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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

July - August 2016

WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY 2016

Ad Hoc Committee to nominate a person for appointment of Public Protector, (National Assembly), [Report by Chairperson. Discussion on shortlisting and interviewing. Shortlisting], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00