Effective government relations in South and Southern Africa

PARLIAMENTARY PROGRAMME - FIRST AND SECOND TERM
07 February 2013

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PARLIAMENTARY PROGRAMME FRAMEWORK

As agreed to by the Joint Programme Committee on 16 August 2012

 FIRST TERM 2013

 

14 January – 22 March (10 weeks)

 

Leave Period 3 – 11 January

 

Constituency Period 14 – 25 January

 

Committees / Oversight/ Study tours 28 January – 8 February

 

NA Whips Tour January

 

NCOP Committees 29 January – 1 February

 

NCOP Members training 5 – 7 February

 

President’s State-of-the-Nation Address (Joint Sitting) 14 February (pm)

 

Debate on President’s State-of-the-nation address 19 – 20 February

 

Reply by President to debate on State-of-the-nation address 21 February

 

Plenaries/ Committees 26 February – 28 March

 

Budget speech (NA) 27 February

(Including tabling of Fiscal Framework, Appropriation Bill and Division of Revenue Bill)

 

NCOP Strategic Planning Week March

 

Departmental Strategic Plan Briefings to NCOP Committees 12 – 15 March

 

NA debate on Fiscal Framework 12 March (p)

 

Tabling of departmental strategic plans 13 March (p)

 

NA plenary on Division of Revenue Bill 14 March (p)

 

Taking Parliament to the People (NCOP) March

 

Constituency Period 2 – 12 April

 

Human Rights Day: Thursday 21 March;

 

Coastal schools close 28 March; others 20 March

 

Easter Weekend, 29 March – 1 April

 

SECOND TERM:

 

15 April – 21 June (10 weeks)

 

Committees (NA – Preparation for EPCs) 16 - 19 April

 

NCOP Provincial Week 16 – 19 April

 

EPCs/Committees 30 April – 31 May

 

NCOP Plenaries/ Committees/ Departmental Strategic Plan

Briefings to NCOP Committees 23 April – 21 June

 

NCOP plenary on Division of Revenue Bill 30 April (p)

 

Freedom Day: Sat 27 April

 

Workers’ Day: Wed 1 May

 

Africa Day: Sat 25 May

 

Plenaries 10 - 21 June

 

Plenaries/Committees 4 – 7 June

 

Debate on Vote 2: Parliament May / June

 

Debate on Vote 1: Presidency (followed by Reply) May / June

 

Decision on Appropriation Bill by NA June

 

Decision on Appropriation Bill by NCOP June

 

Youth Parliament 13 - 14 June (p)

 

Constituency period 24 June – 19 July

 

 

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