Blog Posts tagged “water”

Infographic: School readiness report - 2017

Dec. 9, 2016 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented their school readiness monitoring report for 2017 on 29 November 2016 to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education. The report focused on admissions and registration challenges, teacher provisioning, learning and teaching resources and basic infrastructure. Admissions challenges are most notable in so-called “hotspots ...

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The Week Ahead: Debates, Legislation, Question Session & More

Nov. 28, 2016 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year and the National Assembly chamber has scheduled a broad programme as it rushes to finalise all urgent business.

The rules make provision for an MP to request the Speaker to place a matter of public importance on the Order Paper for ...

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Infographic: Water and Sanitation

Nov. 25, 2016 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

Statistics South Africa published its Water and Sanitation Report based on the General Household Survey: 2002-2015 on 23 November 2016. The report notes that in order to address poverty and under-development, the government has prioritised the provision of basic water and sanitation services to the poor because of the perceived ...

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Infographic: Update on drought impact

Sept. 23, 2016 (4 months ago) — Comments

On Tuesday, 20 September 2016, the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries heard briefings during the stakeholder engagement on the impact of drought and the implementation of the drought response plan. AgriSA said the South African agricultural sector has a turnover of R227 billion per and represents 2.5 ...

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Mr Vusiwana Mtileni (EFF)

Sept. 19, 2016 (4 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party? I started my political activism in 1993 whilst following Mr Bantu Holomisa as a journalist, because he was proposing an alternative to the ANC after his expulsion from the ...

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PAIA has holes, but is not the only law giving access to information

Sept. 5, 2016 (4 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

BY RONÉE ROBINSON.

It is by now well established that the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) is the vehicle giving effect to the right of access to information, enshrined in section 32 of the constitution. This is an important right, albeit an importance easy to disrespect and disguise ...

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Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)

July 11, 2016 (6 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I entered politics in 1974 whilst at a Lovedale training college as a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). I also joined the African National Congress (ANC), because it was the most active liberation movement. I remained an active member of the underground structures ...

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Ms Beauty Dlulane (ANC)

June 27, 2016 (6 months, 4 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I come from a political background and was influenced by elders like Mr Kati and Mr Xobololo who are both recognised stalwarts of the ANC in my region. At the inception of the June 16 uprising in 1976 my elder siblings who were involved in ...

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Ms Natasha Mazzone (DA)

June 20, 2016 (7 months ago) — Comments

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How did you become involved in politics and what specifically drew you to your current political party? I read at a very politically active school from a young age where political awareness and engagement was encouraged. I come from a politically active home and when I arrived at the University ...

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The Week Ahead: Farewells, loose ends & tussles...

May 23, 2016 (8 months ago) — Comments

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament after the elections on 16 August 2016. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

There's both high policy and low politics on display in ...

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