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 23 - 27 January 2017

TUESDAY, 24 JANUARY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) on International Treaties and obligations; Briefing by ICT Council on its role in the Sector], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Public hearing on the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Public hearings on the Refugees Amendment Bill [B12-2016]], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30-16:00

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Statistics South Africa on the state of water and sanitation services in South Africa; Briefing by the Auditor-General of South Africa on performance audit on water infrastructure at the Department of Water and Sanitation], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30-16:00

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefings on the Department of Environmental Affairs on the Annual Reports and Audited Financial Statement for 2015/16 financial year; Follow-up Briefing by the North West READ on the donation of high value species to private individuals; Consideration of the First Term Committee Programme for 2017; Adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30-17:00

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Transport on Annual Report 2015/16 financial year; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the: Plant Improvement Bill [B8B-2015] Sec 76; Plant Breeders Bill [B11B-2015] Sec 76; Consideration and Adoption of Minutes], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [CLOSED MEETING], Committee Room 301, Third Floor, Africa House, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Adoption of the 2017 First Term Draft Committee Programme; Adoption of minutes of 1 and 15 November 2016; Briefing by the Parliamentary Constitutional and Legal Services Office on the removal of a member from the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board; Discussion on the appointment process of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Interim Board], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury and the Financial Services Board (FSB) on the Insurance Bill [B1-2016]], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Committee Training Workshop – National Treasury], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00-16:00

Ad Hoc Committee on the South African Broadcasting Corporation Board Inquiry, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the Committee’s draft report], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Appointment of Board of Members to the National Youth Development Agency, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Outline on the interview process of the NYDA/ Report on the Security Clearance], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 17:00-20:00

WEDNESDAY, 25 JANUARY 2017

Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Appointment of Board of Members to the National Youth Development Agency, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Interview for shortlisted candidates], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:00-19:00

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Public hearing on the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill], 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 the Blue Drop Green Drop report], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30-14:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Committee Training Workshop – National Treasury], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00-16:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the Financial Intelligence Centre (FICA) Amendment Bill], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00-16:00

THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Public hearing on the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

FRIDAY, 27 JANUARY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Consideration of Committee Programme for First Term, 2017; and Draft Committee Reports and Minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Constitutional Review Committee, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Deliberations on the 2015 public submissions; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:30