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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 25 - 29 August 2014

TUESDAY, 26 AUGUST 2014

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes of 29 July 2014; Tabling and consideration of the invitation from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to nominate candidates to serve on the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC); Workshop by the Auditor-General on the use of annual reports and quarterly performance reports of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as an oversight tool], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury on the following: Unauthorised, irregular, and fruitless expenditure; Supply Chain Management], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Colloquium on beneficiation], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:30

Joint Meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture & Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Presentation by Institutions Supporting Democracy (ISD) (Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) and the Commission for Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission)) on roles and mandates as well as issues requiring immediate attention], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Minister of Communications on progress at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and on progress in relation to the Public Protector Report], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National 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 Teacher Development i.r.o the Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS); Briefing by Department of Basic Education and the South African Council for Educators (SACE) on the implementation of the Continual Professional Teacher Development (CPTD) System], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) on their Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of draft minutes; Presentation by Uniplate on the newly appointed vehicle number plates; Briefing by the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) on its Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan 2014/15], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on the Immigration Regulations and Implementation, Visit to the Barracks Office Street of the Department of Home Affairs], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Economic Development Department (EDD) on its 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarterly Expenditure Reports for the 2013/14 financial year], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Consideration of minutes; Briefing by Chief Director in Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation: Potential use of Monitoring and Evaluation information for oversight; Deliberations], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing on DOHA Amendment of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework on Climate; The finding of a binding and enforceable Climate Change agreement and preparations for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference negotiations in Lima, Peru 2014; Briefing on the Sustainable Development Goals post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings: Legal Aid Bill], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Energy and the SA Local Government Association (SALGA) respectively on the Integrated National Electrification Programme (INEP); Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Public hearings on the Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill, Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury on the First Quarter Expenditure Report for the 2014/15 financial year], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Workshop on the legislative process – presentation by Committee Section], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 11:00

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Health: District Management System; Adoption of Committee Minutes], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 11:00

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Meeting with the Department of Environmental Affairs, discussing the overview and strategic priorities of the Department for 2014/2015; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 11:00

Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by Financial and Fiscal Commission on its 2015/16 Submission on the Division of Revenue], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 11:00

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Transport on: Annex IV of the International Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 73/78, tabled in terms of section 231(2) of the Constitution, 1996; Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 73/78, tabled in terms of section 231(2) of the Constitution, 1996; Briefing by the Department of Labour on: Adoption of an automatic Recommendation on the Social Protection Floor by the International Labour Organisation, tabled in terms of section 231(2) of the Constitution, 1996; Consideration and adoption of minutes and Committee reports on International Instruments], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 11:00

WEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2014

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Committee Minutes; Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources on shale gas regulations], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

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

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury on the unauthorized expenditure as requested by the following departments: Department of Trade and Industry; Presidency; Department of Home Affairs], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on the progress report on the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) with a special focus on the following: Background to the CRDP, its purpose and objectives; Delivery mechanisms for the CRDP; Progress report on the implementation of the CRDP, detailing achievements and short-comings of the programme. Amongst others, the presentation should focus on infrastructure development, job creation, institutional development, and food security; Progress report on the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC); Overview of lessons from the past five years of CRDPimplementation, implications for policy and future CRDP interventions], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) and University of Limpopo on student protests in 2014 and plans to prevent future academic disruptions; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on the 1st Quarter Expenditure Report and performance; Briefing by DST on Research and Development Tax Incentive Programme as part of the National Research and Development Strategy], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Disease on their Annual Performance Plan and Budget; Adoption of Minutes], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings: Attorneys Amendment Bill], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation on the water pricing strategy and proposed water tariff increases; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Defence Amendment Bill [PMB 8-2013]: Presentation by Initiator; Department of Defence briefing on the current policy and legislative environment (including a response to the Defence Amendment Bill) and draft bills to be introduced in Parliament during the 2014/15 financial year], Committee Room E539, Fifth Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Social Development on its Quarterly Financial and Performance Report for 2013/2014 financial year (April – June)], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Presentation by Committee Content Advisor on the Committee’s Draft Strategic Planning document; Consideration of the Committee’s First Draft Report on its Planning Session held from 29 to 30 July 2014], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Public hearings on the Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill, Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Induction Workshop by National Treasury and South African Revenue Service on International Agreements], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Minutes of 20 August 2014; Briefing by structures established by Act to support cooperatives and Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs): SANACO; NAFCOC], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Select Committee on Education and Recreation, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the National Students Financial Aid Scheme on the New Student-Centred Model as well as readiness of the Institutions towards full rollover; Discussion], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

FRIDAY, 29 AUGUST 2014

Ad Hoc Committee to consider the report by the President regarding the security upgrade at the Nkandla private residence of the President, (National Assembly), [Election of the Chairperson], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 08:30

Joint Meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services & Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes; Briefing by the Minister on all outstanding Special Investigation Unit (SIU) investigations for affected entities; Briefing by State Information Technology Agency (SITA) on its mandate, successes and challenges; Briefing by .zadna (Domain Name Authority) on its success and challenges], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) on grading system of establishments in the country; Consideration of draft minutes of 22nd August 2014], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Committee Business: Adoption of Committee Minutes, tablings, etc.; Legal Aid Bill: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s response to public comment], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30