Blog Posts tagged “public participation”

CASAC campaign on SAHRC nominations

Oct. 10, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

CASAC has embarked on a campaign to promote public participation in the selection of seven new members of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

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The SAHRC is one of eight institutions provided for in Chapter Nine of the South African Constitution, and its members are appointed by Parliament. The ...

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Infographic: Public Protector Candidates

Aug. 22, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

In its meetings since June 2016, the Ad Hoc Committee on the Appointment of the Public Protector has now selected the final 5 candidates to be considered. The Chairperson attributed the unprecedented number of nominations (73) to the level of public awareness and participation. Of those nominations, 59 candidates accepted ...

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

Aug. 22, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

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 ...

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Third Term Begins....

Aug. 12, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

After the dizzying and all-consuming election cycle, MPs head back to Parliament next week for the third term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work.

In this preview we unpack some of the issues that ...

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

May 9, 2016 (3 years, 3 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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R2K: The problem with State Security’s secret budget

April 29, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

Today the Minister of State Security David Mahlobo delivered the State Security Agency (SSA) budget vote. It’s a long speech, with lots of things worth mentioning, but what does it actually tell us about the budget?

The SSA budget has grown from about R3 Billion in 2010/11 to ...

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Vote for the Budget - use this online tool

Feb. 25, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

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Tell Parliament your opinion on the five biggest increases and five biggest cuts in Budget 2016/17.

This will be sent directly to the Standing Committee on Appropriations – the parliamentary committee that can recommend changes to the budget.

Use this online tool at http://vote4thebudget.org

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The Week Ahead: The strike and President top the agenda

Nov. 16, 2015 (3 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

Forget the party battles and EFF gimmicks. The really titanic struggle being fought out in Parliament at the moment is between the staff and management over performance bonuses.

Workers began striking last week after accusing Parliament of reneging on a past agreement for performance bonuses to be paid based on ...

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Infographic: Public Participation Snapshot

Oct. 12, 2015 (3 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

On 29 September 2015, the Dullah Omar Institute held a roundtable discussion that explored whether working with South African Legislatures is still a valuable investment for civil society. The discussion, “ South Africa’s Legislatures in 2015: What’ the point?” used research done on public participation trends for the portfolio committees ...

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Start at Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete for more open House

June 18, 2015 (4 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

By Judith February

President Jacob Zuma comes to Parliament to answer oral questions again on Thursday. Last week’s budget vote debates left much to be desired as MPs seemed more intent on name-calling than debating the challenges facing SA.

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, Speaker of Parliament Baleka ...

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