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Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2015 - As agreed to by the Joint Programme Committee on 30 October 2014

FIRST TERM

27 January - 27 March 2015

  • 2 - 9 January: Leave period
  • 12 - 26 January: Constituency period
  • 27 January - 11 February: Committees / Oversight
  • February: Members training
  • 10 - 11 February: NCOP Members training
  • 12 February: President's State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 17 - 18 February: Debate on President's State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 19 Feburary: Reply by President to debate on State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 25 February: Budget speech (NA)
  • 3 - 4 March: NCOP Strategic Planning (Annual Review) session
  • 10 - 12 March: NCOP Committees Strategic Planning (Annual Review) session
  • 10 March: NA debate on Fiscal Framework
  • 11 March: Tabling of departmental strategic plans
  • 12 March: NA plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • March: NCOP Committees / Plenaries
  • March: Taking Parliament to the People (NCOP)
  • 30 March - 13 April: Constitutency period

SECOND TERM (Provisional)

14 April - 26 June

  • 14 - 30 April: Plenaries / Committees
  • 21 - 24 April: NCOP Provincial week
  • April: NCOP plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • 28 April - 22 June: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan / briefiengs to NCOP committees
  • 5 May - 5 June: NA Budget vote debtes
  • May / June: Debate on Vote 2: Parliament
  • May / June: Debate on Vote 1: Presidency (followed by reply)
  • June: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NA
  • June: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NCOP
  • June: Youth Parliament
  • 9 - 26 June: Plenaries
  • 29 June - 20 July: Constituency period

THIRD TERM (Provisional)

21 July - 23 September

  • 21 - 31 July: Committees / oversight
  • 4 - 31 August: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • August: Women's Parliament
  • 25 - 28 August: NCOP Local government week
  • 1 - 18 September: NCOP Committees / plenaries
  • 14 - 18 September: NCOP Provincial week
  • September: People's Assembly
  • 21 - 23 September: Committees / plenaries
  • 28 Sep - 12 Oct: Constituency period

FOURTH TERM (Provisional)

13 October - 27 November

  • 13 - 16 October: NCOP Committees / oversight
  • 13 - 23 October: Committees (BRR Reports)
  • 19 - 23 October: NCOP Oversight week
  • October - 1 November: NCOP Plenaries / committees
  • 27 October - 20 November: Plenaries
  • October: Tabling: 2015 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Budget
  • October: Revised Fiscal Framework
  • November: Division of Reveneu Amendment Bill
  • November: Decision on Adjustments Appropriation Bill by Parliament
  • November: Taking Parliament to the People (NCOP)
  • 24 - 27 November: Committees / oversight
  • 30 November - 15 December: Constituency period
  • 17 December - January 2016: Leave period

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 25 - 29 May 2015

TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2015

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, (National Council of Provinces), [Hearing on Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality Petition (Petition from Mr Sello B Gatebe and Mr Mokoena, Free State Province regarding the alleged illegal eviction by the Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality)], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 08:30

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes; Adoption of third term programme], Committee Room E216, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Hearing on the 2013/14 Annual Reports and Financial Statements of the Department of Water Affairs and Water Trading Entity], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Discussion on the integrated Urban Development and the effects of migration and climate change on municipalities], Board Room, Eleventh Floor, 120 Plein Street Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Human Settlements – Eastern Cape on the plans, targets and budget for 2015/16: Buffalo City Municipality; Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality], 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 the total number of children travelling into and out of South Africa and citizens’ related ability to obtain unabridged birth certificates; Briefing by the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) on progress made in the delimitation of the municipal wards in preparation for the Local Government Elections in 2016], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

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; Conditional Grants], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the amendments and adoption of the Agrément South Africa Bill [B3B-2015]; Consideration of submissions received on the Expropriation Bill [B4-2015]], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC): 2022 Durban Commonwealth Games; Status of process; Delivery of the Games to 2022; Consideration of minutes; Matters arising from the minutes; Announcements], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Committee Support Officials on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill; Response by Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to the Public inputs on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill; Committee deliberations on the Bill; Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes and tabling of an Invitation to nominate candidates for Land Bank Board], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Transport on its 2014/15 fourth quarter expenditure; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room GH41, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the Progress Report on Climate change and Carbon Tax; Adoption of Committee’s previous minutes], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of Minutes of 19 May 2015; Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources on their Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan, with specific reference to the: Programme 2: Mine Health & Safety; Programme 3: Mineral Regulation; Programme 6: Mineral Policy & Promotion], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by Health national and provincial departments regarding challenges that are experienced in the Eastern Cape and Free State, as well as a progress report on Limpopo], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Meeting with National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA) on their reasons for their decision on the new Burgan Cape Town terminal], Venue to be confirmed, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury/ South African Revenue Service on the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill and the 2015 Tax Proposals], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Assembly), [Annual Performance Plan 2014-2015 [RP44-2014] and Strategic Plan for 2015-2019 [RP41-2014]: Department of Labour; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Higher Education and Training on the 2015 Appropriation Bill], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of minutes of 19 May 2015; Briefing by the Commission for Gender Equality on 4th quarterly report from January – March 2015], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:30

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the Remote Gambling Bill [PMB-2015] – As introduced by Hon G Hill-Lewis], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:30

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Shortlist of candidates for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board; Briefing by Constitutional and Legal Services Unit on the Legal Opinion relating to the removal of SABC Board members], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 11:30

WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2015

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, (National Council of Provinces), [Continuation on hearing on Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality Petition (Petition from Mr Sello B Gatebe and Mr Mokoena, Free State Province regarding the alleged illegal eviction by the Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality); Consideration and adoption of draft minutes and reports], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 08:30

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Civilian Secretariat for Police on DVA reports; Briefing by the National and Provincial Community Police Boards on its establishment, mandate and activities], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and clinician experts on their opinion on the Medical Innovation Bill [PMB1-2014]; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation on the “polluter pays” principle; Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation on the Nandoni Dam resettlement report], Venue to be confirmed, 09:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Hearing on the 2013/14 Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Department of Correctional Services and Third Party Funds], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Input from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on the Remote Gambling Bill [PMB-2015]], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Petroleum Agency SA (PASA) on Regulatory Framework Policy Changes and the future of the Shale Gas Industry; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill; Briefing on Rules of Appeal Procedure, made by the Rules Board for Courts of Law in accordance with section 10(8)(g) of the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2002 (No 27 of 2002)], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Planning, Performance, Monitoring, and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on the status quo (effectiveness, capacity and relationship with various stakeholders) and challenges hindering its efficiency in the provincial PSC in all nine provinces; Briefing by the PSC on the financial misconduct on the non-compliance with Treasury regulations and disciplinary cases in the public sector], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Skills Fund on its Strategic Plan for 2015 – 2020 and Annual Performance Plan for 2015/16 and Budget for 2015/16; Briefing by the Education and Training Development Practices SETA on its Strategic Plan for 2015/16 – 2019/20 and Annual Performance Plan for 2015/16 and Budget for 2015/16], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the Disaster Management Amendment Bill], Venue to be confirmed, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Science and Technology (DST): Update on the Bio-economy Strategy], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Trade and Industry on the 2015 Appropriation Bill], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the 4th Quarterly (2014/15) Report of the Department of Labour], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the South African Tourism on the Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 10:00

Select Committee on Education and Recreation, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) on the challenges that are faced by the organisation as well as update on process of evaluating its structures, procedures and management], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises, (National Council of Provinces), [Report and Financial Statement of the South African Post Office SOC Ltd, including the report of the Independent Auditors on the Financial Statement and Performance information for 2013-14; Also the report on the company’s state of affairs (financial stability and labour disputes)], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Presentations by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, the Financial and Fiscal Commission and the Parliamentary Budget Office on the New Development Bank, and National Treasury’s response to the New Development Bank submissions], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on the report of the Human Rights Commission on the systematic challenges facing land restitution in South Africa and the response of the Commission to recommendations; Consideration of the tool to track committee resolutions and the impact thereof; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Department of Defence briefing on its January – March 2015 (Fourth Quarter for financial year 2014-15) expenditure and performance report, and status update on the progress made with the strengthening of the Defence Works Formation; Department of Military Veterans briefing on its January – March 2015 (Fourth Quarter for financial year 2014-15) expenditure and performance report, and status update on the resolution of challenges in the establishment and maintenance of a reliable military veterans database], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

THURSDAY, 28 MAY 2015  

Joint Standing Committee on Defence, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Defence and Military Veterans on Transformation in the SANDF: Progress, challenges and Action Plans], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 08:00  

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

FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Workshop on National Minimum Wage: Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs)], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00  

Subcommittee on the Review of the National Assembly Rules, (National Assembly), [Discussion of Outstanding Matters and submission by the State Law Advisors on the Rules of the National Assembly], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30