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In this virtual meeting, the Committee considered and adopted (via a majority) its Interim Report on the Electoral Amendment Bill.
The report requested approval from the National Assembly (NA) to extend the scope of the Electoral Amendment Bill [B1-2022], ...
In this virtual meeting, the Independent Electoral Commission briefed the Committee on proposed amendments to the Electoral Amendment Bill. The Office of the Chief State Law Advisor also briefed Members on the proposed A-list.
In its presentation, the Commission ...
Electoral Amendment Bill: deliberations & IEC Input; with Deputy Minister
10 Aug 2022
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs acceded to legal counsel's proposal to drop the requirement of a cooling-off period for a former political party member to participate in an election as an independent candidate. The Committee was of the view that the ...
Awaited document: Motion of Desirability
In this virtual meeting, the Committee considered and adopted the Motion of Desirability on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B1 - 2022]. The motion – pending the inclusion of the requirement for general proportionality - ...
2021 Local Government Elections IEC Report; IEC Commissioner Vacancy: OCJ Report
20 May 2022
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs (the Committee) convened a virtual meeting for a briefing by the Independent Electoral Commission (the IEC) on the 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE) report and to consider the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) report on ...
The Committee convened in a virtual meeting to be briefed by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) on efforts to address the long queues and the network challenges at the branches of the DHA.
The DHA told the Committee that factors that ...
Home Affairs 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry
4 May 2021
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) virtual briefing on its 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan and budget emphasised its underfunding and the challenges that COVID-19 has brought. The Committee was taken through the targets that the Department wants to achieve such as birth registrations, passports and smart identity ...
Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation amending Section 25 of Constitution
Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill: public hearings day 2
24 Mar 2021
The Committee met on a virtual platform to conduct Day 2 of the public hearings on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill.
Welcoming Committee Members ...
Joint Electoral Reform Workshop; with Minister & Deputy Minister
16 Mar 2021
Legal Opinion on New Nation Court Judgment 22 June 2020
New Nation Movement NPC & Others v President of RSA & Others (CCT110/19)  ZACC 11 (11 June 2020)
The Electoral Reform virtual workshop was held jointly by the Portfolio Committee on ...
Electoral Laws A/B: finalisation
12 Mar 2021
The Committee convened virtually to consider and adopt the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill and its report on the Bill. The Bill was adopted without the support of the DA and EFF.
The Committee received a report on the NCOP proposed amendments ...