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Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2015 - As agreed to by the Joint Programme Committee on 30 October 2014

FIRST TERM

27 January - 27 March 2015

  • 2 - 9 January: Leave period
  • 12 - 26 January: Constituency period
  • 27 January - 11 February: Committees / Oversight
  • February: Members training
  • 10 - 11 February: NCOP Members training
  • 12 February: President's State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 17 - 18 February: Debate on President's State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 19 Feburary: Reply by President to debate on State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting)
  • 25 February: Budget speech (NA)
  • 3 - 4 March: NCOP Strategic Planning (Annual Review) session
  • 10 - 12 March: NCOP Committees Strategic Planning (Annual Review) session
  • 10 March: NA debate on Fiscal Framework
  • 11 March: Tabling of departmental strategic plans
  • 12 March: NA plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • March: NCOP Committees / Plenaries
  • March: Taking Parliament to the People (NCOP)
  • 30 March - 13 April: Constitutency period

SECOND TERM (Provisional)

14 April - 26 June

  • 14 - 30 April: Plenaries / Committees
  • 21 - 24 April: NCOP Provincial week
  • April: NCOP plenary on Division of Revenue Bill
  • 28 April - 22 June: NCOP plenaries / committees / departmental strategic plan / briefiengs to NCOP committees
  • 5 May - 5 June: NA Budget vote debtes
  • May / June: Debate on Vote 2: Parliament
  • May / June: Debate on Vote 1: Presidency (followed by reply)
  • June: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NA
  • June: Decision on Appropriation Bill by NCOP
  • June: Youth Parliament
  • 9 - 26 June: Plenaries
  • 29 June - 20 July: Constituency period

THIRD TERM (Provisional)

21 July - 23 September

  • 21 - 31 July: Committees / oversight
  • 4 - 31 August: NCOP plenaries / committees
  • August: Women's Parliament
  • 25 - 28 August: NCOP Local government week
  • 1 - 18 September: NCOP Committees / plenaries
  • 14 - 18 September: NCOP Provincial week
  • September: People's Assembly
  • 21 - 23 September: Committees / plenaries
  • 28 Sep - 12 Oct: Constituency period

FOURTH TERM (Provisional)

13 October - 27 November

  • 13 - 16 October: NCOP Committees / oversight
  • 13 - 23 October: Committees (BRR Reports)
  • 19 - 23 October: NCOP Oversight week
  • October - 1 November: NCOP Plenaries / committees
  • 27 October - 20 November: Plenaries
  • October: Tabling: 2015 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Budget
  • October: Revised Fiscal Framework
  • November: Division of Reveneu Amendment Bill
  • November: Decision on Adjustments Appropriation Bill by Parliament
  • November: Taking Parliament to the People (NCOP)
  • 24 - 27 November: Committees / oversight
  • 30 November - 15 December: Constituency period
  • 17 December - January 2016: Leave period

Parliamentary Schedule

27 - 31 July 2015

TUESDAY, 28 JULY 2015  

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Substance Abuse Roundtable Workshop], Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town, 08:30  

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Status report on the Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA) negotiations – Trade in Goods and Movement of Persons; Trade facilitation  in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) – update on developments; Consideration of Minutes], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration of outstanding minutes and reports; Briefing by Department of Basic Education on: Database Management and Support (accuracy/ veracity/ supply and demand); Report on Kha Ri Gude Programme (details i.r.o numbers, targets/ goals/ gains/ achievements, etc.)], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the submissions on the Draft Refugee Amendment Bill, 2015], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30  

2  

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the Expropriation Bill [B4-2015]], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Deliberation on Sasrea Appear Board vetting; Consideration of Committee Minutes; Matters arising from the minutes; Announcements], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30  

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Council of Provinces), [Formal briefing by the Department of Public Works on Agrément South Africa [B3 B-2015] (National Assembly – sec75); Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00  

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Anti-Corruption Task Team on progress made with regards to the Limpopo disciplinary cases; Consideration and adoption of outstanding Committee minutes], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00  

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as to the linking of food security projects (Fetsa Tlala) with Agri-parks; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00  

Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing on Disaster Management Amendment Bill; Deliberation by Members], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00  

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury on the 2015 Public Sector Supply Chain Management Review and the Fourth Quarter Expenditure Report for the 2014/15 financial year], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00  

Rules Committee, (National Assembly), [Consideration of proposed rule amendments pertaining to disruptions in the National Assembly], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 14:00   

WEDNESDAY, 29 JULY 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Status report on developments in Southern African Customs Union (SACU) as well as negotiations with respect to the revenue sharing formula], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the Expropriation Bill [B4-2015]], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Nedlac on Forensic Investigation Report; Responses by Nedlac to questions raised on the presentation of 18 March 2015], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:30  

3  

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) on the stoppage of the local government equitable share], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00   

FRIDAY, 31 JULY 2015  

Committee on Constitutional Review, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Discussion on the report of the Constitutional Review Committee (Fourth Parliament) on workshop held on 23 June 2012; Presentation of the 2015 public submissions], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Workshop by the Research Unit: National Minimum Wage], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30