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That week in Parliament

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 ...
11 February 2019

The Week Ahead: SONA Debates

It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action beckoning in both the main chamber and the Committee corridor. The main events will be the joint debate on the State of the Nation Address ...
08 February 2019

SONA 2019 legislation

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), delivered on Thursday 7 February 2019, President Ramaphosa made reference to a number of pressing issues which impact and involve legislation. We outline them below  
SONA 2019 speech
04 February 2019

SONA 2019: The Speech

Find here: SONA 2019: President Cyril Ramaphosa's 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 simultaneously lay out his ...
04 February 2019

The Week Ahead: It’s all about #SONA2019

  On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on Parliament for the State of the Nation Address (SONA). The speech, due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, Cabinet, the Judiciary and the public, will seek to build on the ...
04 February 2019

Facts about #SONA2019

  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 review ...
17 January 2019

Parliament Preview 2019

  It’s an election year so we can look forward to a frenetic schedule and disjointed calendar as the National Legislature is first dissolved and later re-constituted after the elections. We can also expect an unpredictable timetable and two State of the ...