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06 February 2023

#SONA2023: All You Need To Know

1. What is the SONA? It is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament and marks the legislature’s official opening. It is designed to be a report on the economic and social state of the nation and includes a review of...
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06 February 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (6 February 2023)

CODE OF PRACTICE FOR MANAGING SARS-CoV-2 EXPOSURE IN THE WORKPLACE The version gazetted and in force since June 2022 has been republished with a slight correction, which adds is a reference to the March 2022 regulations on hazardous biological agents....
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05 February 2023

The Week Ahead: It’s all about SONA 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his seventh State of the Nation Address on Thursday at 19:00. It’s one of the most important speeches that the President delivers in any year. With a prime time tv audience, it is a tremendous PR opportunity for...
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31 January 2023

Write to a Parliamentary Committee 2023

Committees are an important venue for parliamentary activities. They are the site where most of Parliament’s business is organised.  Submit your input directly to a Committee here: https://www.pa.org.za/write-committees/recipients/ Committees have...
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30 January 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (30 January 2023)

ELECTORAL AMENDMENT BILL Parliament now has until 28 February 2023 to complete its work on the Bill, according to a recent media statement, which: refers to an interim deadline extension granted in December 2022 pending the court’s ‘final...
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23 January 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (23 January 2023)

RENTAL HOUSING The Department of Human Settlements has published a comprehensive document prescribing norms and standards for all rental housing: to be incorporated in the national housing and human settlements code, and including: hostel development...
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17 January 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (16 January 2023)

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE The National Minimum Wage Commission has issued a Government Gazette notice calling for public comments on a draft determination: prescribing the medium-term target for South Africa’s national minimum wage, and proposing measures...
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13 December 2022

2022 Review of Parliament

2022 was another eventful parliamentary year. With the year done and dusted, we review some of the legislature’s activities and highlights from this period. The year got off to an ominous start with a devastating fire that gutted large parts of the...
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12 December 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (12 December 2022)

CAPTIVE LION INDUSTRY The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has gazetted a notice: announcing the names of appointees to a ministerial task team established to identify and recommend voluntary exit options and pathways for the...
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08 December 2022

A PMG Review of Constituency Work in South Africa

  See our latest research paper: A PMG Review of Constituency Work in South Africa Constituency engagement is one of the primary mechanisms through which community issues are brought to the attention of the legislature. Direct communication with...