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Parliament, Sunday 18 August 2019 – President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled back in the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday to reply to oral questions from Members of the House while the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will hold a two-day planning workshop this week.

Following a few weeks of constituency work, Members are returning to Parliament this week to continue scrutinising the actions of the Executive and hold them accountable through regular oral questions and answer sessions.

Two plenaries are scheduled for this week, with the NA hosting the President’s oral replies to questions while the NCOP is provisionally scheduled, amongst other, to consider the report of the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation and Human Settlement on Notice of Intervention issued in terms of section 139(1)(b) and (5) of the Constitution, 1996 to Amahlathi Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape.

There are 31 committee meetings scheduled for the week – with a few of them getting induction briefings and capacity building workshops from various stakeholders. The committees programme this week includes:

TUESDAY
Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans: Civil-military relations in South Africa: The state of defence in democracy Colloquium

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy: Stakeholder Engagement: National Union of Mineworkers (NUM); Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU); United Association of SA (UASA); Solidarity; National Union of Metal works of SA (NUMSA); Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Union (CEPPWAU)

Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament: Briefings by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), and the Audit Committee on Parliament’s audit outcomes during the Fifth Parliament; and on the implications for Parliament of the Public Audit Amendment Act; Briefing by the Executive Authority on the outcome of the Public Service Commission enquiry into the tragic death of Mr L Garane in September 2018

Select Committee on Security and Justice: Consideration of the written responses from Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba and Advocate Lawrence Sithembiso Mrwebi with regard to the Select Committee’s consideration on whether or not to restore them to their positions in the National Prosecuting Authority

WEDNESDAY
Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure: Briefing by the Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE): Implementation of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA) - alignments of programmes to effect government's priorities

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy: Stakeholder Engagement: Mineral Council of South Africa (Mincosa); South African Development Agency (SAMDA); South African Oil and Gas Alliance (SAOGA); Nuclear Industry Association of SA (NIASA); South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC); Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) of Southern Africa; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA)

Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefings by the Division Managers on the scope and mandate of their divisions, as well as funding-related challenges: National Assembly; National Council of Provinces; Information Communication and Technology; Institutional Support Services; Strategic Management and Governance]

THURSDAY
Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament: Briefings by the Division Managers on the scope and mandate of their divisions, as well as funding-related challenges: Core Business Support; Knowledge and Information Services; International Relations and Protocol; Parliamentary Communication Services; Human Resource Management; and Member Support Services

FRIDAY
Joint Standing Committee on Defence: Briefing by National Convention Arms Control Committee (NCACC) 4th Quarter Report (October – December 2018), 2018 Annual Report, as well as the 1st Quarter Report 2019

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation: Briefing by the Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on the First term expenditure report – presentation by the Department of Water and Sanitation

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings: Deliberations on the Ndlovu Petition (Petition calling for the intervention of the National Council of Province in a matter relating to reparations and title deeds from the National Ideal fulfilment foundations)

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