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That week in Parliament

24 February 2020

2020 budget timeline

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

14 February 2020

Ramaphosa’s SONA Speeches

11 February 2020

SONAs: At home and abroad

The 2020 State of the Nation (SONA) is just hours away. See some interesting facts on SONAs in South Africa as well as how the occasion is carried out in other parts of the world:  
10 February 2020

The Week Ahead: It’s all about #SONA2020

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, the Judiciary and the public, will be a report on the economic and...
06 February 2020


  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...