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That week in Parliament

06 June 2022

Budget Vote 2: Parliament

Ahead of Parliament’s Budget Vote debate 2022 scheduled for tomorrow, 7 June, we take a look at the national legislature’s Budget and priorities outlined in its 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan as aligned to the Sixth Parliament’s Strategic Plan...
05 June 2022

State Capture (Zondo Commission) Reports

  Part One of the Zondo Commission report was handed over to the President on 4 January 2022 State Capture (SAA)        Part Two of the Zondo Commission reports were handed over to the President on 1 February 2022 State Capture...
31 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (30 May 2022)

RACISM The results of a baseline study on levels of racism, anti-foreigner sentiment, homophobia, racial incidents, inter-racial relations and perceptions of national identity have been published. In a speech at the booklet’s launch, Justice and...
30 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Routine business in the main chambers and committee-land

There are four weeks left until Parliament’s mid-year constituency period. In the remaining days, the legislative body is scheduled to pass the national budget, vote on several Bills, conduct important debates, hold a sectoral Parliament, scrutinise...
23 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (23 May 2022)

SOUTH AFRICAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION The deadline for public comment on a paper exploring alternative dispute resolution in family matters has been extended. According to the media statement announcing this, Covid-19 disaster management measures made...
22 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Africa Day & Budget Vote Debates

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business. The highlights include Africa Day commemoration, budget vote debates, mini-plenary sessions, legislative business, and important Committee hearings. Both chambers will hold...
16 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (16 May 2022)

COVID-19 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has gazetted a notice phasing out special arrangements made under the State of Disaster.   SMALL, MEDIUM AND MICRO ENTERPRISES The Department of Small Business Development has called...
16 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote Debates - Round Two

It’s the second week of budget vote debates in the National Assembly and the frenetic pace of committee meetings and mini-plenary sessions continue. The debates are a platform for Ministers to unpack the work of government and to give an account of...
15 May 2022

Tracking the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in Parliament

The Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill [B2-2022] was introduced in Parliament on 10 January 2022.  You can track its processing here.  The Bill amends the South African Schools Act and Employment of Educators Act. It seeks to introduce new...
09 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (9 May 2022)

COVID-19 On 4 May amendments to National Health Act regulations on the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions were gazetted: inserting provisions for controlling the spread of Covid-19, which to a large extent replicate...