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That week in Parliament

10 December 2020

Review of Parliament 2020

  Following the transition to a virtual/hybrid Parliament in April, the 2020 parliamentary year came to an end on 9 December. It was an unprecedented year.   In March, Parliament took a decision to suspend its programme as a precautionary measure due...
10 December 2020

Fourth Term Review (2020)

07 December 2020

From the Government Gazette (7 December 2020)

  COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER Regulations A notice declaring the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan municipality a ‘hotspot’ was gazetted on 3 December. On the same day, an amendment to the 1 October Covid-19 lockdown level one disaster management...
03 December 2020

2019/20 Departmental Audit Outcomes

National departments, provincial departments and public entities are subject to annual auditing by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA). AGSA’s annual audits examine three areas: fair presentation and absence of significant misstatements in...
30 November 2020

From the Government Gazette (30 November 2020)

Covid-19 regulations and directives The 7 September temporary employer/employee relief scheme (TERS) ministerial directive was withdrawn on 28 November: with retrospective effect, from 15 October presumably reinstating Direction 2 of the 26 March...
30 November 2020

The Week Ahead: It’s a wrap for 2020

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends… The constituency and leave 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 and there is plenty of...
27 November 2020

Explainer: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports

Link to 2020 BRRRs. Parliament has a fundamental role in authorising budget decisions and in holding government to account. Consistent with this, parliamentary committees get to engage with the budget process at all key stages of the budget cycle,...
23 November 2020

From the Government Gazette, Speeches by Cabinet Members and Media Statements (23 November 2020)

National minimum wage On 20 November, the National Minimum Wage Commission gazetted a notice calling for comment on proposals for: a 4,5% adjustment increasing the national minimum per hour to R21,69 next year, and aligning farmworkers’ and domestic...
23 November 2020

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...
16 November 2020

From the Government Gazette, Speeches by Cabinet Members and Media Statements (16 November 2020)

Covid-19   The one month State of Disaster extension announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 11 November was confirmed three days later in the Government Gazette. Eased lockdown level one restrictions featured in the President’s speech came into...