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That week in Parliament

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23 May 2021

Tracking the Gender-Based Violence Bills in Parliament

Domestic Violence Amendment Bill Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill   Select Committee on Security and Justice 11 August 2021: GBV Bills: deliberations 6 August...
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23 May 2021

The Week Ahead: 25th anniversary of the Constitution.

  There are a few weeks left until Parliament’s mid-year break. In the remaining days, the legislative body is scheduled to consider and vote on several Bills, conduct important debates, appropriate funding, scrutinise government performance, oversee...
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21 May 2021

NHI: Tracking the Bill through Parliament

The NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament in August 2019 and is currently under consideration by the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Health. You can track the processing of the Bill here The committee commenced this leg of the public...
18 May 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (17 May 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER The State of Disaster has been extended to 15 June. The Department of Social Development has updated stakeholders on progress with an early childhood development practitioner relief programme introduced as part of the...
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17 May 2021

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote debates continue...

  Parliament will largely be consumed by Budget Vote debates this week. The debates allow for Parliament, and the public, to be updated about what departments are doing, how they are performing and exactly how public money is being used in a forum...
11 May 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (10 May 2021)

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements  COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that its presidential youth employment initiative, focusing on supporting learning and teaching in schools during the Covid-19...
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10 May 2021

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote debates begin

It’s the second week of budget-related meetings as Committees continue to interrogate departments and entities on their budgets, targets and priorities for the year ahead and finalise their ensuing reports to the House. There is a common trend during...
03 May 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (3 May 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER A ministerial directive gazetted on 23 April has confirmed that, subject to adherence to all related protocols: school contact sport activities are now permitted ‘inter-school, district, provincial and national school sports...
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02 May 2021

The Week Ahead: Second Term Starts

Parliament resumes this week after a constituency period. The virtual/hybrid Parliament will continue for another term, with some MPs working from the precinct and others remotely. According to the latest timetable, the NA programme will run for 5...
26 April 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (26 April 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER The disaster management regulations have been amended to provide for a vaccine injury no-fault compensation scheme. On 20 April, a ministerial directive was issued: on the requirements to be met when proving that an employee...