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Review of Parliament 2018....

Dec. 10, 2018 (5 days, 10 hours ago) — Comments

2018 was a bumper year of parliamentary business.

With the year done and dusted, we review some of the legislature’s activities and highlights from this period.

Delayed SONA and new President

The Fifth Parliament has given us a lot of “firsts”. Another such milestone was achieved early in February ...

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Committees: Who put in the work in 2018?

Dec. 9, 2018 (6 days, 6 hours ago) — Comments

Committee proceedings, often referred to as the 'engine room of Parliament, is where MPs deliberate on bills, and scrutinise and report on the annual budget and strategic plans of the departments and entities they oversee. This is where it is determined whether government departments are delivering on what they promised ...

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Mr Risimati Mavunda (ANC)

Dec. 7, 2018 (1 week, 1 day ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I am part of the 1976 generation and I hail from a rural area in the Mopani region in Limpopo. I started school quite late at the age of 12 yrs where ...

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Sanitation in Schools

Dec. 4, 2018 (1 week, 4 days ago) — Comments

Tragedy struck in March this year when five-year-old Lumka Mketwa died after falling in a pit latrine at Luna Primary School in Bizana in the Eastern Cape. This came four years after another five-year-old, Michael Komape died, also in a pit toilet at his school in Limpopo.

In a victorious ...

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Mr Michael Shackleton (DA)

Dec. 3, 2018 (1 week, 5 days ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? I joined the Democratic Alliance in 2008 at the University of Pretoria. In 2010, I became the DA Students Organisation’s Branch Leader at the university and also became a member of ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2018

Dec. 3, 2018 (1 week, 5 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 as there is some unfinished business to deal ...

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Ms Nthabiseng Khunou (ANC)

Nov. 26, 2018 (2 weeks, 4 days ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? My political awareness started in 1988 as a student activist at the University of Limpopo (Turfloop) as that campus was a hive of political activity. From 1992 having moved to study at ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament is drawing to a close...

Nov. 26, 2018 (2 weeks, 5 days ago) — Comments

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year.

As a result, there is a bit of frenzy as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack of time.

In the remaining days, lawmakers ...

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Parliament at Work: Who did the most?

Nov. 22, 2018 (3 weeks, 2 days ago) — Comments

The 2018 parliamentary year is just about winding down and we are taking a look at standout parliamentary committees that tackled everything from groundbreaking legislation, holding entities to account and cracking the whip.

On 15 November 2018 the Constitutional Review Committee adopted a recommendation that the Constitution should be amended ...

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Ms Mmanoko Masehela (ANC)

Nov. 19, 2018 (3 weeks, 5 days ago) — Comments

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What is your political background and how did you come to join the ANC?
At Lovedale College (Eastern Cape), where I did my teacher training, I was elected into the Student Representative Council (SRC). I then began to be aware of the political issues affecting not only education but South ...

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