Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2017 - As agreed to by the Joint Programme Committee on 26 May 2016

FIRST TERM

24 January - 31 March 2017

  • 9 - 20 January: Constituency period
  • 24 January - 8 February: NA committees
  • 24 January - 8 February: NCOP committees / Members training
  • 9 February: Joint sitting (SONA)
  • 14 - 15 February: Debate on President's State-of-the-Nation Address
  • 16 Feburary: Reply by President to debate on State-of-the-Nation Address
  • 21 February - 17 March: NA plenaries / committees
  • 22 February: NA Plenary (Budget speech) (including tabling of Fiscal Framework, Appropriation Bill and Division of Revenue Bill)
  • March: NA debate on Fiscal Framework
  • March: Tabling of departmental strategic plans
  • March: NA plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • 22-31 March: NA committees / oversight
  • 23 February: NCOP questions to Cluster 1: Peace and Security
  • 28 February - 31 March: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • March: NCOP questions to the Deputy President
  • March: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan briefings to NCOP committees
  • March: NCOP committees strategic planning (annual review) sessions
  • March: Taking Parliament to the People
  • March: NCOP annual address by the Deputy President
  • 3 - 21 April: Constitutency period

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 20 - 24 February 2017

TUESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Presentation by Department and entities on 2nd Quarter Performance], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department on Wildlife crimes legislative reviews, particularly rhino poaching and killing to be a prosecutable offense; Briefing by South African Renewal Energy Council on renewable Energy; and Briefing by the University of Cape Town (UCT) on their Climate Change Mitigation research findings], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration of outstanding minutes and reports; Briefing by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on the following: TIMSS Report; Status Report on Schools Reopening for 2017 (admissions, curriculum delivery plan, LTSM, textbooks and workbooks, support for progressed learners, post-provisioning norms; Progress Report on Vuwani], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Communications (Subcommittee), (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the report recommending candidates for appointment to the ICASA Council], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30-11:30

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Deliberations and adoption of the report recommending candidates for appointment to the ICASA Council], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 11:30-13:00

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Social Housing Regulatory Authority on the turn-around strategy and on the: turn-around strategy; restructuring zones; report on pipeline projects; Briefing by the National Home Builders Registration Council on the progress made in resolving irregular expenditure and consequent management actions taken; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Report and Presentation by the Council for the Built Environment (CBE): Practical steps to address the transformation of the Built Environment Professional Environment to ensure that the throughput rate of specifically black and female graduates in the six built environment professions is vastly improved over the short, medium and long term], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the Performers Protection Bill; Briefing on the Ratification of South Africa’s Accession to the Agreement establishing the Advisory Centre on World Trade Organisation Law; Consideration of Minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Chess South Africa – Briefing on strategic plan and governance, transformation and development; SAIDS – Post-Olympics doping results; Consideration of committee report on SRSA 2016-17 first quarter performance; Consideration of committee minutes], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Cooperative Governance on review of legislation], Committee Room E305, Third Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly). [Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on the Liquor Products Amendment Bill [B10-2016], National Forests Amendment Bill [B11-2016] and National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill [B22-2016]], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Response by the Department of Home Affairs on the submissions received on the Refugees Amendment Bill [B12-2016]; Consideration and adoption of the public hearings report on the Refugees Amendment Bill and the Second and Third Quarter 2016/2017 Expenditure and performance Reports of the Department of Home Affairs; Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Transport on its 2016/17 third quarter expenditure; Consideration and adoption of minutes and draft Committee programme for the first term], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on the various scenarios for South Africa’s future electricity mix; Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Annual Report Briefing: Department of Home Affairs; Adoption of Committee Minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

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

Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Appropriations, Select Committee on Appropriations, Standing Committee on Finance and Select Committee on Finance, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Pre-Budget briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Office], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Ad Hoc Committee on the South African Broadcasting Corporation Board Inquiry, (National Assembly), [Consideration of Final Report on the SABC Board Inquiry], Committee Room E337, Third Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries relating to the ongoing challenges experienced by the department in developing small-scale commercial fisheries: Challenges to have quotas, abalone poaching, dwindling west-coast rock lobster numbers and unhappiness about the number of co-operatives earmarked by the department; Consideration and Adoption of Minutes], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

National Council of Provinces Rules Committee, Committee Room V8, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00-14:00

WEDNESDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by South African Police Service (SAPS) on the BRRR implementation plan; Briefing by SAPS on its operations during festive period; Briefing by SAPS on Crime Statistics], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Ad Hoc Committee on the South African Broadcasting Corporation Board Inquiry, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Final Report on the SABC Board Inquiry], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources on the adequacy of financial support for dealing with the derelict and ownerless mines; Consideration and adoption of Minutes of 15 February 2017], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of minutes; Briefing by stakeholders on the proposed Red-Tape Reduction Bill; Consideration and Adoption of the Jan/Feb 2017 KZN oversight report], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Committee deliberations on the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the outstanding minutes of the Committee], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on progress made regarding addressing land claims issues in Alexkor and Safcol; Consideration and adoption of draft programme; Consideration and adoption of draft minutes], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department of Labour on the Quarterly Performance (QPR 1 & 2) of the following entities: Compensation Fund (CF); Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF); Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE); Consideration of the Draft Minutes of 15 February 2017], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, (National Assembly), [Input by the Department of Home Affairs on the Foreign Service Bill], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing & ratification South Africa accession to the agreement establishing the Advisory Centre on World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Law [Department of Trade and Industry]], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Appropriations, Select Committee on Appropriations, Standing Committee on Finance and Select Committee on Finance, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Budget Lock-up Session], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00-14:00

Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises, (National Council of Provinces), [The Department of Public Enterprises’ oversight responsibilities over the State Owned Companies especially on corporate governance, Board appointments, remuneration of executive, risk and audit committees etc.; Consideration of outstanding minutes], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Feedback Sessions: Department of Military Veterans (DMV) on matters identified in the Dashboard; Briefing by the DMV and SITA on the status and challenges with the National Military Veterans’ database as well as its IT support and infrastructure], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Education and Recreation, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Higher Education and Training on registration at Universities and TVET Colleges; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Presentation by the Department of Social Development on its quarterly financial and performance report for 2016/17 financial year (July – September 2016); Adoption of the First Term Committee programme; Adoption of the outstanding quarterly financial and expenditure reports; Adoption of outstanding minutes], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) on the report on performance audit of the management of pharmaceuticals at Departments of Health], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, (National Assembly), [Further deliberations on the Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill [B24-2015]; and the Adoption of minutes], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Deliberation on the Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill [B40B-2015]; Briefing by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on the salaries, allowances and benefits payable to Constitutional Court judges and other judges annually], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:30

THURSDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2017

Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Appropriations, Select Committee on Appropriations, Standing Committee on Finance and Select Committee on Finance, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Minister of Finance on the 2017 Budget], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 12:30-15:00

FRIDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Public hearings on the Performers Protection Bill], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 08:30

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Information sharing meeting with the German Delegation], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00-10:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Meeting with Budget Committee Rapporteurs from Germany], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00-11:00