The Week Ahead: Legislation & Debates

There is a bit of frenzy in Parliament as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack of time.

There is a minor parliamentary rarity on Tuesday: the main chamber in the National Assembly ...

The Week Ahead: Busy Schedule in the Main Chambers

Parliament has scheduled a broad and busy programme in the main chambers.

In the National Assembly, Tuesday’s vote on the EFF’s motion to close the Israeli Embassy in South Africa and the suspend all diplomatic relations with Israel is a main point of interest. The draft resolution was debated in ...

The Week Ahead: Legislation, Debates & Mini-plenaries

An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and Committee Corridor.

A combination of Question Time sessions, debates, mini-plenaries, budget-related work, legislative business, and a few high-profile Committee meetings should mean plenty of fizz.

The NCOP has arranged two sitting days. On Wednesday, delegates will consider the ...

The Week Ahead: Question Time & Budget-related matters

There are five weeks left until Parliament rises for the year.

In the remaining days, lawmakers are scheduled to vote on several Bills, approve government spending, hold debates, scrutinise government performance, conduct oversight visits, consider statutory appointments and instruments and finalise assorted Committee Reports.

Question time is the main business ...

The Week Ahead: #MTBPS2023

All eyes will be on the Minister of Finance when he presents the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday. The MTBPS outlines the economic context against which the 2024 budget is being formulated and sets out the spending framework for the next three years.

In addition, the mini-budget gives ...

The Week Ahead: Legislation & Budget-related Matters

There's a broad and busy flavour to this week's parliamentary business.

In the National Assembly chamber, the week opens with a focus on legislation and a ministerial statement during Tuesday’s sitting. Lawmakers are set to consider the Railway Safety Bill and the Climate Change Bill.

Government Ministers may make oral ...

The Week Ahead: Public Protector Appointment Vote, Annual Report Season & Legislation

It's another big week in the Committee corridor where lawmakers will be dealing with Annual Reports and finalising Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports (BRRRs) which must be completed before the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on 1 November.

2022/23 Annual Reports

Committees hear directly from the office of the Auditor-General (AGSA) ...

The Week Ahead: Final Term, Annual Report Season & President Ramaphosa

Parliament will be particularly busy when it resumes business for the fourth and final term as it deals with the annual task of poring over the 2022/23 Annual Reports of Departments and public entities within the ambit of each parliamentary committee.

It is during this process that the importance of ...

The Week Ahead: BRICS Parliamentary Forum & Legislation

The third term concludes for NCOP delegates.

From next week, they will join their NA counterparts who are on recess.

Legislation is a major focus in Tuesday’s NCOP sitting. The House will consider three Bills, the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill, the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Fundraising Amendment Bill. In ...

The Week Ahead: Legislation & Questions for Oral Reply top the agenda

It's the final week of the parliamentary term for the National Assembly. National Council of Provinces (NCOP) delegates will sit for a further week and commence their constituency break on 2 October 2023.

The NCOP has not scheduled any sitting this week as the House's Whippery will undertake a working ...