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That week in Parliament

18 August 2017

Have your say on political party funding!

Political party funding is important in the drive to clean up corruption because we do not want political party capture. Parliament is reviewing this now. Currently, all 13 political parties share R150 million amongst themselves in public funding. If...
17 August 2017

Video: Youth Monitoring Parliament

Since 1995, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group is enabling thousands of young people to go into Parliament and write detailed reports of the proceedings of the 50 oversight committees. Here are some comments from our monitors, interns and past alumni...
14 August 2017

The Week Ahead: Getting Down to Third Term Business

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business in the Committee corridor with MPs processing assorted Bills, scrutinising Executive action and dealing with statutory appointments. In addition, a number of Portfolio and...
Infographic: Motions of no confidence: The zuma years
07 August 2017

Infographic: Motions of no confidence - The Zuma years

Section 102: Motion of No Confidence needs a 51% vote, i.e. for the Motion to carry, it needs at least 201 MPs to vote in favour. President Zuma, before the 8th August vote, has survived five prior motions tabled against him - three have been voted...
26 June 2017

The Week Ahead: End of the Second Parliamentary Term

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 1 August 2017. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go. With little scheduled in the main chambers (only the NCOP...
19 June 2017

The Week Ahead: The President and Legislation top the agenda

The President's oral question session in the National Assembly chamber is the high point of the parliamentary week. Question Time occurs in both the National Assembly and the NCOP and is one of the ways Parliament scrutinises the work of the...
12 June 2017

The week ahead:Youth Day Debates & Question Time with the Deputy President

Even with a public holiday to compress the parliamentary week, there is a fair bit of action scheduled into the available three days (Parliament is sitting from Tuesday to Thursday). In the NA chamber, the most significant event will be the appearance...
05 June 2017

The Week Ahead: Parliament Getting Down to Business

There are four more weeks left in this term and the programme has a familiar pattern: it includes oral questions to the Executive, Members’ statements, policy debates, Committee oversight and scrutiny and processing of assorted Bills, statutory...
29 May 2017

The Week Ahead: President Zuma & Parliament’s budget vote in the spotlight

Parliament has scheduled a broad and busy programme in the main chambers as well as in the committee corridor. The main plenary event will be the debate on the Presidency's budget vote scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. In their speeches, the...
22 May 2017

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote Debates - Round Two

It’s the second of week of budget debates in the National Assembly and the frenetic pace of committee meetings and mini-plenary sessions continue. On Tuesday, the Ministers of Trade and Industry, Police and Finance will take to the podium to present...