Parliament

Week of 25 - 29 May 2015

On Tuesday, the national assembly’s public works committee plans to consider public submissions received on the Expropriation Bill. The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department is scheduled to provide responses to public comment on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill.

The environmental affairs department will brief the environmental affairs committee on a progress report on climate change and carbon tax. Treasury and the South African Revenue Service plan to brief the standing committee on finance on the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill as well as the 2015 tax proposals.

The trade and industry committee will focus its attention on online gambling. A DA committee member, Geordin Hill-Lewis, will brief the committee on the Remote Gambling Bill.

On Wednesday, the trade and industry committee will receive input from the trade and industry department on the Remote Gambling Bill. The mineral resources committee will turn its attention to the future of the shale gas industry.

The science and technology department is scheduled to update the science and technology committee on the bio-economy strategy. Treasury will provide a response to the standing committee on finance on inputs on the New Development Bank.

On Friday, the labour committee plans to hold a workshop on the national minimum wage involving small, medium and micro-enterprises.

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