Parliament, Sunday, 18 April 2021 - On Monday, Parliament’s Presiding Officers, Speaker of the National Assembly Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo, will present Parliament’s perspective on the state capture during their appearance at the Zondo Commission. Their appearance before the Commission provides an opportunity for Parliament to articulate its oversight mandate and role as well as clarify the many questions asked by the public on how corruption incidents and excesses could have happened under its watch. The Presiding Officers are hopeful that their participation in the commission will contribute in assisting it to fulfil its mandate, correct the wrongs committed and set a path towards a better and improved governance.
The final leg of the Mpumalanga province Expropriation Bill Public hearings by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure will take place today at the Kwaggafontein Community Hall at 10:00 am. The purpose of the Bill is to repeal the existing Expropriation Act of 1975 and to provide a common framework in line with the Constitution. It seeks to guide the processes and procedures for the expropriation of property by organs of State and to provide for certain instances where expropriation with no compensation may be appropriate in the public interest. So far, the hearings have been held in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. The North-West province is scheduled to be visited by the Committee on Thursday.
On Thursday, the National Council of Provinces is scheduled to hold a virtual plenary sitting to consider two bills, namely, the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill and the Correctional Service Amendment Bill. The sitting will start at 10:00 am.
The Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill (ULTRA) was necessitated by two orders of the Constitutional Court which found that the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act (ULTRA), 1991 (Act No. 112 of 1991 as amended) was, firstly, unconstitutional because it discriminated against the rights of women to independently own property and secondly, that ULTRA’s Section 3 was inapplicable in the former apartheid homelands of Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei (formerly known as the TBVC states).
Eight (8) committee meetings of both houses are scheduled to meet this week and they are:
MONDAY, 19 APRIL 2021
Select Committee on Security and Justice, Consideration of the Public Submissions on the Correctional Services Amendment Bill [B 32 - 2020]; Consideration of the Correctional Services Amendment Bill [B 32 - 2020]; Consideration of the Committee Report on the Correctional Services Amendment Bill [B 32 - 2020].
TUESDAY, 20 APRIL 2021
Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, briefing by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on the recent Preferred Bidders for the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP); Briefing by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on the Karpowership contract to supply power from vessels to South Africa;
Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour, Oral presentation on the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment (COIDA) Bill: NEASA; COIDlink; Minerals Council South Africa; Women’s Legal Centre;
Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Follow-up meeting with Makhudathamaga Local Municipality.
WEDNESDAY, 21 APRIL 2021
Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour, Oral presentation on the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment (COIDA) Bill: South African Medical Association (SAMA); Association for Dietetics South Africa (ADSA); South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA); Nala Business Chamber;
Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Briefing by the Department of Traditional Affairs on its 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan.
THURSDAY, 22 APRIL 2021
Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour, Oral presentation on the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment (COIDA) Bill: Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA); South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractor (SAFCEC); CompSol; Solidarity; COSATU; Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI).
Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Briefing by DCoG on 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan; Community Works Programme.
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