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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 20 - 24 October 2014

TUESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of Committee minutes; Adoption of the Committee programme; Presentation by the Department of Arts and Culture on its entities; Consideration and adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department, Ikamva, .zadna, Sentech and Broadband Infraco on its annual reports (in preparation of BRRR report); Briefing by SITA, USAASA on annual report (in preparation of BRRR report)], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

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

Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General on the 2013/14 financial year audit outcomes of the Department of Communications and its entities; Briefing by the Public Service Commission on its report on the Department of Communications and its entities; Responses by the Minister of Communications and representatives of entities reporting to the Department of Communications on the audit outcomes and expenditure trends as presented by the Auditor-General and Public Service Commission respectively; Discussion on the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Consideration and Adoption of Committee Minutes], Venue: Cape Town Lodge, 09:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Review of Committee Strategic Plan and the Method of Work], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Colloquium on Beneficiation], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Central Energy Fund and its subsidiaries on their respective Annual Reports for the 2013/14 financial year], Committee Room V227, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Minutes, Adoption of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports (BRRR)], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the IDC and SEFA on their Annual Reports and Financial Statements for the 2013/14 financial year], Committee Room GH41, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Content Adviser and Researcher on the Commission for Gender Equality annual report for 2013/14; Presentation by Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the audit outcomes of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) for 2013/14; Briefing by the Commission for Gender Equality on annual report for 2013/14; Consideration and adoption of minutes and the Budget Review Recommendation Report], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Mark Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendation Reports (BRRR)], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the draft Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Adoption of the draft Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Deliberations on committee programme for the third quarter; Deliberations on Reports on National Lottery Indaba and SAIDS seminar; Deliberations on programme for committee oversight visits; Consideration and Adoption of Committee Minutes], Committee Room E305, Third Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Agricultural Marketing Council on the Strategic Infrastructure Project 11 (SIP 11); Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on the Mechanisation Policy; Briefing by DAFF on the Agreement to the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), The Convention for the Conservation of the Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) and The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Port State Measures Agreement to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing; Consideration and adoption of the Third Term Committee Programme], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Prosecuting Authority on Annual Report: 2013/14 and Quarterly Performance: April to September 2014; Briefing by the Special Investigating Unit on Annual Report: 2013/14 and Quarterly Performance: April to September 2014], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the following stakeholders on the status and effectiveness of student funding: Department of Higher Education & Training; National Student Financial Aid Scheme; Higher Education South Africa; Financial and Fiscal Commission; Human Science Research Council], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by National Treasury on the Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Bill], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the FFC on their annual report], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (including National House of Traditional Leaders) on its Annual Report 2013/14; Briefing on back to basics concept and outcomes of the Local Government Summit; Briefing by South African Local Government Association (SALGA) on its Annual Report], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR); Consideration and Adoption of outstanding minutes and reports], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 14:00

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendation Reports (BRRR) of the Department of Water and Sanitation, Water Research Commission and Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority; Consideration and adoption of Minutes], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, 14:00

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) on the Department of Health’s budget, the spending patterns and the FFC recommendations to the Department], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 16:00

WEDNESDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Public Protector SA on Annual Report: 2013/14 and Quarterly Performance: April to September 2014], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Workshop on the non-financial census of municipalities by the Statistician-General], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of 3rd Term Committee Programme; Adoption of minutes of 17 September 2014; Briefing by State Diamond Trader (SDT) and South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) on Annual Reports for 2013/14 financial year], Committee Room 2, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Formulation of recommendations], Committee Room S26, First Floor, NCOP Building, 09:30

Joint Meeting of the Standing Committee on Appropriations, Select Committee on Appropriations, Standing Committee on Finance and Select Committee on Finance, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) Lock-up session], Committee Room E249, Second Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, (National Assembly), [Recommendations and adoption of draft report of Budgetary Review Recommendations Report], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Adoption of the Committee’s Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Adoption of minutes], Committee Room V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Committee deliberations on Budget Review and Recommendations Report], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Adoption of outstanding minutes; Consideration of the presentation on the Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Small Business Development], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Consideration and adoption of draft minutes], Committee Room E540, Fifth Floor, National Assembly Building, 09:30

Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR); Adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room M315, Third Floor, Marks Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, (National Assembly), [Department of Defence briefing on its 2013/14 Annual Report and audited financial statements and performance information], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 10:00

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Consideration of members input to the BRRR Report], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 08:30

Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Hosting by the Joint Committee of delegations from the City of Johannesburg and the Capricorn Municipality], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 12:00

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African Human Rights Commission on its 2013/14 Annual Report, and 1 April to 30 September 2014 performance], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 15:30 (After the Sitting)

THURSDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2014

Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, (National Assembly), [Meeting with delegation of committee for sports of German Bundestag on sports and youth development projects and areas of cooperation], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, 09:30

Joint meeting of the Standing and Select Committee on Finance, Standing Committee on Appropriations and Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Minister of Finance on the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement [MTBPS]], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 12:30

Portfolio Committee on Public Works, (National Assembly), [Adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report], Committee Room V226, Second Floor, Old Assembly Building, 13:00

Standing Committee on Auditor General, (National Assembly), [Presentation by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), on the AGSA Integrated Annual Report 2013-14], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 14:00

National Assembly Rules Committee, (National Assembly), [Consideration of discussion document on guidelines for motions without notice; Determination of time and order for party responses to ministerial statements; Consideration of formula for allocation of whips; Consideration of Committee Draft Minutes], Old Assembly Chamber, Ground Floor, Old Assembly Building, 14:00

FRIDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2014

Joint Meeting of the Standing Committee on Appropriations & Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Joint Briefing of the Standing and Select Committee on Appropriations by the National Treasury on the 2014 Division of Revenue Amendment Bill and the 2014 Adjustments Appropriation Bill], Committee Room V454, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Department of Tourism (NDT) on its 2013/14 Annual Report; Further briefing by South African Tourism (SAT) on its 2013/14 Annual Report ; Consideration and Adoption of Committee Minutes and Tabling of the Draft Northern Cape Report, 2014], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

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 V119, First Floor, Old Assembly Building, 09:00

Standing Committee on Auditor General, (National Assembly), [Presentation by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), on the AGSA Draft Strategic Plan and Budget 2014-18], Committee Room S12 A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Formal consideration of BRR Report, Status Report by the DTI on the committee\s recommendations with regards to Gambling Review Commission’s Report, the implementation of the amended Lotteries Act and an update on the transformation of the horse racing industry], Old Assembly Chamber, Old Assembly Building, 08:30

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, (National Assembly), [Adoption of Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR)], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, (National Assembly), [Presentation and adoption of BRRR Report; Briefing by the Department and Minister on recommendations of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) policy review panel], Good Hope Chamber, Ground Floor, Good Hope Building, 09:00