That week in Parliament

The Week Ahead: It's the end of another term…

11-09-2017
The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 3 October 2017. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go. The committee corridor will be the main source of ...

The Week Ahead: Motion for Parliament to be Dissolved

04-09-2017
It’s the penultimate week of the disjointed Third Term and the programme has a familiar pattern: it includes oral questions to the Executive, Members’ statements, committee oversight visits and scrutiny and the processing of assorted Bills, statutory ...

The Week Ahead: Questions to the President

28-08-2017
The President's oral question session on Thursday is the high point of this parliamentary week. Question Time occurs in both the National Assembly and the NCOP and is one of the ways Parliament scrutinises the work of the Executive. The President is ...

The Week Ahead: Questions, Legislation & Taking Parliament to the People

21-08-2017
There's a broad and busy flavour to this week's parliamentary business in the National Assembly chamber. The main plenary highlight will be the Deputy President’s regular engagement with lawmakers when he appears to answer oral questions. He will be ...

Have your say on political party funding!

18-08-2017
Political party funding is important in the drive to clean up corruption because we do not want political party capture. Parliament is reviewing this now. Currently, all 13 political parties share R150 million amongst themselves in public funding. If one ...

Video: Youth Monitoring Parliament

17-08-2017
Since 1995, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group is enabling thousands of young people to go into Parliament and write detailed reports of the proceedings of the 50 oversight committees. Here are some comments from our monitors, interns and past alumni – ...

The Week Ahead: Getting Down to Third Term Business

14-08-2017
There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business in the Committee corridor with MPs processing assorted Bills, scrutinising Executive action and dealing with statutory appointments. In addition, a number of Portfolio and ...

Infographic: Motions of no confidence - The Zuma years

07-08-2017
Section 102: Motion of No Confidence needs a 51% vote, i.e. for the Motion to carry, it needs at least 201 MPs to vote in favour. President Zuma, before the 8th August vote, has survived five prior motions tabled against him - three have been voted on, ...

The Week Ahead: End of the Second Parliamentary Term

26-06-2017
The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 1 August 2017. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go. With little scheduled in the main chambers (only the NCOP is ...

The Week Ahead: The President and Legislation top the agenda

19-06-2017
The President's oral question session in the National Assembly chamber is the high point of the parliamentary week. Question Time occurs in both the National Assembly and the NCOP and is one of the ways Parliament scrutinises the work of the executive. ...

 

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