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Department of Home Affairs Q3 & 4 2022/23 Performance; AGSA on audit performance update of Home Affairs portfolio; with Ministry
16 May 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs virtually met with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on the DHA’s third and fourth quarters for the 2022/2023 financial year. The DHA had identified key outcomes for the 2020 to 2025 period to contribute positively to a capable and developmental ...
DHA Policy on consequential amendments to PPFA; Status of ABIS & BCMS (with Ministry present)
9 May 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs met virtually to receive a status update on the Biometric Movement Control System (BMCS) and Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) projects.
The Committee was greatly frustrated with the lack of progress on the ABIS project. The Committee enquired about the handover process from EOH, ...
Minister briefing on Landing of UAE President and 500 entourage at the Bulembu Airport
5 May 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs met on a virtual platform to receive a briefing from the Minister and the Department of Home Affairs on the landing of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President and his entourage of 500 at the Bulembu Airport in the Eastern Cape.
The Minister ...
Registration of Muslim Marriages Bill: MP Hendricks & DHA briefing; DHA Budget: Committee Report; with Ministry in attendance
2 May 2023
The Committee received a briefing on a Private Members’ Bill from MP Mr Ganief Hendricks, leader of Al-Jama-ah, on the Registration of Muslim Marriages Bill. The Department of Home Affairs, led by the Minister, provided its response to the proposed law.
The Department was of the ...
Thabo Bester Update; with Minister
18 Apr 2023
The Portfolio Committee received a comprehensive report from the Minister of Home Affairs on the circumstances surrounding the arrest and detention of the fugitive Thabo Bester and his partner, Nandipha Magudumana.
The Minister described the lengths to which the Department had gone to establish the identity ...
Plans to address backlogs in Immigration (permitting section), refugee and civic services; with Deputy Minister
14 Mar 2023
The Committee met on a virtual platform to by briefed by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on the measures it was implementing to eliminate the application backlogs affecting its immigration permitting, civic services and refugee appeals operations.
The DHA placed a large part of the blame for the ...
Border Management Authority; Afghan refugees; Muslim Marriages Bill; with Minister
7 Mar 2023
The Border Management Authority becomes a standalone Schedule 3A Public Entity as of 1 April 2023. It
key outcomes are to:
- Secure borders that protect national interests and enhance national security;
- Enhanced trade and socio-economic development;
- Strengthened cooperation with stakeholders within the border management environment.
Home Affairs, BMA, IEC, GPW 2022/23 Budget Allocations
28 Feb 2023
The Committee was briefed on the Department of Home Affairs, Independent Electoral Commission, Border Management Authority and Government Printing Works budget allocations for the 2023/24 financial year.
The IEC spoke about its implementation of the recently passed Electoral Amendment Bill for the 2024 national and provincial elections. This includes ...
State of Nation Address implications for Home Affairs; with Deputy Minister
21 Feb 2023
President Cyril Ramaphosa: 2023 State of the Nation Address (SONA)
The 2023 State of Nation Address had implications for the Department of Home Affairs, Electoral Commission and Government Printing Works in these three areas:
• Growing the economy, reducing red tape to scarce skills, tourism and business investment.
Electoral Amendment Bill: adoption
10 Feb 2023
Tracking the Electoral Reform Legislation in Parliament
In a virtual meeting, the Portfolio Committee finalised and concluded its processes of considering the Electoral Amendment Bill.
The Committee considered and adopted the amendments clause-by-clause. Overall, the Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters and Inkatha Freedom Party objected to ...