SELECT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS

COMMITTEE PROGRAMME 2005

(As at 9 February 2005)

 

DATE

ACTIVITY

OBJECTIVE (linked to the President’s State of the Nation Address, 2004)

EXPECTED OUTCOME

Date: Friday, 4 February 2005

Time: 09:00 – 13:30

Venue: Caltex

 

Visit to Caltex refinery

Raising skills within the public sector.

Committee to evaluate Caltex’s effectiveness; to examine Caltex’s skills development strategies.

Date: Wednesday, 9 February 2005

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: S26

 

Briefing by DTI on Codes of Good Practices for BEE.

To eradicate poverty and underdevelopment.

Committee to monitor Codes of Good Practices for BEE.

11 FEBRUARY 2005

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

Date: Wednesday, 16 February 2005

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: S35

 

  • Consideration of Oversight Reports
  • Consideration and adoption of Annual Report.

 

 

Reporting to Parliament on Committee’s activities so as to maintain openness and accountability.

23 FEBRUARY 2005

BUDGET DAY

23 FEBRUARY 2005

BUDGET DAY

Date: Thursday, 24 February 2005

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: TBA

 

 

Briefing by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and National Empowerment Fund (NEF) on their activities.

 

  • To address important challenges of persisting racial and gender inequalities in the economy through BEE
  • To encourage growth, development and modernisation of the First Economy

To evaluate how effective the IDC and NEF are in providing assistance to people in the provinces.

28 FEBRUARY TO 4 MARCH 2005

PROVINCIAL WEEK

28 FEBRUARY TO 4 MARCH 2005

PROVINCIAL WEEK

Date: Wednesday, 9 March 2005

Time: 09:00 – 11:00

Venue: V226

 

Briefing on strategic plan of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

 

 

Committee to monitor implementation of economic policies and activities.

14 – 18 MARCH 2005

TAKING PARLIAMENT TO THE PEOPLE –

MPUMALANGA

14 – 18 MARCH 2005

TAKING PARLIAMENT TO

THE PEOPLE –

MPUMALANGA

21 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2005

CONSTITUENCY PERIOD

21 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2005

CONSTITUENCY PERIOD

Date: 29 March – 30 March 2005 (SC Eco and For Affairs)

31 – 1 April 2005 (SC Lab and Pub Ent)

 

 

Oversight visit to the Eastern Cape to investigate job creation projects, BEE, IDZ and LED projects; site visit to Coega; meeting with PE Council and IDC. (Joint with SC on Labour and Public Enterprises)

To monitor and conduct oversight of provincial areas and obtain feedback from provinces.

Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2005

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Venue: S12A

 

Briefing of Department of Trade and Industry strategic plan 2005 –2008 and review of progress made since the tabling of 2004 strategic plan.

Committee to monitor implementation of economic policies and activities.

Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2005

Time: 09:00 – 11:00

Venue:

 

Briefing on strategic plan of Department of Minerals and Energy.

Committee to monitor implementation of economic policies and activities.

18 APRIL – 9 MAY 2005

CONSTITUENCY PERIOD

18 APRIL – 9 MAY 2005

CONSTITUENCY PERIOD

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing by DTI on merger between Ntsika and National Manufacturing Advisory Centres (NAMAC).

To determine progress of merger.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

 

Briefing by SAWEN (South African Women Entrepreneurs) and TWIB (Technology and Women in Business).

To address important challenges of persisting racial and gender inequalities in the economy through BEE.

 

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Update by Parliamentary representatives on the Pan African Parliament.

To focus on further interaction with the African continent.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing by Department of Minerals and Energy on the Precious Metals and Diamond General Amendment Bill.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Consideration and finalisation of Precious Metals and Diamond General Amendment Bill.

 

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing on DTI SMME Strategy.

 

 

To eradicate poverty and underdevelopment.

 

 

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing by DTI on progress and challenges with regard to the successful conclusion of the WTO negotiations.

To focus on further interaction with the African continent.

Date:

Time:

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Briefing by Department of Minerals and Energy on:

  • Legislation since 1999 and how it has impacted on the people of South Africa.
  • BEE strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Time:

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Oversight visit to investigate health and safety in mines. Possible sites to visit: Sasolberg and Alexkor.

 

 

To conduct oversight and obtain feedback of possible problem areas.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing by DTI on how it is ensuring that SMMEs are contributing to the economy.

To eradicate poverty and underdevelopment.

Committee to monitor how effective SMMEs are on provincial level.

Date: (after PC finalises on 6 April)

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing on the Close Corporation Amendment Bill.

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Time:

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Finalisation of Close Corporation Amendment Bill.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

Briefing by DFA on implementation of economic challenges of the process of globalisation.

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Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing by the Department of Minerals and Energy on the process of establishment of the first Regional Electricity Distributors (Aug 2005).

Committee to monitor progress and evaluate how it will impact on provinces.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Site visit and briefing by Eskom on skills development programme.

Raising skills within the public sector.

To monitor and evaluate Eskom’s skills development programmes, specifically as it relates to the provinces.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing on the Mineral and Energy Laws Amendment Bill [B1 – 2005] (Sect 75).

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Time:

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Briefing by DFA on SADC and NEPAD.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing by Department of Trade and Industry on merging of Ntsika and the National Manufacturing Advisory Council.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Oversight visit to Richard’s Bay.

To monitor and conduct oversight.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing by Department of Minerals and Energy on Department’s skills development programme and visit to Mossgas in Mossel Bay.

To monitor and evaluate the Department’s skills development programmes.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

 

Briefing by DFA on outcomes and challenges of June G8 Summit in the U.S.

Bills to be tabled in 2005

Foreign Affairs:

 

Trade and Industry:

  • Close Corporations Amendment Bill
  • Co-operatives Amendment Bill
  • Consumer Credit Amendment Bill
  • Enterprise Development Amendment Bill
  • Designs Amendment Bill
  • "Interim" Companies Amendment Bill
  • Trade Marks Amendment Bill
  • Counterfeit Goods Amendment Bill

January 2005

March 2005

March 2005

July 2005

September 2005

September 2005

September 2005

October 2005

Minerals and Energy:

 

  • Electricity Regulation Bill
  • Precious Metals and Diamonds General Amendment Bill
  • Mineral and Energy Laws Amendment Bill
  • EDI Restructuring Bill
  • Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill
  • Mine Health & Safety Amendment Bill

February 2005

February 2005

 

June 2005

June 2005

August 2005

 

August 2005

This programme is subject to change

Enquiries: Gadija Abdullatief, Committee Secretary

Tel: (021) 403 3831

Mailto: gabdullatief@parliament.gov.za