Blog Posts tagged “Mps”

Infographic: MPs and Constituency Offices - How they can help you

Dec. 4, 2017 (1 year, 8 months ago) — Comments

Many South Africans do not know who their MPs are, or that there could be an MP or MPL assigned to their area to act as their representative. People's Assembly has put together an infographic that explains what your representative can do for you and how you can connect ...

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How South Africa’s electoral system effectively disenfranchises voters

April 20, 2017 (2 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

By Pierre De Vos

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The South African Constitution does not provide any clarity on the nature of the relationship between extra-parliamentary political parties and their elected representatives in the national and provincial legislatures. Can extra-parliamentary leaders of political parties dictate to their MPs how to exercise their constitutional duties, including ...

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The Week Ahead: President & Legislation in the spotlight

Nov. 21, 2016 (2 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

The President's oral question session is the high point of the parliamentary week. He is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. The questions are sifted and published beforehand in a process involving the Speaker, to ensure ...

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Infographic: SA's hardest working MPs

June 10, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

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 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

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

May 9, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

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: All out Action in the Committee Corridor

April 11, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

It's a low key week in the main chambers with no sittings scheduled. All the parliamentary action will take place in the committee corridor where the schedule is bursting.

The legislature’s budget vote season shows no sign of slowing down as most days are packed with long meetings ...

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The week ahead – President to answer oral questions

March 14, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

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 ...

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Mr Pebane Moteka - EFF

March 2, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

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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 have been involved in labour politics since 1995. I was a shop steward as a member of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) for over ...

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Analysis: This week's SONA 2016 debate, an ideal electioneering platform

Feb. 15, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

By MARIANNE MERTEN

zuma Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA.

The sequel to President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address unfolds over two afternoons from Tuesday as MPs take to the National Assembly podium to debate last week’s presidential remarks. With local government elections later this year, it’s the ...

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