This week in Parliament: NA returns
May 13, 2024

With only days to go until to the elections, the National Assembly (NA) returns from its constituency period to wrap up certain matters before the 6th parliament comes to an end.

Some of the important bills to be considered by the NA includes the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill and the Public Procurement Bill.

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will on Thursday consider the National Water Resources Infrastructure Bill, which aims to provide for the establishment of the South African National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency as a state-owned company and major public entity. On the same day the NCOP will also consider the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill. The Bill will provide for additional electricity, new generation capacity and electricity infrastructure, as well as for an open market platform that will allow for competitive electricity trading.


National Assembly

THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2024

10:00 PLENARY (VIRTUAL)

1. Consideration of Municipal Demarcation Authority Bill [B 14B – 2022] (s76) and of Report of PC on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs thereon (ATC, May 2024) (54) (declarations)

2. Consideration of Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill [B2B2022] (s76) and of Report of PC on Basic Education thereon (ATC, May 2024) (54) (declarations)

3. Consideration of Statistics Amendment Bill [B31B-2021] (s75) and of Report of PC on Public Service and Administration on amendments proposed by National Council of Provinces (ATC, May 2024) (54) (declarations)

4. Consideration of Pension Funds Amendment Bill [B3B-2024] (s75) and of Report of PC on Standing Committee on Finance on amendments proposed by National Council of Provinces (ATC, May 2024) (54) (declarations)

5. Consideration of Public Procurement Bill [B18D-2023 (s76) and of Report of Standing Committee on Finance thereon (ATC, May 2024) (54) (declarations)

6. Consideration of Request for Approval of Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa (Report of PC on Social Development, ATC, 2 May 2024, p 3) (54) (declarations)


National Council of Provinces

THURSDAY, 09 MAY 2024

10:00 PLENARY (VIRTUAL)

1. Consideration of the Railway Safety Bill [B 7B – 2021] (s76)

2. Consideration of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport Amendment Bill [B 41B – 2023] (s75)

3. Consideration of the National Water Resources Infrastructure Bill [B 24 – 2023 (s75)]

4. Consideration of the Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill [B 8B – 2022] (s76)

5. Consideration of the Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment Bill [B 5 – 2022] (s76)

6. Consideration of the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill [B 40 – 2023](s75)

7. Consideration of the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill [B 23 – 2023](s76)


Committee Programme

MONDAY, 13 MAY 2024

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Committee report on the Pension Funds Amendment Bill [B3 – 2024] and the Public Procurement Bill [B18 – 2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00

Ad Hoc Committee on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, (National Council of Provinces), [Responses by the Minister in the Presidency and the State Security Agency on the public participation submissions; Consideration of the public participation report (written, oral and public hearings, including inputs received from provinces)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00-18:004

TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2024

Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on the Revised African Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) Agreement, tabled in terms of section 231(2) of the Constitution, 1996, and the Explanatory Memorandum to The Revised African Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology Agreement (AFRA); Final Mandate meeting on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill [B23B-2023] s76; Final Mandate meeting on the Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill [B14B-2021] S76; Consideration and Adoption of Minutes and Reports], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00

Ad Hoc Committee on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, (National Council of Provinces), [Clause by clause consideration and adoption of the C-list of the bill], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00-17:00

WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024

Ad Hoc Committee on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of the final GILAB report; Tabling of the final report on the ATC], Virtual Meeting Platform, 08:00-10:00

Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of Final Mandates on: Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill [B 8B-2020]; Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment Bill [B 5B-2022]; Consideration and adoption of minutes; Consideration of Select Committee Legacy Report], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of the Legacy Report of the SC on Finance and outstanding minutes], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00

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