Legislature Committees

Most of the Legislature’s work is done by its committees. Each Committee is headed by a Chairperson, who receives administrative assistance from a Committee Co-ordinator.  In committee meetings, MPLs discuss and debate Bills and other legislation of national and/or provincial importance. Much like the opposition parties, committees invest considerable time and effort into scrutinizing the work and spending habits of the Executive Council, ensuring that no mismanagement occurs. Committees foster public participation by receiving public petitions and submissions on relevant topics from any interested persons or institutions.

Members of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature (MPLs) conduct their work in a sitting (where Members of a house meet together in one group) and in Committees (smaller groups of Members). Committees are proportionally representative of the parties in the Legislature. Committee meetings are open to the public, but may be closed if there is a good reason to do so. Committees both in National Parliament and Provincial Legislatures have considerable power, which is enshrined in the Constitution (Act 108 of 1996).  According to sections 56, 69 and 115, of the Constitution, legislatures or any of their committees have the following functions:

  • Summon any person to appear before them to give evidence under oath or affirmation or to produce documents;
  • Require any person or institution to report to them;
  • Compel in terms of legislation or the rules & orders, any person or institution to comply with a summons or a request for a report;
  • Receive petitions, representation or submissions from any interested person or institution.
  • Monitor and oversee the work and budgets of provincial government departments and hold them accountable
  • Consider and amend Bills and may initiate Bills
  • Consider private members’ and provincial legislative proposals and special petitions
  • Examine specific areas of public life or matters of public interest

Committees have the power to summon any person to appear before them, give evidence or produce documents. They may require any person or institution to report to them. Committees may also receive petitions, representations or submissions from the public.

LEGISLATURE COMMITTEES

PC on Health & Social Development

Chairperson: MPL T Dithebe (ANC)

MPL M Lekwene (ANC)

MPL I Fritz (DA)

ANC Alternative - MPL F Makatong

Hon GG Oliphant

G. Nyakama MPL (EFF)

DA Alternate – Hon H McGluwa

Hon JT Beukes

Hon OP Dikgetsi

PC on Agriculture, Land Reform &Rural Development, Environment and Conservation

Chairperson: MPL Fufe Makatong (ANC)

Hon AJ Beukes

MPL Aubrey Baartman (EFF)

ANC Alternate – MPL G Parker

Hon GG Oliphant

Hon I Obaray

DA Alternate – MPL B Babuseng

MPL Dawid Rooi (ANC)

Hon OP Dikgetsi

Chairperson: MPL Maruping Lekwene (ANC)

Hon GG Oliphant

MPL S Stanfley (DA)

ANC Alternative - Hon AJ Beukes

MPL Dawid Rooi (ANC)

G. Nyakama MPL (EFF)

DA Alternate – Hon H McGluwa

MPL T Dithebe (ANC)

MPL Pakes Dikgetsi (COPE)

PC on Transport, Safety & Liaison and Roads & Public Works

PC on Education, Sport, Arts & Culture

Chairperson: MPL GG Oliphant (ANC)

MPL F Makatong (ANC)

MPL M Hattingh (DA)

ANC Alternative MPL JT Beukes

MPL Dawid Rooi (ANC)

G. Nyakama MPL (EFF)

DA Alternative MPL S Stanfley (DA)

MPL AJ Beukes (ANC)

MPL Pakes Dikgetsi (COPE)

PC on COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE, HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

Chairperson: MPL AJ Beukes (ANC)

Hon GG Oliphant (ANC)

Hon A Louw (DA)

ANC Alternative - MPL Dawid Rooi

MPL Maruping Lekwene (ANC)

MPL Aubrey Baartman (EFF)

DA Alternative - MPL I Obaray

MPL F Makatong (ANC)

MPL Pakes Dikgetsi (COPE)

PC on Finance, Economic Development & Tourism

Chairperson: MPL D Rooi (ANC)

MPL Maruping Lekwene (ANC)

MPL B Babuseng (DA)

ANC Alternate – MPL T Dithebe

Hon AJ Beukes (ANC)

MPL Aubrey Baartman (EFF)

DA Alternate – MPL I Fritz

MPL F Makatong (ANC)

MPL Pakes Dikgetsi (COPE)

Standing Committees

Rules

Chairperson: Hon K Mmoeimang (ANC)

MPL JT Beukes (ANC)
MPL D Rooi (ANC)
MPL G Parker (ANC)
MPL M Lekwene (ANC)
MPL G Oliphant (ANC)
MPL A Louw (DA)
MPL M Matebus (EFF)
MPL P Dikgetsi (COPE)
(ANC substitute MPL MS Sokatsha)
(DA substitute Hon B Babuseng)

Public Accounts

Chairperson: Hon Alexandra Beukes (ANC)

MPL D Rooi (ANC)
MPL M Lekwene (ANC)
MPL JT Beukes (ANC)
MPL B Babuseng (DA)
MPL A Baartman (EFF)
MPL P Dikgetsi (COPE)
(ANC substitute MPL G Parker)
(DA substitute MPL I Fritz or MPL A Louw)

Gender, Women , Children and Persons with Disabilities

Chairperson: Hon F Makatong (ANC)

Hon G Oliphant (ANC)
Hon G Parker (ANC)
Hon T Dithebe (ANC)
Hon S Stanfley (DA)
Hon M Matebus (EFF)
Hon P Dikgetsi (COPE)
(ANC substitute MPL AJ Beukes)
(DA substitute MPL I Fritz)

Premier’s Affairs

Chairperson: Hon G Parker (ANC)

MPL T Dithebe (ANC)
MPL D Rooi (ANC)
MPL F Makatong (ANC)
MPL A Louw (DA)
MPL A Baartman (EFF)
MPL P Dikgetsi (COPE)
(ANC substitute MPL M Lekwene)
(DA substitute MPL I Obaray)

Constitutional Affairs, Petitions & Public Participation

Chairperson: MPL G Parker (ANC)

MPL AJ Beukes (ANC)
MPL M Lekwene (ANC)
MPL T Dithebe (ANC)
MPL M Hattingh (DA)
MPL A Baartman (EFF)
MPL P Dikgetsi (COPE)
(ANC substitute GG Oliphant)
(DA substitute S Stanfley)

Sub-Committees

Provincial Budget

Chairperson: Hon K Mmoeimang (ANC)

MPL JT Beukes (ANC)
MPL D Rooi (ANC)
MPL G Parker (ANC)
MPL A Louw (DA)
MPL A Baartman (EFF)
MPL P Dikgetsi (COPE)
(ANC substitute MPL M Lekwene)
(DA substitute MPL I Obaray)

Powers, Privileges and Review of Rules

Chairperson: MPL K Mmoeimang (ANC)

MPL JT Beukes (ANC)
MPL G Parker (ANC)
MPL M Lekwene (ANC)
MPL B Babuseng (DA)
MPL M Matebus (EFF)
MPL P Dikgetsi (COPE)
(ANC substitute MPL D Rooi)
(DA substitute MPL Louw)

Internal Arrangements

Chairperson: MPL JT Beukes (ANC)

MPL GG Oliphant (ANC)
MPL F Makatong (ANC)
MPL AJ Beukes (ANC)
MPL S Stanfley (DA)
MPL M Matebus (EFF)
MPL P Dikgetsi (COPE)
(ANC substitute MPL M Lekwene)
(DA substitute MPL H McGluwa)