Parliament, Sunday 29 November 2020 – A debate of No Confidence Motion in President Cyril Ramaphosa, processing of Bills, consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Reports and Ministerial Briefings are some of the agenda items in the Parliamentary programme for this week.

The National Assembly(NA) will begin its last week before it goes on constituency and leave period by considering Budget Review and Recommendation Reports (BRRR) of various departments on Tuesday at 10:00 am. BRRR for each department are compiled and submitted by Committees for tabling in the NA. This is done following the adoption of the Appropriations Bill and before the adoption of the reports on the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement. Through the BRRR process, Parliament committees get an opportunity to review and make recommendations on each department’s spending and forward allocation of these available resources.

The House will also receive a briefing from Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, on the festive season safety plan and debate the escalating crisis at the SABC and the implications thereof for the institution’s mandate as a public broadcaster at 14:00. At the same sitting, the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill will be considered. The bill intends to amend the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act, 1991, to provide for the application for the conversion of land tenure rights into ownership; to provide for the notice of informing interested persons of an application to convert land tenure rights into ownership and to provide an opportunity for interested persons to object to the conversion of land tenure rights into ownership.

The bill also intends to provide for the institution of inquiries to assist in the determination of land tenure rights; to provide for the application to the court by an aggrieved person for appropriate relief; to provide for the recognition of conversions that took effect in good faith in the past, and to provide for matters connected therewith.

On Wednesday at 10:00 am, the National Council of Provinces will consider the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, Tax Administration Amendment Bill, Rates and Monetary Amounts Amendment Bill, Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill, Customary Initiation Bill, Local Government Municipal Structures Amendment Bill and the Traditional Courts Bill.

Meanwhile, the NA will continue with consideration of BRRR for various departments and also consider the Auditing Profession Amendment Bill and the Cybercrimes Bill at 10:00 am.

On Thursday, the NA will debate a motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa at 14:00. The motion is proposed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) in terms of Section 102 of the Constitution.

On the same day, the NA will also consider the Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Bill. Meanwhile, at 14:00, the NCOP will receive a Ministerial Briefing from Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on the North-West Intervention in terms of Section 100 (1) of the Constitution.

On Friday at 10:00 am, the NA will wrap up its programme for the year with a debate on the 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and consideration of votes and schedule of the Second Adjustments Appropriation Bill which will be followed by farewell speeches.

About 27 meetings of Committees from the NA and the NCOP are scheduled as follows:


Standing Committee on Finance, Briefing by the Solidarity Fund.

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Deliberations on the processes regarding the appointment of the Chairperson of the Board of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC).

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, Briefing on progress report on the forensic investigation relating to the sale of strategic fuel stock and the recent Western Cape High Court ruling regarding the sale of SA’s strategic fuel stock.

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Deliberations and finalization of the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill.


Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, Briefing on progress regarding the implementation of the Beit bridge and Jersey barrier oversight report recommendations.

Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Briefing by the National Youth Development Agency on its annual report.

Standing Committee on Finance, Briefing by National Treasury and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) on the Mpati Commission of Inquiry Report.

Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Briefing by Limpopo Province: Thulamela, Modimolle Mookgopong on the viability/ sustainability of amalgamated municipalities (Departments of Cooperative Governance, Provincial Treasury); Mokgalakwena Local Municipality on a petition received by the Mokopane Task Team (MTT), Mogalakwena Concerned and Affected Communities (MCAC) and South African National Civic Organization (SANCO).


Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (Closed Meeting)


Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (Closed Meeting)

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