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 Parliament remain largely unchanged.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on the 11th of February 2021 in a joint sitting of the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). For the first time ever, the address will be a hybrid session where only a few MP's will be physically seated in the Chambers, while other MPs, delegates and guests tune in on virtual platforms.
The infographic below gives you the important calendar dates of Parliament's programme for the first quarter of 2021.
View the full Parliament programme here.
View the full Speaker's List for the SONA 2021 Debates here.
*Please note that some dates have not yet been confirmed, and we will provide updates as and when these dates become available to us.