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 29 May - 2 June 2017

TUESDAY, 30 MAY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Presentation by SITA on challenges around TVET Colleges Certification], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the Copyright Amendment Bill], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Hearing on the report of PricewaterhouseCoopers – Coal Supply agreements between Eskom and Tegeta], Committee Room V454, Fourth 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: Progress Report and Update on Inclusive Education and Special Education], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Human Settlements on the: Centralisation and acceleration of Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP); Implementation of Government Employee Housing Scheme (GEHS); Consideration of minutes, 23 May 2017], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Progress report on the implementation of the IUDF], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) on irregular expenditure in the Umsunduzi Municipality and remedial action], Committee Room E305, Third Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Transport on the Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department on the “One Environmental System”; Briefing by the Department on Wildlife crimes legislative review; particularly rhino poaching and killing to be a prosecutable offense; and Consideration and Adoption of the Committee Report on the donation of wild life game to SARGBA 2017 (Joint meeting with the PC on Agriculture)], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Competition Commission on the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Market Inquiry outcomes], Venue to be confirmed, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Parliamentary Legal Services on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board Inquiry report recommendations; Briefing by the Department of Communications on the 4th Quarter Expenditure and Performance Report], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Briefings: SRSA – Report and briefing on SRSA 2016-17 fourth quarter performance; related matters, and EPG outcomes and priorities; Lovelife; Consideration of committee minutes of 28 March, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May 2017], Committee Room E340, Third Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by Economic Development Department on the reviewed Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan; Consideration and adoption of the draft oversight report to Mpumalanga; Consideration and adoption of the draft Committee programme and minutes], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Health on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan; Consideration and Adoption of Committee Minutes], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on their Annual Performance Plan, Budget Vote and Strategic Plan, focussing on Provincial Expenditure], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Women on 4th Quarterly report for 2016/17; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Financial sector regulation “Twin Peaks” discussion (NCOP referral) and Committee process], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces), [Presentation by the Department of Human Settlements on the Urban Settlements Development Grant expenditure in the first three quarters of the 2016/17 financial year; Consideration of draft Minutes of previous meeting], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Comment by the Public Service Commission on the 2017 Appropriation Bill], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

WEDNESDAY, 31 MAY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Further engagement with National Treasury on the proposed policy on debt relief], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 08:00

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of the: Makudubela Petition Report (Petition requesting the intervention of the NCOP on the alleged failure by the South African Police Services to investigate reported complaints and the alleged infringement of intellectual property rights by the South African Broadcasting Corporation); Africa Skills FET College Petition Report (Petition requesting the intervention of the NCOP on the alleged ill-treatment of students, corruption and racism by Africa Skills FET College in Western Cape Province); Tabling of Executive Undertakings referred to the Committee; Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 08:30-10:30

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by stakeholders on Crime statistics (ISS, Stats SA, Chris Dekock)], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Submission by Dr MJ Figg on the 2017 Appropriation Bill; Briefing by the Department of Human Settlements on the 2017 Appropriation Bill], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Follow up hearing on Department of Water Affairs on the Irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure as well as accruals and receivables], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the Traditional and Khoi San Leadership Bill [B23-2015]], Venue to be confirmed, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Public Service and Administration on the progress in implementing e-governance; Briefing by the National Treasury on the status of Integrated Financial Management System to replace the shortcomings of PERSAL;

Briefing by the State Information Technology Agency on the ageing Information Technology System in government and its readiness in implementing the Integrated Financial Management System; Consideration and adoption of the previous Committee minutes], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of minutes; Briefing by the Department of Small Business Development on Progress Report on Abalimi Intervention Programme], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the SKA Office on update of SKA/MeerKAT projects], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Small Business Development on the reviewed Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises, (National Council of Provinces), [Presentation by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on its Annual Performance Plan for 2017-2018; Consideration of outstanding minutes], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on the Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development for 2017/2018 [RP 89-2017] and on the Strategic Plan of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development for 2017-2020 [RP 90-2017]; Briefing by the Department of Justice on the Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill [B2B-2017] (National Assembly – sec 75); Briefing by the Department of Justice on the Draft Regulations in terms of the Legal Aid South Africa Act, 2014; Consideration of minutes], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Finance and Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Public hearings on the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Stellenbosch University (SU) on progress report in the implementation of the language policy, transformation plan, safety and security of students on campus and expansion of student housing; Briefing by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on the Labour Market Intelligence Report], Venue to be confirmed, 10:00

Multi-Party Women’s Caucus (Steering Committee), (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the SALRC on the Report of the South African Law Reform Commission Project 107 Sexual Offences Adult Prostitution; Briefing by IEC on the review of available legislation to cater for mandatory legislated quota, as directed in section 5 (1)(j) of the Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 12:30-14:00

FRIDAY, 2 JUNE 2017

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on the 2017 Appropriation Bill], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 08:30-11:00

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Consideration of internal committee business (Draft Reports and Minutes); Revised Second Term Committee Programme; and Proposals for Third Term Committee Programme, 2017], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00