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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: November 2020

30 November 2020

From the Government Gazette (30 November 2020)

Covid-19 regulations and directives The 7 September temporary employer/employee relief scheme (TERS) ministerial directive was withdrawn on 28 November: with retrospective effect, from 15 October presumably reinstating Direction 2 of the 26 March...
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30 November 2020

The Week Ahead: It’s a wrap for 2020

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends… The constituency and leave period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go and there is plenty of...
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27 November 2020

Explainer: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports

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, both ex ante and ex...
23 November 2020

From the Government Gazette, Speeches by Cabinet Members and Media Statements (23 November 2020)

National minimum wage On 20 November, the National Minimum Wage Commission gazetted a notice calling for comment on proposals for: a 4,5% adjustment increasing the national minimum per hour to R21,69 next year, and aligning farmworkers’ and domestic...
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23 November 2020

The Week Ahead: Parliament is drawing to a close

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year. As a result, there is a bit of frenzy as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack...
16 November 2020

From the Government Gazette, Speeches by Cabinet Members and Media Statements (16 November 2020)

Covid-19   The one month State of Disaster extension announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 11 November was confirmed three days later in the Government Gazette. Eased lockdown level one restrictions featured in the President’s speech came into...
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16 November 2020

The Week Ahead: Men’s Parliament, Mini-Plenaries & Legislation

There are three weeks left until Parliament rises for the year. In the remaining days, lawmakers are scheduled to vote on several Bills, approve government spending, hold debates, scrutinise government performance, consider statutory appointments and...
09 November 2020

From the Government Gazette, Speeches by Cabinet Members and Media Statements (9 November 2020)

Covid-19 On 2 November, the Departments of Small Business Development and Sport, Arts and Culture announced the availability of ongoing relief for qualifying organisations, enterprises and individual practitioners in the craft, design, visual arts and...
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09 November 2020

The Week Ahead: President’s final Q&A for 2020

The President's oral question session on Thursday is the high point of the parliamentary week. The President is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme....
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08 November 2020

Tracking the Gender-Based Violence Bills in Parliament

Domestic Violence Amendment Bill Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill   Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services 18 Nov 2020               ...