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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: August 2021

30 August 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (30 August 2021)

  COVID-19 AND LOST SCHOOL DAYS   According to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, the Council of Education Ministers has: agreed not to ‘interfere’ with the October vacation, and recommended that ‘lost’ school days should be ‘recovered at...
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30 August 2021

The Week Ahead: President’s Q & A & Important Committee Meetings

It's a busy week in the main chambers. Everything from Oral Questions to the President, to debates, to legislative business, to considering statutory appointments and committee reports, to a Ministerial Briefing Session and two virtual sessions on...
23 August 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (23 August 2021)

  UNREST   The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has issued guidelines: explaining a full import duty rebate application process for local manufacturers who have imported goods they were unable to produce because of the...
23 August 2021

Unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng - Parliament's response

In the second week of July 2021, the country experienced unprecedented levels of unrest and destruction of public and private property. These acts of violence started in KwaZulu–Natal and spread to parts of Gauteng. More than 300 people died. The...
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23 August 2021

The Week Ahead: Women’s Parliament & the recent unrest top this week’s parliamentary agenda

An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and Committee Corridor. A combination of Question Time session, a sectoral parliament, a debate, legislative business and several high-profile Committee meetings, should mean plenty...
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16 August 2021

Representation and Participation of Women in Parliament

The month of August marks Women's month in South Africa. We must reflect on the progress that South Africa has made in terms of women’s representation and participation in Parliament.   Women’s Representation in Parliament within the current electoral...
16 August 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (16 August 2021)

COVID-19 A directive has been gazetted on measures specific to the social development sector. Apparently published after Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu provided more details on the reintroduced social relief of distress grant, the backdated...
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16 August 2021

The Week Ahead: Parliament resumes & Election of Speaker

Parliament resumes this week for the third term after a lengthy winter constituency period. The virtual/hybrid Parliament will continue for another term, with some MPs working from the precinct and others remotely. According to the latest timetable,...
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12 August 2021

Nomination and Election of Speaker

The National Assembly Programme Committee (NAPC), at its sitting yesterday morning, provisionally scheduled Thursday, 19 August for election of a new Speaker. The provisional date is subject to confirmation by the Office of the Chief Justice. The...
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11 August 2021

The Role of Speaker of the National Assembly

Following the August 5 cabinet reshuffle by President Ramaphosa, which saw National Assembly (NA) Speaker Thandi Modise being appointed Defence Minister, the House is set to elect a new Speaker today.   On August 10, the ANC caucus in Parliament...