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State of Province Address 2021

24 Feb 2021 (4 days, 22 hours ago)

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The Week Ahead: Budget 2021 & COVID-19 debates

22 Feb 2021 (6 days, 23 hours ago)

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week.

The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges, satisfy public pressure and reassure investors and ratings agencies.

The Budget is an annual plan for what government wants to achieve ...

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The Week Ahead: SONA 2021 Debates

15 Feb 2021 (1 week, 6 days ago)

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It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action beckoning in both the main chambers and the Committee corridor.

The main event will be the joint debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday and Wednesday. The President will ...

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2021 1st Quarter Parliament Programme

11 Feb 2021 (2 weeks, 3 days ago)

The previous year has presented Parliament with a myriad of challenges, one sticking point being Covid-19 and its impact on how Parliament functioned, and how oversight was conducted.

It seems the first quarter of Parliament will continue to function as a hybrid, due to Covid-19, and the usual activities for ...

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What does SONA mean to you?

8 Feb 2021 (2 weeks, 6 days ago)

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The Week Ahead: It’s all about SONA 2021

8 Feb 2021 (3 weeks ago)

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The Week Ahead: It’s all about SONA 2021

On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on Parliament for the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

It’s one of the most important speeches that the President delivers in any year. With a prime time tv audience, it is a tremendous PR ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament returns for 2021 first term

1 Feb 2021 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

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It's still early days and Parliament is slowly coming back to life after a lengthy summer break.

The first term will run for 8 weeks and will be an action-packed and eventful period. The major highlights include: State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the subsequent debates; the Budget Speech ...

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#SONA2021 All You Need To Know

27 Jan 2021 (1 month ago)

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1. What is the SONA?

It is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament and marks the official opening of the legislature. It is designed to be a report on the economic and social state of the nation, and includes a review of the ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Constituency Offices

11 Dec 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

South Africa makes use of a Proportional Representation electoral system. This means that our elected representatives (Members of Parliament) are not elected from geographic areas in the way Ward Councillors are elected in Local Government elections.

MPs have a Constitutional duty to interact with the public and assist the public ...

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Review of Parliament 2020

10 Dec 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Annual review 2020

Following the transition to a virtual/hybrid Parliament in April, the 2020 parliamentary year came to an end on 9 December.

It was an unprecedented year

In March, Parliament took a decision to suspend its programme as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, which saw a drastic limit to the number ...

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