only have a racial dimension, but was also growing within the black community. If left unattended, it had potential to reverse the gains that have been made in ...
Independent Electoral Commission on its roles, mandates and challenges
19 Aug 2014
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) briefed the Committee on its roles, mandates and challenges. The presentation outlined the legislative mandate of the Commission, and stressed that it was, in terms of section 181 of the Constitution, one of the institutions that strengthened constitutional democracy. Section 190 required it to manage ...
Department of International Relations and Cooperation orientation workshop
29 Jul 2014
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) provided the Committee with an orientation workshop on its work in terms of its six high-level objectives. The workshop gave an overview of South Africa’s foreign policy. There was a changing global environment. Trade and economic patterns were changing. There were new ...
Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Induction Workshop
29 Jul 2014
The aim of the workshop was to orientate the Members of the Committee, especially the new ones, with regard to the work of the Portfolio Committee, and not to address matters going forward. The Chairperson expressed disappointment that only 50% of the Members were present but despite this, the workshop ...
Department of International Relations and Cooperation & African Renaissance Fund on their 2014 Strategic Plans
2 Jul 2014
Chief Executive Officer of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) continued the presentation of the Department’s expenditure outcomes for 2013-14, and the overview of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) allocation. He sketched one of the Department’s main challenges -- foreign exchange movements caused by the fluctuations in ...
Foreign Relations Sector Overview: briefing by Committee Staff & Institute for Global Dialogue
2 Jul 2014
The Committee Content Advisor briefed the Committee on South Africa’s foreign policy, highlighting that the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) alliances showed that South Africa was very well-placed internationally.
The Committee’s Reasearcher presented an overview of the Department of International ...
The Committee Secretary briefed the Portfolio Committee on the budget process, noting that it included the tabling of strategic plans, the Annual Performance Plan, annual reports and other documents to Parliament, which were referred to the relevant Committee for consideration and reports back to the House with a recommendation to ...
Election of Chairperson; Committee Programme
25 Jun 2014
The Committee met to elect a Chairperson for the new session of Parliament. Mr M Masango (ANC), with no objections, was elected the Chairperson.
The newly elected Chairperson briefly mentioned things that he hoped the Committee would focus on first, but highlighted that the main focus for the Committee would ...
Election of Committee Chairperson; Committee Programme: discussion
24 Jun 2014
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs met for the first time in the Fifth Parliament to elect its Chairperson. In a process led by the Committee Secretary, Mr B Mashile (ANC) was elected unopposed as the Chairperson of the committee.
A Member from the DA requested that the Committee meet ...