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That week in Parliament

11 December 2018

Review of Parliament 2018....

2018 was a bumper year of parliamentary business. With the year done and dusted, we review some of the legislature’s activities and highlights from this period. Delayed SONA and new President The Fifth Parliament has given us a lot of “firsts”. Another ...
03 December 2018

The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2018

 It’s a week of farewells and loose ends… The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as there is some unfinished business to ...
26 November 2018

The Week Ahead: Parliament is drawing to a close...

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year. As a result, there is a bit of frenzy 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 ...
19 November 2018

The Week Ahead: Taking Parliament to the People

The NCOPs Taking Parliament to the People (TPTTP) initiative is arguably the biggest highlight this week. The TPTTP programme brings together representatives from all spheres of government and provides an opportunity for the public to engage face to face ...
12 November 2018

The Week ahead: Section 25 & legislation in the spotlight

The work of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Review is likely to eclipse everything else this week. The Committee was given a mandate by the NA and the NCOP to review Section 25 of the Constitution, and other clauses where necessary, to make it ...
05 November 2018

The Week Ahead: President & Deputy make appearances in Parliament

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business. The major points of interest will come from the high-profile Question Time sessions with the President in the National Assembly and the Deputy President in the NCOP. This is ...
29 October 2018

The Week Ahead: The State of our Nation

It's a rapid descent towards the end of the year as MPs rush to finalise all urgent business. The endgame of the current parliamentary year is fast approaching. There are only six weeks left before Parliament rises and loose ends are gradually being ...
22 October 2018

The Week Ahead: Mini-budget, Debates & Hearings top the agenda

An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and Committee corridor. The highlights include the mini-Budget, important debates, legislative business and high-profile Committee hearings. All eyes will be on the new Minister of ...
15 October 2018

The Week Ahead: President, Annual Reports & Provincial Week Top Agenda

The major point of interest will come from the high-profile Question Time session with the President in the National Assembly chamber. The President will have his regular engagement with lawmakers on Thursday. In terms of the rules, these oral question ...
08 October 2018

Audits, Annual Reports and BRRRs

Parliament will be particularly busy when it resumes business for the fourth and final term as it deals with the annual task of poring over the Annual Reports of Departments and public entities within the ambit of each parliamentary committee. Together ...