This week in Parliament: Budgets Review and Audits
Oct 9, 2023

The fourth and final term of the year commences this week. With various committee meetings scheduled, the National Assembly will only be convening its first plenary for the term on Thursday 19 October and will solely focus on the consideration of the Budget Reviews and Recommendations Reports (BRRR) this week. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa will appear before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday afternoon to answer questions from members of the house. The president will be asked about steps to curb the influence of the so-called “construction mafia” in South Africa and he is also set to be questioned about the recent findings of an official panel on the docking of the Russian ship the Lady R in Simonstown late last year.

Some of the committee meetings that stand out this week include briefings by the office of the Auditor General on audit outcomes for various government departments and entities, including Treasury.

In the NCOP, the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure will be considering oral and written submissions on the controversial Expropriation Bill on Wednesday.

 

 

Committee Programme


TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2023 

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor- General on audit outcomes of National Treasury and its entities], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00 

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Assembly), (09:00- 12:00) Briefing by the Auditor-General on the DPWI/PMTE 2022/23 Annual Performance; (12:30-16:00) Briefing by the DPWI/PMTE on the 2022/23 Annual Report], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-16:00 

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Office of the Auditor-General on the 2022/23 audit outcomes of the DTIC and its entities; Briefing by the Minister on the 2022/23 Annual Report of the DTIC, as well as on the first quarter financial and non-financial performance of the DTIC for the 2023/24 financial year], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-14:00 

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Auditor-General – 2022/23 audit outcomes; Department of Tourism presentation on 2022/23 Annual Report; Consideration of minutes], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 09:00-15:00 

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, (National Assembly), [National Public Hearings on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land (PDAL) Bill [B8-2021]], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 09:00-17:00 

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) and the Auditor General on their analysis of the Health Sector’s Annual Reports for 2022/23 financial year; Briefing by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-17:00 

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor- General of South Africa (AGSA) on the 2022/23 Annual Report of the Department of Transport; Briefing by the entities of the Department of Transport on their 2022/23 Annual Reports: SANRAL (11:30-13:00); RTMC (13:30-15:00); CBRTA (15:00-16:30); PRSA (16:30-18:00)], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 10:00-18:15 

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General of SA (AGSA) on the audit outcomes of the Department of Mineral Resources and its respective entities for 2022/202; Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on their Annual Report for 2022/2023; Continuation of briefing by Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on their Annual Report for 2022/2023; Briefing by the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) on their Annual Report for 2022/2023], Committee Room S35, First Floor, NCOP Building, Parliament, 10:30-17:00 

 

WEDNESDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2023 

Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of oral and written submissions on Expropriation Bill [B 23B-2020] (s76)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00 

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Follow-up meeting with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) on the progress made regarding the implementation plans by the City of Cape Town, Department of Human Settlements, National Development Agency, and DPWI on the relocation of illegal dwellers on the railway reserve between Philippi and Langa], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00 

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Office of the Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) on their annual report for 2022/23 financial year; Briefing by the Office of Health Ombuds on their annual report for 2022/23 financial year; Briefing by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) on their annual report for 2022/23 financial year; Briefing by the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) on their annual report for 2022/23 financial year], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-19:30 

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by AGSA on the audit outcomes for the 20/22/23 financial year; Briefing by the Department of Public Enterprises on the annual report and financial statements for 2022/23; Consideration and adoption of draft fourth term programme], Committee Room M515, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, 10:00 

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the entities of the Department of Transport on their 2022/23 Annual Reports: ATNS (10:00-11:30); SACAA (11:30-13:00); ACSA (14:00-15:30)], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 10:00-15:30 

Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Minister and Department on its response to the public written and oral hearing submissions on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill [B9B-2018] (National Assembly – sec 75)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 11:30- 13:30 

 

THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2023 

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Assembly), [(09:00- 12:00) Briefing by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIBD) on the 2022/23 Annual Report; (12:30-16:00) Briefing by the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) on the 2022/23 Annual Report], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-16:00 

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the Marine Oil Pollution (Preparedness, Response and Cooperation) Bill [B 10-2022]: Consideration of draft list of proposed amendments; Consideration and adoption of minutes of proceedings], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-10:00 

Portfolio Committee on Health, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) on their annual report for 2022/23 financial year; Briefing by the Mines and Works Compensation Fund on their annual report 2022/23 financial year], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00-19:30 

 

FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2023 

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, (National Assembly), [Response by DALRRD on the written and oral submissions made by the public on the PDAL Bill including issues raised during the provincial public participation], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00 

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Public Protector on Annual Report; Public hearings on the Divorce Amendment Bill [B22-2023]; Public hearings on the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Amendment Bill], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30

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