Parliament, Monday, 12 September 2022 – The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will host a hybrid Local Government Week themed, “Advancing Our Collective Effort to Enhance oversight and Accountability in the Local Sphere of Government”. The session, scheduled for Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 September at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town and virtually, will start from 10 am until 4 pm on both days.
The Local Government Week is a premier annual event of the NCOP with the primary aim of bringing the three spheres of government together to debate and create a platform for the consideration and debate of matters affecting the local sphere of government. The programme further seeks to devise solutions to challenges within the context of the cooperative government.
Consistent with the role of the NCOP to oversee adherence to the principles of co-operative government and intergovernmental relations, the event also aims to pay attention to challenges confronting the local sphere of government, including proposing an amendment to policies and laws that negatively impact service delivery.
The NCOP is hosting the event in partnership with organised local government through the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). Various Ministers, Deputy ministers, Premiers, MECs, Mayors and local government practitioners from across the country are expected to be in attendance.
On Tuesday at 2 pm, the National Assembly (NA) will convene a hybrid plenary to consider various reports. The same sitting will also consider Candidates nominated for appointment as Inspector-General of Intelligence Services, as well as those recommended to fill four vacancies on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Council.
On Wednesday at 3 pm, the Governance Cluster Ministers will appear at the NA hybrid plenary to respond to Questions for Oral Reply while Deputy President Mr David Mabuza will appear for same on Thursday at 2 pm.
Holding regular quarterly question and answer sessions by the President, Deputy President, and the Cabinet Ministers is one of the methods in which Parliament, as specified in section 92(2) of the Constitution, holds the Executive to account.
On Thursday, the NCOP will convene at 2 pm for a Debate on Local Government Week, under the theme: Advancing Our Collective Effort to Enhance Oversight and Accountability in the Local Sphere of Government.
The Programming Committees of both Houses will also meet on Thursday morning to consider the business and programmes of their respective Houses.
On Friday, Parliament will host the report back session on the Women’s Charter for Accelerated Development programme in the Eastern Cape. The session will take place in Buffalo City from 10 am.
There are about forty-two (42) Parliamentary Committee meetings scheduled for this week, including:
MONDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2022
Ad-Hoc Joint Committee on Flood Disaster Relief and Recovery, Briefing by the South African Human Rights Commission on its work regarding monitoring the flood relief efforts of government]
TUESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2022
Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Briefing by the Minister of Home Affairs and the Department of Home Affairs on the progress made in the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP); on the implementation plan of the report of the Ministerial Reviewing Committee on permits and visas. Update by the Minister of Home Affairs on suspensions of senior officials in the Department of Home Affairs and update on Shepard Bushiri’s escape from South Africa into Malawi],
Standing Committee on Appropriations, Briefing by Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform on preliminary outcomes as at the end of the Fourth Quarter of 2021/22 financial year],
Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture, (Briefing by the Iziko Museum on the Annual Performance Plan and interventions on grievances raised by the employees with input from DSAC and Iziko Management; Consideration and adoption of minutes],
Standing Committee on Finance, Public hearings on the draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill (Rates Bill)],
Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Briefing by the Congolese Society of South Africa on the Memorandum referred by the Speaker National Assembly; Briefing by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on the opening of refugee offices, statelessness and the backlog project],
Portfolio Committee on Communications (Subcommittee), Interviews of candidates for the SABC Board vacancies].
Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Briefing by the DTIC on the status of implementing the following legislation: Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act, National Credit Amendment Act, Legal Metrology Act; Protection of Investment Act; Briefing by the DTIC on the status of the review process with regard to the following: Consumer Protection Act, National Gambling Act].
Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Briefing by ARC, OBP and the ITB on the 2021/22 Fourth Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report and the 2022/23 First Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report].
WEDNESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2022
Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, Consideration and Adoption of the Expropriation Bill [B23 -2020] Report],
Standing Committee on Finance, Public hearings on the draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) and the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB).
Standing Committee on Appropriations, Briefing by Department of Traditional Affairs and Cooperative Governance on preliminary outcomes as at the end of the Fourth Quarter of 2021/22 financial year].
Portfolio Committee on Police, Committee deliberation on the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Amendment Bill [B15-2022]].
Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, Briefing by the Public Service Commission on the tabled National Macro Organisation of Government Report in the National Assembly; Briefing by the National Treasury and the Government Employees Pension Fund on the turnaround time payment of pension fund for the retired public servants and challenges encountered; Consideration and adoption of the previous Committee minutes],
Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Hearing on the audit outcome for the 2020/21 financial year and SIU investigations in the Department of Water and Sanitation
Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Briefing on a petition from residents of Tembisa, Gauteng province, calling on the Assembly to investigate the provision of proper and safe offices for the South African Social Security Agency in their area.
Portfolio Committee on Health, Clause by clause deliberations on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.
Committee for Section 194 Enquiry, Committee review of the first phase of public hearings; Correspondence to the Committee; Review of the Committee Programme; and Adoption of minutes.
Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament, Briefing by the Executive Authority and the Minister of Finance on progress made as far as addressing concerns about the allocation of Parliament budget; Briefing by the Chairpersons of the Parmed Medical Aid Scheme Board on progress made as far as addressing concerns about the impact of ‘Parmed liability’ on Parliament’s budget]
THURSDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2022
Portfolio Committee on Communications (Subcommittee), Interviews of candidates for the SABC Board vacancies],
Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture, Briefing by the DSAC and NAC on the establishment of National Orchestra including funding and the role of the NAC.
Standing Committee on Appropriations, Briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Office and the Department of Small Business Development on the outcomes/impact government’s support interventions to businesses in South Africa.
Portfolio Committee on Communications (Subcommittee), Interviews of candidates for the SABC Board vacancies.
FRIDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2022
Portfolio Committee on Police, Further deliberations on the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Amendment Bill [B15-2022].
Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament, Briefing on Parliaments revised 2022/23 budget; Briefing on Parliament’s 2023/24 draft annual performance plan and budget.
For the latest full schedule of Committee meetings (updated regularly), please visit: https://www.parliament.gov.za/committee-schedules
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