Week of 2 - 6 March 2015

On Tuesday the national assembly’s energy committee will focus on skills development in the energy sector. In attendance will be the energy department together with the Electricity and Water Sector Education and Training Authority, Chemical Industries Education Training Authority and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA.

The justice and correctional services committee plans to hold hearings on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill. The environmental affairs department will brief the environmental affairs committee on a progress report on rhino poaching as well as provide insight into all bills, regulations and treaties planned for 2015/16.

The transport committee is scheduled to be briefed by the transport department on the draft Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill . Both house’s appropriations and finance committees will be briefed by the parliamentary budget office on the Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals and Division of Revenue Bill.

On Wednesday, both house’s finance committees plan to hold public hearings on the Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals. The justice committee will continue with hearings on the Sexual Offences Bill.

The mineral resources committee will receive an update from the mineral resources department on the South African Mineral Resources Administration Database. The public enterprises committee will turn its attention to the role of state-owned enterprises in promoting localisation, beneficiation and small business.

On Thursday, the trade and industry committee will consider a status report on the Industrial Policy Action Plan 2013/14. Both house’s finance committees will also wrap up their work on the Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals by adopting a committee report on the matter.

Parliamentary Programme