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That week in Parliament

10 June 2024

14 June 2024: The first sitting of the National Assembly. A guide to proceedings

On Friday, 14 June 2024, Members of the National Assembly will be sworn in. These Members represent 18 political parties. At Cape Town’s International Convention Centre, the Sergeant-at-Arms will lead the Chief Justice, Secretary to Parliament and the...
10 June 2024

2024: What happens after the elections

The Constitution spells out, in section 52, that after an election, the first sitting of the National Assembly must take place at a time and date determined by the Chief Justice but not more than 14 days after the election result has been declared ...
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10 June 2024

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (10 June 2024)

COMPETITION ACT The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition: called for public comments on draft regulations proposing a ‘non-exhaustive list’ of factors relevant to the process of determining whether a vertical practice believed to restrict...
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04 June 2024

Political Party Representation in the National Assembly: 2024

This is the state of political parties represented in the National Assembly as of 2 June 2024 Candidates from the parties will fill the seats of the National Assembly The National Assembly consists of 400 Members elected by proportional representation...
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03 June 2024

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (3 June 2024)

BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW Although, at the time of writing, none of the new Acts had been gazetted (their status therefore remaining unclear), separate Presidency media statements announced that the following Bills have been signed into law: the Cannabis...
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02 June 2024

Election Results and Allocation of Seats in Parliament (National Assembly) and Provincial Legislatures: 2024

With the final results announced officially by the IEC on 2 June 2024, for the first time in South Africa, no single party won a mandate to govern. The ANC received a little over 6.4 million votes. This was followed by the DA and Umkhonto we Sizwe...
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27 May 2024

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (27 May April 2024)

BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW A speech delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a signing ceremony on 24 May 2024 confirmed that the following Bills have been signed into law: the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill’s ‘B’ version, intended to...
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20 May 2024

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (20 May April 2024)

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE The National Health Insurance Bill was signed into law, with the Act gazetted soon afterwards. Not yet in force, the new statute: provides for the establishment of a national health insurance fund in which ‘allocated...
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13 May 2024

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (13 May April 2024)

BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW   The Presidency issued media statements announcing that four new Acts have joined the statute books: the Electoral Matters Amendment Act: aligning various statutes with provisions in the Electoral Law Amendment Act, 2023,...
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13 May 2024

This Week Ahead: It's a wrap for the Sixth Parliament

After a dizzying and tumultuous five years, Parliament will rise this week ahead of the 2024 National and Provincial elections. Both Houses have scheduled plenary sittings on Thursday, where the main aim is to approve legislation. In the National...