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That week in Parliament

02 April 2019

Bills Activity Fifth Parliament

  Creating, amending and passing legislation is one of Parliament's salient functions. We provide a snapshot of the key numbers, statistics and activity relating to legislation in the Fifth Parliament  Bills Activity Fifth Parliament    
27 March 2019

How well do you know the Fifth Parliament?

  As the Fifth Parliament draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to test your knowledge about the past five years. The National Assembly had its last sitting on 21 March 2019 and the NCOP will meet for the last time on 28 March 2019 How well do...
18 March 2019

The Week Ahead: It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

It's the last rites for the Fifth Parliament. After a dizzying and tumultuous five years, the National Assembly will rise this week and the NCOP a week later. But a fair amount of work will be done before MPs depart. Many will immediately go out on...
11 March 2019

The Week Ahead: Parliament is winding down...

It's the National Assembly’s penultimate week. 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...
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...
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...
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