Blog Posts tagged “public protector”

The Week Ahead: Debates, Legislation, Question Session & More

Nov. 28, 2016 (2 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year and the National Assembly chamber has scheduled a broad programme as it rushes to finalise all urgent business.

The rules make provision for an MP to request the Speaker to place a matter of public importance on the Order Paper for ...

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Editorial: SA is courting abuse

Nov. 23, 2016 (2 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

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

zumaJacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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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Today’s no-confidence vote will either be a display of conscience or terror

Nov. 10, 2016 (2 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

By Mondli Makhanya

“Your conscience will not guide you, but ANC branches will.”

Those words were said by Water and Sanitation minister and senior ANC leader Nomvula Mokonyane last weekend, urging President Jacob Zuma to stand firm in the face of calls for him to do the right thing.

Conscience ...

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

Nov. 7, 2016 (2 years, 6 months 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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The Week Ahead: ICC Withdrawal, MTBPS Hearings, Legislation….

Oct. 31, 2016 (2 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

There's a broad and busy flavour to this week's parliamentary business in the main chambers - it includes oral questions to the executive, ministerial and members’ statements, notice of motions, statutory appointments, a debate, and the processing of assorted bills, statutory instruments and committee reports.

The main plenary highlight ...

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

Oct. 17, 2016 (2 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

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 ...

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Infographic: Public Protector Candidates

Aug. 22, 2016 (2 years, 9 months 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 (2 years, 9 months 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 (2 years, 9 months 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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Infographic: Update on the appointment of the Public Protector

June 24, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

The President has to appoint the Public Protector for a non-renewable term of 7 years, on the recommendation of the National Assembly. Adv Thuli Madonsela's term ends on 19 October 2016 and the process for the appointment of her successor kicked off in May 2016 through the establishment of ...

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