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Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2014 - As agreed to by the National Assembly Programme Committee on 19 June 2014

FIRST TERM

19 May - 18 July 2014

  • 19 - 20 May: Registration of members
  • 21 May: NA swearing-in of members (first sitting) ; sitting of provincial legislatures
  • 22 May: NCOP swearing-in of members (first sitting)
  • 24 May: Inauguration of the President
  • 26 May onwards: Setting up of committees
  • 2 - 13 June: Induction and onboarding of members
  • 17 June: President's State-of-the-Nation Address (joint sitting)
  • 18 - 19 June: Debate on President's State-of-the-Nation Address
  • 20 June: President's reply to the debate
  • 24 June: Plenary
  • 14 June - 11 July: Committees
  • 30 June - 2 July: NCOP workshop of presiding officers, whips and chairpersons of committees
  • 15 July onward: Budget vote debates

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 21 - 25 July 2014

TUESDAY, 22 JULY 2014 

Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces), [Workshop by the Parliamentary Budget Office on Committee Support as outlined in section 15 of the Money Bills Act], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00 

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Energy and Department of Labour on Budget Vote, Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan 2014/15; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00 

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Social Development on the Budget Vote and Strategic Plan and deliberations; Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation on the Budget Vote and Strategic Plan and deliberations; Consideration and Adoption of Committee Minutes], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00 

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Committee Secretary and Content Advisor present the Committee’s Legacy Report; Researcher and Content Advisor presents to the Committee their respective research and content documents; Introduction of the ATC invitation received from the Minister of Finance for the Select Committee to nominate suitable candidates to serve on the Land Bank Board in terms of the Land and Agricultural Development Act, 2002 (Act No. 15 of 2002); Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00 

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of Committee’s Second Draft Report on the 2014 Appropriation Bill], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00 

Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by Department of Police on Strategic Plan with emphasis on Provincial-related matters; Departments to give overview of plans, key issues and expected legislative programme], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, After sitting of the NCOP, approximately 17:00 

WEDNESDAY, 23 JULY 2014 

Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises, (National Council of Provinces), [Adoption of the Committee minutes; Briefing by the Department of Communications as well as Department of Telecommunications and Postal services on Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans 2014/15], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00 

Select Committee on Education and Recreation, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of minutes; Consideration and adoption of second term programme], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00 

Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, (National Council of Provinces), [Budget Vote, Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan briefing – Department of International Relations and Cooperation; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Adoption of Reports on Department of Justice and Correctional Services, and Department of Police; Introduction of Magistrates Commission representatives and statutory requirements of Select Committee with regard to ratifying suspensions of magistrates], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00 

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the South African Revenue Services on their mandate and scope of work], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00 

THURSDAY, 24 JULY 2014 

National Assembly Programme Committee, Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 08:30