Week of 22-26 August 2016
On Tuesday, the national assembly’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries committee will consider president Zuma’s reservations concerning the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill. The bill was recently sent back to the national assembly for reconsideration. A joint meeting involving the trade and industry and economic development committees will engage with the trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, and the trade and industry department on the impact of steel and strategic commodities on the economy. The communications committee will be briefed by the communications minister, Faith Muthambi, on the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s editorial policy. The energy committee is scheduled to receive a briefing from the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Office on their current projects.
On Wednesday, the labour department will brief the portfolio committee on labour on progress regarding the turn-around strategy of the Compensation Fund. The trade and industry committee will turn its attention to the SADC-EU Economic Partnership agreement. The mineral resources committee is to undertake clause-by-clause deliberations on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill. The select committee on finance will be briefed by national treasury on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill.