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That week in Parliament

27 September 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (27 September 2021)

FISHERIES   The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has called for public comment on several more policy proposals affecting: commercial fishing rights transfer, and the allocation and management of commercial fishing rights in nine...
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21 September 2021

Third Term Review of Parliament (17 August to 10 September 2021)

September 10 marked the final day of the four-weeklong third term. Parliament cut the term short following the Constitutional Court decision not to postpone local government elections. The apex court reaffirmed that the polls should be held between 27...
20 September 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (20 September 2021)

  ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has announced its intention to conduct an inquiry into signal distribution services.   INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT The deadline for public comment on the Department of...
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...