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That week in Parliament

13 November 2017

The Week Ahead: President in the NCOP & Questions to Deputy

It's the last rites of the 2017 Parliament and both chambers have scheduled broad and busy programmes as they rush to finalise all urgent business. In the NA chamber, the main plenary event will be the appearance by the Deputy President to answer oral ...
06 November 2017

The Week Ahead: Debates, Questions & Committee Scrutiny

The endgame of the current parliamentary year is fast approaching. There are only five weeks left before Parliament rises and loose ends are gradually being knitted together. The main excitement in the NA chamber is the discussion on the nationalisation ...
30 October 2017

The Week Ahead: President and Deputy take Centre Stage

The President's oral question session on Thursday is the high point of the parliamentary week. The President is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme and ...
23 October 2017

The Week Ahead: Mini-budget tops the agenda

It's a busy week in the main chambers. Everything from the mini-budget speech, to Ministerial question time, to debates, to legislative business, to motions and Members' and Ministerial statements dominate the plenary agenda. All eyes will be on the ...
16 October 2017

The Week Ahead: State capture investigations kick into gear

There's a broad and busy flavour to this week's parliamentary business. In the National Assembly chamber, the main plenary highlight will be the Deputy President’s regular engagement with lawmakers when he appears to answer oral questions where he will ...
09 October 2017

The Week Ahead: BRRRs, Legislation & Provincial Week top Agenda

It's a lowkey week in main chambers with no plenary sittings scheduled in both Houses. In contrast, it's a another big week in the Committee corridor where lawmakers will be dealing with leftover Annual Reports and finalising Budgetary Review and ...
02 October 2017

New Term: Annual Report Season & MTBPS

MPs head back to Parliament this week for the final term. This session runs for 9 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include Committee, oversight and legislative work, oral questions to the Executive, debates, a Joint ...
11 September 2017

The Week Ahead: It's the end of another term…

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 3 October 2017. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go. The committee corridor will be the main source of ...
04 September 2017

The Week Ahead: Motion for Parliament to be Dissolved

It’s the penultimate week of the disjointed Third Term and the programme has a familiar pattern: it includes oral questions to the Executive, Members’ statements, committee oversight visits and scrutiny and the processing of assorted Bills, statutory ...
28 August 2017

The Week Ahead: Questions to the President

The President's oral question session on Thursday is the high point of this parliamentary week. Question Time occurs in both the National Assembly and the NCOP and is one of the ways Parliament scrutinises the work of the Executive. The President is ...