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TEKANO: Call for applications!

May 23, 2017 (22 hours, 52 minutes ago) — Comments

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The Week Ahead: Budget Vote Debates - Round Two

May 22, 2017 (2 days ago) — Comments

It’s the second of week of budget debates in the National Assembly and the frenetic pace of committee meetings and mini-plenary sessions continue.

On Tuesday, the Ministers of Trade and Industry, Police and Finance will take to the podium to present their budgets. Their colleagues in the Basic Education ...

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Santosh Kalyan

May 21, 2017 (3 days ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I was studying at the University of Durban Westville at the time of the 1976 uprising. I was inspired to become involved in student politics at that time.

While serving my internship as a psychologist at UKZN, I became involved in lunch time discussions with ...

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Infographic: Teenage Pregnancy & Sexual Behaviour

May 20, 2017 (4 days ago) — Comments

The 2016 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS 2016) is the third survey to be conducted in South Africa with Statistics South Africa collaborating with the worldwide Demographic and Health Survey Program. Teenage mothers are more likely to experience adverse pregnancy outcomes, and find it more difficult to pursue ...

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Infographic: Budget Votes - How does it work?

May 15, 2017 (1 week, 1 day ago) — Comments

Committees have been meeting for two weeks with departments and their entities to pore over their strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets in preparation for reports to be considered by the House. The focus now shifts to the House budget vote debates that commence tomorrow, 16 May ...

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The Week Ahead: Budget vote debates dominate the agenda

May 15, 2017 (1 week, 2 days ago) — Comments

For the past two weeks, Committees have been meeting with Departments and Entities to pore over their strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets in preparation for reports to be considered by the House.

The focus now shifts to the budget vote debates that commence tomorrow and run ...

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Parliament returns - with new monitoring tool targeting ministers

May 11, 2017 (1 week, 6 days ago) — Comments

President Zuma’s reshuffle of 20 ministers and deputy ministers on 30 March at midnight took place just as Parliament went into a month long recess.

Parliament returned on 2 May and, with all these new appointments eager to make their mark, it will be interesting to see how they ...

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Mr Zondi Silence Makhubele (ANC)

May 8, 2017 (2 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

Zondi Makhubele

What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and become an MP for your party? I became a bit politically aware round about ’82 when I went to high school. We were told that for us as students, we needed to have SRCs so we started ...

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Week Ahead: Budget vote season rolls on

May 8, 2017 (2 weeks, 2 days ago) — Comments

It's raining reports: with the deadline for the completion of Budget Vote Reports fast approaching, committees are in a race to finalise their reports ahead of the budget vote debates, which are scheduled to start next week.

As a result, the schedule shows no sign of slowing down as ...

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Public Participation in Parliament - a survey of participants

May 8, 2017 (2 weeks, 2 days ago) — Comments

In practice, public participation in the legislature is often diluted, haphazard and falls short of its intended purpose. In fact, the President, civil society and the courts have had to remind the legislature about its duty to facilitate adequate public participation.

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This report reviews public participation based on survey responses ...

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