Blog Posts tagged “petitions”

Here is the Plug on Petitions

11 May 2021 (1 month ago)

Petitions

Public participation in law-making, oversight and other processes of Parliament forms an important part of our democracy.

Parliament has developed a number of ways to promote public involvement. One of these ways is by submitting a petition, and this is a right enshrined in section 17 of the Constitution. Although ...

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Petitions: How to get your voice heard in Parliament

11 Dec 2019 (1 year, 6 months ago)

In South Africa, Section 17 of the Constitution creates the right for everyone to present petitions. Public participation in law-making, oversight and other processes of Parliament, therefore, is an integral part of our democracy. Parliament has developed a number of ways to promote public involvement in the work of the ...

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Infographic: Fifth Parliament - third term review

7 Oct 2016 (4 years, 8 months ago)

With the third term (17 August to 23 September) 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 President and petitions tabled ...

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The Week Ahead: Spotlight on President, rules and Nkandla Committee

3 Aug 2015 (5 years, 10 months ago)

After a low key week, the National Assembly chamber has shifted gears and arranged a busy programme, which includes ministerial statements, policy debates, oral questions and the processing of assorted bills and statutory instruments. It’s rather quieter in the NCOP chamber, where internal work dominates and any kind of contested ...

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The week ahead: Youth issues and oral questions take centre stage

8 Jun 2015 (6 years ago)

The programmes in the main chambers offer a blend of members' statements, policy debates, legislative business, oral questions to the Deputy President and Economic Cluster and a joint debate to mark Youth Day.

During his question session in the National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday, the leader of government business ...

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Campaign against Social Media Censorship

28 May 2015 (6 years ago)

Amandla SOS

The SOS Coalition and amandla.mobi are currently running a campaign calling to the Film and Publication Board (FPB) to scrap its draft regulations which has been called 'the worst internet law Africa has ever seen' and could severely impact civil society organisations publishing content online along with social media users ...

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Infographic: The Fifth Parliament 2015 - First Term Review

2 Apr 2015 (6 years, 2 months ago)

With the first term 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, questions asked and petitions received.

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Infographic: The Fifth Parliament - 2014 review in numbers

2 Dec 2014 (6 years, 6 months ago)

The conclusion of the parliamentary calendar year this week sees the Fifth Parliament shut its doors after what has surely been one of the most tumultuous National Assemblies to date. People’s Assembly takes a look at what happened behind the scenes in the halls of the Legislature with the parliamentary ...

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Infographic: Parliament's second term in numbers

26 Sep 2014 (6 years, 8 months ago)

With the second term of the Fifth Parliament done and dusted, People’s Assembly takes a look at what happened behind the scenes in the halls of the Legislature. The parliamentary review provides a snapshot of the work done by public representatives in the Fifth Parliament, summarising all the facts you ...

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No Bills by MPs accepted - despite Constitutional Court challenge

27 Feb 2014 (7 years, 3 months ago)

The life of the Fourth Parliament is drawing to a close. Not a single Private Member’s bill has been taken forward or passed in this Parliament, and since 1994, only 17 Private Members’ bills, the majority being of a purely technical nature, have been accepted.

Prior to 2012, all private ...

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