That week in Parliament

Facts about #SONA2019

04-02-2019
  1. What is the SONA? It is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament and marks the official opening of the legislature. It is designed to be a report on the economic and social state of the nation, and includes a review ...

Parliament Preview 2019

17-01-2019
  It’s an election year so we can look forward to a frenetic schedule and disjointed calendar as the National Legislature is first dissolved and later re-constituted after the elections. We can also expect an unpredictable timetable and two State of the ...

Review of Parliament 2018....

11-12-2018
2018 was a bumper year of parliamentary business. With the year done and dusted, we review some of the legislature’s activities and highlights from this period. Delayed SONA and new President The Fifth Parliament has given us a lot of “firsts”. Another ...

The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2018

03-12-2018
 It’s a week of farewells and loose ends… The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as there is some unfinished business to ...

The Week Ahead: Parliament is drawing to a close...

26-11-2018
It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year. As a result, there is a bit of frenzy as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack of ...

The Week Ahead: Taking Parliament to the People

19-11-2018
The NCOPs Taking Parliament to the People (TPTTP) initiative is arguably the biggest highlight this week. The TPTTP programme brings together representatives from all spheres of government and provides an opportunity for the public to engage face to face ...

The Week ahead: Section 25 & legislation in the spotlight

12-11-2018
The work of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Review is likely to eclipse everything else this week. The Committee was given a mandate by the NA and the NCOP to review Section 25 of the Constitution, and other clauses where necessary, to make it ...

The Week Ahead: President & Deputy make appearances in Parliament

05-11-2018
There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business. The major points of interest will come from the high-profile Question Time sessions with the President in the National Assembly and the Deputy President in the NCOP. This is ...

The Week Ahead: The State of our Nation

29-10-2018
It's a rapid descent towards the end of the year as MPs rush to finalise all urgent business. The endgame of the current parliamentary year is fast approaching. There are only six weeks left before Parliament rises and loose ends are gradually being ...

The Week Ahead: Mini-budget, Debates & Hearings top the agenda

22-10-2018
An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and Committee corridor. The highlights include the mini-Budget, important debates, legislative business and high-profile Committee hearings. All eyes will be on the new Minister of ...

 

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