That week in Parliament

The Week Ahead: President Q & A and Legislation

12-03-2018
The President's oral question session on Wednesday is the high point of the parliamentary week. The President is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. The ...

The Week Ahead: Action Packed

05-03-2018
There's a broad and busy flavour to this week's parliamentary business. It's no exaggeration to say that everyday will deliver blockbuster action. In the National Assembly chamber, the main excitement will be the Question Time session with the Ministers ...

The Week Ahead: Land Debate & Parliament takes over budget process

26-02-2018
The main plenary event – that is likely to overshadow everything else – is the debate on the EFF motion to expropriate land without compensation. The motion will be lead by Julius Malema. The party’s resolution calls on Parliament to establish a ...

The Week Ahead: It's budget week & debate on SONA

19-02-2018
An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons. The 2018 Budget, SONA debate, legislative business and Committee hearings feature. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week. The Minister has a tough ...

The Week Ahead: The Show Must Go On

12-02-2018
The Fifth Parliament has given us a lot of “firsts”. It achieved another last week. Even by its unpredictable standards, the decision to postpone the State of the Nation Address (SONA) was extraordinary. The stated rationale for the postponement is to ...

SONA 2018: The Speech

06-02-2018
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 agenda and reassure doubters - both local and foreign. There ...

The Week Ahead: It’s all about #SONA2018

05-02-2018
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 governing ...

9 things to know ahead of #SONA2018

01-02-2018
1. What is the SONA? It is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament. It is designed to be a report on the economic and social state of the nation, and includes a review of the past year and priorities for the current ...

The Week Ahead: MPs get stuck into 2018

29-01-2018
It's still early days but the legislature has planned a broad and busy programme after a low key week. With no sittings scheduled in the main chambers, the Committee corridor will again be the main source of parliamentary action this week. Oversight ...

Preview: 2018 Parliamentary year

23-01-2018
2018 will be another busy, intense and unpredictable year in Parliament – everything from a possible impeachment to legislative battles to investigations to big-picture policy debates and government performance. Here are some predictions of the main ...

 

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