23 - 27 May 2016

This is the last week of committee meetings in parliament before an extended recess period due to the local government elections to be held on 3 August 2016.

On Tuesday, the trade and industry department will brief the trade and industry committee on the recently launched 8th edition of the Industrial Policy Action Plan. Particular attention will be focused on the steel industry. The national assembly’s public works committee will consider and adopt amendments to the Expropriation Bill. The standing committee on finance is scheduled to receive a briefing on the report into African Bank. The international relations and cooperation committee will receive a briefing on the Foreign Service Bill.

On Wednesday, the small business development department plans to brief the small business development committee on its quarter 4 performance report. The labour committee will hold discussions on the way forward for the Labour Laws Amendment Bill. A joint meeting involving the standing committee on finance and the trade and industry committee will focus on illicit financial flows, base erosion and profit shifting and the “Panama papers”. National Treasury, the South African Revenue Service and the Financial Intelligence Centre will be in attendance.

Parliamentary Programme