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Democratic Republic of Congo political developments: Department briefing, with Minister & Deputy Minister
20 Mar 2019
The Committee, at its last meeting of the Fifth Parliament, met with the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, and Deputy Minister, to be briefed on political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the recent devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and ...
Darfur & protection of vulnerable civilians
13 Mar 2019
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in cooperation with the African Union (AU), was ensuring the implementation of the Darfur peace process and the continued protection of vulnerable civilians, especially in the camps of the internally displaced people and in the prevention of gender-based violence.
The Department of International Relations ...
International Relations and Cooperation Legacy Report
27 Feb 2019
Available here once published: Legacy Reports
The Committee was briefed by the Content Advisor and Committee Secretary on the draft Legacy report of the fifth parliamentary Committee on International Relations and Cooperation.
The Legacy report was a summary of the activities of the Committee from May 2014 to March 2019. ...
DIRCO, African Renaissance & International Co-operation Fund Quarter 3 performance
13 Feb 2019
The Committee received presentations from the Department of International relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on its activities for the third quarter as well as the African Renaissance and International Cooperation fund.
DIRCO reported that all the targets for Programme one: Administration were achieved. Programme two: International Relations contributed to the R5.1 ...
5 Dec 2018
The Committee considered and adopted outstanding minutes.
Ad Hoc Committee on Parliament and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme
Parmed Report Draft: consideration
26 Nov 2018
The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Parliament and Provincial Medical Aid Scheme considered its draft report on Parmed, but could not adopt it because the NCOP component was not quorating. During the discussion it ...
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 ...
Foreign Service Bill: discussions
15 Nov 2018
The Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation discussed the proposed amendments to the Foreign Service Bill.
Members were primarily concerned with the clauses which related to the appointment of Heads of Missions, and offences. They questioned the criteria for the appointment of Heads of Missions, and the appropriateness of ...
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 ...