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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: October 2022

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31 October 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (31 October 2022)

ZONDO COMMISSION REPORT Parliament has issued a media statement: acknowledging receipt of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to recommendations in the report, which the President unpacked in his address to the nation on 23 October undertaking to...
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31 October 2022

The Week Ahead: Question Time with the President

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...
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24 October 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (24 October 2022)

LOADSHEDDING: HOSPITAL EXEMPTIONS The Department of Health has issued a media statement on progress made in mitigating the impact of load shedding on essential healthcare services. To date: 212 ‘priority hospitals’ have been identified across the...
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24 October 2022

2022 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) Explainer

What is the MTBPS? The MTBPS is also referred to as the “mini-budget”. It allows government departments to apply for adjustments to their budgets, apply for rollovers, and request additional funds for unforeseeable and unavoidable expenditures. It...
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24 October 2022

The Week Ahead: #MTBPS2022

All eyes will be on the Minister of Finance when he presents the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday. The MTBPS outlines the economic context against which the 2023 budget is being formulated and sets out the spending framework...
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17 October 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (17 October 2022)

STATE CAPTURE COMMISSION REPORT The Presidency has issued a media statement announcing the availability of an amended report: reflecting corrections made by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in his capacity as commission chair when the original version was...
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16 October 2022

Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports (BRRRs) 2022

Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports (BRRRs) are a critical part of Parliament’s engagement with the budget. In October of each year, Committees compile BRRRs for every government function. 2022 Budget Review & Recommendations Reports BRRR In...
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16 October 2022

The Week Ahead: Question Time & Electoral Legislation

The practice of oral questions is an established part of the parliamentary day and gives MPs an opportunity to question the Executive about matters for which they are responsible. For all its limitations, this is usually an occasion of heightened...
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10 October 2022

The Week Ahead: Final Term

Parliament resumes this week after a constituency period. The hybrid Parliament will continue for another term, with some MPs working from the precinct and others remotely. The final term will run for eight weeks, and the programme is packed with...
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10 October 2022

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (10 October 2022)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has released a draft councillors’ code of conduct for public comment. Among other things, it: requires every councillor to ‘settle his or her municipal account for...