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That week in Parliament

19 April 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (19 April 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER   Draft amendments to the disaster management regulations were released on 16 April, outlining proposals for a Covid-19 vaccine injury no-fault compensation scheme. Members of the public were given ‘until 19 April’ to...
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18 April 2021

IMPLICATIONS OF A VIRTUAL PARLIAMENT ON ITS CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE

  Link to full Research Summary  In March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. Following this announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a State of National Disaster in South Africa and on 23 March instituted...
12 April 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (12 April 2021)

COMMUNICATIONS A new regulatory code has been gazetted on basic standards to be met in facilitating access for the hearing and/or visually impaired to electronic communications and television broadcasting services. FINANCE The South African Reserve...
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08 April 2021

Tracking the Expropriation Bill in Parliament

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure introduced the Expropriation Bill in Parliament on 15 October 2020. The purpose of the Expropriation Bill is to: Repeal the existing Expropriation Act 63 of 1975 Provide a common framework in line with...
06 April 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (6 April 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER Although special measures prohibiting the sale of liquor for off-site consumption during the Easter weekend no longer apply, the status of relaxed limitations on gatherings during that period may need to be clarified. This...
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29 March 2021

First Term Review of Parliament (26 January to 19 March 2021)

  The first term of Parliament officially ended on 19 March and MPs are on recess until 4 May 2021. However, it will still be busy for some MPs as a number of committees will still be meeting during this constituency period. The major highlights for...
29 March 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (29 March 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER A ministerial directive gazetted on 26 March for schools has clarified the measures applicable under lockdown level one to all: sports activities and tournaments physical education, and extra-curricular activities. On 26...
23 March 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (23 March 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER A ministerial directive gazetted on 19 March: replaced sub-directions in the July 2020 health directive for handling and disposing of mortal remains, and withdrew a sub-direction allowing people entering South Africa to...
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22 March 2021

The Week Ahead: Land Expropriation legislation in the spotlight

  On one level, this looks like a pretty normal week. There is no main chamber business and there is a decent amount of action in the committee corridor. However, Parliament is officially in recess from today until 4 May 2021 While most MPs will only...
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15 March 2021

Public Protector Matter in Parliament: What You Need To Know

  The National Assembly is expected to vote tomorrow, Tuesday 16 March 2021, on whether or not to proceed with the process of impeaching Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.   Background The National Assembly endorsed Adv Mkhwebane as the fourth...