Date of Meeting: 25 February 2015
Chairperson: Ms P Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC)
The draft report on the public hearings on the Implementation of the Recapitalization and Development Programme (RDP) of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (the Department) was presented before the Committee for approval and comments. The main issues that arose in the approval of the draft report were the oversight role of the Committee, sustainability and implementation.
The Committee had some discussion whether to include the findings and policy, summary and outline of implementation drawn by the Business Enterprise, University of Pretoria. The study report, covering the period from 2010, was a joint effort between the University of Pretoria (UP) and the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME). There were concerns that by simply adopting and incorporating the findings and recommendations of the study report, the Committee would be delegating its oversight role over the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) to the DPME. The study report, though conclusive, was viewed as a submission to the Committee, and though many of the findings of the draft report were aligned to the study report, it was decided that it should retain that status.
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