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Parliament, Sunday 2 May 2021 – Members of Parliament return from their constituency period this week to a demanding round of committee and House activities featuring a range of key public interest issues, including the national Budget.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is scheduled to hold a Budget and Fiscal Oversight Workshop themed: “Accountability in Public Expenditure through Effective Parliamentary Oversight”, at which Minister of Finance Mr Tito Mboweni will deliver the keynote address. For the full workshop programme and resource documents related to it, please click https://www.parliament.gov.za/project-event-details/1579

On Thursday, from 14.00, the NCOP is scheduled to have a Ministerial Briefing of Transport on: “Mitigating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Transport Industry”.

For Friday, the NCOP has scheduled a Worker’s Parliament on: “Employment Strategies in post COVID-19 Economic Recovery”.

National Assembly (NA) meetings this week include an oral question and answer session with President Cyril Ramaphosa and a meeting of its Rules Committee.

Issues on the agenda of Tuesday’s NA Rules Committee meeting, starting at 12.30, include consideration of the composition of the Section 194 Committee and a proposal for a weighted voting system. The Section 194 Committee will enquire into whether or not there are grounds for removal from office of Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The NA’s plenary sitting on Thursday, starting at 14.00, will feature an oral question and answer session with President Cyril Ramaphosa. The questions coming up for President Ramaphosa relate to steps he is taking to achieve the democratic South Africa as embodied in our Constitution; details about COVID-19 vaccines procurement, costs, roll-out plans and approvals by the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority; conflict in Africa (such as in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province) and what responses the Southern African Development Community and African Union Heads of State were envisaging for dealing with these; the R100-billion Durban Port infrastructure development project; and progress on addressing backlogs in gender-based violence cases. For the Question Paper, please click https://www.parliament.gov.za/storage/app/media/Docs/quest_pap/17d4fb09-3770-4425-b461-6cd81e82980d.pdf

Committee meetings this week include:

MONDAY, 3 MAY
Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Oversight visits to Eastern Cape municipalities – focus on Amathole, OR Tambo, Nelson Mandela Bay, Enoch Mgijima, Walter Sisulu and Makana municipalities – 3 to 7 May


TUESDAY, 4 MAY
Portfolio Committee on Public Works & Infrastructure: Briefing by the Office of Auditor General on 2020/21 performance of Department of Public Works & Infrastructure (DPWI) and Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE); Briefing by Department of Public Works & Infrastructure (DPWI) and Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) on Audit Action Plan; briefing by Department of Public Works & Infrastructure (DPWI) and Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) on Strategic and Annual Performance Plans

Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy: Briefing by Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on Annual Performance Plan for 2021/22 and Budget Vote No. 34; briefing by Mine Health and Safety Council on Annual Performance Plan for 2021/22 and budget for 2021/22; briefing by Central Energy Fund on Corporate Plan for 2021/22

Portfolio Committee on Social Development: Briefing by Auditor-General on Annual Performance Plan of Department of Social Development and its entities; consideration of APP, strategic plan and budget of Department of Social Development

Portfolio Committee on Police: Budget hearing briefings: South African Police Service Programme: Administration and Programme: Visible Policing

Portfolio Committee on Transport: Briefings on 2021/22 Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans by Department of Transport, Railway Safety Regulator, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and subsidiaries

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the SC: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) briefing on 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan and Medium Term Budget allocation; briefings by entities on 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan (APP) and Medium Term Budget allocation – Commission on Restitution of Land Rights and Ingonyama Trust Board

Standing Committee on Appropriations: National Treasury briefing on Appropriation Bill [B4-2021] and Special Appropriation Bill [B5-2021]


WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY
Standing Committee on Finance: SARS briefing on Annual Performance Plan

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education Science and Technology: Briefing by National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 and Annual Performance Plan and Budget 2021/22; briefing by Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) on Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 and Annual Performance Plan (APP) and Budget 2021/22

Standing Committee on Appropriations: Comment by Parliamentary Budget Office on Appropriation Bill [B4-2021] and Special Appropriation Bill [B5-2021]

Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture: Briefing by Robben Island Museum on 2021/22 Annual Performance Plans; allegations of mismanagement by officials; impact of COVID 19 on revenue generation and cut to bursary funding

Portfolio Committee on Police: Budget hearing briefings on South African Police Service Detectives: DPCI budget; Crime Intelligence and Protection and Security Services; budget hearing briefings: Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)

Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities: Briefing by National Youth Development Agency on Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and Budget for 2021/22

Portfolio Committee on Transport: Briefings on 2021/22 Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL), Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) and South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMS)
THURSDAY, 6 MAY
Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture: Briefing by South African Football Association (SAFA) with extended invitation to Premier Soccer League and National First Division to outline challenges faced by National Men’s Team (Bafana Bafana), status of grassroots development in football and status of development of women’s football

Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy: Briefing by Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on Strategic Plan and Budget Vote; briefing by Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land Reform on Strategic Plan and Budget Vote

Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD): Consideration of letter from President on extension of employment of members of the SANDF in Mozambique channel; consideration and adoption of Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan of the JSCD; consideration and adoption of JSCD 2021 Second Term Programme

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure: Expropriation Bill Public Hearings Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality 


FRIDAY, 7 May
Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament: Presentation by Executive Authority – strategic direction of Parliament for 6th Parliament and beyond; presentation by Accounting Officer – alignment of the strategic plan of Parliament with its constitutional mandate, key issues, outcomes oriented goals and strategic objectives, initiatives and projects; presentation by Content Advisor – legislative mandate /role of committee and key issues, requiring strategic decisions of committee. Presentation of key issues to be covered in Strategic Plan; discussion of key issues and strategies to address them

Portfolio Committee on Police: Budget hearing briefings – Civilian Secretariat for Police (CSP); budget hearings briefing – Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA)

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs: Briefing by Electoral Commission of South Africa and Government Printing Works on budgets and Annual Performance Plans 2021-2022

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure: Expropriation Bill Public Hearings West Rand District Municipality 


SATURDAY, 8 May
Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure: Expropriation Bill Public Hearings Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality 


SUNDAY, 9 May
Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure: Expropriation Bill Public Hearings Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality 

For the latest full schedule of committee meetings (updated regularly) please go to:
https://www.parliament.gov.za/committee-meetings

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