07 September 2020

The Week Ahead: Local Government Week


There will be a brief lull in Parliament this week, with the National Assembly in recess from today until 5 October.

During this period NA lawmakers will be performing constituency work. They have a duty to: be available to the public, help solve problems and report back to their constituents on what is happening in Parliament.

Meanwhile, business in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will proceed as the House is in session until the end of September.

From Tuesday to Friday, the NCOP, in partnership with the South African Local Government Association, is scheduled to embark on a Local Government Week under the theme, “Ensuring Capable and Financially Sound Municipalities”. View Full programme

Delegates will interact with stakeholders to discuss and reflect on issues affecting local government with the aim of improving service delivery.

The programme is slated to feature, among others: Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Finance Mr Tito Mboweni, Auditor-General of South Africa Mr Kimi Makwetu, and SALGA President, Councillor Ms Thembi Nkadimeng.

This four-day event will culminate in a plenary session where lawmakers debate Local Government Week Outcomes.

The Women’s Charter Review continues on Friday, 11 September. The decision to undertake a nationwide review process was taken during the Women’s Parliament held in August 2019, to cover all nine provinces over the next 12 months. The provincial roadshow programme will take place with Mopani and Sekhukhune Districts based in Limpopo.

In the committee corridor, three meetings are scheduled for this week:


Select Committee on Finance: Consideration of public submissions on Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and Disaster Management Tax Administration Bill


Select Committee on Finance: Consideration and adoption of committee reports on Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and Disaster Management Tax Administration Bill


Sub-Committee on Filling of Vacancies on Central Drug Authority Board (Portfolio Committee on Social Development and Select Committee on Health and Social Services): Shortlisting of candidates


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.

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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