Auditor-General (AG) briefing on Municipal Finance Management Act, and preparation process for appointment of next AG
17 May 2013
The Chairperson apologised for the absence of ANC Members from the meeting. In the study group it had been thought that the meeting would be postponed because some agenda items had not yet been finalised. The Auditor General’s (AG) presentation was scheduled to be delivered way ahead and the ...
Parliamentary Legal opinion on Committee's mandate, deliberations on 2012 public submissions
10 May 2013
Adv T Masutha (ANC) said that, from a practical standpoint, it was possible to differentiate between review and amendment. Both review and amendment were important, and although they were inter-twined, they could be distinguished. He said that there had been a suggestion from the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional ...
Provision for Motions of No Confidence in the Rules of the National Assembly: political party positions
20 Mar 2013
Adv M Masutha (ANC) said that there was a problem with Mr Oriani-Ambrosini asserting the right to place a record which was in actual fact not a true reflection of the deliberations of the Sub-Committee. He could rather say that he was expressing his view and not say that he ...
Provision for Motions of No Confidence in the Rules of the National Assembly: discussion on the position of political parties
12 Mar 2013
Adv T Masutha (ANC) said that it would be wrong to panic and rush into finalising the matter. He added that Parliament had systems in place. These systems were still functioning and the current interventions were attempts to improve the existing systems and rules.
Auditor-General performance audit on use of consultants: briefing by Deputy Auditor-General
8 Mar 2013
The Chairperson asked if the performance audit report would assist management or the executive authority to make a call for a more in-depth investigation in a line spend to detect something that was not within the framework of the law. Or was the report merely giving caution about high risk ...
Provision for Motions of No Confidence in the Rules of the National Assembly: further discussion
6 Mar 2013
Adv T Masutha (ANC) said that he aligned himself with what Mr Jeffery had said. The ANC believed that the Speaker provided leadership to the National Assembly within the framework of the Constitution. So free from party influence, his role was to uphold the values of the Constitution. There were ...
SC on Auditor-General: First Term Committee Programme; Report on study tour to Austria; Discussion of upcoming oversight visits to the Eastern Cape and Limpopo Provinces
22 Feb 2013
Mr M T Masutha (ANC) chaired the meeting
Committee mandate workshop report: deliberations; 2012 public submissions: deliberations
15 Feb 2013
Adv T Masutha (ANC) commented that he wanted to clarify process about whether the Committee was expected to engage and decide, and, if that were the case, he suggested that the Committee be taken through the submissions by an advisor as this was generally the process with submissions.
Motions of No Confidence: adjust National Assembly Rules to appropriately provide for this (1)
1 Feb 2013
The Chairperson said that it would be good that when the Sub-Committee went back to the Rules Committee, it would have made considerable progress on the adjustments to the rules.
Encouraging participation in Rules review process
15 Nov 2012
The Chairperson welcomed members. He said that he was particularly disturbed that the review process had not yet stimulated the necessary vibe and eagerness in the broader society, in Parliament and within parties as the committee hoped. The public made very few submissions and these were done only at the ...