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Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2016 - As agreed to by the Joint Programme Committee on 17 March 2016

FIRST TERM

26 January - 24 March 2016

  • 4 - 8 January: Leave period
  • 11 - 25 January: Constituency period
  • 26 January - 10 February: NA committees / oversight
  • 2 - 3 February: Workshop on the National Development Plan (NDP)
  • 9 - 10 February: NCOP members training
  • 11 February: President's State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 16 - 17 February: Debate on President's State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 18 Feburary: Reply by President to debate on State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 23 February: NCOP questions to Cluster 1: Peace and Security
  • 23 February - 18 March: NA plenaries / committees
  • 24 February: NA Plenary (Budget speech) (including tabling of Fiscal Framework, Appropriation Bill and Division of Revenue Bill)
  • 9 March: NA debate on Fiscal Framework
  • 11 March: Tabling of departmental strategic plans
  • 16 March: NA plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • March: NA questions to the President
  • March: NCOP questions to the Deputy President
  • March: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan briefings to NCOP committees
  • March: Report back session Taking Parliament to the People
  • March: NCOP committees strategic planning (annual review) sessions
  • 22 March - 4 April: Constitutency period

SECOND TERM

5 April - 27 May

  • 5 - 15 April: Committees / departmental strategic plan ; Briefings to NCOP committees
  • 5 - 15 April: NA committees
  • 5 April: NA plenary
  • 18 - 21 April: Report back session - Taking Parliament to the People
  • 25 - 29 April: NCOP constituency period
  • 28 - 29 April: NA constituency period
  • April - June: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan ; Briefings to NCOP committees
  • May: Debate on Vote 2: Parliament
  • May: Debate on Vote 1: Presidency (followed by reply)
  • May: NCOP plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • 17 - 18 May: NA plenaries
  • 18 May: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NA
  • 23 May - : NA constitutency period
  • 26 May: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NCOP
  • June: Youth Parliament
  • 30 May - August: Constituency period

THIRD TERM

August - 23 September

  • August: NCOP committee / oversight
  • August: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • August - September: NA plenaries
  • August: Women's Parliament
  • August: NCOP questions to the Deputy President
  • 30 August - 2 September: NCOP local government week
  • 6 - 9 September: NOCP plenaries / committees / oversight
  • 8 September: NCOP questions to Cluster 3: Governance
  • 12 - 16 September: NCOP provincial week
  • September: NA committees / oversight
  • September: People's Assembly
  • 26 Sep - 10 Oct: Constituency period

FOURTH TERM

11 October - 2 December

  • October: NA committees (BRR Reports)
  • October: NCOP committees
  • 11 - 14 October: NCOP oversight week
  • October: NCOP questions to Deputy President
  • October - November: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • October - November: NA plenaries
  • 26 October: Tabling: 2016 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Budget
  • October: Revised fiscal framework
  • November: Division of Revenue Amendment Bill
  • November: Decision on Adjustments Appropriation Bill by Parliament
  • November: NA committees / oversight
  • 15, 17 November: NCOP questions to Cluster 4: Economics
  • November: Taking Parliament to the People
  • November: NCOP annual address by the Deputy President
  • 5 - 15 December: Constituency period
  • 19 December - January 2017: Leave period

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 22-26 August 2016

TUESDAY, 23 AUGUST 2016

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Consideration of President’s reservations on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment (PAPA) Bill [B9B-2015]; Further deliberations on the Plant Improvement and Plant Breeders’ Rights Bills [B8 & 11 – 2015]; Consideration of the Draft Committee minutes dated 24 and 26 May 2016; Tabling of the request from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to nominate candidates to serve on the Agricultural Research Council (ARC)], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry and Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, (National Assembly), [Engagement with the Minister and the Department of Trade and Industry on the impact of steel and strategic commodities on the economy], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Adoption of committee programme; Briefing by Department and entities on its first quarter performance reports], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes and reports; Briefing by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on: 4th Quarterly Report 2015/16; 1st Quarterly Report 2016/17; Update on Supplementary Exam and Second Chance Programme; Consideration and adoption of the Revised Portfolio Committee on Basic Education Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Home Affairs, on expenditure and performance on of the 4th Quarter of 2015/16 and the 1st Quarter of 2016//17 Reports. Consideration and adoption of draft Annual Operational Plan of the Committee], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Meeting with the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) and all six professional councils on governance and reporting relations within and outside of the CBE], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by community members on The Petition from residents of Rooifontein and Kamasies in Namaqualand, requesting that the road between Springbok and Vaalputs be upgraded to an asphalt surface to assist in the safe transportation of radioactive material from Pelindaba, submitted in terms of Rule 312 (Ms V van Dyk MP). Response from the Department of Transport on the petition. Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes of Tuesday, 16 August 2016; Briefing by the Minister of Communications on the: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s editorial policy, the recent changes to the policy and the impact thereof on the broadcaster; Implementation plan of the ruling of Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Compliance and Complaints Committee on the Media Monitoring Project vs SABC case; SABC cases that are before the Constitutional Court and the Labour Court and their financial impact on the broadcaster; and the financial position of the SABC and foreseeable impact on its operations. Briefing by ICASA on: Compliance and Complaints Committee ruling on the Media Monitoring Project vs SABC case; broadcasting licence conditions of the SABC; and the recent industrial action and its impact on the regulator], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Hockey SA on: Plans to utilise the once-off allocation of R10m from SRSA; Development programmes and plans; Governance and transformation plans; Financial performance of the federation; Deliberation on committee report on the performance of SRSA during the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 financial year; Consideration of committee minutes of 23 February 2016 and 20 April 2016; Deliberation on committee programme], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Cooperative Governance on forensic reports of municipalities], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI): Briefing on progress on filling vacancies; update on high-profile operations; budget structure/new units; Consideration of outstanding Minutes and Reports], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Office on their projects; Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Correctional Services on its performance in the 4th quarter of the 2015/16 and 1st quarter 2016/17 financial year], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 10:00-12:00

Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Committee minutes (03; 24 May and 16 August 2016); Update by the Department of Arts and Culture on the South African Roadies Association settlement agreement; Briefing by the Department of Arts and Culture on its funding model; Briefing by the Department Arts and Culture on the 2016/17 1st Quarter Expenditure Report], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury on the Fourth Quarter Expenditure report for the 2015/16 financial year as well as First Quarter Expenditure report for 2016/17 financial year], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Human Settlements on the Fourth Quarter Report (January to March 2016) and the First Quarter Report (April to June 2016). Consideration and adoption of minutes – 5 May 2016], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department on the National Environmental Management Report 2015/16; Briefing by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the First Quarter Report (April to June 2016); Consideration and adoption of the Draft Third Term Programme 2016; Consideration and adoption of Previous Minutes], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by South African Revenue Service (SARS) on their Quarterly Report, including Strategic and Annual Performance Plan], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

WEDNESDAY, 24 AUGUST 2016

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of the Embrace Dignity Petition Report (Petition requesting the intervention of the NCOP in ensuring an end to all forms of sexual oppression against women); Consideration and adoption of Chiawelo Petition Report (Petition on the alleged noise disturbance emanating from Unity Fellowship Church in Chiawelo Extension Township, Gauteng Province); Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 08:30-10:00

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill [B6-2016]], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department of Labour on progress regarding the turn-around strategy of the Compensation Fund; Consideration and adoption of Draft Minutes of 4 May 2016 and 17 Aug 2016], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing and Consideration of SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing on the progress on the work done by African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund (Department of International Relations and Cooperation)], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 10:00

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the National Treasury on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 08:30

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the implementation of Recognition Prior Learning (RPL) cross the education and training system], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation on their Fourth Quarterly progress report for 2015/16 financial year], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department on the progress made under the UN auspices towards the realization of the right to self-determination by the people of Western Sahara; Briefing by the Department on its performance and financial report and that of the African Renaissance Fund for the 4th quarter of 2015/16 financial year], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on Tswane Protests and other hot-spots, Role of Crime Intelligence in detecting crime/unrest; and Evaluation of Deployment during Municipal Elections. Briefing by SAPS on the implementation of the outstanding Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on its fourth quarter report. Legal opinion on the implications of the Constitutional judgement on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act. Adoption of minutes], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Clause by Clause on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development (MPRD) Amendment Bill (B15B -2013). Consideration and adoption of Draft Third Term Programme. Adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Presentation by Committee Researchers on the prioritisation of departments for oversight by the Committee], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on its 2015/16 4th quarter financial and non-financial Performance], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority (ISPA) and the South African Weather Service (SAWS) on the Fourth Quarter Report (2015/2016) and the First Quarter Report (April to June 2016)], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Briefings by SITA on Modernising of Defence Information Systems; Consideration and adoption of the Third Term Committee Programme], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Finance and Select Committee on Finance, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by National Treasury and SARS on the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment & Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bills; Further deliberations on the Financial Sector Regulation “Twin Peaks” Bill], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00-17:00

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the Committee review on 2015/16 performance and drafting of the 2016/17 Annual Performance Plan in line with the 5 year Strategic Plan; Adoption of the third term committee programme; Adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Committee deliberations, with the finalisation and reporting on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill [B9-2015], returned to Parliament by the Office of the President of the Republic of South Africa; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00-10:30

Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by Broadband Infraco on its mandate and role in the ICT sector; Consideration of previous meetings committee minutes], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:30

Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Correctional Services on the progress made to address the issues and shortcomings raised by Justice Cameron in his report on the Pollsmoor Correctional Centre, Remand Centre and Women’s Centre; Committee interaction with Department; Adoption of Minutes: 18 May 2016], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 10:30

Ad Hoc Committee to nominate a person for appointment as Public Protector, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of minutes of previous meeting; Committee deliberations on candidates], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 13:00

THURSDAY, 25 AUGUST 2016

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

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Committee deliberations, with the finalisation and reporting on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill [B9B-2015], returned to Parliament by the Office of the President of the Republic of South Africa; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 12:45-13:00

FRIDAY, 26 AUGUST 2016

Constitutional Review Committee, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Exchange of views and experience with the Delegation of the Constitutional Review Agency of the People’s Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia; Briefing by the Parliamentary Legal Advisers on the opinions on 2015 public submissions; Adoption of minutes and draft report on 2013 public submissions], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Human Rights Commission, Agri-SA and South African Police Service (SAPS) on Rural Safety Plan], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Draft Committee Programme for Third Term, 2016; Processing of Draft Committee Reports: the provincial oversight report to KwaZulu-Natal, September 2015 and Tourism Indaba, May 2016; Tabling of Memorandum of Understanding between South Africa and India on cooperation in the field of tourism; and Correspondence and minutes], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Ad Hoc Committee on Review of Powers and Privileges Act, (National Assembly), Consideration of draft agenda; Consideration of draft minutes of meeting of 27 May 2016; Matters arising; Consideration of proposed dates for committee meetings; Presentation on Constitutional Court judgment (Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others (CCT86/15 [2016] ZACC 8 (18 March 2016)) and its impact on the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act (No 4 of 2004); Discussion on terms of reference of ad