Parliament, Sunday, 28 August 2022 – President Cyril Ramaphosa appears in the National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday to Reply to Oral Questions on a wide range of issues including the challenges of illegal immigration, gender based violence and the deployment of the South African National Defence Force to South African borders.
The NCOP will hold a Ministerial Briefing Session under the theme: “Measures to mitigate against fiscal leakages and their impact on service delivery” with the Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana and Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
On Wednesday, the NA will hold a debate on Women’s Day under the theme: “Women’s socio-economic rights, empowerment and resilience.”
The same sitting will also hold a question and answer session with Ministers in the Peace and Security Cluster (Cluster 1) which consists of Defence and Military Veterans, Home Affairs, International Relations and Cooperation, Justice and Correctional Services, Police and the Minister in the Presidency.
On Thursday, the NCOP will consider the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill and also debate the socio-economic impact and threat of the production and trade in counterfeit products under the theme: “Waging a concerted battle against the production and distribution of counterfeit products.”
On the same day, the NA will debate an urgent matter of National Public Importance under the title: “The economic impact of theft and vandalism of public infrastructure” and consider the Performer’s Protection Amendment Bill and the Copyright Amendment Bill.
Parliament’s delegation to the PAP is participating in Committee Sittings where various matters, including the Revision of the PAP Rules of Procedure, a seminar on addressing gaps in the protection of the continent’s migrant workers, and an update on Debt and Economic Recovery, and Vaccine Justice post-COVID -19 are up for consideration.
On Thursday, Speakers from various national and regional Parliaments across the continent are expected to converge in Midrand for a two-day Conference of Speakers of African National and Regional Parliaments.
About 27 committee meetings are scheduled for this week – with the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements and the Portfolio Committee on Forestry, Fisheries and Environment scheduled to hold public hearings.
The Portfolio Committee on Forestry, Fisheries and Environment is today wrapping up its North-West leg of public hearings on the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill before it proceeds to Limpopo Province on 2-4 September. The Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements is also concluding its Limpopo leg of public hearings on the Housing Consumer Protection Bill today before it proceeds to Mpumalanga Province on 9-11 September.
TUESDAY, 30 AUGUST 2022
Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, Final consideration of the Expropriation Bill [B23-2020]
Standing Committee on Finance, Committee deliberations and consideration and adoption of the report on the Draft Amendment of Schedules 1, 2 and 3 to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act No 38 of 2001) submitted in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act
Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Briefing by the Department of Cooperative Governance on the Independent Demarcation Authority Bill
Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Consideration and adoption of the A & B Bill and report of the Electoral Amendment Bill
WEDNESDAY, 31 AUGUST 2022
Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Innovation,
Briefing by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on evaluation of university mergers (success and challenges)
Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, Briefing by the DPWI (EPWP branch) on: Progress with improving management of employment opportunity data; The effort to get a clean audit report through the use of ITC software and innovative strategies to improve data collection, verification, and reporting from departments, provinces and municipalities so that a uniform standard is maintained and compliance is strengthened
Standing Committee on Finance, Briefing by National Treasury on the General Laws Amendment Bill (Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Bill
Select Committee on Appropriations, Hearing with National Treasury, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and identified provinces on expenditure on the Land Care Programme Grant: Poverty Relief and Infrastructure Development
FRIDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2022
Joint Standing Committee on Defence, Briefing by the NCACC on its first and second quarterly reports (if available); Update on Open Secrets and the Southern African Litigation Centre court case, and possible demonstration of the new IT system
For the latest full schedule of committee meetings (updated regularly), please click: https://www.parliament.gov.za/parliament-programme
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