Blog Posts tagged “women”

National Women's Day

Aug. 9, 2019 (1 week, 4 days ago) — Comments

Sixty-three years ago today twenty-thousand women took to the streets to march against the introduction of the Apartheid Pass Laws. What has now culminated into this public holiday symbolizes the role that women have and continue to play in the political sphere to shape the country.

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It all began in ...

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The Week Ahead: President & Legislation in the spotlight

Nov. 21, 2016 (2 years, 9 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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Infographic: 2015/16 Departmental audit outcomes

Oct. 21, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

National departments are subject to annual auditing by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), where an audit opinion is given based on a department's financial statements. In forming an audit opinion, AGSA determines the financial health of departments and if its performance met its predetermined objectives and if the ...

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Decisions on public money not that democratic when the majority is not heard

Sept. 29, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

By Steven Friedman

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Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

WHEN South Africans debate how public money should be spent, we can be sure that the voices of most of the people will never be heard.

The conflict over university fee increases is the latest example. We are told that "the students" want some ...

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Ms Tasneem Motara (ANC)

Aug. 22, 2016 (2 years, 12 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) about 16 years ago. I grew up in a very politically active home: some of my family members were in exile, and some of them are still active in politics. I joined the ANC Youth League in 2000 ...

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Ms Bridget Masango (DA)

Aug. 15, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

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How did you become involved in politics and what drew you to your specific party? Having grown up in rural KZN, witnessing and experiencing challenges that were a direct result of the politics of the day, I developed a curious interest in making any contribution I could. I did not ...

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Mr Mohapi Jihad Mohapi (ANC)

July 18, 2016 (3 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? My political activism started in 1985 when I was in grade 9 at Kananelo Secondary High School in Kroonstad in the Free State. I became involved in the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) activities. At the time we were addressing the plight of black ...

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Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)

July 11, 2016 (3 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I entered politics in 1974 whilst at a Lovedale training college as a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). I also joined the African National Congress (ANC), because it was the most active liberation movement. I remained an active member of the underground structures ...

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Ms Beauty Dlulane (ANC)

June 27, 2016 (3 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I come from a political background and was influenced by elders like Mr Kati and Mr Xobololo who are both recognised stalwarts of the ANC in my region. At the inception of the June 16 uprising in 1976 my elder siblings who were involved in ...

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

May 23, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

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 ...

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