A number of Extended Public Committees dealing with budget votes begins tomorrow, 5 May 2015.
Media accreditation to cover the Debates can be obtained at Parliament’s Visitors Centre daily. Members of the media who do not have Parliamentary access cards must present their identification documents (ID/Passport/Drivers Licence) to obtain a DAILY pass.
Photographers and videographers are requested to forward their details for accreditation to the media officials mentioned below ahead of the Budget Vote they wish to cover.
The following rules apply to photography and recording of proceedings.
No filming is allowed by outside videographers. Film and sound footage i.e. live feeds may be obtained from Parliament’s Broadcasting and AV Support Office. Broadcasters can apply for a live feed through the Media Management Unit. Please apply at least one day ahead of the sitting you wish to cover.
Permission must be sought to photograph proceedings. Photographers can apply to the Media Management Unit.
Photographers granted permission to take photographs of proceedings may not use a flash or tripod, may not allow their lenses to protrude over the balcony and must be as unobtrusive as possible.
Photographers granted permission must follow instructions from Media Management Unit and Parliament Protection Services officials.
Photographers must wear a bib for the duration of their stay.
Photographers seeking permission to photograph proceedings must have been commissioned to do so by a media organisation.
Media wishing to photograph during any of the Extended Public Committees should please forward details (name, ID/Pass number, title) to the following officials not later than the day you wish to photograph:
Tel: 021 403 2465
Cell: 082 478 8255
Tel: 021 403 8494
Cell: 083 985 7047
Tel: 021 403 8141
Cell: 073 696 9387
Tel: 021 403 2340
Cell: 073 197 1315
Tel: 021 403 3403
Cell: 082 077 4682
Media wishing to obtain live feeds or to broadcast from the Parliamentary precinct should also provide: Make of vehicle(s), registration number(s), number(s) of vehicles, other equipment and time of arrival.
Details of extended Public Committees (this week 5 – 8 May 2015) are as follows (note that programme is subject to change without prior notification. Please consult the website www.parliament.gov.za for daily updates):
TUESDAY, 5 MAY
14h00 – ±16h30
Debate on Vote 16: Health (National Assembly Chamber)
Debate on Vote 7: National Treasury (State Security) (Old Assembly Chamber)
16h40 – ±18h40
Debate on Vote 8: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (National Assembly Chamber)
Debate on Vote 35: Transport (Old Assembly Chamber)
WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY
15h00 – ±17h00
Debate on Vote 14: Basic Education (NA Chamber)
Debate on Vote 11: Public Works (Old Assembly Chamber)
17h00 – ±19h00
Debate on Vote 5: Home Affairs (National Assembly Chamber)
Debate on Vote 12: Statistics South Africa (Old Assembly Chamber)
THURSDAY, 7 MAY
14h00 – ±16h30
Debate on Vote 38: Human Settlements (National Assembly Chamber)
Debate on Vote 28: Labour (Old Assembly Chamber)
16h40 – ±18h40
Debate on Vote 29: Mineral Resources (National Assembly Chamber)
Debate on Vote 7: National Treasury (OOLD Assembly Chamber)
FRIDAY, 8 MAY
10h00 – ±12h30
Debate on Vote 39: Rural Development and Land Reform (NA Chamber)
SOURCE: South African official News