Here is the Plug on Petitions

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 ...

Petitions: How to get your voice heard in Parliament

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 ...

Infographic: Fifth Parliament - third term review

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

Campaign against Social Media Censorship

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 ...

Infographic: The Fifth Parliament 2015 - First Term Review

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

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 ...

Infographic: Parliament's second term in numbers

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 ...

No Bills by MPs accepted - despite Constitutional Court challenge

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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