Blog Posts tagged “bills”

The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2016

Dec. 5, 2016 (2 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

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 some unfinished business to deal ...

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The Week Ahead: President & Legislation in the spotlight

Nov. 21, 2016 (2 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

The President's oral question session is the high point of the parliamentary week. He is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. The questions are sifted and published beforehand in a process involving the Speaker, to ensure ...

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The week ahead: Mini-budget, President's Q&A session top the agenda…

Oct. 24, 2016 (2 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

It's a busy week in the main chambers and committee corridor. Everything from the mini-budget speech, to the President and Ministerial question times, 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 ...

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Mr Moses Mhlanga (ANC)

Oct. 17, 2016 (2 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I joined politics formally in 1983 due to the conditions of the time. All black people were compelled in those days to participate in any and all political forums and organisations to liberate ourselves from the exploitation. In 1984 I went into exile were I ...

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Final Term Begins…

Oct. 10, 2016 (2 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

MPs head back to Parliament this week for the final term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to the executive, NCOP Oversight Week and a review of the national budget.

In this ...

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Infographic: Fifth Parliament - third term review

Oct. 7, 2016 (2 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

With the third term (17 August to 23 September) of Parliament done and dusted, the People’s Assembly takes a look at some of the legislature’s activities from this period.

The review provides a snapshot of the number of working days, bills processed, oral replies by the President and ...

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The Week Ahead: Legislation, Oversight Visits & Question Time dominate final week

Sept. 19, 2016 (2 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 11 October 2016. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

With nothing scheduled in the NA chamber, the committee corridor will be the main ...

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The week ahead: Question Time with the President & NCOP Provincial Week top the agenda

Sept. 12, 2016 (2 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

The President's oral question session is the high point of the parliamentary week. Question Time occurs in both the National Assembly and the NCOP and is one of the ways Parliament scrutinises the work of the executive. The President is required to answers questions of national or international importance ...

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Infographic: Age of Criminal Capacity

Sept. 9, 2016 (2 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services is reviewing the minimum age of criminal capacity, with a view to raising it.

In a briefing to a joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services and Select Committee on Education and Recreation, the Department said that the current ...

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PAIA has holes, but is not the only law giving access to information

Sept. 5, 2016 (2 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

BY RONÉE ROBINSON.

It is by now well established that the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) is the vehicle giving effect to the right of access to information, enshrined in section 32 of the constitution. This is an important right, albeit an importance easy to disrespect and disguise ...

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