Blog Posts tagged “communications”

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

Oct. 24, 2016 (3 years, 7 months ago)

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

Oct. 17, 2016 (3 years, 7 months ago)

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 Week Ahead: Public Protector Recommendation, Ministerial Question Time, Debates…

Aug. 22, 2016 (3 years, 9 months ago)

It's a busy week in the main chambers and committee corridor. Everything from Ministerial question time, to debates of public importance, to statutory appointments, to legislative business, to motions and members' statements dominate the plenary agenda. Beyond this, Parliament has scheduled a joint sitting on Thursday to mark Women ...

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Call to Action: Challenging Mass Surveillance

March 9, 2016 (4 years, 2 months ago)

The Media Policy and Democracy Project (MPDP) and the Right2Know Campaign invite you to an afternoon strategy discussion to bring together activists, unionists, human rights lawyers, students and academics to confront communications surveillance issues in South Africa.

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Recent years have seen a range of scandals and revelations about abuses of ...

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Hands off our internet

Sept. 1, 2015 (4 years, 9 months ago)

By: Rofhiwa Maneta

Recently, the Film and Publications Board successfully submitted their draft Online Regulation Policy for consideration by Parliament. The proposed policy aims to regulate content published on the internet to make sure it does not contain hate speech or child pornography. Content uploaded on the net would have ...

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The Week Ahead: Curtailed programme but still serious work scheduled

Aug. 24, 2015 (4 years, 9 months ago)

There's little action on display in the main chambers and committee corridor this week.

The programme has been curtailed in order to give committees time to finalise critical legislation and other work. In addition, the revised schedule has made provision for committee chairpersons to receive media communications training. This ...

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The Week Ahead: Executive scrutiny & legislative action

Aug. 10, 2015 (4 years, 9 months ago)

There's both high policy and low politics on display in the main chambers this week. The National Assembly offers a blend of members' statements, a discussion of national importance, legislative business and oral questions to the Deputy President and Peace and Security Cluster. The programme is a bit more ...

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The Week Ahead – The end of Parliament's second term looms

June 22, 2015 (4 years, 11 months ago)

It's a week of farewells, loose ends and tussles…

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 21 July 2015. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

It's a big ...

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The Week Ahead: Presidency’s budget vote takes centre stage

May 25, 2015 (5 years ago)

MPs will be relieved that the grueling budget vote schedule is nearing the end. This process began in February with the training of MPs on the processing of the budget votes and was followed by committees meeting with various departments and entities on their strategic plans, annual performance plans and ...

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The Week ahead: Legislation & budget debates dominate

May 18, 2015 (5 years ago)

This is a week for detailed law-making, with issues ranging from maintenance, to freedom of expression, to land expropriation, to trade union accountability and decriminalising consensual sex between children of certain ages.

Beyond this, the legislature’s budget vote season doesn’t show any sign of slowing down as most ...

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