This week in Parliament: Ethics & Procurement
Nov 27, 2023

This week sees an especially full programme for the National Assembly (NA). 

A number of reports of the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests will receive attention. Complaints against former Transport minister Dipuo Peters, EFF MP Floyd Shivambu and the current Minister of Police Bheki Cele will be considered.  

The Economic Cluster will appear before the NA for a question-and-answer session on Wednesday. The DA will ask the Minister of Finance whether Treasury intends to budget no salary increases in the public sector for the 2024/25 financial year. The public wage bill remains a source of tension, especially after the minister’s medium term budget policy statement earlier this month. Good will be placing the Minister of Electricity under pressure with a question on the Just Energy Transition, asking what measures are in place to ensure that the difficulties experienced with the Komati Coal Power Station’s transition are not repeated elsewhere.

The African Post Office Amendment Bill will also receive attention. The bill aims to provide for the repurposing of Post Office infrastructure so as to provide diversified and expanded services and exploit the infrastructure capacity to extract value and forge partnerships with other stakeholders. This also comes after a business rescue plan for the Post Office was published last week.

On committee level the Public Procurement Bill will be discussed further on Wednesday by the Standing Committee on Finance. 



1. Parliamentary Programme


TUESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2023 

10:00 – ±12:30 PLENARY (HYBRID) 

1. Debate on 9th BRICS Parliamentary Forum (76) 

2. Consideration of Request for Permission in terms of Rule 286(4)(b) to inquire into extending the subject of National Youth Development Agency Amendment Bill [B13-2022] (s75) (Interim Report of PC on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities), (see ATC, 24 November 2023) (no debate) 

3. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Water and Sanitation (ATC, 25 October 2023, p 262) (declarations) 

4. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Communications and Digital Technologies (ATC, 25 October 2023, p 28) (declarations) 

5. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Communications and Digital Technologies on Government Communication and Information System (ATC, 25 October 2023, p 6) (declarations) 

6. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on International Relations and Cooperation (ATC, 26 October 2023, p 5) (declarations) 

7. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Human Settlements (ATC, 27 October 2023, p 96) (declarations) 

14:00 – ±17:00 PLENARY (Cntd.) (HYBRID) 

8. Consideration of Report of Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests on Complaints against: Honourable Dipuo Peters, MP in her former portfolio as Minister of Transport (ATC, 24 October 2023, p 8) (no debate) 

9. Consideration of Report of Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests on Complaints against: Honourable Nyiko Floyd Shivambu, MP (ATC, 2 October 2023, p 36) (no debate) 

10. Consideration of Report of Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests on Contravention of Code of Ethical conduct and disclosure of Members’ interests: Honourable Bheki Cele, MP, the Minister of Police (ATC, 2 October 2023, p 29) (no debate) 

11. Consideration of Report of Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests on Non-disclosures of Members interests for 2022: Contravention of Code of Ethical conduct and disclosure of Members’ interests (ATC, 2 October 2023, p 24) (no debate) 

12. Debate on 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children: The role of men in combating gender-based violence and femicide (88) 

13. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Defence and Military Veterans on 2022/23 Annual Report of Armscor and Castle Control Board (ATC, 27 October 2023) (declarations) 

14. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Defence and Military Veterans on 2022/23 Annual Report of Department of Defence (ATC, 23 November 2023) (declarations) 

15. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Defence and Military Veterans on 2022/23 Annual Report of Department of Military Veterans (ATC, 23 November 2023, p 3) (declarations) 

16. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Employment and Labour (ATC, 27 October 2023, p 5) (declarations) 

17. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of Standing Committee on Finance (ATC, 30 October 2023, p 51) (declarations) 

18. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Trade, Industry and Competition (ATC, 30 October 2023, p 5) (declarations) 

19. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Transport (ATC, 20 November 2023) (declarations) 


WEDNESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2023 

15:00 – ±18:00 PLENARY (HYBRID) Questions for oral reply: Cluster 4: Economics 


THURSDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2023 

14:00 – ±18:15 PLENARY (HYBRID) 

1. Consideration of Report of Standing Committee on Finance on Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill [B35 – 2023] (ATC, 22 November 2023) (no debate) 

2. Consideration of Report of Standing Committee on Finance on Taxation Laws Amendment Bill [B36 – 2023] (ATC, 22 November 2023) (no debate) 

3. Consideration of Report of Standing Committee on Finance on Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill [B37 – 2023] (ATC, 22 November 2023) (no debate) 

4. First Reading debate: Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill [B35 – 2023] (s77) and Taxation Laws Amendment Bill [B36– 2023] (s77) & Second Reading debate: Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill [B37 – 2023] (s75) (90) 

5. Second Reading: Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill [B35 – 2023] (s77) (no debate) 

6. Second Reading: Taxation Laws Amendment Bill [B36 – 2023] (s77) (no debate) 

7. Report of PC on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Independent Municipal Demarcation Authority Bill [B14- 2022] (ATC, 21 November 2023) (no debate) 

8. Second Reading debate – Independent Municipal Demarcation Authority Bill [B14B-2022] (s76(1)) (77) 

9. Consideration of Report of PC on Communications and Digital Technologies on South African Post Office SOC Ltd Amendment Bill [B11-2023] (s75) (ATC, 21 November 2023) (no debate) 

10. Second Reading debate – South African Post Office SOC Ltd Amendment Bill [B11B-2023] (s75) (77) 

11. Consideration of Report of PC on Trade, Industry and Competition on Companies Amendment Bill [B27 – 2023] (s75) (ATC, 22 November 2023, p 27) (no debate) 

12. Consideration of Report of PC on Trade, Industry and Competition on Companies Second Amendment Bill [B26 – 2023] (s75) (ATC, 22 November 2023, p 25) (no debate) 

13. Second Reading debate – Companies Amendment Bill [B 27B – 2023] (s75) & Companies Second Amendment Bill [B26B – 2023] (s75) (77) 


FRIDAY, 01 DECEMBER 2023 

10:00 – ±11:30 PLENARY (VIRTUAL) 

Debate on World AIDS Day: Community response to overcome the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS interventions (88) 



2. Committee Programme


TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2023 

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Committee report and clause by clause deliberations on the Public Procurement Bill [B18 – 2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00 

Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Water and Sanitation on input of written and oral submissions on the National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency SOC Limited Bill [B24-2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00 

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Health on the 2023 Adjustments Appropriation Bill [B34-2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00-17:00 

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Department of Transport briefing on the Merchant Shipping Bill [B 12 – 2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00 

Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour, (National Council of Provinces), [Follow-up Briefing by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00- 17:00 


WEDNESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2023 

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Committee report and clause by clause deliberations on the Public Procurement Bill [B18 – 2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00 

Standing Committee on the Auditor-General, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General on 2022 – 23 PFMA General Report], Hybrid Meeting (Committee Room S12A, Ground Floor, NCOP Building, Parliament & Virtual Meeting Platform), 09:00-14:00 

Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Council of Provinces), [Final Mandates: Economic Regulation of Transport Bill [B 1B-20 (s76)]; National Road Traffic A/B [B 7B-2020] (sec 76)]; National Land Transport A/B [B 7F –2016] (sec 76)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00 


FRIDAY, 24 NOVEBMER 2023 

Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Appropriations and Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Public Hearings on 2023 MTBPS, 2023 Adjustments Appropriation Bill and 2023 Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Bill], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00

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