Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2016 - As agreed to by the Joint Programme Committee on 17 March 2016

FIRST TERM

26 January - 24 March 2016

  • 4 - 8 January: Leave period
  • 11 - 25 January: Constituency period
  • 26 January - 10 February: NA committees / oversight
  • 2 - 3 February: Workshop on the National Development Plan (NDP)
  • 9 - 10 February: NCOP members training
  • 11 February: President's State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 16 - 17 February: Debate on President's State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 18 Feburary: Reply by President to debate on State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 23 February: NCOP questions to Cluster 1: Peace and Security
  • 23 February - 18 March: NA plenaries / committees
  • 24 February: NA Plenary (Budget speech) (including tabling of Fiscal Framework, Appropriation Bill and Division of Revenue Bill)
  • 9 March: NA debate on Fiscal Framework
  • 11 March: Tabling of departmental strategic plans
  • 16 March: NA plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • March: NA questions to the President
  • March: NCOP questions to the Deputy President
  • March: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan briefings to NCOP committees
  • March: Report back session Taking Parliament to the People
  • March: NCOP committees strategic planning (annual review) sessions
  • 22 March - 4 April: Constitutency period

SECOND TERM

5 April - 27 May

  • 5 - 15 April: Committees / departmental strategic plan ; Briefings to NCOP committees
  • 5 - 15 April: NA committees
  • 5 April: NA plenary
  • 18 - 21 April: Report back session - Taking Parliament to the People
  • 25 - 29 April: NCOP constituency period
  • 28 - 29 April: NA constituency period
  • April - June: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan ; Briefings to NCOP committees
  • May: Debate on Vote 2: Parliament
  • May: Debate on Vote 1: Presidency (followed by reply)
  • May: NCOP plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • 17 - 18 May: NA plenaries
  • 18 May: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NA
  • 23 May - : NA constitutency period
  • 26 May: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NCOP
  • June: Youth Parliament
  • 30 May - August: Constituency period

THIRD TERM

August - 23 September

  • August: NCOP committee / oversight
  • August: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • August - September: NA plenaries
  • August: Women's Parliament
  • August: NCOP questions to the Deputy President
  • 30 August - 2 September: NCOP local government week
  • 6 - 9 September: NOCP plenaries / committees / oversight
  • 8 September: NCOP questions to Cluster 3: Governance
  • 12 - 16 September: NCOP provincial week
  • September: NA committees / oversight
  • September: People's Assembly
  • 26 Sep - 10 Oct: Constituency period

FOURTH TERM

11 October - 2 December

  • October: NA committees (BRR Reports)
  • October: NCOP committees
  • 11 - 14 October: NCOP oversight week
  • October: NCOP questions to Deputy President
  • October - November: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • October - November: NA plenaries
  • 26 October: Tabling: 2016 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: NA committees / oversight
  • 15, 17 November: NCOP questions to Cluster 4: Economics
  • November: Taking Parliament to the People
  • November: NCOP annual address by the Deputy President
  • 5 - 15 December: Constituency period
  • 19 December - January 2017: Leave period

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 5 - 9 December 2016

MONDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2016

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of the following reports: Report on the 2016 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement; Report on the 2016 Adjustments Appropriation Bill [B16-2016]; Report on the Finance Bill [B21-2016]], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 16:00

TUESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2016

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Formal consideration of Report on Memorandum for Submission of Legislative Proposal regarding debt relief; Consideration of Minutes; Consideration of 1st term programme 2017; Consideration of International Astronautical Federation Congress Report], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 08:00

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General on the audit outcomes of the Annual Report 2015/16 of the Department of Home Affairs; Briefing by the Department of Home Affairs on its Annual Report 2015/16; Consideration of the A-list and B-list of the Border Management Authority Bill [B9-2016]], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

WEDNESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2016

Ad Hoc Committee on the South African Broadcasting Corporation Board Inquiry, (National Assembly), [Hearings], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00-18:00

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Minister of Police on the recent matters that were in the public domain regarding the South African Police Service (SAPS) and IPID leadership; Adoption of Minutes], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources and Chamber of Mines on the messages that South Africa should give the 2017 Mining Indaba while promoting the mining industry to new and existing investors; Report back on progress made with regards to the Lily Mine disaster; Consideration and adoption of Minutes of 23 and 30 November 2016], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration of outstanding Draft Minutes and Draft Reports], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation and Magalies Water on progress report on Madibeng and Swartruggens], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Update on the Action Plan of the Compensation Fund; Briefing by the Department of Labour on their 2nd Quarterly Report 2016/17; Consideration of Draft Minutes of 30 November 2016], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, (National Assembly), [Adoption of draft Committee reports and minutes], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Appointment of Board of Members to the National Youth Development Agency, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Shortlisting of candidates], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Small Business Development on its 2016/17 Second Quarter Performance Report; Follow up briefing by Cell C, Boniswa Corporate Solutions with Huawei on their economic transformation policies; Follow up briefing by Ericsson on their economic transformation policies; Briefing by iCAT on rural road development and maintenance; Presentation on the Cooperatives Based Community Economic Development by the Chairperson], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 08:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Adoption of outstanding minutes; Briefing by National Treasury and Parliamentary Legal Services on the FICA Amendment Bill referral], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Deliberations and formal consideration of Tax Bills], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 10:00

THURSDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2016

Ad Hoc Committee on the South African Broadcasting Corporation Board Inquiry, (National Assembly), [Hearings], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30-20:00

Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of Adjustments Appropriation Bill [B16-2016]; Consideration of Finance Bill [B21-2016]; Consideration of draft Report on MTBPS], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, Immediately after Plenary

Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on the Determination of Remuneration for Magistrates Salaries 2016; Adoption of Report on Magistrates salaries; Consideration of Justice Administered Fund Bill report; Consideration and Adoption of Minutes: 30 November 2016; Consideration of programme first quarter 2017], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, After sitting of NCOP approximately 12:30

FRIDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2016

Ad Hoc Committee on the South African Broadcasting Corporation Board Inquiry, (National Assembly), [Hearings], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30-16:00