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That week in Parliament

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02 October 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (2 October 2023)

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN The National Planning Commission published two documents on its 10-year review of progress made in achieving National Development Plan (NDP) targets: the review findings, and  a ‘call to action’, intended to: ‘rekindle the...
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26 September 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (26 September 2023)

PUBLIC SECTOR COST-CUTTING National Treasury published guidelines on implementing cost containment measures introduced in August 2023 (Politicsweb) with the intention of: assisting government accounting officers and authorities in their efforts to...
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26 September 2023

The Week Ahead: BRICS Parliamentary Forum & Legislation

The third term concludes for NCOP delegates. From next week, they will join their NA counterparts who are on recess. Legislation is a major focus in Tuesday’s NCOP sitting. The House will consider three Bills, the Performers’ Protection Amendment...
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18 September 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (18 September 2023)

PARENTAL AND MATERNITY BENEFITS The South African Law Reform Commission published a report on the outcome of an investigation into maternity and parental benefits for self-employed workers in the informal economy. It includes recommendations and a...
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18 September 2023

The Week Ahead: Legislation & Questions for Oral Reply top the agenda

It’s the final week of the parliamentary term for the National Assembly. National Council of Provinces (NCOP) delegates will sit for a further week and commence their constituency break on 2 October 2023. The NCOP has not scheduled any sitting this...
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13 September 2023

Tracking the Implementation of the State Capture Commission Recommendations

In June 2017, Parliament directed 4 committees to investigate state capture.  Access all the proceedings as they took place in Parliament.  In November 2017, Former Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela recommended that Former President Zuma should...
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13 September 2023

NHI: Tracking the Bill through Parliament

The NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament in August 2019. It was passed by the National Assembly on 13 June 2023. It is currently under consideration by the National Council of Provinces' Select Committee on Health and Social Services. You can track...
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10 September 2023

The Week Ahead: PP Removal Vote & NCOP Provincial Week

The National Assembly has scheduled a physical sitting (Cape Town City Hall) on Monday to consider and debate the report of the Committee for Section 194 Enquiry. The Committee found Adv Mkhwebane guilty of misconduct and incompetence and recommended...
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04 September 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (4 September 2023)

TOURISM The Department of Tourism called for public comments on a Green Paper focusing on the sector’s development and promotion. Proposals include: ‘a research-based tourism safety response programme’  ‘a specialised police unit with capacity for...
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04 September 2023

The Week Ahead: Question Time and Legislation

Question time is the main business in both chambers this week. The practice of oral questions is an established part of the parliamentary day and gives MPs an opportunity to question the Executive about matters for which they are responsible....