The Development Chamber seeks to reach consensus and conclude agreements on matters pertaining to social and economic policy; both urban and rural implementation strategies as well as developmental programmes. The Development Chamber adopts a proactive approach in dealing with developmental issues within the legislative framework and outside the legislative programme.


Most of the substantive work of the Chamber is done in Task Teams comprising representatives of stakeholders that have specific knowledge of the relevant subject matter. The work of the Task Team is governed by Terms of Reference, which are developed by the Chamber. The outcome of work done in the Task Teams is submitted to the Chamber for consideration and ratification. Once the Task Team report is signed off by the Chamber, it is then tabled at the Management Committee for final consideration and sign off.


The Chamber is required to meet at least six (6) times in each financial year. Representation in the Chamber is as follows: 6 mandated representatives from Organised Labour, Business, Community and Government.


Chamber Convenors and Secretariat


Business Convenor:                        Fani Xaba
Community Convenor:                  Ms Laura Kganyago
Government Convenor:                Adam Mthombeni
Labour Convenor:                            Matthew Parks



Chamber Coordinator – Priscilla Mashabane
Tel: 087 7022 457 | E-mail:



Issues currently on the agenda of the Chamber:

  • Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill (PDALB)
  • Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill
  • Basic Education Amendment Bill
  • Revised White Paper on National Transport Policy
  • Property Practitioners Bill
  • Expanded Public Works Programmes (EPWP)/ Community Work Programme (CWP)
  • Partnered with the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), conducting a joint research on development of the “Framework for the implementation of the PDAL Bill using the agro-ecosystem approach”


Recently finalised items of the Chamber:

  • Aquaculture Development Bill
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill
  • Communal Property Association Amendment Bill
  • Airports Company Amendment Bill
  • National Road Safety Strategy
  • National Road Traffic Amendment Bill
  • Electronic Deeds Registration Amendment Bill