Week of 24 - 28 October 2016
It’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) week in parliament! The finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, will table the MTBPS in parliament on Wednesday, 26 October 2016. On Thursday, the minister will brief both houses’ finance and appropriations committees on MTBPS 2016.
Meanwhile, in other meetings scheduled for the week, on Tuesday the national assembly’s environmental affairs department will be briefed by the environmental affairs department and Eskom on renewable energy. The communications committee plans to wrap up work on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill. The transport department will provide responses to the transport committee on public submissions on the National Land Transport Amendment Bill. The committee is also scheduled to deliberate on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill. The home affairs committee will undertake clause-by-clause deliberations on the Border Management Authority Bill. The standing committee on finance is scheduled to deliberate on the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill and Financial Sector Regulation Bill.
On Wednesday, the mineral resources committee will be briefed by the mineral resources department on pending legal cases and lessons learnt from decided court cases related to mining legislation.