Week of 20 - 24 February 2017
It’s Budget Week in parliament! The finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, will present Budget 2017 to parliament on Wednesday, 22 February.
Meanwhile, in other meetings during the week, on Tuesday, the national assembly’s environmental affairs committee will be briefed by the environmental affairs department on wildlife crimes legislative reviews. The trade and industry department is scheduled to brief the trade and industry committee on the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill. The agriculture, forestry and fisheries committee will be briefed on the Liquor Products Amendment Bill, National Forests Amendment Bill and National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill.
On Wednesday, the mineral resources committee will hear from the mineral resources department on the adequacy of financial support for dealing with derelict and ownerless mines. The science and technology committee plans to deliberate on the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill. Both houses’ appropriations and finance committees will be involved in a Budget lock-up session. The rural development and land reform committee will continue with deliberations on the Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill.
On Thursday, both houses’ appropriations and finance committees will be briefed by the finance minister on Budget 2017.
On Friday, the trade and industry committee will hold hearings on the Performers Protection Amendment Bill.