This week in Parliament: SONA, Procurement and Electricity
Feb 5, 2024

This week sees parliament moving back into action. On Tuesday, Treasury will be briefing the Select Committee on Finance on the Public Procurement Bill. The bill aims to regulate public procurement and to prescribe a framework within which preferential procurement must be implemented.

The Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill provides for additional electricity,  the establishment of the Transmission System Operator SOC Ltd., as well as an open market platform that allows for competitive electricity trading. On Friday the first draft of a provincial public hearings report on the Bill will tabled in a meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy.

Most attention will however be focussed on the president’s State of the Nation Address on Thursday night, in which he will set out government’s priorities for the year ahead.


Committee Programme


TUESDAY, 06 FEBRUARY 2024

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Committee 1st Term Programme for 2024], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-10:00

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury on the Pension Funds Amendment Bill], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00

Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of First Term Committee Programme for 2024], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00

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), [Consideration and Adoption of the 1st Term Programme; Tabling of Correspondence from two 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

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by National Treasury on the Public Procurement Bill [B18B-2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00


WEDNESDAY, 07 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], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00


FRIDAY, 09 FEBRUARY 2024

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Tabling of the 1st draft of the Consolidate Provincial Public Hearings Report on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill; Consideration and adoption of outstanding reports; Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00

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