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

Police Portfolio Committee Chair Van Wyk reflects on police v. protesters

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

On Tuesday, before turning the Portfolio Committee on Police's attention to considering the controversial Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment (PSIRA) bill, Chairperson Annelize Van Wyk began the meeting on a sombre note by making mention of the fact that this year has not started off well for SAPS, with ...

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Police Portfolio Committee Chair Van Wyk reflects on police v. protesters

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

On Tuesday, before turning the Portfolio Committee on Police's attention to considering the controversial Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment (PSIRA) bill, Chairperson Annelize Van Wyk began the meeting on a sombre note by making mention of the fact that this year has not started off well for SAPS, with ...

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ACDP leader Rev Meshoe returns to parliament after six month break

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

People's Assembly (PA) notes that African Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe is back in the big house this year. After a six month leave of absence from Parliament, Meshoe was spotted attending the Police Portfolio Committee's first meeting of 2014, on Tuesday 28 November.

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ACDP leader Rev Meshoe returns to parliament after six month break

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

People's Assembly (PA) notes that African Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe is back in the big house this year. After a six month leave of absence from Parliament, Meshoe was spotted attending the Police Portfolio Committee's first meeting of 2014, on Tuesday 28 November.

When asked ...

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Parliament can feed the poor

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

One thing that can be said about attending parliamentary committee meetings (unrelated to the discourse), is that the food served to MPs and visitors during the meetings is plentiful and delicious. Fresh filter coffee and cream, scones with whipped cream and jam, fine cheeses with crackers, croissant sandwiches with a ...

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Parliamentary meetings can go two ways…

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

As an observer, one is either fortunate to attend a committee meeting where Members of Parliament are thoroughly prepared and willing to respectfully engage with one another on matters, but other meetings fail to grasp your interest from inception and the free snacks provided by Parliament may become the highlight ...

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Parliamentary meetings can go two ways…

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

As an observer, one is either fortunate to attend a committee meeting where Members of Parliament are thoroughly prepared and willing to respectfully engage with one another on matters, but other meetings fail to grasp your interest from inception and the free snacks provided by Parliament may become the highlight ...

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Review of Parliament's Rule Book

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

The current review of the Rules of Parliament is not only in compliance with statutory requirements but in response to pressures from the leading and minority opposition parties in Parliament. Moves made by the Democratic Alliance to pass a Motion of No Confidence on the President of the Republic last ...

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Review of Parliament's Rule Book

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

The current review of the Rules of Parliament is not only in compliance with statutory requirements but in response to pressures from the leading and minority opposition parties in Parliament. Moves made by the Democratic Alliance to pass a Motion of No Confidence on the President of the Republic last ...

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On SAPS

Jan. 29, 2014 (5 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

“When a Government collapses, the first thing to go is justice, and there is no justice in this country.”

These words were muttered by a disgruntled opposition MP during a tea break after a presentation from the South African Police Services (SAPS). The Portfolio Committee on Police had just gone ...

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