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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 11 - 17 April 2015

TUESDAY, 14 APRIL 2015

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Office, ISS, POPCRU, SAPU, APCOF and Ndifuna Ukwazi on the 2015/16 Budget, Annual Performance Plan and Strategic Plans of the South African Police Service (SAPS), Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) and Civilian Secretariat for Police (CSP); Briefing by the Research Unit on the Budget Analysis of the SAPS, IPID, PSIRA and CSP; Adoption of outstanding Minutes], Committee Room 3, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes; Adoption of Oversight Report to Durban and Gauteng; Adoption of second term programme; Briefing by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and its entities (USAASA and iNesi) on its Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Content Adviser and Researcher on the 3rd Quarterly Report of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) from July – September 2014; Consideration and adoption of minutes of the 24 March 2015; Consideration and adoption of the 3rd Term Committee Programme; Briefing by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) on 3rd Quarterly Report from July – September 2014], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of Committee minutes; Committee Business; Briefing by the Auditor-General South Africa on the audit of the 2015/16 Annual Performance Plan and Strategic Plan of the Department of Arts and Culture and its entities], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Planning, Performance, Monitoring, and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General on concerns as well as any further information it considers relevant to the Budget process of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and their entities; Adoption of the oversight report], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Agrément South Africa on their Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and Budget for 2015/16 financial year], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the Strategic Plan of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) for 2015/16 – 2019/20 and on the Annual Performance of the CIPC; Briefing on the Strategic Plan of the National Credit Regulator (NCR) for 2015/16 – 2019/20 and on the Annual Performance Plan of the NCR], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Entities on 2015/16 Strategic and Annual Performance Plans: RSR, C-BRTA, Ports Regulator, SANRAL, & RTMC], Pepper Club Hotel, Cape Town, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), on its Annual Performance Plans and Budget], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of outstanding Committee minutes; Briefing by the Committee Support Officials on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill [B9-2015], Plant Improvement Bill [B8-2015] and Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill [B11-2015]; Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill [B9-2015], Plant Improvement Bill [B8-2015] and Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill [B11-2015]], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration of outstanding minutes and reports; Budget Review: South African Council for Educators (SACE)], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Office of the Auditor-General on the 2015/16 Annual Performance Plan (APP) assessment of the Department of Human Settlements], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Energy on their 2nd and 3rd Quarterly Performance Reports for 2014/15], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces), [Public hearings on the Division of Revenue Bill], Protea King George Hotel, George, 10:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General of South Africa on the 2014/15 third quarter audit findings for the following departments: Energy, Science & Technology, Health, Water & Sanitation, and National Treasury], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Adoption of the Second Term Committee Programme, 2015 Adoption of outstanding minutes Briefing by the South African National Parks (SANPARKS) on their Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plan (APP) for 2015/16 Briefing by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) Allocations and Budget Vote 27], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Economic Development Department on its Strategic Plan], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Department of Correctional Services 2015/16 Budget and Strategic Plan: briefing by the content adviser and researcher], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 14:00

WEDNESDAY, 15 APRIL 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the South African Police Service (SAPS) 2015/16 Budget and Annual Performance Plan (APP) Hearings: Programme 1: Administration and Programme 2: Visible Policing], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) on its Strategic and Annual Performance Plans. Briefing by Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) on its Strategic and Annual Performance Plans], Committee Room V475, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and Council on Higher Education (CHE) on their Strategic Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20 and Annual Performance Plan 2015/16; Consideration and adoption of the minutes of 25 March 2015], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the Strategic Plan of the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) for 2015/16 – 2019/20 and on the Annual Performance of the NMISA], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:00 

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Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Adoption of the Committee Second Term Programme; Further Deliberations on the Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Mineral Resources and outstanding issues; Briefing by Mine Health and Safety Council, South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) and State Diamond Trader (SDT) on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget for 2015/16], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Compensation Fund on their Annual Performance Plans (APPs), Budget and Strategic Plans and response by NEDLAC on questions submitted by the Committee; Consideration of the draft 5 year Strategic Plans of the PC on Labour], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Research Foundation (NRF), Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on its Annual Performance Plans and Budget], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department on the Strategic Plans 2015/20 and the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the African Renaissance Fund], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the strategic plan and budget vote of the Department of Social Development], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00  

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Office of the Auditor-General on the Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Public Enterprises; Interactions with the Department of Public Enterprises and deliberations on the Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Department of Defence briefing on its allocated budget and 2015-2020 strategic plan and 2015 performance plan], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 10:00  

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Planning, Performance, Monitoring, and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on Annual Performance Plans, Strategic Plans and Budget; Briefing by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) on Annual Performance Plans, Strategic Plans and Budget], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 14:00  

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Hearing with the Department of Energy on Third Quarter Expenditure Report for the 2014/15 financial year], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) and the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) on their Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans and Budget], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00  

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Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Departments of Justice and Constitutional Development, and Correctional Services 2015/16 budgets and strategic plans: political overview], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 14:00  

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services on their 2015/16 budgets and plans], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 16:00   

THURSDAY, 16 APRIL 2015  

Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of Committee minutes; Committee Business; Briefing by the Department of Arts and Culture on the 2015/16 Annual Performance Plan and 5 year Strategic Plan of the Department of Arts and Culture], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Planning, Performance, Monitoring, and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) on Annual Performance Plans, Strategic Plans and Budget; Briefing by the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) on Strategic Plans and Budget], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30  

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor General and Financial and Fiscal Commission on their opinion on the Department of Health and its entities Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans and Budget], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00  

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Correctional Services, and the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services on their 2015/16 budgets and plans], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00   

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Department of Military Veterans briefing on its allocated budget and 2015-2019 strategic plan and 2015 performance plan], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00   

FRIDAY, 17 APRIL 2015

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the South African Police Service (SAPS) 2014/15 Budget and Annual Performance Plan (APP) Hearings: Programme 2: Visible Policing, Programme 3: Detective Services and Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI)], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Committee Workshop on Tourism Act (Act No. 3 of 2014). Consideration of minutes: 27 March 2015], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Health on their Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and Budget], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Entities on 2015/16 Strategic and Annual Performance Plans: Air Traffic and Navigation Systems (ATNS); Airport Company South Africa (ACSA); and Road Accident Fund (RAF)], Committee Room V454, fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the strategic plan and budget vote of the Department of South African Social Security Agency (SASSA], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00