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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: September 2019

Second Term Review
26 September 2019

Second Term Review: Sixth Parliament

The Sixth Parliament’s second term ended last week. A relatively short but activity-packed period it was. Its main highlights were as follows: Working days and committee meetings A large part of the work of the National Assembly and the National...
16 September 2019

The Week Ahead: Special Joint Sitting

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return on 7 October. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as the parliamentary agenda includes significant business in the main chambers and committee...
09 September 2019

The Week Ahead: Debates, Oral Questions & Important Hearings….

Last week, Parliament was the scene of mass protests as thousands took to the streets to protest against gender-based violence and the killing of young women and children.  The catalyst for the protests was the rape and murder of 19-year-old UCT...
02 September 2019

The Week Ahead: The economy, legislation and more in the spotlight...

We are mid-way through the second term and the programme has a familiar pattern this week: the legislature has scheduled committee meetings, oversight visits and sittings in the main chambers. A debate to commemorate National Women’s Day is a standing...