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08 February 2022

#SONA2022: All You Need To Know

  1. What is the SONA? It is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament and marks the official opening of the legislature. It is designed to be a report on the economic and social state of the nation, and includes a...
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07 February 2022

Committees: Write to a Parliamentary Committee

Committees are an important venue for parliamentary activities. They are the site where most of Parliament’s business is organised.  As this is the start of 2022 and the mid-point of the 6th Parliament, this is an opportune time to help inform a...
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07 February 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (7 February 2022)

eGAZETTE SYSTEM FAILURE The eGazette has not been available since 1 February, when the Government Printing Works website went offline. Although the landing page is now online, none of its online services are accessible. As a result, the South African...
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07 February 2022

The Week Ahead: It’s all about SONA 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his sixth State of the Nation Address on Thursday at 19:00. The President will address both Houses of Parliament on his administration’s priorities for the year and the current political and socio-economic state...
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04 February 2022

SONA 2022: The Speech

It’s one of the most important speeches that the President delivers in any year. With a prime time tv audience, it is a tremendous PR opportunity for the President to lay out his agenda for the year and give a report back on government’s progress. The...
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31 January 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (31 January 2022)

SPECIAL INVESTIGATING UNIT REPORT ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC GOODS, WORKS AND SERVICES Released on 25 January, the report and annexure: do not cover allegations received after the timeline set when the investigation began, and will...
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24 January 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (24 January 2022)

SOCIAL PROTECTION/BASIC INCOME GRANT On 21 January, a media statement was issued on a meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and civil society organisations at which: participants ‘affirmed the need to work towards affordable and sustainable social...
17 January 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (17 January 2022)

  JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO STATE CAPTURE   Part 1 of the report was published on 4 January. In an accompanying media statement, President Cyril Ramaphosa undertook to submit the full report to Parliament ‘by the 30 June 2022’, with an...
04 January 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (03 January 2022)

ELECTORAL LAWS AMENDMENT BILL   On 7 December, the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee released a media statement on a meeting about the Bill, which: was tabled in the House in draft form on 1 December was included in a letter from Home Affairs Minister...
15 December 2021

Fourth Term Review 2021