This week in Parliament: Public Service & Administration
Jan 29, 2024

Parliament has indicated that Portfolio Committees will be restarting on Tuesday, 30 January 2024. Over the next two weeks a number of meetings for Portfolio and Select committees have been scheduled. 

This week sees consideration of two Bills regarding Public Service and Administration. The Public Administration Management Amendment Bill aims, among other goals, to provide clarification regarding the prohibition against employees conducting business with organs of the state; the Public Service Amendment Bill provides for an augmentation of the role of the relevant Director General as well as clarification on the role of the Public Service Commission in respect of grievances.

 

WEDNESDAY, 31 JANUARY 2024

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of B10A and B13A list of the bills; Consideration and adoption of the B10B and B13B Bills as amended; Committee report on the Bills (for Public Administration Management Amendment Bill [B10 – 2023] and Public Service Amendment Bill [B13 -2023]); Considerations and Deliberations of the Committee Annual Report 2023; Consideration and Deliberations of the Draft Legacy Report 2019 – 2024], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00

 

Looking forward to next week:

 

TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2024

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the WTO’s Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (Ratification); Briefing on the E and F Bills of the Copyright and of the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bills], Virtual Meeting, 09:00-13:00

Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour, (National Council of Provinces), [Follow-up briefing with Department of Employment and Labour in relation to the unbundling of the Compensation Fund and Unemployment Insurance Fund from the Department, including the human resource plans to improve capacity and capability of the Compensation Fund and Unemployment Insurance Fund to realise their policy and legislative mandates; and brief the Committee on forensic report in respect of the Thuja], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00

Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by Department of Small Business Development on the National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill [B16B – 2023] (National Assembly – sec 76)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00-17:00

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Transport /RTMC on the December 2023/ January 2024 festive season road fatalities; Briefing on the NCOP amendments to the Economic Regulation of Transport Bill [B 1D-2020]; Briefing on the NCOP amendments to the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill [B 7D-2020]; Consideration of report on Committee’s attendance at the UITP Training Course on Tendering and Contracting; Consideration and adoption of the draft 2024 First Term Committee programme; Feedback from Chairperson on requests from stakeholders regarding transport/entities related queries/complaints; Consideration and adoption of minutes of proceedings], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2024

Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration of C-List: Expropriation Bill [B 23B-2020] (sec 76); Briefing by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) and Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) on 2022/2023 Annual Report], Virtua Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00

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