The Week Ahead: President and Parliament’s Budget Vote Debates Take Centre Stage

6 Jun 2022 (2 months, 1 week ago)

In the National Assembly, the main plenary event will be the debate on the Presidency's budget vote scheduled on Thursday and the President’s reply a day later.

The Constitution confers on the Presidency the responsibility of leading a capable developmental state. A capable state is well-run and well-managed, with clear ...

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Child Protection Week

31 May 2022 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

What is Child Protection Week?

National Child Protection Week is commemorated annually to raise awareness on the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution and Children's Act (Act No. 38 of 2005).

The campaign is led by the Department of Social Development in partnership with Basic Education.

We need ...

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The Week Ahead: Routine Business in the Main Chambers and Committee-Land

30 May 2022 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

There are four weeks left until Parliament’s mid-year constituency period.

In the remaining days, the legislative body is scheduled to pass the national budget, vote on several Bills, conduct important debates, hold a sectoral Parliament, scrutinise government performance and response to various crises, undertake oversight visits, and approve statutory appointments. ...

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An Interview with Mbinqo-Gigaba: Public Participation Processes for the BELA Bill

26 May 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

1.Does the Committee intend conducting provincial public hearings on the bill?

It is a Constitutional imperative that Parliament seeks public input when it deals with legislation, whether it is new Bills or amending existing Bills. The committee will therefore follow the example of all committees and conduct public hearings on ...

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Get to Know Mogamad Ganief Ebrahim Hendricks

23 May 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

I was born into politics, my grandfathers (maternal and paternal) and mother were political activists. I was the leading and one of the founding members of the Al Jama-ah party 15 years ago. During this time, ...

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The Week Ahead: Africa Day & Budget Vote Debates

23 May 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business.

The highlights include Africa Day commemoration, budget vote debates, mini-plenary sessions, legislative business, and important Committee hearings.

Both chambers will hold Africa Day debates on Wednesday. In addition, the NCOP has scheduled an Africa Day lecture earlier on ...

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Get to Know MP David William Bryant

16 May 2022 (3 months ago)

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

I joined the Democratic Alliance in 2009 and worked on local election campaigns before starting work as a political support officer at the City of Cape Town. I was elected as a ward councillor in 2011 ...

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The Week Ahead: Budget Vote Debates - Round 2

16 May 2022 (3 months ago)

It’s the second week of budget vote debates in the National Assembly and the frenetic pace of committee meetings and mini-plenary sessions continue.

The debates are a platform for Ministers to unpack the work of government and to give an account of their spending plans and priorities for the year. ...

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Asset Maintenance Management Plans

10 May 2022 (3 months, 1 week ago)

What Are Asset Maintenance Management Plans?

To combat poor levels of service delivery, maintenance plans were developed to ensure that infrastructure remained efficient and usable. Asset maintenance management plans - also known as immovable asset management plans or infrastructure maintenance plans - are strategic outlines for the repair and maintenance ...

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