Blog Posts tagged “development”

Mr Zakhele Mbhele (DA)

Oct. 3, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago)

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What is your Political background? I have been involved in the Democratic Alliance (DA) for as long as I have been active in politics. I started getting involved in politics in late 2005 where I was a candidate contesting for the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Wits University under a ...

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

Sept. 12, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago)

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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Opinion & Analysis: SA needs more accountability in its electoral system

June 4, 2016 (3 years, 12 months ago)

BY THABANG MOTSOHI

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The report by Municipal IQ on the trends in service delivery protests in SA is very disturbing. A worrying component of these protests is the increasing level of violence, and even more worrying is the fact that the violence is perpetrated mostly by the youth, who should ...

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The Week Ahead: All eyes on Minister of Finance as he presents mini-budget

Oct. 19, 2015 (4 years, 7 months ago)

Committees will continue examining government departments and state entities on their 2014/15 Annual Reports in preparation of their Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports. These reports may include proposals on the future use of resources and are a critical part of Parliament’s engagement with the budget for the following ...

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Amandla: Screening of 'The Shore Break' Documentary

Sept. 23, 2015 (4 years, 8 months ago)

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Amandla will be the screening the award winning documentary - the Shore Break. The Shore Break is a documentary that exposes how self interest clashes with morals and ideals as the struggle of extremes plays out in Pondoland's West Coast.

The theme is: is anti mining, anti development?

Time: 17 ...

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Infographic: Early Childhood Development Programmes in numbers

Oct. 31, 2014 (5 years, 7 months ago)

Both the National Development Agency (NDA) and the Department of Social Services were questioned on progress made with regards to the Early Childhood Development Programme in Parliament this week. The meeting was an opportunity for the Department and the NDA to update their oversight committee on what has been done ...

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NCOP rushes to pass 15 bills; only three sent back to NA

March 28, 2014 (6 years, 2 months ago)

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) passed fifteen bills in just two days this week (26 and 27 March), in a rush before the close of Parliament’s last session. Twelve of the bills were sent to the President for assent. Minor amendments were made to only three bills by ...

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Older persons let down by government

March 14, 2014 (6 years, 2 months ago)

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development held a meeting on Tuesday, 11 March, to respond to a petition submitted to Parliament last year by “Concerned Pensioners” on behalf of over 2 800 pensioners. The petition focused on the disappointment pensioners felt with both national and local government, who had failed ...

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Adoption and lack of social workers are challenges, hears Social Development Committee

Feb. 24, 2014 (6 years, 3 months ago)

The Social Development Portfolio Committee held a meeting with the Department of Social Development on Tuesday, 18 February to discuss its six-monthly report (April-September 2013). During a review of the Department’s performance, MPs noted that although the target for adoptions had been more than met – 735 adoptions registered against ...

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State of the Province Address – All you need to know

Feb. 17, 2014 (6 years, 3 months ago)

Following the President’s State of the Nation Address, the Premiers from all 9 provinces will deliver their State of the Province Addresses over the next two weeks.

The State of the Province Address is a localised version of the State of the Nation Address where Premiers reflect on and ...

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