Mr Cassim (IFP) pointed out that it was still uncertain whether Parliament could legislate for provinces on matters that fell outside the ambit of the Constitution. For example, matters other than immunities and privileges. He then proposed that there was a need for an outside legal opinion on that aspect.
Mr Cassim (IFP) requested the Chairperson to send the proposed Bill formally to the NCOP and inform Members of the NCOP that there had been formal deliberations on the Bill. The Committee would then wait for their reservations.
Mr Cassim (IFP) submitted that the Committee should adopt the report and should add a preface to it that included a brief background of the six-year history of the Committee and mentioned the members of the Committee.
Mr Cassim (IFP) concurred with Ms Smuts and explained that unlike the position in, say, Kenya where a fixed rate of amount is reserved for each Ministry, the South African position is that such funds are allocated by way of a vote that is preceded by Parliamentary deliberations.