That week in Parliament

The Week Ahead: It's a mad rush...

20-11-2017
There is a bit of frenzy in Parliament as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack of time. It's a big week in the NA chamber with MPs ...

The Week Ahead: President in the NCOP & Questions to Deputy

13-11-2017
It's the last rites of the 2017 Parliament and both chambers have scheduled broad and busy programmes as they rush to finalise all urgent business. In the NA chamber, the main plenary event will be the appearance by the Deputy President to answer oral ...

The Week Ahead: Debates, Questions & Committee Scrutiny

06-11-2017
The endgame of the current parliamentary year is fast approaching. There are only five weeks left before Parliament rises and loose ends are gradually being knitted together. The main excitement in the NA chamber is the discussion on the nationalisation ...

The Week Ahead: President and Deputy take Centre Stage

30-10-2017
The President's oral question session on Thursday is the high point of the parliamentary week. The President is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme and ...

The Week Ahead: Mini-budget tops the agenda

23-10-2017
It's a busy week in the main chambers. Everything from the mini-budget speech, to Ministerial question time, to debates, to legislative business, to motions and Members' and Ministerial statements dominate the plenary agenda. All eyes will be on the ...

The Week Ahead: State capture investigations kick into gear

16-10-2017
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 where he will ...

The Week Ahead: BRRRs, Legislation & Provincial Week top Agenda

09-10-2017
It's a lowkey week in main chambers with no plenary sittings scheduled in both Houses. In contrast, it's a another big week in the Committee corridor where lawmakers will be dealing with leftover Annual Reports and finalising Budgetary Review and ...

New Term: Annual Report Season & MTBPS

02-10-2017
MPs head back to Parliament this week for the final term. This session runs for 9 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include Committee, oversight and legislative work, oral questions to the Executive, debates, a Joint ...

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 ...

 

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