Blog Posts tagged “laws”

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

Nov. 7, 2016 (3 years, 9 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: Legislation, Oversight Visits & Question Time dominate final week

Sept. 19, 2016 (3 years, 10 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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Infographic: Parliament 2016 - second term review

June 20, 2016 (4 years, 1 month ago)

With the second term term (4 April to 27 May 2016) of Parliament done and dusted, the People’s Assembly takes a look at some of the Legislature’s activities from this period. The review provides a snapshot of the number of working days, bills processed, oral replies by the ...

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The Week Ahead: The Presidency's budget vote & legislation in the spotlight

May 3, 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

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: Budget debates and 'Taking Parliament to the People' dominate

April 18, 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

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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Parliament in 2016: what to expect

Jan. 25, 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

From the local government elections to political battles, 2016 promises to be another turbulent year in Parliament. Also high on the agenda are contentious legislation, domestic challenges, the state of the economy and public accountability. We preview some of the main issues that will dominate the headlines in 2016.

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Rev Kenneth Meshoe

Jan. 19, 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

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What is your political background? In December 1993, my wife Lydia and I started a political party based on biblical principles called the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP). I became its first President and I have been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1994.

How did you become involved ...

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R2K: Hands off our internet campaign

Dec. 9, 2015 (4 years, 8 months ago)

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You may not have heard of it, but the South African government has published a proposed law that would be disastrous for internet freedom - the draft Cybercrimes & Cybersecurity Bill - and we have just five days to call for its scrapping.

The draft Cybercrimes & Cybersecurity Bill is absurdly overbroad ...

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The Week Ahead: Farewells, loose ends and tussles

Nov. 23, 2015 (4 years, 8 months ago)

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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The Week Ahead: It’s all about lawmaking, debates and oversight

Nov. 9, 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; processing of committee reports; discussions of national importance, legislative business and oral questions to the Deputy President and the Governance Cluster. The programme is a ...

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