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22 March 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (22 March 2022)

COVID-19 The State of Disaster has been extended to 15 April. The Department of Employment and Labour has gazetted: a draft amended code of practice on managing workplace exposure to ‘notifiable medical conditions’ supplementary regulations to those...
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22 March 2022

The Week Ahead: Human Rights Day Debates and more

It’s the penultimate week of the parliamentary term, with Members expected to depart for their constituency break on 1 April 2022. There is a mixture of routine and important parliamentary business in both the National Assembly (NA) and the National...
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14 March 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (14 March 2022)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING The National Economic Development and Labour Council has concluded negotiations on a post-school education and training skills strategy, according to Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande.   MERCHANT...
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14 March 2022

The Week Ahead: Urgent Debate on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Question Time with the President

An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and committee corridor. A combination of Question Time, a ministerial briefing, two debates, statutory appointments, legislative business and several high-profile committee...
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08 March 2022

International Women's Day (08 March 2022)

  Today, 8 March 2022, marks International Women’s Day – a day to commemorate and celebrate the vital role women play all over the world. In the global parliamentary space, only 26% of women occupy parliamentary seats across the world.  Over the...
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07 March 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (7 March 2022)

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE UPDATE The eGazette is now fully functional and offering an improved service.   GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEM The South African Government website ‘documents, latest’ section has been updated to include all missing...
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06 March 2022

The Week Ahead: Public hearings & Debates

Question Time is an established part of the parliamentary day and gives MPs an opportunity to question the Executive about matters for which they are responsible. Question Time serves different objectives for governing party MPs and the opposition. In...
05 March 2022

Provincial Budgets

North West (8 March 2022) MEC for Finance Motlalepula Rosho                       I     Watch Appropriation Bill   Limpopo (8 March 2022) MEC for Finance Seapora Sekoati                          I     Watch Appropriation Bill   Mpumalanga (8 March...
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03 March 2022

Tracking the Electoral Reform Legislation in Parliament

  Parliament is currently working with the Department of Home Affairs to reform legislation that will allow independent candidates to contest national and provincial elections. This comes after the June 11 2020 Constitutional Court decision that...
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28 February 2022

Parliament Preview 2022: Legislation

  There are currently 50 bills before Parliament. This includes a mix of consequential, medium-level and minor legislation. In this piece we highlight some of the key bills to look out for this year.   The Electoral Amendment Bill is one of the major...