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BROADCAST SCHEDULE: WEEK COMMENCING 10 - 14 September 2018
Monday 10 September 2018
1:25 Recorded
National Assembly
1. Tributes to Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
2. Subject for discussion (Mr B H Holomisa): Working towards an integrated and comprehensive infrastructure development strategy to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment and underdevelopment
3. Motions without notice
4. Member’s statements
5. Notices of motion
06/09/18.
4:50 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Higher Education and Training on its First Quarter Expenditure report for the 2018-19 financial year] -07/09/18.
8:25 Recorded
Constitutional Review Committee: Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations:
- Agri Business (Agbiz)
- Grain South Africa
- Aliance for Rural Development
- Prof. Elmien du Plessis (Faculty of University of North West)
- Dr Aninka Claasen -Land Accountability and Research Centre (University of Cape Town)
-Department of Public Law (University of Stellenbosch)
-Phuhlisani NPC
-Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)- University of Western Cape
- COSATU
04/09/18.
13:30 Recorded
Constitutional Review Committee: Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations:
- Agri SA
- National African Farmers Union (NAFU)
- In Transformation Initiative
- South African Institute of Race Relations
- SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP)
- Black Lawyers Association (EC)
- National Association of Democratic Lawyers - Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM)
- Black First Land First (BLF)
- Orania Movement
- Afrikanerbond
- Human Economy Programme-University of Pretoria
05/09/18.
20:05 Recorded
Constitutional Review Committee: Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations:
- Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA)
- Every Nation Churches
- Chidi Attorneys
- South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)
- Helen Suzman Foundation                       -(HSF).National House of Traditional Leaders
- Foundation for Human Rights
- Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference
- AFRIFORUM
06/09/18.
Tuesday 11 September  2018
2:45 Recorded
Constitutional Review Committee: Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations:
- Banking Association South Africa (BASA)
- Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)
- NEDBANK
- John Langalibalele Dube Institute (JLD)
- Legal Resource Centre - 07/09/18.
7:25 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Defence, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the SA Reserve Force Council on its mandate, capacity, challenges and action plans; Consideration and adoption of the DRC Report] - 07/09/18.
10:00 Live
National Assembly
1. Debate on urgent matter of national public importance (Mr N F Shivambu): The plight of Fees Must Fall activists (90)
2. Consideration of Report of PC on Environmental Affairs on National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill [B 14 – 2017] (ATC, 22 June 2018, p 6)
3. Second Reading debate: National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill [B 14B – 2017] (s76(1)) (73)
4. Consideration of Report of PC on Defence and Military Veterans on Defence Amendment Bill [B 18 – 2017] (ATC, 23 August 2018, p 4)
5. Second Reading debate: Defence Amendment Bill [B 18 – 2017] (s75) (73)
14:00 Live
National Council of Provinces
Questions to the President.
17:30 Live
Launch: Theme Committee Books
Parliament launches Theme Committee Books to Celebrate the Constitution and Centenary Birthdays of Mr Nelson Mandela and Ms Albertina Sisulu.
19:00 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Ministers of Home Affairs, Police and Chief of the Tshwane Metro Police on the security situation in and around the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Office; Committee preparations on the Inquiry on the Naturalisation of the Gupta family].
22:00 Recorded
National Assembly
6. Statement by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the developments at the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (74)
7. Second Reading debate: National Credit Amendment Bill [B30 – 2018](s76)) (PC on Trade and Industry) (p)
8. Consideration of approval of Agreement Establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (Report of PC on Trade and Industry, see ATC, 28 August 2018, p 6) (5)- Delayed.
Wednesday 12 September  2018
1:00 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Finance, Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration/ Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, (National Assembly), [Joint Meeting on Steinhoff matters: Mr Markus Jooste] - 05/09/18.
4:00 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the Road Accident Benefit Scheme] - 06/09/18.
9:30 Live
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Roundtable and Engagement on Schools for the Deaf with: Deaf Federation of South Africa (DEAFSA); Department of Basic Education (DBE); Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (UMALUSI); and Principals Organisation].
15:00 Live
National Assembly
Questions to the Deputy President.
17:30 Live
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio on the Financial Management of Parliament, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Parliament’s Draft 2019/20 Budget and Annual Performance Plan: briefing by the Acting Secretary to Parliament].
19:30 Recorded
National Council of Provinces
1. Motions
2. Legislation
3. Reports
4. Debate on the inadequate funding and low salaries paid by the government of South Africa to Grade R Teachers, especially in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.
22:30 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
On Trade and International Relations, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on the efforts to streamline paradiplomacy by the three spheres of government].
Thursday 13 September 2018 
1:30 Recorded
National Assembly
Questions to the Deputy President - 12/09/18.
4:00 Recorded
National Assembly
1. Debate on Draft Resolution on the launch of South Africa Chapter of the Global TB Caucus of Parliamentarians
2. Consideration of Report of PC on Environmental Affairs
3. Second Reading debate: National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill
4. Consideration of Report of PC on Health
5. Second Reading: Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill
6. Consideration of Report of PC on Police
7. Second Reading Debate: Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill
8. Consideration of Expropriation Bill ,
9. Consideration of Candidates nominated for appointment as members of Electoral Commission
10. Motions without notice
11. Member’s statements.
12. Notices of motion - 04/09/18.
9:30 Live
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration of outstanding minutes and reports; Briefing by the Department of Basic Education on Examination Readiness 2018].
14:00 Live
National Council of Provinces
1. Motions
2. Legislation
3. Reports
4. Debate on Heritage Month: “Preserving Cultural Heritage for Future Generations”
17:00 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration of outstanding minutes and reports; Briefing by the Department of Basic Education on Examination Readiness 2018]- deplayed.
19:30 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the amendments by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to the Plant Improvement Bill [B8D – 2015] and Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill [B11D – 2015]; Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on the Fetsa Tlala Food Production Initiative and state of readiness for 2018/19 planting season; Consideration and adoption of the draft Committee minutes]-11/08/18.
22:30 Recorded
Launch: Theme Committee Books
Parliament launches Theme Committee Books to Celebrate the Constitution and Centenary Birthdays of Mr Nelson Mandela and Ms Albertina Sisulu.
Friday 14 September  2018 
0:00 Recorded
National Council of Provinces
1. Motions
2. Legislation
3. Reports
4. Debate on Heritage Month: “Preserving Cultural Heritage for Future Generations”.
3:00 Recorded
National Council of Provinces
1. Motions
2. Legislation
3. Reports
4. Debate on the inadequate funding and low salaries paid by the government of South Africa to Grade R Teachers, especially in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal-12/09/18.
6:00 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Communications on its amended Annual Performance Plan] - 04/09/18.
9:00 Live
Parliamentary Committee
Standing Committee on the Auditor-General, (National Assembly), [High Level Panel recommendations in relation to the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA): analyses by the Committee’s content adviser and researchers; Adoption of the Committee’s report on AGSA-related recommendations of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation].
11:00 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing by SAPS on Annual Crime Statistics]-11/09/18.
14:00 Recorded
Parliamentary Committee
Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on the efforts to streamline paradiplomacy by the three spheres of government]-12/09/18.
17:00 Recorded
National Assembly
1. Debate on urgent matter of national public importance (Mr N F Shivambu): The plight of Fees Must Fall activists (90)
2. Consideration of Report of PC on Environmental Affairs on National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill [B 14 – 2017]
3. Second Reading debate: National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill [B 14B – 2017] (s76(1))
4. Consideration of Report of PC on Defence and Military Veterans on Defence Amendment Bill [B 18 – 2017] (ATC, 23 August 2018, p 4)
5. Second Reading debate: Defence Amendment Bill [B 18 – 2017] (s75) (73)
6. Statement by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the developments at the National Students Financial Aid Scheme
7. Second Reading debate: National Credit Amendment Bill [B30 – 2018](s76)) (PC on Trade and Industry) (p)
8. Consideration of approval of Agreement Establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (Report of PC on Trade and Industry, see ATC, 28 August 2018, p 6)-11/09/18

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