Insights from Parliament: Mozambique insurgency on Parliament’s agenda
Apr 13, 2021

Parliament is currently in recess. The recess period started on 23 March and ends on 3 May, which is a rather lengthy constituency period.

There are some interesting committee meetings scheduled for the coming week. The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy will be particularly busy.

On Tuesday, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy brief Parliament on the impact of the insurgency in Mozambique on South Africa’s energy investments in the country. This is of interest considering the impasse between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Mozambique regarding intervention in the north of the country. On Wednesday, Parliament will be briefed on the recent increases in the price of fuel and mitigating alternatives to address fuel price increases.

The following committee meetings of interest are scheduled this week:

TUESDAY, 13 APRIL

  • Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on the impact of the insurgency in Mozambique on South Africa’s energy investments in the country], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00
  • Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Shortlisting of Critical Infrastructure Council], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-17:00
  • Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Council of Provinces), [Final Mandate meeting on the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights A/B [B 6B – 2020] (sec 76); Consideration and Adoption of minutes], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00

WEDNESDAY, 14 APRIL

  • Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on the Basic Fuel Price (BFP), including a briefing on the recent increases in the price of fuel and mitigating alternatives to address fuel price increases; Briefing by the Automobiles Association of SA (AASA) on their views and mitigating strategies relating to the BFP; Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on the state of refining capacity in the country], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-17:00

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