“That Week In Parliament” Blog Posts

That Week In Parliament

Recent happenings in Parliament

Party funding: survey results

Nov. 22, 2017 (13 hours, 11 minutes 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 (2 days, 13 hours 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 (3 days, 7 hours 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 (3 days, 7 hours 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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The Week Ahead: President in the NCOP & Questions to Deputy

Nov. 13, 2017 (1 week, 2 days ago) — Comments

It's the last rites of the 2017 Parliament and both chambers have scheduled broad and busy programmes as they rush to finalise all urgent business.

In the NA chamber, the main plenary event will be the appearance by the Deputy President to answer oral questions in the House. This ...

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The Week Ahead: Debates, Questions & Committee Scrutiny

Nov. 6, 2017 (2 weeks, 2 days ago) — Comments

The endgame of the current parliamentary year is fast approaching. There are only five weeks left before Parliament rises and loose ends are gradually being knitted together.

The main excitement in the NA chamber is the discussion on the nationalisation of banks without compensation. The topic was put forward by ...

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Infographic: 2016/17 National Crime Statistics

Oct. 31, 2017 (3 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

On Tuesday 24 March 2017 the South African Police Service (SAPS) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on the 2016/17 National Crime Statistics covering March 2016 to April 2017.

Contact crimes refer to those "crimes where victims themselves are the targets of violence or property is targeted and the ...

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The Week Ahead: President and Deputy take Centre Stage

Oct. 30, 2017 (3 weeks, 2 days ago) — Comments

The President's oral question session on Thursday is the high point of the parliamentary week. The President is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme and this will be his final appearance for the year. The questions ...

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What’s at stake in SA's new finance minister’s first budget

Oct. 24, 2017 (4 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. Three factors are at play: there is political turmoil around the governing African National Congress, the country’s economy is performing poorly and this is the first budgetary statement from the new Finance Minister ...

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The Week Ahead: Mini-budget tops the agenda

Oct. 23, 2017 (1 month ago) — Comments

It's a busy week in the main chambers. Everything from the mini-budget speech, to Ministerial question time, to debates, to legislative business, to motions and Members' and Ministerial statements dominate the plenary agenda.

All eyes will be on the Minister of Finance when he delivers the Medium Term Budget ...

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