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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 27 - 31 October 2014

TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2014

Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Closed Meeting], Committee Room 301, Third Floor, Africa House, 09:00

Joint Meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance & Select Committee on Finance, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Public Hearings on the Revised Fiscal Framework], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Report-back by the Minister of Human Settlements on the progress made on 100 days in office], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the National Credit Act Regulations; Status report by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on the Committee’s recommendations with regard to Gambling Review Commission’s Report, the implementation of the amended Lotteries Act and an update on the transformation of the horse racing industry; Consideration of the Report of the Portfolio Committee of Trade and Industry on the implementation of the Industrial Policy Action Plan with specific reference to the state of the manufacturing sector; Consideration of the colloquium report on beneficiation], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Committee Minutes; Briefing by the Department of Arts and Culture on the readiness of the implementation of the Use of Official Languages Act; Plan for the implementation of the South African Language Practitioners Act], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) on its Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan 2014/15], Cape Town International Airport, 09:30

Joint Meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education & Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department of Sport and Recreation and Department of Basic Education on: Update on Implementation of the Curriculum for Physical Education as a separate subject; School Sport Programme – and funding allocated to the programme; Progress i.r.o identified amendments needed to the SA Schools act (Act 84 of 1996) – and other legislative and jurisdictional implications of drug testing at schools; Collaboration and meetings with SARS and Teacher Unions i.r.o funding and implementation School Sport Programmes as per the MoU signed in 2011; Support of the sport-focussed schools programme], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes of 14 and 21 October 2014; Adoption of Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR); Discussion on the Committee Strategic Planning 2014-2019 and Annual Performance Plan 2014- 2015; Discussion on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board vacancy], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Environmental Affairs on the status air quality in South Africa particularly in the hotspots; Briefing by Groundwork on the study on air pollution health impacts in South Africa], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) on their Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 2013/14 financial year; Briefing by the Competition Tribunal on their Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 2013/14 financial year], Committee Room 2, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) on the performance of the Department of Women in the Presidency and any additional presentation on the work undertaken by the DPME to enhance the work of the Committee], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Human Science Research Council on the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS)], Committee Room GH41, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing on Annual Report: Department of Transport], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Discussion on draft BRRR Report], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources on the timelines for Hydrological fracturing prospecting/ exploration, including the sites earmarked for this initial investigative phase; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Social Development and the National Development Agency (NDA) on the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) on their Annual Report], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Adoption of reports: Attorneys Amendment Bill; and Suspension of Magistrates], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Committee Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report for 2014], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Drafting of Committee’s Annual Plan based on Strategic Plan], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on the following: Livestock diseases of economic importance including status report on control and preventative measures for diseases that have previously resulted in the ban of country exports and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) report; Compulsory Community Service for Veterinarians including regulations to that effect; Progress made in addressing the Constitutional Court Judgement regarding the Performing Animals Protection Act, 1935 (Act No. 24 of 1935)], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 10:00

Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Mpumalanga Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Forensic Investigation findings in Victor Khanye, Govan Mbeki, Mbombela and Nkangala Local Municipalities], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Labour, (National Assembly), [Consideration for the adoption of the Budget Review and Recommendation Report], Committee Room 1, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, 11:00

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Commemoration of the Mental Health Day], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 12:00

WEDNESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2014

Joint Meeting of the Standing Committee on Appropriations & Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Joint Briefing on the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) by the following stakeholders: Financial and Fiscal Commission; Parliamentary Budget Office], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes of a meeting held on 22 October 2014; Consideration and adoption of the Budget Review & Recommendations Report (BRRR)], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports: Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and Department of Justice and Constitutional Development], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Revitalising Distressed Mining Communities; Briefing by the Public Service Commission ( PSC) on the fact sheet on monitoring compliance with Financial Disclosure Framework for 2012/13], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6 – 2014]], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the 2013/14 Annual Report of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority: Financial statements and performance], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of Minutes; Adoption of an oversight report to Gauteng Province; Briefing by Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (Chief Master’s Office) on the Pamodzi/ Aurora liquidation], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Auditor-General on the Audit Outcome for 2013/14], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Skills Fund (NSF) and National Skills Association (NSA) on their Annual Report 2013/14; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Adoption of minutes; Briefing by the Department of Small Business Development on outcomes of Strategic Workshop & Transversal Agreements], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Denel on the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the 2013/14 financial year; Consideration and adoption of draft minutes], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on the Land Rights Management Facility], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of the Committee minutes; Briefing by the Department of Communications on its Annual Report 2013/14], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, (National Council of Provinces), [Annual Report briefing 2013/14: Department of Trade and Industry], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor General on their audit opinion of the 2013/14 Annual Report of the Breede- Overberg and Inkomati Catchment Management Agencies; Briefing by the Breede- Overberg and Inkomati Catchment Management Agencies on their 2013/14 Annual Reports. Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the Annual Report of Central Drug Authority (CDA) for 2012/13 financial year], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR)], Committee Room E540, Fifth Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Education and Recreation, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Basic Education on the implementation of Early Childhood Development Programme; Adoption of minutes of previous meeting], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Adoption of minutes; Briefing by the Department of Justice on progress made to resolve magistrate grievances; Briefing by Legal Aid South Africa on the Legal Aid South Africa Bill [Bill 8B-2014]], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Accounting Standards Board on their Annual Report and follow-up on previous Committee meeting; Briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on the Impact of Investment in South Africa], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the 2014 Draft Committee Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR); Consideration and adoption of the Draft Northern Cape Report, 2014; Consideration of minutes of the 24th October 2014], Committee Room E337, Third Floor, National Assembly Building, 13:00

THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2014

Joint Standing Committee on Defence, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of Draft Third Term Committee Programme], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 08:00

Joint Programme Committee, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of Agenda; Report on legislation before Parliament; Consideration of Parliamentary Programme Framework for 2015], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 08:30

Joint Meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance & Select Committee on Finance, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of Committee report on the Revised Fiscal Framework], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 12:30

Ad Hoc Committee to Consider Submissions by the President in response to the Public Protector’s Report, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the draft committee report], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 18:30

FRIDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports (BRRRs): South African Police Service (SAPS), Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), and Civilian Secretariat for Police], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Public hearings on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African Post Office (SAPO) on its current state of affairs], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 11:30