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That week in Parliament

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28 January 2024

2024 Parliamentary Year

While the official opening of Parliament is next week, the parliamentary year has already commenced. MPs are attending summits, training and are busy with constituency and committee work. Alongside this, political parties are maintaining a keen focus...
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22 January 2024

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (22 January 2024)

HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande issued a media statement announcing the implementation of the first phase of a comprehensive student funding model intended to enable access by missing...
15 January 2024

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (15 January 2024)

WATER AND SANITATION   The Department of Water and Sanitation has called for public comments on  draft regulations intended to: improve water and sanitation services improve the quality of water discharged into the water resource and water services...
08 January 2024

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (17 December 2023 to 8 January 2024)

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE   During an address to participants in a policy dialogue on universal health coverage in South Africa, Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the NHI ‘administration and ... associated governance structures’ will be established ‘in...
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13 December 2023

2023 Review of Parliament

It’s been another eventful parliamentary year. It’s impossible to summarise all the main highlights but we have tried to do so in this review: Cabinet reshuffle After months of speculation, President Ramaphosa announced his reconfigured Cabinet on 6...
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11 December 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (11 December 2023)

ONE-STOP BORDER POST BILL The Department of Home Affairs gazetted an explanatory summary of the One-Stop Border Post Bill, a draft of which was released in April 2023 for public comment. Approved by Cabinet during a meeting on 29 November 2023,...
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04 December 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (4 December 2023)

LAND REFORM Possibly with the intention of extending the deadline by another week, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development re-gazetted its 17 November 2023 notice calling for public comments on draft regulations under the...
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04 December 2023

The Week Ahead: It’s a wrap for 2023

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends… The constituency and leave period beckons, with MPs due to depart this week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go. The final week is ending on a dramatic...
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26 November 2023

The Week Ahead: Legislation & Debates

There is a bit of frenzy in Parliament 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. There is a minor parliamentary rarity...
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26 November 2023

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (27 November 2023)

LAND TENURE RIGHTS The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development called for public comments on draft regulations under the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act, 1991. Once in force, they will: set out the procedures to be followed...