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Infographic: Parliament 2018 - review in numbers

Jan. 10, 2019 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

The conclusion of the parliamentary calendar year sees the Fifth Parliament shut its doors for 2018 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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Mr Charel Jacobus De Beer (ANC)

Jan. 10, 2019 (1 month, 1 week 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 a paid up member of the ANC in good standing - a public representative since 1998 to 1999 as a Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) in the Northern Cape and ...

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#Elections2019: Who are you voting for?

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

President Cyril Ramophosa, in his 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA), announced that the 2019 elections will take place on 8 May 2019.

South Africa’s six democratic national and provincial elections have either taken place in April, May or June:

2019 – 8 May 2019

2014 – 7 May 2014 ...

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Review of Parliament 2018....

Dec. 10, 2018 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

2018 was a bumper year of parliamentary business.

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

Delayed SONA and new President

The Fifth Parliament has given us a lot of “firsts”. Another such milestone was achieved early in February ...

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Committees: Who put in the work in 2018?

Dec. 9, 2018 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

Committee proceedings, often referred to as the 'engine room of Parliament, is where MPs deliberate on bills, and scrutinise and report on the annual budget and strategic plans of the departments and entities they oversee. This is where it is determined whether government departments are delivering on what they promised ...

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Mr Risimati Mavunda (ANC)

Dec. 7, 2018 (2 months, 1 week 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 part of the 1976 generation and I hail from a rural area in the Mopani region in Limpopo. I started school quite late at the age of 12 yrs where ...

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Sanitation in Schools

Dec. 4, 2018 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

Tragedy struck in March this year when five-year-old Lumka Mketwa died after falling in a pit latrine at Luna Primary School in Bizana in the Eastern Cape. This came four years after another five-year-old, Michael Komape died, also in a pit toilet at his school in Limpopo.

In a victorious ...

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Mr Michael Shackleton (DA)

Dec. 3, 2018 (2 months, 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 joined the Democratic Alliance in 2008 at the University of Pretoria. In 2010, I became the DA Students Organisation’s Branch Leader at the university and also became a member of ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2018

Dec. 3, 2018 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

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 some unfinished business to deal ...

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Ms Nthabiseng Khunou (ANC)

Nov. 26, 2018 (2 months, 3 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? My political awareness started in 1988 as a student activist at the University of Limpopo (Turfloop) as that campus was a hive of political activity. From 1992 having moved to study at ...

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