The Week Ahead: Debates, Legislation, Question Session & More

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year and the National Assembly chamber has scheduled a broad programme as it rushes to finalise all urgent business.

The rules make provision for an MP to request the Speaker to place a matter of public importance on the Order Paper for discussion. ...

Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM)

"We are not a homogenous group of people, because we come from a very divisive political past. We have differences as individuals but what binds us together is that we are one nation and we have a shared vision for the future and our common destiny."


What is your political ...

Mr Moses Mbatha (EFF)


What is your political background? I joined the struggle at an early age. I was age 10 years old when I first attended a community meeting to discuss a rent and bus boycott in 1980 in the township of Umlazi in the south of Durban. As one of the youngest ...

Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi (ANC)


What is your political background? I became a SASCO branch Chairperson at Vista University and then Regional Executive Member of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in the Greater Johannesburg region. I subsequently became a Deputy Provincial Secretary of the ANCYL in Gauteng province.

What does my job as ...

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

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 the ...

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

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 ...

Infographic: Higher Education Budget Analysis

The Financial Fiscal Commission (FFC) presented an analysis of the of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s 2016/17 budget to the Portfolio Committee on 5 April 2016. They identified the implications of the 0% fee increase for 2016, the the broader issue of free tertiary education and limited state ...

Register to attend: “Let’s Get Free” with Buti Manamela


Where: Livity Africa Office, Unit 1, Stockyard Building, 3 Ravenscraig Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

When: Thursday, 14 April 2016

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Attire: Smart casual

It being 40 years since the ‘76 Soweto Uprisings we ask, are we truly free as young South Africans? With unemployment still high and ...

The Week Ahead: Drama as New Term Kicks off

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 ...

The week ahead – President to answer oral questions

It's a week of farewells and loose ends.

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart on Friday and return on 12 April. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go with lots of action scheduled in the main chambers and committee corridor.

The ...

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