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Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2014 - As agreed to by the National Assembly Programme Committee on 25 June 2014

FIRST TERM

17 June - 4 August 2014

  • 17 June: President's State-of-the-Nation Address (joint sitting)
  • 18 June: Joint planning session with legislatures
  • 18 - 19 June: Debate on President's State-of-the-Nation Address
  • 20 June: President's reply to the debate
  • 20, 26 & 27 June: State of the Provinces Addresses
  • 14 June - 11 July: NA Committees
  • 30 June - 2 July: NCOP workshop of presiding officers, whips and chairpersons of committees
  • 3 - 24 July: NCOP Committees / departmental strategic plan briefings / plenaries (Budget Vote debates)
  • 15 - 25 July onward: NA Budget Vote debates
  • 29 July - 1 August: Committees
  • 4 - 11 August: Constituency period

SECOND TERM

12 August - 19 September

  • 12 - 13 August: Women's Parliament
  • 14 August - 19 September: Plenaries / committees
  • 8 - 12 September: Provincial week
  • 22 September - 13 October: Constituency period

THIRD TERM

14 October - 28 November

  • 14 - 24 October: NA Committees (BRR reports)
  • 14 October - 28 November: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • 21 - 24 October: NCOP oversight week
  • 28 October - 21 November: Plenaries
  • October: Tabling of 2014 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Budget
  • November: Revised fiscal framework; Division of Revenue Amendment Bill; Decisions on Adjustments Appropriation Bill
  • 30 October: Joint Programme Committee meeting
  • 24 - 28 November: NA Committees / oversight
  • 1 - 12 December: Constituency period
  • 15 December - January 2015: Leave period

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 1 - 5 September 2014

TUESDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Colloquium on Beneficiation], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 08:30

Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Committee minutes; Site meeting at the South African Heritage Resources Agency and assessment of programme performance; Site meeting at the Iziko Museum and assessment of programme performance], Venues: South African Heritage Resources Agency, 08:00 Iziko Museum, 10:30

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing on audit outcomes (including the recovery of debt owed to municipalities) for Local Government by: Office of the Auditor-General; Department of Cooperative Governance], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Minutes of 22 August 2014; Briefing by the Department of Communications on its 2013/14 Third Quarter Expenditure Report; Briefing by Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on its 2013/14 Third Quarter Expenditure Report], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of draft minutes; Briefing by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on: Annual National Assessments (ANA) Readiness 2014; National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination Readiness 2014], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Agrément South Africa (ASA) on their Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Government Printing Works (GPW) on their role and mandates as well as issues requiring immediate attention], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Economic Development Department on its 1st Quarterly Expenditure Report for the 2014/15 financial year], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Minister of Sport and Recreation – position with regard to FIFA investigation into matchfixing; Briefing by Athletics SA (ASA): Turnaround strategy; Establishment of its governance structure and athletics development plan], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Human Settlements on the Third Quarter (Oct – Dec) and Fourth Quarter (Jan – Mar 2014) Section 32 reports], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Closed Meeting], Committee Room 301, Third Floor, Africa House, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes of 26 August 2014; Briefing by Committee Support Officials in preparation for the presentation by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC); Briefing by DAFF and NAMC on the implementation plan for Fetsa Tlala Initiative; Presentation by DAFF strategy on coordinated, collaborative and alignment of activities/ services rendered by the different entities], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Legal Aid Bill: Committee deliberations], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Energy on the Liquid Fuels Sector; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Committee on Women in the Presidency, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Women in the Presidency on 1st quarterly report from April–June 2014/15 and 4th quarterly report from January–March 2013/14 and progress in terms of transitional process; Consideration and adoption of minutes of 8 & 29 July, 19 August 2014; Consideration and adoption of 2nd term programme; Consideration and adoption of the draft report of the Commission for Gender Equality Strategic Plan for 2014/15], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of draft minutes; Briefing by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on its Corporate Plan 2014/15 – 2016/17], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 11:00

WEDNESDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Legal Aid Bill: Committee deliberations], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African Mining Association (SAMDA) and the Competition Commission on the impact of transfer pricing on the economy], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Workshop on the National Minimum Wage], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Higher Education South Africa on internationalisation and research and innovation in higher education; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on Square Kilometer Array Telescope and the MeerKAT (Karoo Array Telescope) projects], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Revitalising Distressed Mining Communities], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on the state of Public Order Policing; Briefing by SAPS on the outstanding issues at the Central Firearm Registry; Briefing by Inspecting Judge (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI))], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Health on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014]]; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department on recent US-Africa Summit and the SADC Summit], Committee Room GH41, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Eskom on the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2013/14; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes of meetings held on the 20th & 27th August 2014; Briefing by financial agencies for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and Cooperatives: SEFA (Intermediaries); Ithala Bank; Statistics SA], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation on climate change on implications for water; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) presentation detailing the methods and tools available to Members of Parliament when assessing financial and performance-related information contained in performance, quarterly and annual reports; Defence Amendment Bill [PMB8-2013]: Committee deliberations], Room 2, Townhouse Hotel, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Medical Research Council on its findings on violence against children], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Multi-Party Women’s Caucus, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Endorsement of the Steering Committee; Briefing on Women’s Month Parliamentary Program; Strategic Planning Session], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 13:00

THURSDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Orientation Workshop for the Committee with the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency; African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF)], Venue to be confirmed, 18:00

FRIDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Workshop on the National Minimum Wage], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Committee Business: Adoption of Committee Minutes, tablings, etc.; Attorney’s Amendment Bill: Committee deliberations], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes; Capacity Building Workshop for New Members on emerging trends to Telecommunications and Postal Services], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Auditor-General, (National Assembly), [Presentations by the Auditor- General of South Africa (AGSA), on the mandate, roles and functions of AGSA, as well as issues requiring immediate attention], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Orientation Workshop for the Committee with the Department of Police and the entities to familiarise members with the content of the sector], Venue to be confirmed, 09:00