This week in Parliament: Taxes & Petroleum
Aug 28, 2023

The National Assembly resumes official activities this week after a long constituency period. A number of portfolio committee meetings are scheduled.  

Tuesday the standing committee on finance will be briefed by Treasury and the Revenue Service on this year’s proposed tax amendments.

On Wednesday the Reserve Bank will brief the standing committee on finance on its annual report. It is widely expected that the bank will also use the opportunity to expand on its controversial report on the theft at president Cyril Ramaphosa’s game farm, Phala Phala. The report was released on 21 August.

Wednesday will also see deliberations on the Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill. The Bill seeks to provide for equitable access to and sustainable development of the country’s petroleum resources, specifically through the regulatory authority of newly designated state bodies.

The National Council of Provinces will only formally be returning next week Monday. 



Committee Programme


TUESDAY, 29 AUGUST 2023 

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by National Treasury and SARS on the 2023 Draft Revenue Laws Amendment Bill, 2023 Draft Revenue Administration and Pension Laws Amendment Bill, 2023 Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill (2023 Draft Rates Bill), 2023 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (2023 Drat TLAB) and 2023 Draft Tax Administration Laws Bill (2023 Draft TALAB)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00 

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the Companies Amendment Bills], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00 

Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the Railway Safety Bill [B 7-2021]; Consideration and adoption of minutes of proceedings; Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 09:00-13:00 

Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the National Treasury on the First Quarter Expenditure Report for the 2023/24 financial year – focusing on National departments and SOEs/Companies; Adoption of the Committee’s 2023 Revised Strategic Plan and APP], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00- 13:00 

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), 

[Deliberations on the Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill [B13 – 2021]], Committee Room M46, Ground floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 09:00-16:00 

Portfolio Committee on Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on Climate Change Bill (A- list)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30- 15:00 


WEDNESDAY, 30 AUGUST 2023 

Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Prudential Authority (PA) on their annual reports], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00 

Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Introduction of the Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill [B21-2023] by the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service (CSPS); Briefing by the Parliamentary Legal Advisor and the State Law Advisor on their opinion regarding the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill [B21-2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00 

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development on the status of development and plans for the OR Tambo and Tshwane Automotive SEZs; Consideration of the first draft of the Report on the Study Visit to South Korea], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:30 

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), 

[Deliberations on the Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill [B13 – 2021]], Committee Room M46, Ground floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 09:00-16:00 

Portfolio Committee on Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, (National Assembly), [Deliberations on the Climate Change Bill (A- list)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00 

Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Public Enterprises on the first quarter performance report for 2023/24 financial year, and progress regarding the unbundling of Eskom; Presentation by Content Advisor on the Zondo Commission recommendations implementation plan; Consideration and adoption of third term programme], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00

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