“Impressions” and “That Week In Parliament” Blog Posts

Review of Parliament 2017

Dec. 12, 2017 (6 days, 4 hours ago) — Comments

This Fifth Parliament continues to break new ground.

2017 was a bumper year of parliamentary business, court battles, internal squabbles, jousting, brinkmanship, attempts to remove the President from office, dissolve Parliament and parliamentary inquiries.

With the year done and dusted, we review some of the legislature’s activities, highlights and ...

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Infographic: Parliament 2017 - review in numbers

Dec. 11, 2017 (1 week ago) — Comments

The conclusion of the parliamentary calendar year sees the Fifth Parliament shut its doors for 2017 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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Infographic: MPs and Constituency Offices - How they can help you

Dec. 4, 2017 (1 week, 6 days ago) — Comments

Many South Africans do not know who their MPs are, or that there could be an MP or MPL assigned to their area to act as their representative. People's Assembly has put together an infographic that explains what your representative can do for you and how you can connect ...

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ANC Leadership Race: The fight for every single vote

Dec. 4, 2017 (2 weeks ago) — Comments

By STEPHEN GROOTES.

With the results of the ANC’s nomination process now (slowly) becoming public through the provincial general council process, it is becoming clearer just how tight the race for the ANC’s leadership is going to be. While there have been indications of this earlier in the ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament Wraps Up 2017!

Nov. 27, 2017 (3 weeks ago) — Comments

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends in the National Assembly. The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as there is a ...

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Infographic: 2016/17 SASSA beneficiaries

Nov. 26, 2017 (3 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) presented its 2016/17 annual report to the Select Committee on Social Services on Wednesday, 21 November 2017. In its report, the Agency provided a status report on beneficiaries of social assistance, social assistance trends per province, as well as child grant beneficiaries ...

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Party funding: survey results

Nov. 22, 2017 (3 weeks, 5 days ago) — Comments

An explanation was provided to Media24 readers about outstanding decisions in the Regulations and 694 people engaged and responded on 10 November 2017.

These results have been forwarded to the Ad Hoc committee on Political Party Funding.

See what South Africans think:

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The Week Ahead: It's a mad rush...

Nov. 20, 2017 (4 weeks ago) — Comments

There is a bit of frenzy in Parliament 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.

It's a big week in the NA chamber with MPs scheduled to sit for ...

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Infographic: Cost to Communicate

Nov. 19, 2017 (4 weeks ago) — Comments

In a recent meeting, The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services briefed the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services on the cost to communicate. According to the Department, increased access to communications technologies, in particular broadband, and the services and content carried on ICT networks is an important means ...

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Have your say on the political #partyfunding Bill!

Nov. 19, 2017 (4 weeks ago) — Comments

Recently, Media24 readers helped Parliament's Committee on Funding of Political Parties reach consensus that parties should disclose sources of funding to the public. There are still some obstacles MPs have to resolve in the next week before deadline. Here we unravel the jargon so you can have your say ...

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