Week ahead in Parliament: Budget Votes continue 
May 15, 2023

 

There is a full programme of portfolio committee meetings and remaining budget votes scheduled this week.

  • Parliamentary programme
 

TUESDAY 16 MAY 2023

MINI PLENARIES 10:00 – 12:15

(1) Debate on Vote 34: Mineral Resources and Energy

(2) Debate on Vote 41: Water and Sanitation

14:00 – 16:15

(3) Debate on Vote 11, 7 & 12: Public Service and Administration

(4) Debate on Vote 4: Government Communications and Information Services

16:30 – 18:15

(5) Debate on Vote 36: Small Business Development

(6) Debate on Vote 8: National Treasury

 

WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY 2023

MINI PLENARIES 15:00 – 17:15

(1) Debate on Vote 40: Transport

(2) Debate on Vote 30: Communications and Digital Technologies

17:30 – 19:00

(3) Debate on Vote 5: Home Affairs

MINI PLENARIES 14:00 – 16:15

 

THURSDAY 18 MAY 2023

(1) Debate on Vote 16: Basic Education

(2) Debate on Vote 39: Trade, Industry and Competition

16:30 – 18:15

(3) Debate on Vote 22: Correctional Services

(4) Debate on Vote 9: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

FRIDAY 19 MAY 2023

10:00 – 12:15

  • Debate on Vote 32: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (2) Debate on Vote 8: National Treasury (State Security)

 

Two committee meetings of interest this week:

On Wednesday, the portfolio committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), will provide an update on SAA and their business operations.

On Friday, the portfolio committee on Police, (National Assembly), will be pre-releasing the fourth quarter crime statistics of the 2022/23 financial year, which will be of particular interest given high crime and murder rates that were announced earlier this year.

 

1.2. Committee Programme

 

TUESDAY, 16 MAY 2023

  • Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Health on the 2023 Appropriation Bill], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00- 12:00
  • Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the ECIC on its 2023/24 Strategic and Annual Performance Plan (APP)], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00- 13:00
  • Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Office of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the progress on the Material Irregularities at the Department of Transport and its entities; Deliberations on the Railway Safety Bill [B 7-2021]; Consideration and adoption of minutes of proceedings], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, 09:00-13:00
  • Portfolio Committee on Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, (National Assembly), [Virtual Oral submissions on Climate Change Bill [B9-2022]; and Briefing by the Department on the Rock Lobster Anti-Poaching Strategy], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00

 

WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY 2023

  • Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption and clause by clause deliberations on the Financial Matters Amendment Bill [B20 – 2022]; Consideration and adoption and clause by clause deliberations on the Municipal Fiscal Powers and Functions Amendment Bill [B21 – 2022]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00
  • Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Briefing on the status of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) Amendment Bill, including correlations / alignment to the 2016 White Paper on Policing and 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00
  • Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly) [Briefing by the DTIC, ITAC, NT and SARS on the implementation of ITAC’s tariff amendment or trade remedy recommendations], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00
  • Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Update from SAA on their business operations, and how the delay of the finalisation of the strategic equity partnership is affecting their business; Consideration and adoption of budget vote report], Committee Room S35, NCOP Building, 10:00
  • Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces),
  • [Consultation with Financial and Fiscal Commission and Parliamentary Budget Office on the: (i) Appropriation Bill [B3 – 2023]; and (ii) Eskom Debt Relief Bill [B5 – 2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00
  • Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of the Policy Assessment and Recommendations (PAR) Report], Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building, Parliament, 10:00-13:00

 

FRIDAY, 12 MAY 2023

  • Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Crime Statistics, Pre–release briefing Fourth Quarter Crime Statistics 2022/23 financial year], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00

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