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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: February 2022

28 February 2022

Parliament Preview 2022: Legislation

  There are currently 50 bills before Parliament. This includes a mix of consequential, medium-level and minor legislation. In this piece we highlight some of the key bills to look out for this year.   The Electoral Amendment Bill is one of the major...
28 February 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (28 February 2022)

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE UPDATE The eGazette is back online, although no notices published after 24 December 2021 are available.   GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEM The South African Government website ‘documents, latest’ section was updated...
28 February 2022

The Week Ahead: Question Time, Mini-Plenaries & Budget 2022

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business. The major points of interest will come from the Question Time session with the Executive and mini-plenaries. There are also several high-profile meetings in the Committee...
22 February 2022

Explainer: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports

Link to 2021 BRRRs. Parliament has a fundamental role in authorising budget decisions and in holding government to account. Consistent with this, parliamentary committees get to engage with the budget process at all key stages of the budget cycle,...
22 February 2022

Tracking the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in Parliament

The Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill [B2-2022] was introduced in Parliament on 10 January 2022.  You can track its processing here.  The Bill amends the South African Schools Act and Employment of Educators Act. It seeks to introduces new...
21 February 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (21 February 2022)

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE UPDATE the eGazette is still offline, and the South African Government website ‘documents’, ‘latest’ section has not been updated since 1 February.   FINANCIAL SECTOR CONDUCT AUTHORITY Extensions have been granted to two timeframes...
20 February 2022

The Week Ahead: #Budget2022 in the spotlight

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s maiden Budget Speech on Wednesday, 23 February will dominate headlines this week. The Budget presents an overall synopsis of the state of the country’s finances, amendments to tax, distribution of revenue across...
18 February 2022

2022 State of the Province Addresses

  Western Cape (15 February 2022) Premier Alan Winde Speech                              l            Watch   Eastern Cape (17 February 2022) Premier Oscar Mabuyane Speech                     l             Watch   North West (18 February 2022) Premier...
17 February 2022

#BUDGET2022: All You Need To Know

Every February the Minister of Finance presents the budget speech in Parliament for the upcoming fiscal year. The 2022 Budget will be presented by Minister Godongwana on Wednesday, 23 February 2022.   What is in the budget and why should I care? The...
15 February 2022

SONA2022: Legislation

In his State of the Nation Address delivered on Thursday, 10 February 2022, President Ramaphosa announced a number of legislative proposals as outlined below: