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Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2014 - As agreed to by the National Assembly Programme Committee on 25 June 2014

FIRST TERM

17 June - 4 August 2014

  • 17 June: President's State-of-the-Nation Address (joint sitting)
  • 18 June: Joint planning session with legislatures
  • 18 - 19 June: Debate on President's State-of-the-Nation Address
  • 20 June: President's reply to the debate
  • 20, 26 & 27 June: State of the Provinces Addresses
  • 14 June - 11 July: NA Committees
  • 30 June - 2 July: NCOP workshop of presiding officers, whips and chairpersons of committees
  • 3 - 24 July: NCOP Committees / departmental strategic plan briefings / plenaries (Budget Vote debates)
  • 15 - 25 July onward: NA Budget Vote debates
  • 29 July - 1 August: Committees
  • 4 - 11 August: Constituency period

SECOND TERM

12 August - 19 September

  • 12 - 13 August: Women's Parliament
  • 14 August - 19 September: Plenaries / committees
  • 8 - 12 September: Provincial week
  • 22 September - 13 October: Constituency period

THIRD TERM

14 October - 28 November

  • 14 - 24 October: NA Committees (BRR reports)
  • 14 October - 28 November: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • 21 - 24 October: NCOP oversight week
  • 28 October - 21 November: Plenaries
  • October: Tabling of 2014 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Budget
  • November: Revised fiscal framework; Division of Revenue Amendment Bill; Decisions on Adjustments Appropriation Bill
  • 30 October: Joint Programme Committee meeting
  • 24 - 28 November: NA Committees / oversight
  • 1 - 12 December: Constituency period
  • 15 December - January 2015: Leave period

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 24 - 28 November 2014

TUESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the National Minimum Wage Platinum Mines in the North-West Province], Matlosana Recreational Centre (Klerksdorp), North West, 09:00

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing on Annual Report: Department of Public Works], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources as well as the Department of Environmental Affairs on the number of permits rewarded for mining and prospecting activities in sensitive habitats (grasslands, wetlands and watersheds) in the coal mining regions of South Africa; The Department of Mineral Resources will brief the Committee on the number of applications received and the processes followed; The Department of Environmental Affairs will brief the Committee on the current and projected impacts on Grasslands, wetlands and watersheds; Question and Answer Session; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation on its Annual Report], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of report of Visit to KwaZulu-Natal (21-24 October 2014); Consideration and adoption of draft minutes of 29 October 2014; Consideration of the Committee guidelines; Consideration of Petitions Indaba; Tabling and consideration of the 2015 First Term Programme; Assessment and update on the legacy petitions (Fourth Parliament); Consideration and deliberations on the Executive Undertakings; Consideration and adoption of draft report of hearings dated 5 November 2014], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Public hearings “Collaborative solutions to address vandalism and theft of water infrastructure in South Africa”], 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

WEDNESDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the National Minimum Wage Platinum Mines in the North-West Province], Rustenburg Civic Centre, North- West, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Further responses by the Department of Health on submissions made during public hearings on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014]], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of the Committee minutes; Briefing by the Department of Public Enterprises on its Annual Report 2013/14], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00 Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, (National Council of Provinces), [Annual Report 2013/14 briefing: South Africa Tourism (SAT)], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Education and Recreation, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the following SETAs on their Annual Reports 2014/15: Culture Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA); Education, Training and Development practice (ETDP-SETA); AgriSETA], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of Adjustment Appropriations Bill and a Report on proposed division of revenue and conditional grant allocations to provinces and local government], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, (National Council of Provinces), [Mayibuye Petition; Paternity Leave petition; Tabling and consideration of the Committee’s quarterly report], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Public hearings “Collaborative solutions to address vandalism and theft of water infrastructure in South Africa”], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National 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

THURSDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the National Minimum Wage in the Steel and Engineering Industry – Gauteng Province], City Hall (Gauteng Provincial Legislature) Gauteng, 09:00

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

FRIDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the National Minimum Wage in the Farming Industry Free State Province], Bloemfontein City Hall, Free State, 09:00