The Week Ahead: Second Term Resumes

The NCOP resumes after the two-week Easter constituency break. The term will run until early mid-May.

The main focus will be finalising as much outstanding priority legislation as possible. There are 27 bills before the NCOP: 3 on the NCOP Order for consideration by the House and 24 in Committees.

Amongst others, this includes three finance bills, the Pension Funds Amendment Bill, Climate Change Bill, BELA Bill and Public Procurement Bill

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According to Parliament's Rules, business before the legislature lapses when the term of that Parliament ends or when Parliament is dissolved.

When a bill or other matter lapses, the new Assembly can revive it through a motion in the House. Such motions sometimes state that the matter be revived "from the stage it reached on the last sitting day of the House (of the previous House)...."

The Deputy President will also make an appearance for his final Question Time Session during the term

The National Assembly has largely concluded its business. However, one or two sitting days are expected to be arranged to pass several bills, particularly those passed by the NCOP with an amendment. Also, a handful of portfolio committees will likely schedule the odd meeting to deal with any pressing matter.

Below are some of the highlights in the Committee Corridor:

TUESDAY, 16 APRIL 2024

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Public hearing on the Pension Fund Bill and processing the Pension Fund Bill [B3B-2024]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00

Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation and Human Settlements, (National Council of Provinces), [Departmental responses on tabled Negotiating Mandates on Municipal Demarcation Authority Bill [B14B-2022] by Eastern Cape and Limpopo Legislatures; Tabling of C-List on Municipal Demarcation Authority Bill [B14B-2022]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-13:00

Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy, (National Council of Provinces), [Negotiating Mandate Meeting on the Climate Change Bill [B9B-2022] (National Assembly – sec 76); Continuation of discussions on the Deeds Registries Amend Bill [B28-2022] S75 with possible finalization; Consideration and Adoption of Reports and Minutes], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-16:00

WEDNESDAY, 17 APRIL 2024

Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure, (National Council of Provinces), [Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill [B 8B-2022]: Select Committee Consideration of written and oral submissions; Department of Transport response to written and oral submissions; Railway Safety Bill [B 7B-2021]: Select Committee Consideration of written and oral submissions; Department of Transport response to written and oral submissions], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:00-13:00

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [National Treasury response to submissions on the Pension Fund Bill [B3B-2024] and processing of the Bill], Virtual Meeting Platform, 09:30-13:00

Select Committee on Finance, (National Council of Provinces), [Report-back from Consultation Process and processing of the Public Procurement Bill [B18B-2023]], Virtual Meeting Platform, After NCOP Plenary

Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sport, Arts and Culture, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of draft minutes; Response by the Parliamentary Legal Advisor on issues raised on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill [B 2B-2022] (s76); Clause-by-clause deliberations on the BELA Bill], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-15:00

FRIDAY, 19 APRIL 2024

Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sport, Arts and Culture, (National Council of Provinces), [Consideration and adoption of the C-list and D-version of the BELA Bill [B 2B-2022]], Virtual Meeting Platform, 10:00-12:30

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

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