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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: August 2022

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15 August 2022

Committees: Write to a Parliamentary Committee

Committees are an important venue for parliamentary activities. They are the site where most of Parliament’s business is organised.  As the third term has kicked into gear now that the National Assembly lawmakers have returned from their constituency...
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15 August 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (15 August 2022)

HIGHER EDUCATION A draft policy on the recognition of higher education institutional types has been gazetted for public comment. According to a Department of Higher Education and Training media statement, once operationalised the proposed new policy...
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15 August 2022

The Week Ahead: MP Training & Capacity Building

The third term has kicked into gear now that the National Assembly lawmakers have returned from their constituency break. NCOP delegates started the term two weeks ago. It’s expected to be a blockbuster term with many high-impact issues. Amongst...
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08 August 2022

Women’s Day 2022: Why is it important for women to participate in law-making?

Women constitute more than half of the South African population and therefore their voices must be included when decisions are taken and laws are made. The inclusion of women in decision-making is a fundamental human right. Women should participate in...
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08 August 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (8 August 2022)

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE The Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Act, 2021, is now in force, among other things requiring that: anyone accused of domestic violence should appear in court before bail is considered, and that a court should consider...
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07 August 2022

The Week Ahead: Women’s Day & Zama Zamas Debates

Parliament is taking full advantage of the public holiday. It has scheduled a fairly light but eclectic programme. On Wednesday, the NCOP will hold a debate to commemorate Women’s Day. In keeping with previous speeches, lawmakers are expected to focus...
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01 August 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (1 August 2022)

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Act, 2021 is now in force, according to a recent presidential proclamation. The Act is one of three new statutes expected to go some way towards...
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01 August 2022

The Week Ahead: Third Term resumes

NCOP delegates return to Parliament this week for the third term. NA legislators will carry out constituency work for another two weeks and return on 16 August. This session will be relatively short and packed with activities. Some of the highlights...