Parliament, Sunday, 20 November 2022 – A two-day Men’s Parliament will kick off this week’s Parliamentary programme which includes Questions for Oral Reply by the Economics Cluster Ministers; debates on the killing of councillors and the state of municipal infrastructure; consideration of Budget Review and Recommendation Reports (BRRR) and a two-day policy implementation and legislative review summit.
Parliament, in partnership with the South African National Aids Council and the Department of Social Development, will host a two-day National Men’s Parliament on Monday and Tuesday under the theme: “Takuwani Riime: Institutionalising a Responsive Men’s Movement.” This sectoral Parliament, convened under the banner of the Takuwani Riime Men’s Movement, will bring together men and boys with the aim of encouraging them to become part of the solution to end social ills including gender-based violence, and for them to become champions of change against toxic masculinity and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
On Tuesday, the National Council Of Provinces’ (NCOP) hybrid plenary sitting starting at 14.00 will debate the killing of councillors under the theme “ Waging a concerted battle against the killing of councillors.” The sitting will also consider two Bills, the Children’s Amendment and the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Amendment Bill.
Meanwhile the National Assembly (NA) will consider the report of the Standing Committee on Finance on the General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Bill and also have a debate on the Bill. The same House sitting will also consider the Suitable candidates for filling of vacancies in the Commission for Gender Equality and also consider BRR reports of various Portfolio Committees (PC).
The NA’s hybrid plenary sitting starting at 15.00 on Wednesday is scheduled to feature an oral questions session with five Economics Cluster Ministers. The Cluster comprises of Ministers responsible for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development; Forestry, Fisheries and Environment; Employment and Labour; Mineral Resources and Energy and Communications and Digital Technologies. On the same day at 14:00 the NCOP will consider the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill and also debate the state of Municipal Infrastructure.
On Thursday the NA will continue with considering BRR Reports of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements; Basic Education; Trade, Industry and Competition; Higher Education, Science and Innovation and Justice and Correctional Services.
On Thursday and Friday, the NCOP will start its two-day Policy Implementation and Legislative Review Summitto be held under the theme: “Assessing Progress Made in implementing the Developmental Agenda - Accelerating Implementation of the NDP (Vision 2030).”
About 44 committee meetings are scheduled for this week. The Portfolio Committee on Transport is today wrapping up its North-West leg of public hearings on the Railway Safety Bill before it proceeds to Mpumalanga Province on 25-27 November.
MONDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2022
Select Committee on Security and Justice, Committee deliberation on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B 1B – 2022]
Select Committee on Appropriations, Consideration of negotiating mandates on Division of Revenue Amendment Bill [B22-2022]
TUESDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2022
Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Briefing by the Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs on the status of implementing the Maluti-A-Phofung SEZ; Briefing by the Free State Economic Development Agency on the status of the Botshabelo and Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Parks
Standing Committee on Appropriations, Briefing by Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the National Disaster Management Centre on the 2022 Adjustments Appropriation Bill
Standing Committee on Finance, Briefing by the National Treasury and formal ratification of the Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Portfolio Committee on Communications, Deliberations / finalisation on the SA Postbank Limited Amendment Bill [B 22-2022]; Briefing by SITA and SABC, SAPO and DCDT and USAASA/USAF on material irregularities and action plan to address the AG concerns
Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Briefing by the Department of Home Affairs and the Border Management Authority (BMA) on their readiness for the festive season and update on the progress on the establishment of the BMA; Briefing by the BMA Commissioner on the BMA Draft Regulations
Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Oral Hearings on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill [B 2 – 2022]
WEDNESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2022
Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, Briefing by the DPWI, DBSA and National Treasury on the working relationship; impact on organograms of each institution; and oversight responsibilities emerging from their 17 August 2020 memorandum of understanding to manage
Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Briefing by the NCC on its 2021/22 Annual report and its 2022/23 first quarter performance
Standing Committee on Appropriations, Briefing by Department of Public Enterprises and Transnet Holdings SOC Limited on the 2022 Special Appropriation Bill
Portfolio Committee on Police, Achievement on Commitments by National Commissioner and National Policing Plan/Strategy
Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Briefing by the Solidariteit on concerns about matters relating to child welfare and the functioning of the Department of Social Development; Briefing by the Department of Social Development on the annual report on the implementation of the National Plan of Action for Children
THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2022
Select Committee on Appropriations, Briefing by National Treasury on Adjustments Appropriation Bill [B23-2022] and Special Appropriation Bill [B24-2022]
Joint Standing Committee on Defence, Briefing on the NCACC Third Quarter Report, including a breakdown of imports per public and private sector
FRIDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2022
Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Appropriations and Select Committee on Appropriations, Public Hearings on the following: 2022 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement; 2022 Adjustments Appropriation Bill; and 2022 Special Appropriation Bill
Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Briefing by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) / Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) on Commercialisation of innovations by youth entrepreneurs: focus on the Grassroots Innovation Programme and Technology Acquisition and Deployment Fund
Joint Meeting: Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs and Portfolio Committee on Police,Consideration and adoption of the joint Illegal Mining report
For the latest full schedule of committee meetings (updated regularly), please click: https://www.parliament.gov.za/parliament-programme
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
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