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South African Cabinet

May 31, 2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

President Ramaphosa appointed the National Executive (Ministers and Deputy Ministers) on Wednesday, 29 May 2019

The Executive under the Sixth Administration consists of:

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This is compared to the Executive of the Fifth Administration:

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GLOBAL STATISTICS

According to the NationMaster County Cabinet Comparison, South Africa is one of 45 nations in ...

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New Ramaphosa Cabinet: 2019

May 30, 2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

The President has announced his Executive which will serve the country’s Sixth Administration. Let’s take a look at some of the changes made.

The Cabinet is made up of the President, Deputy President and Ministers. The Deputy President is Mr David Mabuza. As per his 2018 State of ...

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Provincial Legislatures, Speakers & Premiers

May 28, 2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

Last week, Wednesday 22 May 2019, Members of the Provincial Legislatures (MPLs) were sworn in. Presided over by the Judge Presidents for each province, the nine provincial legislatures also elected the Premiers of the province and Speakers and Deputy Speakers of the legislatures. The Premiers were inaugurated on 27 May ...

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First day of Parliament: a guide

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

Today Members of the National Assembly will be sworn in. These Members represent 14 political parties. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will take the Speaker’s seat at 10h30 and in groups of ten, alphabetically organised, he will preside over their swearing in. Each Member will swear or affirm faithfulness to ...

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Elections: Results and Seats

May 13, 2019 (2 months ago) — Comments

With the final results announced officially by the IEC on Saturday, 11 May 2019, the ANC has won the sixth general election. The ANC received a little over 10 million votes. This was followed by the DA and EF. The ANC also retained its majority in all provinces except the ...

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What happens after the 2019 elections?

May 10, 2019 (2 months ago) — Comments

The Constitution spells out, in section 52, that after an election, the first sitting of the National Assembly must take place at a time and date determined by the Chief Justice but not more than 14 days after the election result has been declared

Wednesday, 22 May: things really kick ...

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Parliament Debutantes: Who to Watch?

May 7, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

The big splash the EFF made in 2014 is unlikely to ever be topped, but the three new parties making their parliament debuts in the sixth parliament have the potential to ruffle some feathers. Themba Godi’s APC and Agang bowed out and had to make space for these debutantes ...

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Elections 2019

May 6, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

The hour is almost upon us – the day when South Africans embark on go to the polling stations to exercise arguably the most fundamental democratic right, that of voting. There are however many who are not entirely knowledgeable of the electoral system employed in SA – we thought it would be ...

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Chairpersons: Who to Watch in the Sixth Parliament?

May 4, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

The Sixth Parliament kicked off and the National Assembly portfolio committees elected their chairpersons on 2 July 2019. While all committees have a substantial workload over the next five years, some already have hot-button issues from the go. We are taking a look at the leadership that will lead these ...

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Review of Fifth Parliament

April 25, 2019 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

The Fifth Parliament gave us a lot of “firsts” and was unprecedented in many ways.

While previous Parliaments were maligned for being dull, perfunctory and peripheral, this Parliament was in the limelight for various controversies and mayhem.

Putting together a comprehensive review of the Fifth Parliament was always going to ...

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