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That week in Parliament

25 January 2021

From the the Government Gazette and Media Statements (25 January 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER Education On 22 January, a ministerial directive confirmed: the dates on which state schools should reopen to school management teams, teaching assistants, administrative staff, other educators and, on 15 February, to...
18 January 2021

COVID-19 State of Disaster & From the Government Gazette

Extension A notice extending the State of Disaster until 15 February was gazetted on 12 January. Hotspots The list was updated on 29 December 2020. Regulations The Covid-19 disaster management regulations for adjusted lockdown level three were amended...
10 December 2020

Review of Parliament 2020

  Following the transition to a virtual/hybrid Parliament in April, the 2020 parliamentary year came to an end on 9 December. It was an unprecedented year.   In March, Parliament took a decision to suspend its programme as a precautionary measure due...
10 December 2020

Fourth Term Review (2020)

07 December 2020

From the Government Gazette (7 December 2020)

  COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER Regulations A notice declaring the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan municipality a ‘hotspot’ was gazetted on 3 December. On the same day, an amendment to the 1 October Covid-19 lockdown level one disaster management...
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03 December 2020

2019/20 Departmental Audit Outcomes

National departments, provincial departments and public entities are subject to annual auditing by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA). AGSA’s annual audits examine three areas: fair presentation and absence of significant misstatements in...
30 November 2020

From the Government Gazette (30 November 2020)

Covid-19 regulations and directives The 7 September temporary employer/employee relief scheme (TERS) ministerial directive was withdrawn on 28 November: with retrospective effect, from 15 October presumably reinstating Direction 2 of the 26 March...
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30 November 2020

The Week Ahead: It’s a wrap for 2020

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends… The constituency and leave period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go and there is plenty of...
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27 November 2020

Explainer: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports

Parliament has a fundamental role in authorising budget decisions and in holding government to account. Consistent with this, parliamentary committees get to engage with the budget process at all key stages of the budget cycle, both ex ante and ex...
23 November 2020

From the Government Gazette, Speeches by Cabinet Members and Media Statements (23 November 2020)

National minimum wage On 20 November, the National Minimum Wage Commission gazetted a notice calling for comment on proposals for: a 4,5% adjustment increasing the national minimum per hour to R21,69 next year, and aligning farmworkers’ and domestic...