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That week in Parliament

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09 March 2020

The Week ahead: Question Time & Joint Sitting

And just like that, it’s the penultimate week of the first term. Question Time is the main business in the NA chamber this week. The practice of oral questions is an established part of the parliamentary day and gives MPs an opportunity to question...
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02 March 2020

The Week Ahead: Parliament Debates Corona Virus

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business. The major points of interest will come from the Question Time sessions with the Executive, the debate on an urgent matter of national public importance and several...
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02 March 2020

Dates: Provincial Budget Speech infographic

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24 February 2020

Bills on the President’s desk

Does the President take too long to sign a bill into law? The ACDP’s Steve Swart seems to think so. In a recent National Assembly Programming Committee (NAPC) meeting he requested a list of legislation not yet signed by the President and pointed out...
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24 February 2020

2020 budget timeline

 
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24 February 2020

The Week Ahead: It’s Budget Week

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week. The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges, satisfy public pressure and reassure investors and ratings agencies....
17 February 2020

Words of Parliament No. 1: “Consequence Management”

The first recorded use of the phrase "consequence management" in Parliament was in 2010. The phrase was not recorded at all in 2011, but in 2012 there was another single use. “Consequence management” featured 17 times in 2013 and 29 times in 2014....
Week Ahead
17 February 2020

The Week Ahead: SONA Debates & Legislation

It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action beckoning in both the main chamber and the Committee corridor. The main events will be the joint debate on the State of the Nation...
15 February 2020

SOPA dates infographic

   
14 February 2020

Legislation Highlighted in SONA 2020