Blog Posts tagged “budget debate”

2019 Budget Debate Votes

July 8, 2019 (4 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

Committees have been meeting for the past week with departments and their entities to scrutinize strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets in preparation for reports to be considered by the House. The focus now shifts to the House budget vote debates that commence tomorrow, 9 July and ...

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The Week Ahead: Farewells, loose ends & tussles...

May 23, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament after the elections on 16 August 2016. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

There's both high policy and low politics on display in ...

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The Week Ahead: President, Vuwani Protest & Legislation in the spotlight

May 16, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

The President's oral question session is the high point of the parliamentary week.

He is required to answers 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: The Presidency's budget vote & legislation in the spotlight

May 3, 2016 (3 years, 6 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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The Week Ahead: Quiet Week Ahead

April 25, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

There's a distinct lull in Parliament this week, as the legislature makes the most of the mid-week public holiday. Most committees have postponed their activities and only one day has been set aside for parliamentary business.

It’s the second of week of budget debates and 3 Ministers - Public ...

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

April 18, 2016 (3 years, 7 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, 7 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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Parliament and the Budget

Feb. 24, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

Each year Parliament authorises taxes and public expenditure which provides the Government with the money it needs to deliver its policies and run vital services in areas such as Health, Education and Defence. The Budget allocates money between the three spheres of government (national, provincial, local) based on revenue collected ...

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Infographic: Parliamentary Calendar 2016

Jan. 22, 2016 (3 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

The first term of Parliament (26 January to 24 March 2016) will see the first major event of the year, the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Zuma on 11 February 2016. The President will deliver the speech to a special joint sitting of the National Assembly ...

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The Week Ahead: Farewells, loose ends and tussles

Nov. 23, 2015 (3 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

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 heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

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

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