Understanding Constituency Offices

28 Jun 2022 (3 hours, 7 minutes 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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Get To Know MP Vuyo Zungula

27 Jun 2022 (1 day, 4 hours ago)

1. How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

Upon seeing the ailing state of politics in the country, where politicians started becoming more self-serving than serving the constituency that put them in offices of power, a number of institutions ranging from religious fraternities, traditional ...

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Civic Education Forum: Understanding the BELA Bill

13 Jun 2022 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

On Thursday the 9th of June, People's Assembly hosted a Civic Education Forum aimed to providing the public with adequate information to help them understand and make comments on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill. This discussion was facilitated by Drew Haller (PA Communication Officer)and the panelists included Anjuli Maistry ...

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The Week Ahead: End of Term for NA, Youth Day Debate

13 Jun 2022 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

The constituency period beckons, with MPs in the National Assembly due to depart mid-week and return to Parliament on 15 August 2022.

Meanwhile, the NCOP’s second term will run until 24 June.

Even with a public holiday to compress the parliamentary week, there is a fair bit of action packed ...

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Important SASSA Dates

7 Jun 2022 (3 weeks ago)

Only grant recipients who have received an SMS from SASSA confirming their collection pay-out point as either Pick n Pay or Boxer can use the new collections points. Pick n Pay collection points for the SASSA social relief of distress grant (SDR) exclude the following points: • BP Pick ‘n ...

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The Week Ahead: President and Parliament’s Budget Vote Debates Take Centre Stage

6 Jun 2022 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

In the National Assembly, the main plenary event will be the debate on the Presidency's budget vote scheduled on Thursday and the President’s reply a day later.

The Constitution confers on the Presidency the responsibility of leading a capable developmental state. A capable state is well-run and well-managed, with clear ...

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Child Protection Week

31 May 2022 (4 weeks ago)

What is Child Protection Week?

National Child Protection Week is commemorated annually to raise awareness on the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution and Children's Act (Act No. 38 of 2005).

The campaign is led by the Department of Social Development in partnership with Basic Education.

We need ...

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The Week Ahead: Routine Business in the Main Chambers and Committee-Land

30 May 2022 (4 weeks, 1 day ago)

There are four weeks left until Parliament’s mid-year constituency period.

In the remaining days, the legislative body is scheduled to pass the national budget, vote on several Bills, conduct important debates, hold a sectoral Parliament, scrutinise government performance and response to various crises, undertake oversight visits, and approve statutory appointments. ...

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An Interview with Mbinqo-Gigaba: Public Participation Processes for the BELA Bill

26 May 2022 (1 month ago)

1.Does the Committee intend conducting provincial public hearings on the bill?

It is a Constitutional imperative that Parliament seeks public input when it deals with legislation, whether it is new Bills or amending existing Bills. The committee will therefore follow the example of all committees and conduct public hearings on ...

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Get to Know Mogamad Ganief Ebrahim Hendricks

23 May 2022 (1 month ago)

1. How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I was born into politics, my grandfathers (maternal and paternal) and mother were political activists. I was the leading and one of the founding members of the Al Jama-ah party 15 years ago. During this time, ...

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