Blog Posts

Review of Parliament 2019

Dec. 13, 2019 (10 hours, 23 minutes ago) — Comments

“I can only hope that none of those to whom an oath of office will be administered would see that exercise as just one those inconvenient processes that one has to go through, itching to occupy an office rather than determined to internalise the magnitude, the enormity of the responsibility ...

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Sixth Parliament 2019 Review

Dec. 13, 2019 (10 hours, 32 minutes ago) — Comments

2019 was an eventful year in Parliament.

Read the full Sixth Parliament 2019 review here.

In this survey we are interested in finding out what the public thinks about the Sixth Parliaments performance in 2019.

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Public Participation: Call For Comments Deadlines

Dec. 11, 2019 (2 days, 12 hours ago) — Comments

South Africa's Constitution requires that Parliament and the Legislatures provide a forum for the public to participate in all due processes. This is known as public participation.

Public participation can be described as a deliberate process where Government uses various methods to get all the relevant stakeholders, these can ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Constituency Offices

Dec. 11, 2019 (2 days, 13 hours ago) — Comments

Many are unaware of the fact that even though South Africa makes use of a Proportional Representation electoral system, meaning that our elected representatives (Members of Parliament) are not elected from geographic areas in the way Ward Councillors are in Local Government elections, MPs remain duty-bound to interact with the ...

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Petitions: How to get your voice heard in Parliament

Dec. 11, 2019 (2 days, 13 hours ago) — Comments

In South Africa, Section 17 of the Constitution creates the right for everyone to present petitions. Public participation in law-making, oversight and other processes of Parliament, therefore, is an integral part of our democracy. Parliament has developed a number of ways to promote public involvement in the work of the ...

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Ms Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako (EFF)

Dec. 4, 2019 (1 week, 2 days ago) — Comments

"I wish we could see our potential as a people, especially the marginalized and dispossessed of South Africa."

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I first joined “politics” in 2014. It was not the first time participating. I ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2019

Dec. 2, 2019 (1 week, 4 days ago) — Comments

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends… The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go and there is plenty of opportunity for excitement ...

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16 Days of Activism

Nov. 25, 2019 (2 weeks, 4 days ago) — Comments

16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is an annual campaign that takes place all over the world to raise awareness on the negative impacts that violence against womxn and children has on society. South Africa joined the campaign in 1998 as one of the strategic interventions to make South ...

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The Week Ahead: It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year

Nov. 25, 2019 (2 weeks, 4 days ago) — Comments

In the remaining days, lawmakers are scheduled to have debates, pass the amended budget, vote on several Bills, scrutinise/question the Executive, discuss the legislature’s programme, adopt new rules, conduct oversight visits, consider statutory instruments and appointments as well as finalise assorted Committee Reports.

In the NA chamber, the ...

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Mr Dion George

Nov. 21, 2019 (3 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

"Let’s get over our fixation with race and build an inclusive South Africa for everyone."

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I joined the DA in 1995. I was a community activist in Johannesburg. I was building ...

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