This week in parliament: NCOP and the NHI bill
Jun 19, 2023

1. Parliamentary Programme 

The National Assembly is currently in a constituency period, with the National Council of Provinces following suit next week.

NA Constituency Period: 19 June – 28 August 2023 

NCOP Constituency Period: 26 June – 31 July 2023 

2. Committee Programme 

With only three NCOP committee meetings this week, one meeting to highlight is a briefing on the controversial National Health Insurance Bill on Tuesday. The bill was passed by the National Assembly last week and is now before the NCOP for consideration. If it is accepted, it will be sent to president Cyril Ramaphosa to sign into law. Legal action against the bill is expected.

TUESDAY, 20 JUNE 2023 

Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour, (National Council of Provinces), [Voting on Negotiating Mandates on Performers Protection and Copyright Amendment Bills], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00 

Select Committee on Health and Social Services, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Department of Health on the National Health Insurance Bill [B11B- 2019], Sec 76; Consideration and Adoption of Committee Minutes; Consideration and Adoption of DWYPD Budget Vote report], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-12:30 


Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by PBO on Social Development Conditional Grants underspending], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00

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