Blog Posts tagged “Members interests”

Why didn’t she declare?

Aug. 27, 2019 (10 months, 3 weeks ago)

by Gaile Fullard

Recently Twitter was asking this question – as elected representatives are annually required to declare benefits they receive from others. Check out the declarations on the People's Assembly website.

The 2019 Register is not available yet - the disclosure deadline is 13 September 2019 - but all past years ...

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OPINION: In the interests of full disclosure

Nov. 5, 2015 (4 years, 8 months ago)

By Judith February.

It feels a little like the pot calling the kettle black.

This past week the African National Congress (ANC) was very eager to point out that certain Democratic Alliance (DA) MPs, including leader Mmusi Maimane, had failed to fully declare their interests in Parliament’s register of ...

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The Week Ahead: Curtailed programme but still serious work scheduled

Aug. 24, 2015 (4 years, 10 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: Budget vote debate season begins

May 4, 2015 (5 years, 2 months ago)

Since early March, portfolio committees have been meeting with departments and entities to process their budget votes and prepare reports.

The focus now shifts to the budget vote debates that commence tomorrow and run until the end of the month. These debates will happen in the Extended Public Committees (EPCs ...

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Vital statistics - Parliament: Salaries, gender representation and bills

April 15, 2015 (5 years, 3 months ago)

Parliament has gone through many changes these past years - parties have come and gone (or merged), President's have changed, and Cabinet has been shuffled a few times. People's Assembly and the Parliamentary Monitoring Group, takes a look at transformation regarding other areas of Parliament. We have focused on ...

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People's Assembly launches new Members Interests Browser

Nov. 7, 2014 (5 years, 8 months ago)

Since our launch, the People’s Assembly has included declarations of members interests in the profiles of Members of Parliament, but there has not been a simple way to dive deeper into the data and explore trends. That has now changed with the launch of our Members Interests Browser. Storing ...

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Infographic: Overview of Members Interests Declarations

Nov. 5, 2014 (5 years, 8 months ago)

Yesterday, People’s Assembly launched a new Members Interests Browser – a tool developed to help you filter through members interest declarations by searching according to the number of declarations per MP or the number of declarations per source – here, you can find out which ministers, deputy ministers and other MPs ...

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The Week Ahead: Another showdown in Parliament

Sept. 15, 2014 (5 years, 10 months ago)

Another week and another showdown is looming in Parliament. Last week, five opposition parties (DA, EFF, COPE, UDM and FF+) tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker of Parliament. They accused her, amongst other things, of being partisan and stifling criticism of the executive arm of government. The ...

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Exploring MPs’ Interests

Feb. 17, 2014 (6 years, 4 months ago)

One of the interesting datasets that the People’s Assembly collates is the register of members interests - the annual declaration by Members of Parliament of their interests including shares in companies, gifts they have received (with a value in excess of R1 500), and companies of which they are directors ...

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