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DRAFT PROGRAMME
DATE: 20 AUGUST 2019
VENUE:Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament
SESSION 1
Chair: Honourable S Lucas
Deputy Chairperson: National Council of Provinces
TIME ACTIVITY PARTICIPANT(S)/PRESENTER(S) EXPECTATIONS
08H30-08H45 Arrival, Registration and Tea
  • NCOP Permanent Delegates
  • Relevant support officials
 
08H45-09H00 Introductory remarks Honourable S Lucas
Deputy Chairperson: National Council of Provinces
To welcome Delegates and representatives of organized local government
09H00-09H15 Presentation on strategy and policy development Mr H Burger
Strategy Management: Parliament
To provide a broad framework on the development of strategy in Parliament
09H15-09H30 Outline of the objectives of the Planning Session and the expected outcomes Honourable AN Masondo
Chairperson: National Council of Provinces
To outline the purpose of the Planning Session and the expected outcomes.
09H30-10H15 Discussion All Discussions and comments 
10H15-10H45   Overseeing co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations: The role of the Select Committees Honourable AJ Nyambi
House Chairperson: Committees
To provide a critical analysis of the role of Select Committees in ensuring that the three spheres of government plan together to deliver on their priorities and how to ensure that the national and provincial spheres assist the local sphere to carry out its constitutional obligations. How the Legislative Sector may share available data to effectively carry out its business  Facilitating co-operation and collaboration through the use of technology
10H45-11H15 International participation and the role of the National Council of Provinces and provincial legislatures in the processing of international agreements. Honourable W Ngwenya
House Chairperson: International Relations
To provide a critical analysis of the role of the National Council of Provinces and provincial legislatures in international fora and the processing of international agreements in terms of section 231 of the Constitution.   
11H15-11H45 Tea All  
11H45-12H15 The role of Special Delegates in the business of the National Council of Provinces: Presentation by provincial legislature Honourable LH Mekgwe
Speaker: Gauteng Provincial Legislature
Honourable SR Dantjie
Speaker: North West Provincial Legislature 
To provide an insight on the role of Special Delegates in the proceedings of the National Council of Provinces and how the Programme of the National Council of Provinces may make such participation possible
12H15-13h00 Discussion All Discussions and comments
13H00-14H00 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH  
SESSION 2
Chair: Hon M. Qoboshiane
Deputy Speaker: Eastern Cape Legislature
TIME ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS/PRESENTER(S) EXPECTATIONS
14H15-14H30 Innovative programming  Honourable SJ Mohai
Chief Whip: National Council of Provinces
To propose innovative methods of  programming on matters of common interest for effective and efficient functioning of the National Council of Provinces in collaboration with the National Assembly, provincial legislatures and organized local government: Co-ordination of programmes
14H30-15H00 Discussion All  
15H00-16H00 Briefing of Commission   All To brief Commission on Terms of Reference
Closure   Closure  Closure Closure
 
DAY 2
DATE:  WEDNESDAY, 21 AUGUST 2019
SESSION 1
Chair: Hon AJ Nyambi
09H00-09H30 Arrival, Registration and Tea All  
09H30-10H00 The role of SALGA in the processes and proceedings of the National Council of Provinces Councillor T Nkadimeng
SALGA President
To present on the participation of SALGA in the National Council of Provinces and the impact of the Programme of the National Council of Provinces on local government: Synchronizing programmes for effective participation
10H00-13H00 Commissions All Three Commissions
  • Law-making and Facilitation of Public   
Involvement: Lessons learned from
LAMOSA judgement
  • Oversight and accountability: Co-operating for effective outcomes based oversight
  • International Relations:  representing interests of provinces in international agreements
  • Rapporteurs of commissions to be elected in commissions
  • Officials to provide scribing support in commissions and to Rapporteurs during preparation of reports
13H00-14H00 Lunch All  
SESSION 2
Chair: Hon FB Sifuba: Speaker Free State Legislature
14H00-15H30   Report back to plenary
(Working tea)
Commissions   Commissions to provide reports to plenary on their discussions and outcomes, focusing on the mandate of the National Council of Provinces
15H30-17H00 Discussion All  
17H00-17H30 Summary of the strategic outcomes and Closure   To close planning session outlining strategic outcomes/priorities and way forward