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.
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.
Development Chamber Convenors
Business Convenor: Sino Moabalobelo
Communinty Convenor: Ms Laura Kganyago
Government Convenor: Adam Mthombeni
Labour Convenor: Matthew Parks
Issues currently on the agenda of the Chamber:
- Chamber obtains quarterly reports on the performance of the Expanded Public Works Programme
- AARTO Regulations
- Draft Official Identity Management Policy
- Central Applications Service Bill (to be tabled March 2021)
- EPWP Policy (to be tabled March 2021)
- Immigration Bill (to be tabled in April 2021)
Recently finalised items of the Chamber:
- Language Policy on Higher Education (HE
- Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment (ULTRA) Bill,
- White Paper on Home Affairs
- Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill
- Preservation Development of Agricultural Land Bill (PDALB) –DAFF
- Expropriation Bill.
- Draft Language Policy by DHET
- Research on the movement of fright from road to rail
Conducted the special sessions on the following:
- Infrastructure Investment Plan
- State of the EPWP with the Minister of PWI
- Gender based Violence and Femicide