SELECT COMMITTEE ON LABOUR & PUBLIC ENTERPRISES

(NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES)

Committee Chairperson: Ms Nosipho Ntwanambi (Acting)

Committee Secretary: Ms Phumza Mpoyiya

Researcher: Ms Joy Watson

1. Mandate

 To scrutinise legislation and other policies that impact on Labour, Public Enterprises and Communications.

 To scrutinise legislation and other policy instruments relevant to the portfolios of Labour, Pubic Enterprises and Communications.

 To strengthen governance relationships with structures such as trade unions, the SABC, NEDLAC, SETAs, Telkom, Eskom, Alexkor and Transnet.

2. Mission

To create an enabling environment through legislation and oversight and monitoring for:

 harmonious labour relations

 beneficial restructuring of state assets

appropriate means of communications and media strategy

3. Vision

The Committee seeks to put provincial interests in the conduct of it business at National Parliament.

4. Core objectives

The priority areas for the Committee is the set of objectives identified for the ongoing business of the Committee as derived from its mission.

The priority areas for the Committee are as follows:

Core Objective 1: Process, scrutinize and pass new legislation.

Core Objective 2: To amend legislation as and when necessary.

Core Objective 3: To facilitate oversight functions over parastatals client/ stakeholders and the executive.

Core Objective 4: To facilitate oversight functions to the above clients through, amongst other things, annual reports, budget briefings.

Core Objective 5: To assess readiness of provinces in terms of Information Technology (two focus areas per year).

Core Objective 6: To facilitate oversight functions over the risks in working environments specific to the Committee.

 

 

 

 

5. Customer, client and stakeholder analysis

Our customers/clients are:

Department of Labour

Department of Public Enterprises

Department of Communications

South African Local Government Association (Salga)

Provincial legislatures

Our stakeholders are:

DRAFT COMMITTEE PROGRAMME

(August 2004 – March 2005)

DATE

ACTIVITY

OBJECTIVE (linked to the President’s State of the Nation Address, 2004)

EXPECTED OUTCOME

4-5 Aug

Joint training to SC & PC on Communications on convergence

To capacitate Members.

Improved skills and contextual knowledge.

10-11 Aug

Training to SC and PC on Communications by SABC on Broadcasting-

Cancelled

Improved skills and contextual knowledge.

12 Aug

Election of Chairperson

The need for confirmation on leadership for the Committee. Cancelled

 

17 Aug

Finalization of Committee Programme

 

25 Aug

As a responsible corporate citizen, what plans does Telkom have to address the challenges of poverty alleviation and underdevelopment?

To move South Africa forward decisively towards the eradication of poverty and underdevelopment and enhancing the process of social cohesion.

Monitoring and oversight of Telkom initiatives to contribute to social development.

27 Aug

(Outside Parliament)

Induction workshop to SC and PC on Communications by DoC

To capacitate Members.

Improved contextual knowledge that will assist the Committee to identify issues that are relevant to the provinces.

30-3 Sept

Training of Members

   

6-10 Sept

Provincial Week

   

14 Sept

(11:00-13:00)

Briefing by the Board of Umsobomvu Youth Fund (Board) on Annual Reports for 2001 and 2002.

To work towards speeding up the process of skills development, focusing on identified shortfalls.

Monitoring and oversight of Umsobomvu Youth Fund with respect to their initiatives in job creation and skills development and transfer to the South African youth.

17 Sept

Briefing by MDDA on Financial Statements for 2003-2004

Report referred to in the ATC of 5 August 2004

Monitoring and reporting.

       

3-6 Oct

(Pretoria)

Joint oversight visit with SC on Economic Affairs to Sentech plant to assess the development in the ICT Sector.

 

To work towards ensuring development in the telecommunications sector.

Monitoring and oversight of work done by Sentech to facilitate development in the ICT sector

 

Joint oversight visit with SC on Economic Affairs to Saldhana Bay Steel Plant

To work towards the growth and development of the first economy and increase its possibility to create jobs.

To work towards implementing a programme to address the challenges of the second economy.

Monitoring and oversight.

8-9 Oct

Joint oversight visit with SC on Economic Affairs to Alexkor in Alexander bay (DPE)

To work towards enhanced investment plans for state-owned enterprises

Monitoring and oversight.

12 Oct

Workshop on overview of the Department of Labour and relevant stakeholders

To capacitate Members to better execute their oversight function of the Department.

Improved skills and contextual knowledge.

19 Oct

Presentations by Denel, Transnet, Safcol on Gender Equity Plans to address unemployment and shortage of skills within their sectors.

Briefing by DPE on their investment plans and funding plans for SoEs in infrastructure

To successfully address the important challenges of persisting racial and gender inequalities.

To work towards enhanced investment plans for state-owned enterprises.

Enhanced promotion of gender equity in state-owned enterprises.

 

Enhanced investment and funding plans for SOEs.

26-27 Oct

(Pretoria)

Joint visit with SC on Economic Affairs to Telkom Centre of Excellence. To determine their success and challenges in encouraging the young scientists and engineers in pursuing such careers.

To work towards ensuring development in the telecommunications sector.

To work towards improved scientific research and development.

To speed up the process of skills development, focusing on identified shortfalls.

Monitoring and oversight with respect to:

Enhanced development in the telecommunications sector.

Improved skills development.

2 Nov

Briefing by SETAs on challenges they face in meeting the developmental challenges: implementation of the Skills Development Act.

To speed up the process of skills development, focusing on identified shortfalls.

Monitoring and oversight with respect to:

Improved skills development.

10 Nov

Joint briefing to SC and PC by the DPE on mechanisms to develop programmes in line with implementation of NEPAD programmes. (Jointly with relevant cluster)

To works towards the implementation of the Nepad programme.

Monitoring and oversight of the DPE with respect to:

Implementation of the Nepad programme.

17 Nov

Joint oversight visit with SC on Economic Affairs and SC on Public Services (to Richards Bay & SAA)

To work towards implementing plans concerning the national logistics system organised in Transnet.

Monitoring and oversight.

23 Nov

- Consideration of Oversight Reports

- Consideration and Adoption of, Committee Reports and Annual Report –2004

   

Feb 2005

Briefing by DPE on Budget Vote

   

Feb 2005

Briefing by DoC on Budget Vote

   

Marc 2005

Briefing by DoL on Budget Vote

   

 

Committee Secretary: Ms Phumza Mpoyiya

Email: pmpoyiya@parliament.gov.za

Tel:021- 403 3760 Fax:021- 403 2808