Date of Meeting: 17 March 2015
While the Committee was waiting for delegates from the Departments of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) and Environmental Affairs (DEA) to arrive, it had time to engage on other matters which were not on the agenda. Members were told the Committee had received a late invitation from the DRDLR to attend an indaba in Johannesburg on March 20. They agreed to seek more details on the event before deciding whether Members should attend. Minutes of the February 24 meeting were adopted without any corrections. A Member complained that departments were undermining the Committee by not supplying documents on time. Another was concerned that booking more than one Department for a one-session meeting meant that Members did not have time for questions. They also said presentations to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) should focus on the provinces.
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