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That week in Parliament

11 February 2019

The Week Ahead: SONA Debates

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 Address...
08 February 2019

SONA 2019 legislation

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), delivered on Thursday 7 February 2019, President Ramaphosa made reference to a number of pressing issues which impact and involve legislation. We outline them below  
SONA 2019 speech
04 February 2019

SONA 2019: The Speech

Find here: SONA 2019: President Cyril Ramaphosa's Speech 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 the President to simultaneously lay out his...
04 February 2019

The Week Ahead: It’s all about #SONA2019

  On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on Parliament for the State of the Nation Address (SONA). The speech, due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, Cabinet, the Judiciary and the public, will seek to build on the...
04 February 2019

Facts about #SONA2019

  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...
17 January 2019

Parliament Preview 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...
11 December 2018

Review of Parliament 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”....
03 December 2018

The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 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...
26 November 2018

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

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...
19 November 2018

The Week Ahead: Taking Parliament to the People

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...