Blog Posts tagged “Budget”

Budget, Deputy President & farewells

July 22, 2019 (1 month ago) — Comments

After several intense weeks, there is a slight lull in the parliamentary agenda for the coming week.

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Most of the significant business is in the main chambers while the Committee corridor takes a backseat. The programme has a distinct end of term feel as members of the National Assembly depart ...

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The Week Ahead: Two Inquiries & Taking Parliament to the People top the agenda

Oct. 17, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

It's another low key week in the National Assembly main chamber with no sittings scheduled. All the parliamentary action will take place in the committee corridor where the schedule is full.

We will see not one, but two parliamentary inquiries this week. First, the Portfolio Committee on Police will ...

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The people must use public hearings to instil democracy

Oct. 6, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

BY KGALEMA MOTLANTHE OCTOBER 05 2016

The medium-term budget policy statement that the minister of finance will deliver to Parliament towards the end of October, will again provide South Africans with a clearer picture of the priorities of our government. By updating the revenue, spending and borrowing projections for the ...

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What rising protests in SA say about attitudes towards local government

June 22, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

BY MASHUPYE HERBERT MASERUMULE

THE euphoria of SA’s 2016 municipal elections is at its peak, with political parties parading their manifestos, all in competition for a stake in the local sphere of government.

The razzmatazz is deafening. But, it blurs a vexing question: what does governing in the post-apartheid ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament’s budget vote in the spotlight

May 9, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

The Legislature's budget vote, scheduled for Thursday, is the main plenary event this week. In their speeches, the presiding officers will underscore the role of Parliament in our democracy, talk about the challenges facing the institution, highlight a few successes, outline the allocation for each programme and give some ...

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The Week Ahead: The Presidency's budget vote & legislation in the spotlight

May 3, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

After a low key week, Parliament has scheduled a busy programme in the main chambers and committee corridor. There is only four weeks left before the legislature takes an extended break ahead of the local government elections, but there is still plenty of legislating, oversight and scrutinising, and set piece ...

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R2K: The problem with State Security’s secret budget

April 29, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

Today the Minister of State Security David Mahlobo delivered the State Security Agency (SSA) budget vote. It’s a long speech, with lots of things worth mentioning, but what does it actually tell us about the budget?

The SSA budget has grown from about R3 Billion in 2010/11 to ...

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The Week Ahead: Budget debates and 'Taking Parliament to the People' dominate

April 18, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

For the past two weeks committees have been meeting with departments and entities to pore over their strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets and prepare reports for consideration by the House.

The focus now shifts to the budget vote debates that commence tomorrow and run until 12 ...

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The Week Ahead: Drama as New Term Kicks off

April 4, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

Parliament resumes this week after a two-week constituency period. The second term will run for 8 weeks and its culmination will trigger several weeks of campaigning ahead of the municipal elections.

The programme is packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to ...

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Infographic: Overview of the South African Labour Market

March 11, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

The Portfolio Committee on Labour received an overview of the South African labour market (unemployment rates, jobs per sector and 2015 quarterly employment trends) by the Financial Fiscal Commission. The FFC noted there was a close association between the economic growth rate and the unemployment rate. When economic growth was ...

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