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 24 - 28 July 2017

TUESDAY, 25 JULY 2017

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African Council of Churches on the findings of the “unburdening” and the “Betrayal of the promise” reports. Briefing by Organization Undoing Tax Abuse on the findings of the “No Room to Hide” Report. Update on preparations for the inquiry into Eskom], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00