Parliament, Wednesday 24 February 2021 – The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will tomorrow (Thursday, 25 February) be briefed by the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize on South Africa’s Vaccine Rollout Strategy and Acquisition Plan.

Minister Mkhize, together with the Health MEC’s from the nine provinces, will update the NCOP on the provinces’ state of readiness for the vaccine rollout.

Details of the briefing are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021
Time: 13:50 to 18:30
Venue: Virtual platform

The National Assembly (NA), on the other hand, will hold a hybrid plenary to pay tribute to Members of Parliament and all South Africans who passed due to Covid-19.

Details of the hybrid NA plenary:

Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021
Time: 14:00
Venue: National Assembly Chamber and Virtual Platforms

Meanwhile, the National Assembly Programming Committee (NAPC) will also convene a virtual meeting tomorrow at 8:30am to consider, amongst others, its draft programme, reports on the work of the portfolio committees and Bills before it.

Members of the media who wish to observe the sessions may forward their contact details to Mr Mlindi Mpindi on for inclusion in the Parliamentary Communication Services WhatsApp group, where login details will be shared. Journalists must forward these requests using their official email addresses (no private emails).

Members of the public may follow the virtual engagement live on Parliament TV (DSTV Channel 408), through live stream on Parliament’s YouTube channel and Twitter page on the links below. You may subscribe to the Parliament YouTube channel to receive instant notification of live feeds.


Enquiries: Moloto Mothapo 082 370 6930