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That week in Parliament

11 May 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (10 May 2021)

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements  COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that its presidential youth employment initiative, focusing on supporting learning and teaching in schools during the Covid-19...
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10 May 2021

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote debates begin

It’s the second week of budget-related meetings as Committees continue to interrogate departments and entities on their budgets, targets and priorities for the year ahead and finalise their ensuing reports to the House. There is a common trend during...
03 May 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (3 May 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER A ministerial directive gazetted on 23 April has confirmed that, subject to adherence to all related protocols: school contact sport activities are now permitted ‘inter-school, district, provincial and national school sports...
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02 May 2021

The Week Ahead: Second Term Starts

Parliament resumes this week after a constituency period. The virtual/hybrid Parliament will continue for another term, with some MPs working from the precinct and others remotely. According to the latest timetable, the NA programme will run for 5...
26 April 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (26 April 2021)

COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER The disaster management regulations have been amended to provide for a vaccine injury no-fault compensation scheme. On 20 April, a ministerial directive was issued: on the requirements to be met when proving that an employee...
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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07 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...