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Parliament, Sunday, 13 November 2022 – The National Council of Provinces (NCOP), led by the Chairperson, Mr Amos Masondo, will convene its flagship oversight programme, Taking Parliament to the People (TPTTP) in the Ugu District Municipality in Kwazulu-Natal from Monday, 14 November, to Friday, 18 November 2022, under the theme Working together to ensure faster improvement in the delivery of services to communities”

The TPTTP programme consists of a combination of public hearings and visits to identified sites, and will culminate with the Annual Address by the President at an NCOP sitting to be held at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre on Friday at 10 am.

During the programme, delegates consisting of members of Parliament, KZN Provincial Legislature, and local Municipalities will visit various sites and conduct public meetings, where members of the public are given the opportunity to draw the executive’s attention to challenges they experience with regards to service delivery. Ministers, MECs and MMCs are also given an opportunity to respond to issues raised by the public.

Meanwhile, Deputy President David Mabuza will appear before the National Assembly for a Questions for Oral Reply session during a hybrid plenary on Thursday at 2 pm. The plenary will be preceded by the Programming Committee meeting at 8.30, and members’ training on E-disclosure at 11 am.

On Tuesday between 11 am and 1.30 pm, members of the National Assembly (NA) will undergo a Member’s Training programme on E-Disclosure. The training will precede a hybrid plenary at 2 pm to consider several Budgetary Review and Recommendation reports.

On Wednesday at 2 pm, the Economics Cluster ministers will appear before the NA hybrid sitting for questions for oral reply session. Cluster 4 comprises of ministers responsible for Public Enterprises, Tourism, Public Works and Infrastructure, and Trade and Industry.

In the same sitting, the house will also debate and consider a report of the Standing Committee on Appropriations on Division of Revenue Amendment Bill.

On the international front, the NA Chairperson of Committees, Mr Cedric Frolick is leading a Parliamentary delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP27), currently taking place until 18 November in Sharm el_Sheikh, Egypt.

Other key items on Parliament’s international events diary this week include:


  • Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR): 16 November, Virtual/Hybrid
  • SADC-PF Executive Meeting:


There are 31 committee meetings this week to be convened as follows:


MONDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2022


Select Committee on Security and Justice, (National Council of Provinces), [Responses by the Department of Home Affairs on written submissions received on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B1B-2022] (S75); Responses by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) on written submissions received on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B1B-2022] (S75); and Responses by the Parliamentary Legal Services on legal issues on written submissions received on the Electoral Amendment Bill [B1B-2022] (S75)]


TUESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2022


Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Clause by clause deliberations and consideration and adoption of the Committee report on the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill (Rates Bill) and the Revenue Laws Amendment Bill (Revenue Laws Bill)], Virtual Meeting Platform


Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Tourism on the following matters: First and Second Quarter Performance Report of 2022/23 financial year; International work done by Ministry, Department and South African Tourism; the process of merger of SA Tourism and Brand South Africa; Introduction of the new Board of South African Tourism and the process followed; and Timeframes on the policy review process and reasons for the delays; Consideration of draft minutes]


Portfolio Committee on Communications, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General and Department on Postbank Annual Reports for the past 3 financial years and its Corporate Plan; Deliberations / finalisation on the SA Postbank Limited Amendment Bill [B 22-2022]; Adoption of minutes]


Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Engagement with the National Initiation Oversight Committee (NIOC) and EC Provincial Initiation Coordinating Committee (PICC) on progress on implementation of the recommendations of the Committee in the previous initiation season]


Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Consideration and adoption of the Report on 2022 Division of Revenue Amendment Bill]


Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) on migrant issues including the opening of refugee offices, statelessness and the backlog project]


Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, (National Assembly), [Formal deliberations on the Agricultural Products Standards Amendment Bill (A-List); Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes]


Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of draft minutes and draft reports; Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill [B 2 – 2022] Oral Submissions (Round 2): Pestalozzi Trust; FEDSAS; South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU); Section 27; Cause for Justice; Centre for Child Law; SA Institute for Race Relations; Afriforum; COSATU]


Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Table Tennis SA and Tennis SA on governance issues; development of the sport in schools and provinces; Consideration and adoption of minutes]


Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (DMRE) on the following: 1st and 2nd Quarterly Performance Reports for 2022/23; Update on the solar water heater programme (SWH); Tabling of correspondence; Consideration and adoption of minutes: 08 November 2022]


Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Briefing by SAA on the progress made by the management since the last meeting with Committee and investigations conducted by the SIU on SAA]


Portfolio Committee on Transport, (National Assembly), [Public Hearings on the Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment Bill [B 5-2022]; Responses by the Department of Transport on the oral and written submissions on the Bill; Deliberations on the Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill [B 8 – 2020]; Consideration and adoption of minutes of proceedings]


Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Session on Creating an Enabling Policy and Regulatory Environment for SMMEs and Co-operatives - The Role of National Treasury],


Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Secretariat of the National Council on Gender Based Violence and Femicide on update on programmes related to gender-based violence and Femicide; Consideration and adoption of minutes]


Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Minister on the WTO; Briefing by the Minister on the outcomes of the Black Industrialists and Exporters Conference; Formal consideration of the BRR Report]


Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Public hearings on Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) and the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and Rates bill]


WEDNESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2022


Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour, (National Assembly), [Consideration and Adoption of Draft Minutes of 7, 14 September; 12, 19, 25 October; and 2 November 2022]


Standing Committee on Finance, (National Assembly), [Clause by clause deliberations and consideration and adoption of the Committee report on the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) and the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB)]


Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [09:00-10:00: Discussion on the Parliamentary Legal Service opinion regarding the State Security Agency 2014 Cabinet directive on vetting; 10:00-13:30: Follow up meeting with investigating agencies regarding collaboration on cases being investigated (SIU, Hawks and NPA)]


Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the NMISA on its 2021/22 Annual report and its 2022/23 first quarter performance; Briefing by the SANAS on its 2021/22 Annual report and its 2022/23 first quarter performance]


Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (National Assembly), [Engagement on the state of Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality by – Kagisano- Molopo Local Municipality, Dr Ruth Mompati-Segomotsi District Municipality, Office of the Auditor-General North-West, Provincial Treasury and Coghsta, SALGA and Department of Cooperative Governance]


Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Red Tape Reduction Task Team in the Presidency; Consideration and adoption of Committee Minutes]


Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Consideration of the A-List on the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Amendment Bill [B15-2022]]


Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, (National Assembly), [Report by the Public Service Commission on the “Effectiveness of continuous employee development in enhancing capacity and service delivery in the public service”; Briefing by the Department of Public Service and Administration on the Framework for Monitoring of Compliance with Public Administration Legislative Framework; Consideration and adoption of the previous Committee minutes]


Portfolio Committee on Social Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the national and provincial Departments of Social Development on progress made to meet the North Gauteng High Court deadline of 27 November 2022 on foster care system]


Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Denel on a progress update on the implementation of the turnaround strategy; Consideration and adoption of minutes]


THURSDAY, 17 NOVEMBER 2022


Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Responses by National Treasury and SARS on the submissions received on Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) and the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB), and Rates bill; Consideration of the bill clause by clause]


FRIDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2022


Standing Committee on Appropriations, (National Assembly), [Briefing by Department of Social Development and the South African Social Security Agency on the 2022 Adjustments Appropriation Bill]


Portfolio Committee on Police, (National Assembly), [Adoption of the Committee Report on the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Amendment Bill [B15-2022]]


Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Assembly), [Public hearings on the Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill [B13 – 2021]].


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