Blog Posts

The Week Ahead: Taking Parliament to the People

Nov. 19, 2018 (3 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

The NCOPs Taking Parliament to the People (TPTTP) initiative is arguably the biggest highlight this week.

The TPTTP programme brings together representatives from all spheres of government and provides an opportunity for the public to engage face to face with elected representatives.

This year, Gauteng is the selected province for ...

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Video: Youth Monitoring Parliament

Nov. 17, 2018 (3 weeks, 3 days 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: Section 25 & legislation in the spotlight

Nov. 12, 2018 (4 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

The work of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Review is likely to eclipse everything else this week. The Committee was given a mandate by the NA and the NCOP to review Section 25 of the Constitution, and other clauses where necessary, to make it possible for the state to expropriate ...

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The Week Ahead: President & Deputy make appearances in Parliament

Nov. 5, 2018 (1 month 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 high-profile Question Time sessions with the President in the National Assembly and the Deputy President in the NCOP.

This is the President’s final interaction with NA ...

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Mr Kevin Mileham (DA)

Oct. 29, 2018 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

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What is your political background and how did you become an MP? My father was a municipal councillor in Durban just before Apartheid ended, but unfortunately he never made it to Parliament. My political activism began at university and for the next decade I was part of all kinds of ...

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The Week Ahead: The state of our nation

Oct. 29, 2018 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

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

The endgame of the current parliamentary year is fast approaching. There are only six weeks left before Parliament rises and loose ends are gradually being knitted together.

Question Time is the ...

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Ms Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe (ANC)

Oct. 22, 2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

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How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party? My political party is the African National Congress. I joined the ANC in my hometown in KwaMashu, KZN. During that period, there were UDF committees before the unbanning of the ANC I was asked ...

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The Week Ahead: Mini-budget, Debates & Hearings

Oct. 22, 2018 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and Committee corridor.

The highlights include the mini-Budget, important debates, legislative business and high-profile Committee hearings.

All eyes will be on the new Minister of Finance when he delivers the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday. The ...

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Have your say about public healthcare medical negligence claims!

Oct. 19, 2018 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

Medical negligence claims at public healthcare facilities have reached a crisis point with a 45% increase in four years. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said it is "wreaking havoc" and that part of this is not negligence but is due to people working in syndicates to defraud the state through bogus ...

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Parliament 2018: Third term review

Oct. 18, 2018 (1 month, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

This review of the third term takes a quick look at the number of working days, Bills processed, written questions posed by MPs and replies by the Executive and the petitions under consideration.

It has been a relatively short term (just about four weeks) and Parliament will resume on 9 ...

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