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That week in Parliament

13 September 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (13 September 2021)

COVID-19 The disaster management regulations for adjusted lockdown level two have confirmed eased restrictions announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Among other things, they: reduce curfew hours to between 23:00 and 04:00 the following morning raise...
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08 September 2021

Assessing Effectiveness of Questions for Executive Reply

See our latest research paper on: Assessing Effectiveness of Questions for Executive Reply Questions for Written Reply is an oversight tool that allows MPs to submit written questions to Members of the Executive, seeking information that is usually...
06 September 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (6 September 2021)

  COVID-19   The recently announced grace period for renewing expired drivers’ and learners’ licences, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits was  formalised on 31 August by notice in the Government Gazette.   On 31 August, a...
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05 September 2021

The Week Ahead: NA rises this week

Parliament has been an interested observer in the IEC’s request to the Constitutional Court to postpone the local government elections. One of the reasons is that the decision would have an impact on its programme. Traditionally, the legislature...
30 August 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (30 August 2021)

  COVID-19 AND LOST SCHOOL DAYS   According to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, the Council of Education Ministers has: agreed not to ‘interfere’ with the October vacation, and recommended that ‘lost’ school days should be ‘recovered at...
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30 August 2021

The Week Ahead: President’s Q & A & Important Committee Meetings

It's a busy week in the main chambers. Everything from Oral Questions to the President, to debates, to legislative business, to considering statutory appointments and committee reports, to a Ministerial Briefing Session and two virtual sessions on...
23 August 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (23 August 2021)

  UNREST   The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has issued guidelines: explaining a full import duty rebate application process for local manufacturers who have imported goods they were unable to produce because of the...
23 August 2021

Unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng - Parliament's response

In the second week of July 2021, the country experienced unprecedented levels of unrest and destruction of public and private property. These acts of violence started in KwaZulu–Natal and spread to parts of Gauteng. More than 300 people died. The...
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23 August 2021

The Week Ahead: Women’s Parliament & the recent unrest top this week’s parliamentary agenda

An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and Committee Corridor. A combination of Question Time session, a sectoral parliament, a debate, legislative business and several high-profile Committee meetings, should mean plenty...
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16 August 2021

Representation and Participation of Women in Parliament

The month of August marks Women's month in South Africa. We must reflect on the progress that South Africa has made in terms of women’s representation and participation in Parliament.   Women’s Representation in Parliament within the current electoral...