Week of 20 - 24 October 2014

The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) will take centre stage in parliament this week.

The finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene, will deliver his maiden MTBPS in the national assembly on Wednesday 22 October at 14h00.

Committees, meanwhile, will continue to focus on budgetary reviews and recommendation reports.

On Tuesday, the trade and industry committee will continue with its colloquium on beneficiation. The select committee on finance will be briefed by national treasury on the Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Bill.

On Wednesday, the public protector is scheduled to present its annual report to the justice and constitutional development committee.

On Thursday, the finance minister will brief the finance and appropriation committees on the MTBPS.

On Friday, the trade and industry department plans to give a status report to the trade and industry committee on its recommendations on the Gambling Review Commission’s report, the implementation of the amended Lotteries Act and an update on the transformation of the horse racing industry.

Parliamentary Programme