Blog Posts

Mr Jomo Nyambi (ANC)

April 2, 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? My political awareness emerged in 1988 when I was attending Mjokwane Secondary School where I was President of the Learner Representative Council (LRC). Someone who had recently returned from exile came to ...

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How to object to a candidate on a party list

March 26, 2019 (1 month, 4 weeks ago) — Comments

South Africans have a four-day window to object to a candidate on the lists of the 48 political parties contesting the 8 May elections. The party lists are available on the IEC website.

An objection against a candidate must be made by 5pm on Tuesday, 2 April.

The Constitution states ...

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18 & 19 year old registered voters doubled to 34%!

March 19, 2019 (2 months ago) — Comments

In less than two months South Africans are heading to the polls. The voters' roll has closed and just over 26.7 million people are registered to vote in the upcoming elections - an improvement of 2% since the registration drives, but down almost 5% compared to 2014.

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A worrying statistic ...

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The Week Ahead: It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

March 18, 2019 (2 months ago) — Comments

It's the last rites for the Fifth Parliament. After a dizzying and tumultuous five years, the National Assembly will rise this week and the NCOP a week later. But a fair amount of work will be done before MPs depart. Many will immediately go out on the campaign trail ...

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How well do you know the Fifth Parliament?

March 16, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

As the Fifth Parliament draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to test your knowledge about the past five years. The National Assembly had its last sitting on 21 March 2019 and the NCOP will meet for the last time on 28 March 2019

How well do ...

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Mr Moloko Maila (ANC)

March 11, 2019 (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? My politics began in 1980 at Kgarahara High School in Ga Polatla, Botlokwa, Ga-Machaka, Limpopo when we received a visit from someone who spoke about the idea of establishing a branch of ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament is winding down...

March 11, 2019 (2 months, 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 (2 months, 2 weeks 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 (2 months, 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 (2 months, 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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