Blog Posts

Ms Nthabiseng Khunou (ANC)

Nov. 26, 2018 (2 months, 3 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? My political awareness started in 1988 as a student activist at the University of Limpopo (Turfloop) as that campus was a hive of political activity. From 1992 having moved to study at ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament is drawing to a close...

Nov. 26, 2018 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year.

As a result, there is a bit of frenzy as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack of time.

In the remaining days, lawmakers ...

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Parliament at Work: Who did the most?

Nov. 22, 2018 (3 months ago) — Comments

The 2018 parliamentary year is just about winding down and we are taking a look at standout parliamentary committees that tackled everything from groundbreaking legislation, holding entities to account and cracking the whip.

On 15 November 2018 the Constitutional Review Committee adopted a recommendation that the Constitution should be amended ...

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Ms Mmanoko Masehela (ANC)

Nov. 19, 2018 (3 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background and how did you come to join the ANC?
At Lovedale College (Eastern Cape), where I did my teacher training, I was elected into the Student Representative Council (SRC). I then began to be aware of the political issues affecting not only education but South ...

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The Week Ahead: Taking Parliament to the People

Nov. 19, 2018 (3 months 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 months 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 (3 months, 1 week 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 (3 months, 2 weeks 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 (3 months, 3 weeks 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 (3 months, 3 weeks 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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