Blog Posts tagged “President”

The Week Ahead: MPs return & President appears

Aug. 19, 2019 (2 months, 4 weeks ago) — Comments

This session runs for five weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include Committee and oversight work; oral questions to the Executive; important debates; training of lawmakers and the Women’s Parliament. In addition, Parliament will begin the appointment process for several government bodies and consider ...

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Cape Flats No Longer At Ease

July 23, 2019 (3 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

On the 18th of July 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the deployment of 1320 members of the SANDF to various parts of the Western Cape. The SANDF is tasked with working with the SAPS to prevent and combat crime in these areas

This deployment of the SANDF will last for ...

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Budget, Deputy President & farewells

July 22, 2019 (3 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

After several intense weeks, there is a slight lull in the parliamentary agenda for the coming week.

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Most of the significant business is in the main chambers while the Committee corridor takes a backseat. The programme has a distinct end of term feel as members of the National Assembly depart ...

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President and Parliament’s Budget Vote Debates take centre stage

July 15, 2019 (4 months ago) — Comments

It’s another week where Parliament’s schedule is dominated by Budget Vote Debates.

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These debates happen in the mini-plenary sittings of the National Assembly and are headlined by Ministers, their deputies, party leaders and senior MPs.

This period is usually frenetic as lawmakers jump from Committee work to attending ...

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How South Africa’s electoral system effectively disenfranchises voters

April 20, 2017 (2 years, 7 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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Opinion: Courts and Constitution plug the gap left by lack of political accountability

Dec. 2, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

By Firoz Cachalia

Some years ago I brought back from Siena copies of two famous frescoes painted by Lorenzetti depicting good and bad government. The first shows idyllic scenes of virtuous rulers, happy citizens and a prosperous society; the second shows dystopian scenes of selfish rule, injustice and famine, thus ...

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Editorial: SA is courting abuse

Nov. 23, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

Increasingly, the courts are being called on to settle disputes that should be dealt with by other constitutional or political institutions.

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SA is awash with court cases between political actors. Hardly a week goes by without a civil society organisation or a political party ...

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The Week Ahead: President & Legislation in the spotlight

Nov. 21, 2016 (2 years, 12 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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Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM)

Nov. 7, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I was born and bred in the Eastern Cape and I grew up in a politically inclined family as my maternal grandfather was a political activist. I was formerly a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and participated in South African Student Congress (SASCO ...

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The Week Ahead: Motion of No Confidence, Question Time & Legislation top the agenda

Nov. 7, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

There's both high policy and low politics on display in the main chambers this week, with appearances by the deputy president and ministers in the economic cluster (combining both of the above, no doubt).

Beyond this, the DA's motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is scheduled ...

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