Parliament, Sunday, 19 June 2022 – Virtual plenary sittings to consider reports, motions and bills; the Women's Charter Report Back Sessions, and the Midterm Policy Implementation Review workshops are amongst issues before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) this week.

On Tuesday at 9 am, the NCOP will host a virtual Women's Charter for Accelerated Development Report Back Session with the Eastern Cape Province. In the past two years, Parliament embarked on nationwide provincial 1994 Women's Charter Review sessions that were mainly aimed at taking stock of the progress made in implementing the 1994 Women's Charter for Effective Equality and assessing its impact since the advent of freedom and democracy. So far, North-west, Limpopo and Gauteng provinces have held their report-back sessions.

At 2 pm, a virtual plenary sitting will consider motions and reports of the Select Committee on Security and Justice and debate the Provincial Week oversight report held from 29 March - 01 April 2022.

Wednesday has been set aside for the Midterm Policy Implementation Review workshop themed "Assessing Progress Made in Implementing the Electoral Mandate – Delineating Priority Policy Priorities – Accelerating Implementation of the National Development Plan (Vision 2030)".

The NCOP programming Committee will meet on Thursday at 8.30 am to plan and consolidate its programme for the Third Term, which is expected to resume on 02 August 2022. Shortly after the Programming Committee meeting, the NCOP virtual plenary will convene at 10 am to consider the Second Adjustments Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation Bill.

The NCOP will conclude its programme on Friday by hosting the Northern Cape Province hybrid report back on its Women's Charter for Accelerated Development activities in the province.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly (NA) Speaker, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, will, from Tuesday until Thursday, return to Makanda Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province for a report back session following the outreach programme and stakeholder engagements held in April 2022. At the time, the Speaker directed her efforts at young learners from various schools in the municipality and relaunched a Parliamentary Constituency Office (PCO) to support learners, communities, and stakeholders under the city.

The Speaker will host several report-back sessions with various stakeholders, including radio stations, Universities, NGOs, Business Forums, and other interested parties. The purpose of the sessions is to assess progress and follow up on commitments made during the interactive sessions.

The NCOP embarks on a Constituency programme from 27 June to 01 August. The NA is currently on its constituency programme until 15 August 2022.

Seven Committee meetings are scheduled this week in the NCOP:


TUESDAY, 21 JUNE 2022

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs: Briefing by Parliament Legal Services on granting of Constitutional Court Extension on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B1 – 2022]; Briefing by the Electoral Commission (IEC), Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and Parliament Legal Services on issues raised on the Electoral Amendment Bill during deliberations

Select Committee on Finance: Briefing by National Treasury and SARS on the Protocol Amending the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the State of Kuwait for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and the formal ratification of the Multilateral Convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS MLI);

Select Committee on Health and Social Services, Adoption of Committee Minutes; Consideration and Adoption of the 3rd term programme;

Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour: Briefing by Department of Tourism on infrastructure projects highlighting the existing and discontinued projects. The briefing will include an evaluation and assessments of the existing projects; Consideration and adoption of outstanding Minutes and Draft Third Term Programme;

WEDNESDAY, 22 JUNE 2022

Select Committee on Appropriations: Consideration of draft Reports on the: (i) Appropriation Bill [B7 – 2022] and Second Adjustments Appropriation (2021/22 Financial Year) Bill [B8 – 2022];

Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sport, Arts and Culture, Consideration and adoption of draft minutes and budget vote 35 report; Briefing by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) on the 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan and Budget.

Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure: Briefing by the Passenger Rail South Africa (PRASA) on the progress report in the modernisation of passenger rail and rehabilitation of the passenger rail network in 10 priority corridors;

For the latest full schedule of committee meetings (updated regularly), please click: https://www.parliament.gov.za/parliament-programme

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