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Parliamentary Programme

Parliamentary Programme Framework

2016 - As agreed to by the Joint Programme Committee on 12 November 2015

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
  • 10 March: Tabling of departmental strategic plans
  • 11 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 - 11 April: Constitutency period

SECOND TERM (Provisional)

12 April - 24 June

  • 27 June - 22 July: Constituency period

THIRD TERM (Provisional)

26 July - 26 September

  • July: NA committees / oversight
  • 26 Sep - 10 Oct: Constituency period

FOURTH TERM (Provisional)

11 October - 2 December

  • October: NA committees (BRR Reports)
  • October: Tabling: 2016 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement and Adjustments Budget
  • 5 - 15 December: Constituency period
  • 19 December - January 2017: Leave period

Parliamentary Schedule

Week of 8 - 12 February 2016

TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2016

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the draft Credit Life Insurance Regulations; Briefing on the Review of Limitations on Fees and Interest Rates Regulations; Briefing on the National Credit Amendment Act Regulations], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) and progress report on the implementation of Small Scale Fisheries (SSF) Policy; Briefing by DAFF on the implementation of Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions Amendment Act (Act No. 16 of 2012) and finalisation of the Compulsory Community Services (CCS) Regulations for veterinarians], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of Committee report on the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010 (HNS Convention); Consideration of oversight reports: Formulation of recommendations; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing on foreign training on the professionalising of the Police: South African Police Service (SAPS) and Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI); Evaluation briefing on Paarl Police University and training programmes by SAPS, UNISA, South African Police Union (SAPU), POPCRU and Institute for Security Studies (ISS); Briefing by David Bruce on his Research], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill [B33-2015] Deliberations], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00-16:00

WEDNESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2016

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the Black Industrialist incentive; Briefing on the final Special Economic Zone (SEZ) regulations], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Higher Education and Training on registration and enrolment in Universities and TVET Colleges in 2016; Briefing by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme on allocation of funds to Universities and TVET Colleges in 2016], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on Financial Sector Regulation “Twin Peaks” Bill [B34-2015], National Treasury Response and Deliberations], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00-16:00

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, (National Council of Provinces), [Hearing on Love Knysna Petition (Petition on the alleged maladministration, fraud and financial irregularities at Knysna Local Municipality)], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 14:00-16:00