Week of 28 July - 1 August 2014

A full programme of meetings lies ahead for members of parliament this week.

On Tuesday, the justice and constitutional development department will brief the justice portfolio committee on the Legal Aid Bill and Attorneys Amendment Bill. Both bills were recently tabled in parliament. The small enterprise finance agency is scheduled to update a joint sitting of the national assembly’s economic development and small business development committees on its strategic plan and annual performance plan.

The trade and industry committee will hear from the trade and industry department on consumer corporate regulation with particular emphasis on consumer protection. A joint meeting of the energy and public enterprises committees will receive an update by Eskom on the current state of the national grid, challenges of supply and short and long term mitigation plans.

The standing committee on finance is scheduled to hear from the Public Investment Corporation and the Financial Intelligence Centre on their respective roles and contribution towards the National Development Plan.

On Wednesday, the science and technology committee will receive briefings from a batch of relevant entities including the National Research Foundation, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the National Space Agency on their respective programmes of action. The national assembly’s finance committee will hold hearings on the Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Bill. It will also be briefed by treasury on draft tax laws.

Parliamentary Programme