This week in Parliament: Energy & Procurement
Mar 4, 2024

Energy concerns still remain a focus of parliamentary activity this week. 

The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy will this week give extensive attention to the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill and the National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill. On Wednesday the committee will also be briefed by Eskom on the potential effects the bill will have on them as energy provider. 

The ministers in the Social Services Cluster (Basic Education; Health; Higher Education, Science and Innovation; Human Settlements; Social Development; Sport, Arts and Culture; Water and Sanitation) will be answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday. 

Ms A. Gela (ANC) will ask the Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, how the National Health Insurance (NHI) system will be funded and how the phased approach of the NHI be implemented.

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu, will be asked by Mr M. R. Mashego (ANC) what steps have been taken to ensure access to safe, clean drinking water and adequate sanitation infrastructure to improve the so-called Blue Drop Report findings. 

On Friday in a meeting of the Select Committee on Finance responses by National Treasury will be received on submissions on the Public Procurement Bill. The Bill will also be considered clause by clause. It aims to regulate public procurement and to prescribe a framework within which preferential procurement must be implemented.

 

 

1. Parliamentary Programme

 

TUESDAY, 05 MARCH 2024

14:00 – PLENARY (HYBRID)

1. Condolences for Mrs A H Mthembu, MP (40)

2. Condolences for Ms V S Siwela, MP (40)

3. Member’s statements (50)

4. Legislation (p)

5. Motions without notice

6. Notices of motion

 

WEDNESDAY, 06 MARCH 2024

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

15:00 – 18:00 PLENARY (HYBRID)

Questions for Oral Reply: (180) • Cluster 2: Social Services

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

14:00 PLENARY (HYBRID)

1. Motions

2. Reports

3. Consideration of the Expropriation Bill [B 23B – 2020] (s76) (Provisional)

4. Consideration of the Provincial Week (11 – 15 September 2023) Report3

 

THURSDAY, 07 MARCH 2024

14:00 – ±16:00 MINI-PLENARY SESSIONS (VIRTUAL)

[Committee reports, reports on petitions, international relations matters, etc, not yet specified by Parliament]



2. Committee Programme

 

TUESDAY, 05 MARCH 2024

• Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Finance and Select Committee on Finance, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of the Committee report on the 2024 Budget (Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00

• Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Office of the following Bills: 2024 Division of Revenue Bill; 2024 Second Adjustments Appropriation (2023/24 Financial year) Bill; 2024 Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account Defrayal Amendment Bill], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00

• Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour, (National Council of Provinces), [Responses by Department of Small Business Development and Parliamentary Legal Adviser to the written or oral submissions on the National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill [B16B – 2023]; Follow up briefing on responses by Department of Trade, Industry and Competition and Parliamentary Legal advisor too submissions on the Companies Amendment Bill [B 27B-2023] and Companies Second Amendment Bill [B 26B-2023]; Consideration and adoption of minutes], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00

• Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the DALRRD on the Framework and implementation of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act4 (SPLUMA); Briefing by SALGA on SPLUMA implementation challenges and pathways to a better spatial planning and land use management in South Africa], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00

• Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Continuation of deliberations on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill [B23 – 2023]], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, Parliament, 09:00-13:00

• Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Continuation of deliberations on the National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill [B25 – 2023]], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, Parliament, 14:00-18:00

• Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the entities of the Department of Transport on their 2022/23 Annual Reports: Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA); Consideration and adoption of Committee report on the 2023/24 Second and Third Quarter Expenditures of the Department of Transport; Consideration and adoption of minutes of proceedings], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00

 

WEDNESDAY, 06 MARCH 2024

• Ad Hoc Committee on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, (National Assembly), [Presentation of the Public Participation Report by the Content Advisors; Input by the Parliamentary Legal Advisor on the public hearings, and the constitutionality process; Consideration and adoption of the Public Participation Report; Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Committee Room M201, Second Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 08:00-13:00

• Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Financial and Fiscal Commission on the following Bills: 2024 Division of Revenue Bill; 2024 Second Adjustments Appropriation (2023/24 Financial year) Bill; 2024 Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account Defrayal Ame

• Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Clause-by-clause on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill [B23 – 2023]; Consideration and adoption of the Committee report on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill [B23 – 2023]], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street Building, Parliament, 09:00-13:00

• Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Continuation of deliberations on the National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill [B25 – 2023]], Committee Room 1, Upper Ground Floor, 90 Plein Street Building, Parliament, 14:00-18:00

• Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing on findings and perspectives on opportunities versus challenges on Cannabis and Hemp Industry by HEMP 4 LIFE; Consideration and adoption of minutes.] Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30- 13:00

• Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill 2023 [B25-2023], and briefing by Eskom on the implications of the Bill on the Company], Committee Room M514, Fifth Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 10:00-13:00

• Select Committee on Public Enterprises and Communication, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Films and Publication Board (FPB) on challenges and/or measures taken to deal with harmful online content as it pertains to children, women and other vulnerable groups; Consideration and Adoption of Minutes] Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00

• Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Committee consideration and adoption of the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill [B29B2023] S75; Committee consideration and adoption of the Committee Report on the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill [B29B- 2023] S75; Committee deliberations on the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill [B21B-2023] S75; [PROVISIONAL] Committee consideration and adoption of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill [B21B-2023] S75; [PROVISIONAL] Committee consideration and adoption of the Committee Report on the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill [B21B-2023] S75], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00

 

FRIDAY, 08 MARCH 2024

• Ad Hoc Committee on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, (National Assembly), [Inputs by the Parliamentary Legal Advisor on the responses from the SSA], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, Parliament, 08:00- 10:00

• Ad Hoc Committee on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, (National Assembly), [Formal consideration and deliberations on the Bill by the Committee], Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, Parliament, 10:15-17:00

• Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Clause-by-clause on the National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill [B25 – 2023]; Consideration and adoption of the Committee report on the National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill [B25 – 2023]], Committee Room M46, Ground Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 09:00- 13:00

• Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Responses by National Treasury on submissions received during public hearings on the Public Procurement Bill and consideration of bill clause by clause], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00

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