Blog Posts tagged “oversight”

Final Term Begins…

Oct. 10, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

MPs head back to Parliament this week for the final term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to the executive, NCOP Oversight Week and a review of the national budget.

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

May 9, 2016 (3 years, 5 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: Drama as New Term Kicks off

April 4, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

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 ...

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Parliament and the Budget

Feb. 24, 2016 (3 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

Each year Parliament authorises taxes and public expenditure which provides the Government with the money it needs to deliver its policies and run vital services in areas such as Health, Education and Defence. The Budget allocates money between the three spheres of government (national, provincial, local) based on revenue collected ...

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The Week Ahead: Food Security, Expropriation Bill, UIF Bill & Marikana

Feb. 1, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

It’s still early days and Parliament is not yet firing on all cylinders. There are no sittings scheduled in the main chambers and only a handful of meetings planned for the committee corridor. Nonetheless, there is still scope for headline-grabbing and party battles in this week's parliamentary agenda ...

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Review of Parliament 2015

Dec. 30, 2015 (3 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

The 2015 parliamentary year will be remembered as one of the most dramatic and eventful. The legislature had a bumper year of court battles, internal squabbles, brinkmanship, attempts to impeach the President, riot police batting with protesters and MPs and strike action. Despite all the sideshows and distractions, Parliament still ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament's fourth term kicks off

Oct. 12, 2015 (4 years ago) — Comments

Parliament resumes this week after a two-week constituency period. The fourth term will run for seven weeks and the programme is packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to the executive and a review of the national budget.

Later this month, the ...

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Nuclear Energy Procurement: What have we learnt from the arms deal?

Oct. 7, 2015 (4 years ago) — Comments

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The Institute for Security Studies and the Goedgedacht Forum would like you to join us for the discussion:

Nuclear Energy Procurement: What have we learnt from the arms deal?

The nuclear energy deal is getting a lot of attention at the moment. Questions are being raised as to the choices ...

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Broadband connections for schools

Sept. 22, 2015 (4 years ago) — Comments

Oversight is a function granted by the Constitution to Parliament to oversee effective management of government action. How it is done in practice is that a parliamentary committee is assigned one department to oversee and often, to get to the nitty gritty, the committee will go on an oversight visit ...

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The Week Ahead: MPs criss-crossing the country

Sept. 14, 2015 (4 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

It's the penultimate week for the third term and an unusual programme looms; with no sittings in the main chambers, a few meetings scheduled and lawmakers devoting most of their time to oversight work across the country.

Permanent delegates to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will embark on ...

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