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That week in Parliament

02 August 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (2 August 2021)

UNREST An announcement on 28 July from Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi refers to: a ‘special directive’ being drafted to: provide benefits under the 2001 Unemployment Insurance Act for people: who lost their jobs, or whose working hours...
26 July 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (26 July 2021)

UNREST According to Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola, ‘in collaboration with the South African Police Service emerging cases will be divided into four categories’: ‘actual looters and persons participating in stealing from...
19 July 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (19 July 2021)

UNREST A code of conduct for South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members deployed to hotspot areas was gazetted on 14 July.   The additional deployment of 25000 SANDF members was confirmed on 16 July by notice in the Government Gazette.   On...
12 July 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (12 July 2021)

  COVID-19 President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will remain under adjusted lockdown level four until 25 July. The regulations for lockdown level four, as amended, have since been amended again to reflect eased restrictions on:...
05 July 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (5 July 2021)

COVID-19 The adjusted disaster management regulations for lockdown level four were amended on 29 June to allow: hotels, lodges, timeshare facilities, resorts, guest houses and bed-and-breakfasts to operate at full capacity in terms of rooms available...
Term Review
30 June 2021

Second Term Review of Parliament (04 May to 25 June 2021)

The second term of Parliament officially ended on 25 June and MPs are on recess until 16 August 2021. The Sixth Parliament turned two during the term, on 22 May. The main highlights of the term included: processing of the 2021/22 Budget; public...
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30 June 2021

WHY PARLIAMENTS MATTER 2021

  The United Nations passed a resolution to recognize the International Day of Parliamentarism (aka World Parliament Day) as “an opportunity to celebrate Parliaments, as the cornerstone of democracy, and as institutions designed to improve the lives...
28 June 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (28 June 2021)

COVID-19 A notice returning South Africa to lockdown level four was gazetted on 28 June, backdated to the previous day. The adjusted disaster management regulations for lockdown level four have since confirmed measures announced in President Cyril...
21 June 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (21 June 2021)

COVID-19 A Government Gazette notice officially returning South Africa to lockdown level three was published on 15 June. Adjusted regulations gazetted the same day formalised restrictions announced in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation...
14 June 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (14 June 2021)

COVID-19 The State of Disaster has been extended until 15 July. A new consolidated ministerial directive on occupational health and safety measures gazetted on 11 June: replaces one issued in October 2020 gives employers 21 days to: decide if they...