That week in Parliament

The Week Ahead: President, Annual Reports & Provincial Week Top Agenda

15-10-2018
The major point of interest will come from the high-profile Question Time session with the President in the National Assembly chamber. The President will have his regular engagement with lawmakers on Thursday. In terms of the rules, these oral question ...

Audits, Annual Reports and BRRRs

08-10-2018
Parliament will be particularly busy when it resumes business for the fourth and final term as it deals with the annual task of poring over the Annual Reports of Departments and public entities within the ambit of each parliamentary committee. Together ...

Final Quarter: Annual Report Season & MTBPS

08-10-2018
  MPs head back to Parliament this week for the final term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work, oral questions to the Executive, important debates, ...

The Week Ahead: Debates on urgent matters of national public importance

10-09-2018
The constituency period beckons with MPs in the National Assembly due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 8 October 2018.  The term for NCOP delegates will conclude a week later. There is no opportunity to go through the motions ...

The Week Ahead: Expropriation debate resumes in Parliament

03-09-2018
It's a busy week in the main chambers. Everything from Executive Question Time, to debates, to legislative business, to statutory appointments and motions dominate the plenary agenda. In the NA, the main highlight is the oral question session with the ...

Legislation, Oversight and Executive Scrutiny top the agenda

27-08-2018
The major points of interest in the National Assembly chamber will come from high-profile Question Time sessions and detailed legislating. On Thursday, the Deputy President will have his regular engagement with lawmakers when he appears to answer oral ...

The Week Ahead: An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons

20-08-2018
A combination of a heavy legislative load, the President's appearance, two conferences, debates and some important meetings, should mean plenty of fizz. The President's oral question session on Wednesday is the high point. The President is required to ...

The Week ahead: Third Term is Underway

13-08-2018
Now that the National Assembly has also returned from constituency break (the NCOP resumed at the end of July), it feels like the real start of the new term. The third term will run for 5-8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights ...

Ministerial Attendance in Parliament: Is Ramaphosa’s Cabinet doing better?

25-07-2018
National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, earlier this year indicated that she had written to newly appointed Deputy President, David Mabuza, to ‘complain about the absence of ministers during question time in the National Assembly’. In response, the ...

Why Parliaments Matter

29-06-2018
WHY PARLIAMENTS MATTER 30 June 2018 marks #WorldParliamentDay. All over the world, parliaments exist to represent the people to ensure government by the people– this is said it to be the most profoundly important role parliament plays as an institution. ...

 

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