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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: May 2022

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16 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote Debates - Round Two

It’s the second week of budget vote debates in the National Assembly and the frenetic pace of committee meetings and mini-plenary sessions continue. The debates are a platform for Ministers to unpack the work of government and to give an account of...
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09 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (9 May 2022)

COVID-19 On 4 May amendments to National Health Act regulations on the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions were gazetted: inserting provisions for controlling the spread of Covid-19, which to a large extent replicate...
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09 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Budget Vote Debates begin

Following the parliamentary committee hearings on the 2022/23 priorities, targets and spending plans of departments, the focus shifts to the budget vote debates which commence this week and run until 10 June 2022. These debates happen in the...
06 May 2022

Budget Vote Debates 2022

Parliamentary committees have been meeting in the past weeks with departments and entities to pore over their 2022/23 Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans, budgets and performance targets in preparation for reports to be considered by the...
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03 May 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (2 May 2022)

POST-COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY National Treasury has issued a media statement confirming that the ‘bounce back support scheme for businesses’ announced in the 2022 Budget is now operational.   STATE CAPTURE The Presidency has issued a media statement...
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03 May 2022

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee

The Constitution is a ‘living document’. This means it can evolve and be moulded to take into account new circumstances. Like all modern constitutions, the South African Constitution provides for its own amendment by Parliament and prescribes...
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02 May 2022

The Week Ahead: Eskom and Freedom Day Debates

Following last week’s pared-down programme, things return to normal with a full agenda in the main chambers and committee corridor. Everything from oral questions to the Executive, debates, legislative business, committee oversight, and a Conference...