The Week Ahead: President Ramaphosa’s Question Session

29 Aug 2022 (1 month ago)

The President's oral question session - on Tuesday - is the high point of the parliamentary week. The President is required to answer up to six questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. Four supplementary questions, arising from the reply to ...

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International Youth Day 2022: Interview With Fasiha Hassan

24 Aug 2022 (1 month, 1 week ago)

We interviewed Fasiha Hassan, the youngest member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, to discuss the importance of International Youth Day and youth activism.

Listen to the audio here. Read the transcript below.

Please note that the transcript is not verbatim, as it has been edited for readability.

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The Week Ahead: Busy Week for the Portfolio Committees

22 Aug 2022 (1 month, 1 week ago)

There’s a varied and busy schedule in the Committee corridor.

Everything from detailed law-making, to executive scrutiny, interviews, oversight visits, inquiries, strategic planning workshops and big-picture policy will be under the microscope.

Questions for oral reply is the only agenda item in the NCOP chamber. It is one of the ...

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Is the Electoral Amendment Bill Unconstitutional?

16 Aug 2022 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

We sat down with Election Analyst, Michael Atkins, to discuss the electoral Amendment Bill and what consequences it will have for the 2024 national elections. Read the interview transcript below, and listen to the audio here.

Please note that this is not a verbatim transcript, as it has been edited ...

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The Week Ahead: MP Training & Capacity Building

15 Aug 2022 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

The third term has kicked into gear now that the National Assembly lawmakers have returned from their constituency break. NCOP delegates started the term two weeks ago.

It’s expected to be a blockbuster term with many high-impact issues. Amongst others, these include:

-An independent panel’s investigation into President Ramaphosa’s fitness ...

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The Week Ahead: Women’s Day & Zama Zamas Debate

8 Aug 2022 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

Parliament is taking full advantage of the public holiday. It has scheduled a fairly light but eclectic programme.

On Wednesday, the NCOP will hold a debate to commemorate Women’s Day. In keeping with previous speeches, lawmakers are expected to focus on the following themes in their speeches: mainstreaming gender equality, ...

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Get To Know Wayne Thring

1 Aug 2022 (2 months ago)

1. How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

During the early 1980’s I served as a youth leader for the UDF in Newlands East, Durban. I came to know Christ as my personal Saviour in 1984 and ceased all political activities, giving my available ...

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The Week Ahead: Third Term resumes

1 Aug 2022 (2 months ago)

NCOP delegates return to Parliament this week for the third term. NA legislators will carry out constituency work for another two weeks and return on 16 August.

This session will be relatively short and packed with activities. Some of the highlights include Committee and oversight work; oral questions to the ...

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What do Provincial Legislatures Do?

29 Jul 2022 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Read this infographic for more information about Provincial Legislatures.

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How Are SCOPA Chairpersons Elected Nationally and Provincially?

29 Jul 2022 (2 months, 1 week ago)

What Is The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA)?

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) is a Legislature Committee that acts as Parliament’s watchdog over the financial expenditure of the Executive. It audits reports, internal audits, forensic reports and any other documents issued by the Auditor-General, as well as ...

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