Blog Posts tagged “Minister”

Is SASSA ready to pay grants by 1 April?

Nov. 25, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago)

Who will be responsible for making social grant payments from 1 April 2017? Will SASSA be ready to pay grants by 1 April?

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The Black Sash, along with many other civil society organisations, hoped that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) hearing on the Department of Social Development (DSD ...

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

Oct. 24, 2016 (3 years, 7 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, 7 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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The Week Ahead: Debates, Question Time & Committees…

Sept. 5, 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, there is plenty of scope for party battles when lawmakers debate a number ...

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Right2Know: Fire Faith Protest At Parliament

Aug. 19, 2016 (3 years, 9 months ago)

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Dear friends and comrades

R2K Western Cape invites you to join a picket at Parliament on Tuesday 23 August, calling for the Minister of Propoganda Faith Muthambi TO BE FIRED! She is appearing on Tuesday to account to Parliament about the ongoing crisis at the SABC.

R2K is calling for ...

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Infographic: What will we vote for?

July 8, 2016 (3 years, 10 months ago)

South Africans will be going to the polls on 3 August 2016 for the fourth local government elections since democracy. The Dullah Omar Institute recently published a manual, Electing Councillors: A Guide to Municipal Elections that, according to the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, "provides us with further ...

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

May 23, 2016 (4 years 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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Mr Mncedisi Filtane (UDM)

May 12, 2016 (4 years ago)

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What is your political background? I was actively involved in the formation of the Youth League in Umtata in the 1970s. I was approached by the security branch while at university and asked to become a spy, which I turned down. This request led to my resignation from politics and ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament’s budget vote in the spotlight

May 9, 2016 (4 years ago)

The Legislature's budget vote, scheduled for Thursday, is the main plenary event this week. In their speeches, the presiding officers will underscore the role of Parliament in our democracy, talk about the challenges facing the institution, highlight a few successes, outline the allocation for each programme and give some ...

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

May 3, 2016 (4 years 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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