Parliament is set to have a busy week with both of its houses being expected to deliberate on major important legislative issues. The National Assembly is to host the head of government, Cyril Ramaphosa, to answer oral questions as part of the legislative oversight.

Eleven budget vote debates of various government departments and regular plenary house sittings are one of the ways in which Parliament will be overseeing the work of the executive.

In terms of the rules of parliament, the President is scheduled to appear once per quarter to answer questions in the National Assembly to deal with policy issues and matters of public interest.

The Departments of Basic Education and Science and Technology are some of the departments expected to present their Budget Votes this week.

The National Council of Provinces on the other hand, in conjunction with the South African Local Government Association (Salga), will host the three-day Local Government Week.

The theme of the programme; “Land Use Towards Integrated Spatial Planning”.

On Friday-the Standing Committee on the Auditor General is expected to meet to consider the final version of the Public Audit Amendment Bill before its adoption.