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That week in Parliament

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16 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (16 May 2022)

COVID-19 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has gazetted a notice phasing out special arrangements made under the State of Disaster.   SMALL, MEDIUM AND MICRO ENTERPRISES The Department of Small Business Development has called...
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16 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote Debates - Round Two

It’s the second week of budget vote debates in the National Assembly and the frenetic pace of committee meetings and mini-plenary sessions continue. The debates are a platform for Ministers to unpack the work of government and to give an account of...
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15 May 2022

Tracking the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in Parliament

The Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill [B2-2022] was introduced in Parliament on 10 January 2022.  You can track its processing here.  The Bill amends the South African Schools Act and Employment of Educators Act. It seeks to introduces new...
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09 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (9 May 2022)

COVID-19 On 4 May amendments to National Health Act regulations on the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions were gazetted: inserting provisions for controlling the spread of Covid-19, which to a large extent replicate...
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09 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote Debates begin

Following the parliamentary committee hearings on the 2022/23 priorities, targets and spending plans of departments, the focus shifts to the budget vote debates which commence this week and run until 10 June 2022. These debates happen in the...
06 May 2022

Budget Vote Debates 2022

Parliamentary committees have been meeting in the past weeks with departments and entities to pore over their 2022/23 Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans, budgets and performance targets in preparation for reports to be considered by the...
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03 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (2 May 2022)

POST-COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY National Treasury has issued a media statement confirming that the ‘bounce back support scheme for businesses’ announced in the 2022 Budget is now operational.   STATE CAPTURE The Presidency has issued a media statement...
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03 May 2022

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee

The Constitution is a ‘living document’. This means it can evolve and be moulded to take into account new circumstances. Like all modern constitutions, the South African Constitution provides for its own amendment by Parliament and prescribes...
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02 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Eskom and Freedom Day Debates

Following last week’s pared-down programme, things return to normal with a full agenda in the main chambers and committee corridor. Everything from oral questions to the Executive, debates, legislative business, committee oversight, and a Conference...
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25 April 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (25 April 2022)

STATE OF DISASTER In response to the severe weather conditions experienced recently in certain provinces, on 18 April a notice was gazetted: reclassifying to ‘national’ the provincial disaster declared on 13 April, and formalising President Cyril...