That week in Parliament

Fifth Parliament: Looking Back

09-04-2019
With the Fifth Parliament done and dusted, we look at back at all our reviews of the legislature’s activities, highlights and controversies from this period.   2018 – Review of Parliament 2018 2017 – Review of Parliament 2017 2016 – Review of Parliament ...

Rules for first sitting of: NA, NCOP and Provincial Legislatures

08-04-2019
After an election, the first sitting of the National Assembly must take place at a time and on a date determined by the Chief Justice, but not more than 14 days after the election result has been declared. At its first sitting after its election, the ...

Parliament not told about 47% drop in registered 18 & 19 yr olds for elections

03-04-2019
The Parliamentary Monitoring Group notes with concern the 47% drop in registered 18 and 19-year-olds for the 2019 elections compared to the 2014 elections. The IEC Xsê campaign and other marketing strategies went all out to encourage young voters to ...

Bills Activity Fifth Parliament

02-04-2019
  Creating, amending and passing legislation is one of Parliament's salient functions. We provide a snapshot of the key numbers, statistics and activity relating to legislation in the Fifth Parliament  Bills Activity Fifth Parliament    

How well do you know the Fifth Parliament?

27-03-2019
  As the Fifth Parliament draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to test your knowledge about the past five years. The National Assembly had its last sitting on 21 March 2019 and the NCOP will meet for the last time on 28 March 2019 How well do you ...

The Week Ahead: It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

18-03-2019
It's the last rites for the Fifth Parliament. After a dizzying and tumultuous five years, the National Assembly will rise this week and the NCOP a week later. But a fair amount of work will be done before MPs depart. Many will immediately go out on the ...

The Week Ahead: Parliament is winding down...

11-03-2019
It's the National Assembly’s penultimate week. As a result, there is a bit of frenzy 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. ...

The Week Ahead: President’s final appearance in the National Assembly

04-03-2019
It's a rapid descent towards the end of the Fifth Parliament as MPs rush to finalise all urgent business. The endgame of the current Parliament is fast approaching and loose ends are gradually being knitted together. There are only a few weeks left ...

The Week Ahead: Deputy President, Appointments & Legislation

25-02-2019
There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business. The major points of interest will come from the Question Time session with the Deputy President in the NA chamber and several high-profile meetings in the committee corridor. ...

#Budget2019: What You Need To Know

19-02-2019
Every February the Minister of Finance presents the budget speech in Parliament for the upcoming fiscal year. What is in the budget and why should I care? The budget presents an overall synopsis of the state of the country’s economy, amendments to tax, ...

 

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