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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

Week of 2-7 March 2015

TUESDAY, 3 MARCH 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department on international relations, compliance with treaties and protocols], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Committee minutes; Briefing by the PanSALB Board on the current status at the entity], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Committee minutes; Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill: Public hearings], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, [Briefing by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the Second and Third Quarter Expenditure and Performance Report for 2014/15 of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on the 2014/15 Second and Third Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report; Briefing by DAFF on the finalisation of the National Policy on Extension and Advisory Services and Progress report by DAFF on the deregistration of Ncera Farms (Pty) Ltd; Consideration and adoption of the outstanding minutes], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00 

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Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Hearing of evidence from: Department of Defence; Department of Military Veterans], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Energy, the Electricity and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA), Chemical Industries Education Training Authority (CHIETA) and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MERSETA) on the energy sector skills development], Committee RoomV475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Budget Vote 3: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Home Affairs on the plans and progress in the relocation of the Refugee Reception Offices closer to the borders and on the implementation of the Refugee Regulations], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Environmental Affairs on: Progress Report on Wildlife crime (including poaching and killing of the Rhino’s, Elephants, Abalone, Tigers, etc.); Composition and the Terms of Reference of the Task Team tasked with investigating the feasibility of the limited trade in rhino horn; Report-back on the Lima Agreement: How South Africa will take forward the Lima 2014 Agreement and prepares for COP21 in Paris, 2015], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of draft minutes; Briefing by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and Umalusi on the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination Results 2014 (including a brief on allegations of irregularities/ copying/ cheating – and the outcomes of investigations and remedial steps); Briefing by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on: Scholar Transport; Preparations for School Governing Bodies (SGBs) elections], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes of 17 February 2015; Briefing by the Department of Communications on the state of Community Radio Stations across the country; Consideration of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Annual Report 2013/14], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Consideration of Committee minutes; Matters arising from the minutes; Briefings: Lovelife: Programmes, annual report and financial statements; The Sports Trust: Programmes, annual report and financial statements; Announcements], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of draft minutes; Briefing by the Department of Transport on the draft Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) Bill; Updated presentation on the 2015 legislative programme of the Department; Briefing by the Department of Transport on its 2014/15 second and third quarter expenditure], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30 

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Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Public Works on lease portfolio and performance of the Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE)], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) on CEDAW and Beijing Platform of Action reports; Consideration and adoption of minutes of the 4 & 11 November 2014 and 24 February 2015; Consideration and adoption of Committee 1st Term Programme and oversight report to the offices of the CGE and Department of Women in the President’s offices], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Consideration of 2nd draft of oversight report; Consideration of outstanding minutes], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30   

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Human Settlements on the following: progress made on the amalgamation of Development Finance Institutions; detailed provincial expenditure and performance report on human settlements issues; update report on the backlog in the issuing of title deeds], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00  

Joint Meeting of the Select Committees on Finance and Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces) and Standing Committees on Finance and Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Office on the Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals and Division of Revenue Bill], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00  

Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Closed Meeting], Room 301, Third Floor, Africa House, 10:00  

Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of Committee minutes], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 10:00   

WEDNESDAY, 4 MARCH 2015  

Joint Meeting of the Select Committee on Finance (National Council of Provinces) and Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals], Committee Room, E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Adoption of the outstanding minutes and reports], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Committee minutes; Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill: Public hearings], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Minutes of 25 February 2015; Adoption of the Oversight Report to the North West Province; Briefing by Department of Mineral Resources on the SA Mineral Resources Administration Database (SAMRAD) and the challenges it is experiencing], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00 

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Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Sedibeng Water Board on their 2013/14 Annual Report; Briefing by Bloem Water Board on their 2013/14 Annual Report; Briefing by Overberg Water Board on their 2013/14 Annual Report; Briefing by Umgeni Water Board on their 2013/14 Annual Report;  Briefing by Magalies Water Board on their 2013/14 Annual Report; Briefing by Pelladrift Water Board on their 2013/14 Annual Report; Consideration of the Gauteng oversight report; Consideration of report of the public hearings on vandalism of water infrastructure; Consideration of outstanding minutes], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00  

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Hearing of evidence from: Department of Home Affairs; Department of International Relations and Cooperation], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:00  

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Comment by the Financial and Fiscal Commission on the 2015 Division of Revenue Bill], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Status Report on IPAP 2013/14], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on progress report in the function shift of Adult Education and Training (AET) and TVET Colleges; Briefing by the Provincial Department of Education of North West, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga on the migration of TVET Colleges and AET; Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the role of State-owned Companies in promoting localisation, beneficiation, and supporting small and medium enterprises; Consideration and adoption of draft minutes], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Planning, Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the National Treasury, and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) on the Integrated Financial Management Systems (IFMS) in replacing the ageing PERSAL system; Briefing by the DPSA and Public Service Commission (PSC) on the following matters: filling of the post, verification of qualifications and security clearance, 50% of employment of women in senior management service and 2% of people with disabilities in the Public Service; Adoption of minutes and oversight report], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on its Centers of Competence], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Health on its opinion on the submission made by the Traditional and Natural Health Alliance on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014]; Briefing by legal advisors on their opinion on the submission made by the Traditional and Natural Health Alliance on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30 

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Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Content Advisor/ Researcher on the 5 year Strategic Plans of the Portfolio Committee on Labour; Briefing by the Content Advisor/ Researcher reflecting on the State of the Nation Address and Budget 2014/15 and their implication on the Labour Sector], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Continuation of Deliberations on the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Second Quarter Financial and Performance Report as well as a Briefing and Deliberations on the National Development Agency (NDA) Second Quarter Financial and Performance Report for 2014/15 (July – September 2014)], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00  

Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on its quarterly financial reports of the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2014/15 financial year; Consideration and adoption of Committee minutes], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00  

Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, (National Assembly), [Third quarter expenditure trends and outcomes against the 2014/15 Strategic Plan and the Annual Performance Plan; Actions taken by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) and the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) to address the issues raised by the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Report dated 24 February 2014 on the Restitution Programme], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00  

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Office of the Military Ombud and Defence Force Service Commission: Established in terms of the Defence Amendment Act, 2010 and the Military Ombud Act 2012, the Defence Force Service Commission and Military Ombud will provide an overview of its structure, work to date as well as any challenges impeding effective functioning; Committee Business], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 10:00  

Multi-Party Women’s Caucus, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Presentation by the Content Adviser; Briefing on the Abducted Nigerian Girls (#bring back the girls campaign) (Minister B Dlamini/ Deputy Minister N Mfeketo); Briefing by the Commission for Gender Equality on the SADC Gender Protocol], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 13:00   

THURSDAY, 5 MARCH 2015  

Joint Meeting of the Select Committee on Finance (National Council of Provinces) and Standing Committee on Finance (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of Committee Report on the Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 12:30   

FRIDAY, 6 MARCH 2015  

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Comment by the South African Local Government Association on the 2015 Division of Revenue Bill], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

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Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) on its activities in support of tourism development and job creation; Consideration of minutes of 27th February 2015], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Environmental Affairs on: The status of applications made by companies and entities to the Department on postponement to the adherence Air Quality Management Act; Progress Report on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], Venue to be confirmed, 09:30   

SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the National Minimum Wage in the Farming Industry: Mpumalanga], Mpumalanga KaMhlushwa Hall, Malelane Region, 09:00