Blog Posts

Dr Zukile Luyenge (ANC)

Dec. 13, 2017 (5 days, 5 hours 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 activism originates from social cohesion as a practical thing. At around 13 years old I established a soccer team in the Libode rural area near Mthatha, Eastern Cape in 1978 ...

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Review of Parliament 2017

Dec. 12, 2017 (6 days, 4 hours ago) — Comments

This Fifth Parliament continues to break new ground.

2017 was a bumper year of parliamentary business, court battles, internal squabbles, jousting, brinkmanship, attempts to remove the President from office, dissolve Parliament and parliamentary inquiries.

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

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Infographic: Parliament 2017 - review in numbers

Dec. 11, 2017 (1 week ago) — Comments

The conclusion of the parliamentary calendar year sees the Fifth Parliament shut its doors for 2017 after what has surely been one of the most tumultuous political years. People's Assembly takes a look at what happened behind the scenes in the halls of the Legislature with this snapshot of ...

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Infographic: MPs and Constituency Offices - How they can help you

Dec. 4, 2017 (1 week, 6 days ago) — Comments

Many South Africans do not know who their MPs are, or that there could be an MP or MPL assigned to their area to act as their representative. People's Assembly has put together an infographic that explains what your representative can do for you and how you can connect ...

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ANC Leadership Race: The fight for every single vote

Dec. 4, 2017 (2 weeks ago) — Comments

By STEPHEN GROOTES.

With the results of the ANC’s nomination process now (slowly) becoming public through the provincial general council process, it is becoming clearer just how tight the race for the ANC’s leadership is going to be. While there have been indications of this earlier in the ...

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Ms Ntombovuyo Mente (EFF)

Dec. 4, 2017 (2 weeks 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 from Cofimvaba where I read for my basic education. During my high school there had been an incident at my school involving a teacher and a student. We had been ...

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How party-driven electoral system fails SA

Dec. 3, 2017 (2 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

by PETER CURLE

Unlike in most western democracies, MPs in this country are apparatchiks of political parties rather than directly elected representatives.

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he silence of the ANC in confronting and dealing with state capture and corruption has highlighted an essential weakness in SA’s Constitution.

Unlike in most western democracies ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament Wraps Up 2017!

Nov. 27, 2017 (3 weeks ago) — Comments

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends in the National Assembly. 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 a ...

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Dr Malcolm Figg (DA)

Nov. 27, 2017 (3 weeks ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I started political activism and became thoroughly involved in 2010 when I attended meetings and other DA events in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth. In 2013 I decided to be more hands on in terms of political matters of the DA when I completed ...

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Infographic: 2016/17 SASSA beneficiaries

Nov. 26, 2017 (3 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) presented its 2016/17 annual report to the Select Committee on Social Services on Wednesday, 21 November 2017. In its report, the Agency provided a status report on beneficiaries of social assistance, social assistance trends per province, as well as child grant beneficiaries ...

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