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The Week Ahead: Parliament is winding down...

March 11, 2019 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

It's the National Assembly’s penultimate week.

As a result, there is a bit of frenzy as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack of time.

In the remaining days, lawmakers are ...

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Video: Youth Monitoring Parliament

March 9, 2019 (1 month, 1 week 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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The Week Ahead: President’s final appearance in the NA

March 4, 2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

It's a rapid descent towards the end of the Fifth Parliament as MPs rush to finalise all urgent business.

The endgame of the current Parliament is fast approaching and loose ends are gradually being knitted together. There are only a few weeks left (three weeks for the NA and ...

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Provincial Budgets: 2019

Feb. 27, 2019 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

SA's national budget was tabled in Parliament on 20 February 2019 - what follows this process is the tabling of provincial budgets in each of the nine provincial legislatures. Provincial budgets are as important as the national one - the budget sets out how the provinces intend spending public funds on ...

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Ms Dineo Raphuti (ANC)

Feb. 25, 2019 (1 month, 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? I was influenced at home since during apartheid our family home was regularly visited and raided by the security branch at Meadowlands in Soweto - due mainly to my grandmother and uncle’s ...

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The Week Ahead: Deputy President, Appointments & Legislation

Feb. 25, 2019 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business. The major points of interest will come from the Question Time session with the Deputy President in the NA chamber and several high-profile meetings in the committee corridor.

On Wednesday, the leader of government business will ...

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2019: State of the Province Address (SOPA)

Feb. 22, 2019 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

The State of the Province Address is a localised version of the State of the Nation Address where Premiers reflect on their achievements and communicate their programmes of action in respect of government’s five priority areas - education, health, the fight against crime and corruption, rural development and land reform ...

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The Week Ahead: It’s Budget Week!

Feb. 18, 2019 (2 months ago) — Comments

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week.

The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges, reassure investors and satisfy public pressure ahead of the national election.

Low economic growth, revenue shortfalls and underperformance of State-Owned ...

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Ms Busisiwe Clarah Ndlovu (ANC)

Feb. 15, 2019 (2 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP? Politics were introduced to me through my father who was politically active during the apartheid era. As a young teacher my involvement and activism was further deepened when I joined the National ...

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The Week Ahead: SONA Debates

Feb. 11, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action beckoning in both the main chamber and the Committee corridor. The main events will be the joint debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as ...

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