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
  • 23 - 27 January: NCOP committees
  • 30 January - 3 February: NCOP committees oversight week
  • 7 February: NCOP review session
  • 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 - 31 March: NA committees / oversight
  • 22 February: NA Plenary (Budget speech) (including tabling of Fiscal Framework, Appropriation Bill and Division of Revenue Bill)
  • 8 March: NA debate on Fiscal Framework
  • 10 March: Tabling of departmental strategic plans
  • 15 March: NA plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • 28 February - 31 March: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • 28 February - 1 March: NCOP committees strategic planning (annual review) sessions
  • 7 March: NCOP questions to Cluster 1: Peace and Security
  • 15 March: NCOP questions to the Deputy President
  • 7 - 8 March: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan
  • 14 - 15 March: Briefings to NCOP committees
  • 27 - 31 March:NCOP committees oversight week
  • 3 - 28 April: Constitutency period

SECOND TERM

2 May - 30 June 2017

  • 2 May - 29 June: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan briefings to NCOP committees
  • 2 - 5 May: NA committees
  • 2 May: Joint sitting: Debate on 20th anniversary celebration of the Constitution and the NCOP
  • 4 May: NCOP plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • 9 May: NCOP questions to Cluster 2: Social Services
  • 15 - 19 May: NCOP preliminary oversigh visits - Taking Parliament to the People: Free State
  • 9 - 12 May: NA plenaries
  • 16 May - 2 June: NA budget vote debates
  • May: Debate on vote 2: Parliament
  • May: Debate on vote 1: Presidency (followed by reply)
  • May: Decision onf Appropriation Bill by NA
  • June: NCOP questions to the Deputy President
  • 5 - 15 June: NA plenaries
  • 19 - 30 June: NA committees / oversight
  • June: Youth Parliament
  • 29 June: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NCOP
  • 3 - 31 July: Constituency period

THIRD TERM

1 August - 15 September 2017

  • 1 - 18 August: NA committees / oversight
  • 1 - 11 August: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • 3 August: NCOP questions to Cluster 3: Governance
  • August: Women's Parliament
  • 14 - 18 August: NCOP oversight week
  • 21 - 25 August: Taking Parliament to the People: Free State
  • 25 August: NCOP annual address by the President / Deputy President
  • 22 August - 8 September: NA plenaries
  • September: NCOP questions to the Deputy President
  • September: People's Assembly
  • 4 - 8 September: NCOP oversight week
  • 11 - 15 September: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • 11 - 15 September: NA committees / oversight
  • 18 - 29 September: Constituency period

FOURTH TERM

3 October - 1 December 2017

  • 2 - 13 October: NA committees (BRR reports)
  • 2 - 6 October: NCOP provincial week
  • 12 October - 16 November: NCOP committees / plenaries
  • 17 October - 1 December: NA plenaries
  • 12, 17, 19 October: NCOP questions to Cluster 4: Economics
  • 18 October: Tabling: 2017 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: NCOP questions to Deputy President
  • 20 - 24 November: NCOP report back session - Taking Parliament to the People: Eastern Cape
  • 28 - 30 November: NCOP committees / plenaries
  • 4 - 15 December: Constituency period
  • 18 December - January 2018: Leave period

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 18 - 22 September 2017

WEDNESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

Joint Subcommittee on Joint Rules, (National Assembly, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of the principle of a ruling during the Joint Sitting on Tuesday, 22 November 016; Commencement of the Review of the Joint Rules], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

THURSDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Joint Subcommittee on Joint Rules, (National Assembly, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of the principle of a ruling during the Joint Sitting on Tuesday, 22 November 2016; Commencement of the Review of the Joint Rules], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Joint Subcommittee on Joint Rules, (National Assembly, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of the principle of a ruling during the Joint Sitting on Tuesday, 22 November 2016; Commencement of the Review of the Joint Rules], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00