The Week Ahead: Meetings continue despite recess

23 Mar 2021 (7 months ago)

Week-ahead

On one level, this looks like a pretty normal week. There is no main chamber business and there is a decent amount of action in the committee corridor.

However, Parliament is officially in recess from today until 4 May 2021.

While most MPs will only be focused on constituency work during this period, others continue to plough on with legislating and oversight scrutiny.

Parliament has given permission to approximately 12 committees to meet during this period.

The agenda is a combination of legislation, oversight, dealing with urgent matters and internal planning.

TUESDAY, 23 MARCH 2021

Adhoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution, (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), [Oral submissions on Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill], 9:30

Joint Workshop: Select Committee on Finance and Select Committee on Appropriations, (National Council of Provinces), [Joint Strategic Planning Workshop], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-12:00

Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology, (National Assembly), [Engagement with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Wits University, Universities South Africa (USAf) and South Africa Union of Students (SAUS) on the current state of affairs of the higher education sector; Follow-up engagement with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT); Consideration of minutes], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:15

Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) on 2019/20 Annual performance and financial statements of the former Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR); Consideration and adoption of outstanding minutes], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-16:00

WEDNESDAY, 24 MARCH 2021

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Assembly), [Oral submissions on the Expropriation Bill [B23-2020]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-16:00

THURSDAY, 25 MARCH 2021

Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Assembly), [Oral submissions on the Expropriation Bill [B23-2020]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-16:00

Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, (National Assembly), [Briefing by the Auditor-General on Findings and audit outcomes in assessing the financial and non-financial performance of the department and entities for the 2019/20 financial year; Briefing by the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation on the performance by the Department of Water and Sanitation on the Government priorities relating to Outcome in the 2019/20 financial year], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00

Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (National Assembly), [Meeting with the Department of Public Enterprises on SAA on the progress made by the Business Rescue Practitioners since the last meeting with SCOPA and investigations conducted by the SIU Meeting with the Department of Public Enterprises on SAA on the progress made by the Business Rescue Practitioners since the last meeting with SCOPA and investigations conducted by the SIU], Virtual Meeting Platform, 14:00-18:00

Committees provide a platform for the public to present views directly to MPs. Share your on the ground experience and expert information to the relevant committees. Critically, what questions should MPs pose to the Executive as they conduct their oversight work?

We have consolidated our reports on the COVID-19 related meetings here.

During the constituency period, MPs have a duty to: be available to the public, help solve problems and report back to their constituents on what is happening in Parliament.

The purpose of this period is to encourage MPs to remain in contact with the people they represent.

View the schedule page here.

*This summary is based on the schedule as it is published on Monday morning. The programme is subject to frequent updating so the link above needs to be checked daily to confirm the programme for the day.



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