The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2016

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as there is some unfinished business to deal with. ...

The Week Ahead: Two Inquiries & Taking Parliament to the People top the agenda

It's another low key week in the National Assembly main chamber with no sittings scheduled. All the parliamentary action will take place in the committee corridor where the schedule is full.

We will see not one, but two parliamentary inquiries this week. First, the Portfolio Committee on Police will begin ...

Infographic: Policing Gangsterism

On 21 September 2016, the South African Police Service (SAPS) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on its integrated approach in dealing with gangsterism. Cabinet tasked the National Intelligence Coordinating Committee (NICOC) in 2014 to prepare a threat analysis looking at gangsterism as a national threat. At the same time ...

Infographic: Age of Criminal Capacity

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services is reviewing the minimum age of criminal capacity, with a view to raising it.

In a briefing to a joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services and Select Committee on Education and Recreation, the Department said that the current ...

Infographic: 2015/16 National Crime Statistics

On Friday 2 September 2016 the South African Police Services (SAPS) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on the 2015/16 National Crime Statistics.

According to SAPS, significant strides have been made in efforts to reduce all categories of serious crime except contact crimes. Contact crimes refer to those "crimes where ...

The Week Ahead: Public Protector Recommendation, Ministerial Question Time, Debates…

It's a busy week in the main chambers and committee corridor. Everything from Ministerial question time, to debates of public importance, to statutory appointments, to legislative business, to motions and members' statements dominate the plenary agenda. Beyond this, Parliament has scheduled a joint sitting on Thursday to mark Women's Day. ...

Infographic: SAPS Hotspots Interventions

The South African Police Service (SAPS) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on current interventions made in ‘hotspots’ around the country. SAPS adopted an integrated policing approach to manage public protests that led to civil unrest. Operations are initiated on the basis of National Threat Assessments conducted by intelligence structures. ...

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

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 the ...

The Week Ahead: Budget debates and 'Taking Parliament to the People' dominate

For the past two weeks committees have been meeting with departments and entities to pore over their strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets and prepare reports for consideration by the House.

The focus now shifts to the budget vote debates that commence tomorrow and run until 12 ...

The Week Ahead: Drama as New Term Kicks off

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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