That week in Parliament

The Week Ahead: New Term Begins...

16-04-2018
Parliament returns from recess this week. The second term will run for 9-11 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to the Executive; NCOP Local Government and ...

The Week Ahead: busy week as the first term draws to a close

26-03-2018
The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 17 April 2018. There is no opportunity to go through the motions as a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go. In the ...

The Week Ahead: Deputy President Q & A and Legislation dominate the Agenda

19-03-2018
In comparison to recent weeks, there's a slight lull in Parliament as the legislature makes the most of the mid-week public holiday. The National Assembly has only set aside one day for parliamentary business in the main chamber. Elsewhere, the NCOP will ...

The Week Ahead: President Q & A and Legislation

12-03-2018
The President's oral question session on Wednesday 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. The ...

The Week Ahead: Action Packed

05-03-2018
There's a broad and busy flavour to this week's parliamentary business. It's no exaggeration to say that everyday will deliver blockbuster action. In the National Assembly chamber, the main excitement will be the Question Time session with the Ministers ...

The Week Ahead: Land Debate & Parliament takes over budget process

26-02-2018
The main plenary event – that is likely to overshadow everything else – is the debate on the EFF motion to expropriate land without compensation. The motion will be lead by Julius Malema. The party’s resolution calls on Parliament to establish a ...

The Week Ahead: It's budget week & debate on SONA

19-02-2018
An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons. The 2018 Budget, SONA debate, legislative business and Committee hearings feature. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week. The Minister has a tough ...

The Week Ahead: The Show Must Go On

12-02-2018
The Fifth Parliament has given us a lot of “firsts”. It achieved another last week. Even by its unpredictable standards, the decision to postpone the State of the Nation Address (SONA) was extraordinary. The stated rationale for the postponement is to ...

SONA 2018: The Speech

06-02-2018
It’s one of the most important speeches that the President delivers in any year. With a prime time tv audience, it is a tremendous PR opportunity for the President to simultaneously lay out his agenda and reassure doubters - both local and foreign. There ...

The Week Ahead: It’s all about #SONA2018

05-02-2018
On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on Parliament for the State of the Nation Address (SONA). The speech, due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, Cabinet, the Judiciary and the public, will seek to build on the governing ...

 

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