Blog Posts

Ms Busisiwe Clarah Ndlovu (ANC)

Feb. 15, 2019 (19 hours, 40 minutes ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? Politics were introduced to me through my father who was politically active during the apartheid era. As a young teacher my involvement and activism was further deepened when I joined the National ...

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The Week Ahead: SONA Debates

Feb. 11, 2019 (4 days, 20 hours ago) — Comments

It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action beckoning in both the main chamber and the Committee corridor. The main events will be the joint debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as ...

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2019: State of the Province Address (SOPA)

Feb. 8, 2019 (1 week ago) — Comments

The State of the Province Address is a localised version of the State of the Nation Address where Premiers reflect on their achievements and communicate their programmes of action in respect of government’s five priority areas - education, health, the fight against crime and corruption, rural development and land reform ...

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SONA 2019: The Speech

Feb. 5, 2019 (1 week, 3 days ago) — Comments

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 opportunity for the President to simultaneously lay out his agenda and reassure doubters - both local and foreign.

The SONA will be the last of ...

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The Week Ahead: It’s all about #SONA2019

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

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

The speech, due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, Cabinet, the Judiciary and the public, will seek to build on the governing party’s January 8 ...

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9 Facts about #SONA2019

Jan. 31, 2019 (2 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

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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Mr Eddie Makue (ANC)

Jan. 28, 2019 (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? One of my mentors taught me that as a South African we are born in politics, e.g. when my mother gave birth to me it happened within a political context where ...

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Only 16% of 18&19 year olds registered to vote!

Jan. 21, 2019 (3 weeks, 4 days ago) — Comments

Ahead of the 2019 national and provincial elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is gearing up for the last voter registration weekend scheduled for 26 and 27 January 2019. Voting stations will be open from 08h00 to 17h00 on both days to allow new voters to register and existing voters ...

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2019 Parliament Preview

Jan. 15, 2019 (1 month ago) — Comments

It’s an election year so we can look forward to a frenetic schedule and disjointed calendar as the National Legislature is first dissolved and later re-constituted after the elections. We can also expect an unpredictable timetable and two State of the Nation Addresses.

The Fifth Parliament term ends on ...

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Important dates on the parliamentary calendar so far

Jan. 14, 2019 (1 month ago) — Comments

The first term of Parliament and the last term of the Fifth Parliament (7 February to 29 March 2019) will see the first major event of the year, the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Ramaphosa on 7 February 2019. The President will deliver the speech (his ...

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