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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: August 2017

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...
21 August 2017

The Week Ahead: Questions, Legislation & Taking Parliament to the People

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. He will be...
18 August 2017

Have your say on political party funding!

Political party funding is important in the drive to clean up corruption because we do not want political party capture. Parliament is reviewing this now. Currently, all 13 political parties share R150 million amongst themselves in public funding. If...
17 August 2017

Video: Youth Monitoring Parliament

Since 1995, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group is enabling thousands of young people to go into Parliament and write detailed reports of the proceedings of the 50 oversight committees. Here are some comments from our monitors, interns and past alumni...
14 August 2017

The Week Ahead: Getting Down to Third Term Business

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business in the Committee corridor with MPs processing assorted Bills, scrutinising Executive action and dealing with statutory appointments. In addition, a number of Portfolio and...
Infographic: Motions of no confidence: The zuma years
07 August 2017

Infographic: Motions of no confidence - The Zuma years

Section 102: Motion of No Confidence needs a 51% vote, i.e. for the Motion to carry, it needs at least 201 MPs to vote in favour. President Zuma, before the 8th August vote, has survived five prior motions tabled against him - three have been voted...