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Infrastructure Development Act, 2014 (Act No. 23 of 2014)

Part 4 : Implementing structures of Commission

12. Appointment and composition of multidisciplinary steering committees



(1) A steering committee consists of the SIP coordinator as described in section 10(d) and of persons representing departments and other organs of state affected by the strategic integrated project, and may consist of, among others—
(a) officials representing departments in the three spheres of government responsible for environment, water, public works, finance, economic development, spatial planning, land use management or any other relevant portfolio or representing any other person who will be required to grant an approval, authorisation, exemption, licence, permission or exemption necessary for the implementation of the strategic integrated project;
(b) a member of the Construction Industry Development Board established by section 2 of the Construction Industry Development Board Act, 2000 (Act No. 38 of 2000); and
(c) any other person appointed by the Secretariat based on expert knowledge or skills.


(2) The SIP coordinator is the chairperson of the steering committee.


(3) In the event that the SIP coordinator is an entity, that entity shall nominate for approval by the Secretariat a suitably qualified individual to act as chair of the steering committee.


(4) The Director-General or accounting authority of a public entity responsible for an aspect of infrastructure remains the accounting officer or accounting authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000), or the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003).


(5) A member of a steering committee must have the relevant knowledge, skills and experience in his or her field of work so as to enable the steering committee to perform its functions effectively and expeditiously.


(6) A member of a steering committee—
(a) has, subject to section 20(4), the authority to take decisions on behalf of the organ of state he or she represents, excluding any decision to grant an approval, authorisation, licence, permission or exemption; and
(b) has direct access to the head of the organ of state he or she represents, the Management Committee and the Secretariat and any of its members.



(a) A member of the steering committee must be available at all times to perform his or her functions as a member of the steering committee.
(b) Membership of a steering committee may not be delegated without the approval of the Council.


(8) The Secretariat may, on good cause shown and following a recommendation by a steering committee—
(a) appoint additional members to the steering committee; and
(b) secure the services of or assistance or advice from any person who is not a member of the committee.


(9) The Council may at any stage of the implementation of a strategic integrated project reconstitute the steering committee in order for it to reflect the necessary skills and expertise required for the implementation of the particular stage.


(10) The Secretariat must dissolve a steering committee upon completion of its functions.