Blog Posts tagged “finance”

The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2016

Dec. 5, 2016 (3 years, 7 months ago)

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: Motion of No Confidence, Question Time & Legislation top the agenda

Nov. 7, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago)

There's both high policy and low politics on display in the main chambers this week, with appearances by the deputy president and ministers in the economic cluster (combining both of the above, no doubt).

Beyond this, the DA's motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is scheduled ...

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

Oct. 24, 2016 (3 years, 8 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 people must use public hearings to instil democracy

Oct. 6, 2016 (3 years, 9 months ago)

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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Mr Vusiwana Mtileni (EFF)

Sept. 19, 2016 (3 years, 9 months ago)

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party? I started my political activism in 1993 whilst following Mr Bantu Holomisa as a journalist, because he was proposing an alternative to the ANC after his expulsion from the ...

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

Sept. 19, 2016 (3 years, 9 months ago)

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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Ms Tasneem Motara (ANC)

Aug. 22, 2016 (3 years, 10 months ago)

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What is your political background? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) about 16 years ago. I grew up in a very politically active home: some of my family members were in exile, and some of them are still active in politics. I joined the ANC Youth League in 2000 ...

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Third Term Begins....

Aug. 12, 2016 (3 years, 10 months ago)

After the dizzying and all-consuming election cycle, MPs head back to Parliament next week for the third term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work.

In this preview we unpack some of the issues that ...

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Infographic: SA's hardest working MPs

June 10, 2016 (4 years ago)

In a recently published article for Africa Check, Laura Grant highlighted the “hardest working MPs” by looking at what MPs earn and their committee attendance. MPs’ work is divided into parliamentary sessions and constituency periods and the Composite Parliamentary Programme 2015 shows that committee meeting days comprised 60% of the ...

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

May 23, 2016 (4 years, 1 month ago)

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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