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The Week Ahead: President & Parliament’s budget vote in spotlight

May 21, 2018 (2 days, 19 hours ago) — Comments

Parliament has scheduled a broad and busy programme in the main chambers as well as in the Committee corridor.

The main plenary event will be the debate on the Presidency's budget vote scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. In their speeches, the Presidency (this includes the President and Deputy President ...

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Video: Youth Monitoring Parliament

May 20, 2018 (3 days, 21 hours ago) — Comments

Since 1995, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group is enabling thousands of young people to go into Parliament and write detailed reports of the proceedings of the 50 oversight committees.

Here are some comments from our monitors, interns and past alumni – even two MPs are former PMG monitors.

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Ms Leigh-Ann Mathys (EFF)

May 15, 2018 (1 week, 1 day ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I don’t have a political background as such. Before I joined the EFF I was a social justice activist. I like to refer to myself as an accidental politician who came to politics through a passion for social activism. The EFF was the first ...

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The Week Ahead: It's all about Budget Vote Debates

May 14, 2018 (1 week, 2 days ago) — Comments

It’s the second of week of budget debates in the National Assembly and the frenetic pace of Committee meetings and mini-plenary sessions continue.

On Tuesday, the Ministers of Trade and Industry, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Labour, International Relations and Cooperation, Health, Public Works, Police, Public Enterprises and Mineral ...

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The Week Ahead: The President and Budget debates take centre stage

May 7, 2018 (2 weeks, 2 days ago) — Comments

The President's oral question session on Tuesday is the high point of the parliamentary week. The President is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. The questions are sifted and published beforehand to ensure only questions satisfying ...

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Mr Jabulane Dube (ANC)

May 3, 2018 (2 weeks, 6 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 started political activism around 1987 through the influence of my peers at the time. As a resident of the KaNgwane Bantustan (Mpumalanga) there had been Inyanza and I wanted to understand ...

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The Week Ahead: Workers' Day Debate, Tributes and Legislation top the agenda

May 2, 2018 (3 weeks ago) — Comments

Parliament is taking full advantage of the public holiday. It has scheduled a fairly light -but eclectic – programme in the main chambers and committee corridor.

The presiding officers have called a joint sitting for Thursday in order to pay tributes to the late Ms Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Dr Zola Skweyiya ...

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Infographic: 2017 Health Outcomes

May 1, 2018 (3 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Health on the performance outcomes of the Department of Health against the objectives of the 2030 National Development Plan on 17 April 2018. According to DPME, empirical evidence suggests that on the whole, the health status of ...

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SAA: Bail-out or not? #haveyoursay

April 30, 2018 (3 weeks, 2 days ago) — Comments

Parliament has learnt that SAA needs another R4.8 bn bailout immediately after the recent R10bn bailout received in December 2017. Read the article below, and have your say and People's Assembly will send your response to the relevant Parliamentary committees.

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Parliament told further R4.8 billion needed ...

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Ms Veronica Van Dyk (DA)

April 23, 2018 (1 month ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? Which constituency office have you been assigned to? In 2011 I was very actively involved in communities in Namaqualand, Northern Cape. I founded a monthly community newspaper, Namakwa Kletz, and presented a ...

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