The week ahead in Parliament: The House is on the money
Oct 13, 2022

Parliament returns after a one-week constituency period, and goes straight into the consideration of Budget Review & Recommendations (BRR) Report. The first plenary programme for this term is due to take place on 25 October 2022, with the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement scheduled to be delivered to Parliament on Wednesday 26 October 2022.

At least three committee meetings will be of interest.  

On Tuesday, the Standing Committee on Finance (National Assembly) will hold public hearings on the General Laws (Anti-money Laundering and Combatting Terrorism Financing) Amendment Bill [B18-2022]. 

The Bill seeks to address deficiencies in South Africa’s ability to combat money-laundering and terrorism financing, and is regarded as crucial if South Africa is to prevent itself from being ‘greylisted’ by international watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). SA’s potential greylisting is expected to be a hot topic of debate between our banks and their international counterparts in Washington D.C this week, as bankers from around the world congregate for the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank. Many local bankers regard this as an opportune moment to solidify their relationships with correspondent bankers.

Additionally, and also on Tuesday, the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), will be briefed by the Department of Tourism. This will include the industry’s recovery plan. The industry has begun showing positive signs of improvement, with the Department indicating that forward bookings from August to October have risen by 287%. 

Finally, on Wednesday, The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly),will be briefed by the Auditor-General of South Africa on the audit outcomes of state-owned companies and the Department of Public Enterprises. According to Auditor General Tsakani Maluleke, leadership instability within SOEs and government departments is impeding their financial performances, which could push them to the brink of collapse. Last week, in a letter written to Parliament by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, it was revealed that the Minister requested time for Eskom, Denel and Alexkor to be granted an extension to submit their 2021-2022 annual reports. This is after the three SOEs failed to do so by the September 30 deadline.

All committee meetings are available to be viewed online at Parliament’s YouTube channel.

TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2022

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Public hearings on the General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting Terrorism Financing) Amendment Bill [B18-2022] (“General Laws Bill”)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Tourism on 2021/22 Annual Report; Consideration of the Draft Committee Programme for Fourth Term of 2022; Consideration of draft minutes], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 14:00-17:00

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the 2021/22 Portfolio Annual Report by the following: Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA); Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD); Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-17:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the 2021/22 Annual Report of the Department of Transport; Briefing by the Department of Transport (including the DLCA) on its 2021/22 Annual Reports; Briefing by the entities of the Department of Transport on their 2021/22 Annual Reports (RAF, SAMSA, PRASA], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-18:00

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [(09:00-11:00): Briefing by the Auditor-General of SA (AGSA) on the audit outcomes of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and its entities for the period 2021/22 FY; (11:00-13:00): Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on its Annual Report for 2021/22 FY; Briefing by the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate (MHSI) and the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) on their respective Annual Reports for 2021/22; (14:00-17:00): Continuation of the briefing by the DMRE, MHSI and the MHSC on their respective Annual Reports for 2021/22; (18:00-21:00): Briefing by the National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA), the SA Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR), the State Diamond Trader (SDT) and Mintek on their respective Annual Reports for 2021/21], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 09:00-21:00

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Assembly), [09:00-12:00: Briefing by the Auditor General on the DPWI/PMTE 2021/22 Annual Performance; 12:30-16:00: Briefing by the DPWI/PMTE on the 2021/22 Annual Performance], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-16:00

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) on their analysis of the Health Sector’s Annual Reports; Briefing by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the audit outcomes of the Health Sector; Briefing by the National Heath Laboratory Services (NHLS) on their annual report for 2021/22 financial year], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-17:30

Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by Department of Tourism on progress Report in terms of the implementation of the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan; Briefing by the Department of Tourism on interventions in respect of tourist safety; Consideration and Adoption of Minutes], Virtual Meeting Platform, 17:00-19:30

WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2022

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Auditor-General of South Africa on the audit outcomes of state-owned companies and the Department of Public Enterprises; Briefing by the Financial Fiscal Commission on observations and findings in relation to state-owned companies reporting to Department of Public Enterprises; Briefing by Department of Public Enterprises on the annual report and financial statements for 2021/22; Consideration and adoption of draft fourth term programme], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Assembly), [09:00-12:00: Briefing by the IDT on the 2021/22 Annual Performance; 12:30-16:00: Briefing by Agreement SA on the 2021/22 Annual Performance], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-16:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the entities of the Department of Transport on their 2021/22 Annual Reports (Airports Company South Africa, South African Civil Aviation Authority, Air Traffic and Navigation Services)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 16:00-20:00

THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2022

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) on their annual report for 2021/22 financial year; Briefing by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority on their annual report for 2021/22 financial year], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00-20:00

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [(14:00-17:30): Briefing by the SA National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI) and the Council for GeoScience (CGS) on their respective Annual Reports for 2021/22 FY; (18:00-21:00): Briefing by the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) and the Central Energy Fund (CEF) on its respective Annual Reports for 2021/22 FY], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 14:00-21:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the entities of the Department of Transport on their 2021/22 Annual Reports (South African National Roads Agency Limited, Road Traffic Management Corporation, Road Traffic Infringement Agency)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 16:00-20:00

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of the committee report on the Draft Amendment of Schedules 1, 2 and 3 to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act No 38 of 2001) submitted in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act], Virtual Meeting Platform, After Caucus

FRIDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2022

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly); [Briefing by the Department of Health on their annual report for 2021/22 financial year], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00-17:00

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