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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

24 - 28 August 2015

TUESDAY, 25 AUGUST 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Seminar on South Africa’s regional and international obligations in terms of foreign direct investment], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 08:30  

Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Workshop - The purpose of the workshop is to essentially initiate a national dialogue on ethical standards for elected public representatives; To consider best practise in the ethics sector and to determine issues related to implementation], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:30-13:00  

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Progress made with regard to the implementation of the 2011 MOU on School Sport between SRSA and Department of Basic Education (DBE); Plans of joint task teams on School Sport for 2015-16 DBE budget allocation for school sport; DBE teachers training plan on school sport; Update on the progress in amending applicable legislation to allow for random drug testing of learners participating in sport within the school environment; Deliberations on Committee reports and programmes; Consideration of Committee minutes], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30   

2  

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on inputs received during public hearings and consideration of the Expropriation Bill, and Consideration of the Expropriation Bill clause by clause], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30-17:00  

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill [B9-2015] (Clause by Clause); Briefing by the Committee Support Officials on the Plant Improvement [B8-2015] and Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill [B11-2015]; Consideration and adoption of the outstanding Committee minutes], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30  

Joint Meeting: Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training & Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Research Foundation (NRF) on funding of postgraduates in South African universities; Briefing by the Department of Higher Education and Training on Staffing South African Universities Framework (SSAUF); Adoption of minutes of the 19 August 2015], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Home Affairs and the Engineering Council of South Africa on attracting foreign skills, especially critical skills, in line with the National Development Plan (NDP)], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30  

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Health on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B 6B – 2014]; Adoption of Committee Minutes], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00  

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by South African Revenue Service (SARS) on their latest quarterly report], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00  

Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Probing Violence Against Foreign Nationals, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Congress of the South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and Imizamo Yethu Representatives on issues relating to violence against migrants], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 14:00   

WEDNESDAY, 26 AUGUST 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Interviewing of candidates for an independent board to hear and decide on appeals against decisions made in terms of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act (Sasrea), Act 2 of 2010 (Sasrea Appeal Board)], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 08:00-17:15  

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on Innovation and Capacity building interventions under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry in particular the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Design Institute], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 08:00  

Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department on the processes towards Post 2015 Development Agenda and South Africa’s position on the same; and South Africa’s role and political input in the 70th anniversary of the UN], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:00  

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Workshop on Retirement Reforms], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30   

2  

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on inputs received during public hearings and consideration of the Expropriation Bill, and Consideration of the Expropriation Bill clause by clause], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Department of Defence briefing on its April – June 2015 (First Quarter of financial year 2015/16) expenditure and performance, and status update on measures in place to resolve audit outcomes; Further Business: Defence Laws Repeal and Amendment Bill [B7-2015]: Further briefing by the South African Law Reform Commission (and deliberations); Consideration and adoption of the revised 2014-2019 Committee Strategic Plan and 2015 Annual Performance Plan], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00   

THURSDAY, 27 AUGUST 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Interviewing of candidates for an independent board to hear and decide on appeals against decisions made in terms of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act (Sasrea), Act 2 of 2010 (Sasrea Appeal Board)], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 08:00-17:15  

National Assembly Programme Committee, Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 08:30   

FRIDAY, 28 AUGUST 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Directorate Priorities for Crime Investigation (DPCI) on policy guidelines for priority offences; Briefing by the Civilian Secretariat for Police on the White Paper for Safety and Security; Adoption of outstanding Minutes], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:00