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That week in Parliament

08 April 2019

Rules for first sitting of: NA, NCOP and Provincial Legislatures

After an election, the first sitting of the National Assembly must take place at a time and on a date determined by the Chief Justice, but not more than 14 days after the election result has been declared. At its first sitting after its election, the ...
03 April 2019

Parliament not told about 47% drop in registered 18 & 19 yr olds for elections

The Parliamentary Monitoring Group notes with concern the 47% drop in registered 18 and 19-year-olds for the 2019 elections compared to the 2014 elections. The IEC Xsê campaign and other marketing strategies went all out to encourage young voters to ...
02 April 2019

Bills Activity Fifth Parliament

  Creating, amending and passing legislation is one of Parliament's salient functions. We provide a snapshot of the key numbers, statistics and activity relating to legislation in the Fifth Parliament  Bills Activity Fifth Parliament    
27 March 2019

How well do you know the Fifth Parliament?

  As the Fifth Parliament draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to test your knowledge about the past five years. The National Assembly had its last sitting on 21 March 2019 and the NCOP will meet for the last time on 28 March 2019 How well do you ...
18 March 2019

The Week Ahead: It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

It's the last rites for the Fifth Parliament. After a dizzying and tumultuous five years, the National Assembly will rise this week and the NCOP a week later. But a fair amount of work will be done before MPs depart. Many will immediately go out on the ...
11 March 2019

The Week Ahead: Parliament is winding down...

It's the National Assembly’s penultimate week. As a result, there is a bit of frenzy as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack of time. ...
04 March 2019

The Week Ahead: President’s final appearance in the National Assembly

It's a rapid descent towards the end of the Fifth Parliament as MPs rush to finalise all urgent business. The endgame of the current Parliament is fast approaching and loose ends are gradually being knitted together. There are only a few weeks left ...
25 February 2019

The Week Ahead: Deputy President, Appointments & Legislation

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business. The major points of interest will come from the Question Time session with the Deputy President in the NA chamber and several high-profile meetings in the committee corridor. ...
19 February 2019

#Budget2019: What You Need To Know

Every February the Minister of Finance presents the budget speech in Parliament for the upcoming fiscal year. What is in the budget and why should I care? The budget presents an overall synopsis of the state of the country’s economy, amendments to tax, ...
18 February 2019

The Week Ahead: It’s Budget Week

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week. The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges, reassure investors and satisfy public pressure ahead of the national ...