Blog Posts

SONA 2019: The Speech

Feb. 5, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

It’s one of the most important speeches that the President delivers in any year. With a prime time tv audience, it is a tremendous PR opportunity for the President to simultaneously lay out his agenda and reassure doubters - both local and foreign.

The SONA will be the last of ...

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The Week Ahead: It’s all about #SONA2019

Feb. 4, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on Parliament for the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The speech, due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, Cabinet, the Judiciary and the public, will seek to build on the governing party’s January 8 ...

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9 Facts about #SONA2019

Jan. 31, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

1. What is the SONA?

It is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament and marks the official opening of the legislature. It is designed to be a report on the economic and social state of the nation, and includes a review of the ...

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Mr Eddie Makue (ANC)

Jan. 28, 2019 (2 months, 2 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? One of my mentors taught me that as a South African we are born in politics, e.g. when my mother gave birth to me it happened within a political context where ...

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Only 16% of 18&19 year olds registered to vote!

Jan. 21, 2019 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

Ahead of the 2019 national and provincial elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is gearing up for the last voter registration weekend scheduled for 26 and 27 January 2019. Voting stations will be open from 08h00 to 17h00 on both days to allow new voters to register and existing voters ...

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2019 Parliament Preview

Jan. 15, 2019 (3 months ago) — Comments

It’s an election year so we can look forward to a frenetic schedule and disjointed calendar as the National Legislature is first dissolved and later re-constituted after the elections. We can also expect an unpredictable timetable and two State of the Nation Addresses.

The Fifth Parliament term ends on ...

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Important dates on the parliamentary calendar so far

Jan. 14, 2019 (3 months ago) — Comments

The first term of Parliament and the last term of the Fifth Parliament (7 February to 29 March 2019) will see the first major event of the year, the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Ramaphosa on 7 February 2019. The President will deliver the speech (his ...

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Infographic: Parliament 2018 - review in numbers

Jan. 10, 2019 (3 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

The conclusion of the parliamentary calendar year sees the Fifth Parliament shut its doors for 2018 after what has surely been one of the most tumultuous political years. People's Assembly takes a look at what happened behind the scenes in the halls of the Legislature with this snapshot of ...

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Mr Charel Jacobus De Beer (ANC)

Jan. 10, 2019 (3 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? I am a paid up member of the ANC in good standing - a public representative since 1998 to 1999 as a Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) in the Northern Cape and ...

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#Elections2019: Who are you voting for?

Jan. 1, 2019 (3 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

President Cyril Ramophosa, in his 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA), announced that the 2019 elections will take place on 8 May 2019.

South Africa’s six democratic national and provincial elections have either taken place in April, May or June:

2019 – 8 May 2019

2014 – 7 May 2014 ...

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