MONITOR newsletter Sep/Oct 2016


MONITOR newsletter      October 2016      
A monthly newsletter to keep communities informed about what is happening in Parliament





Call for VAT-free sanitary pads
MPs were united in their call for government to remove VAT from the cost of sanitary towels when they discussed the topic with National Treasury. More here...




Did you know?
According to Stats SA, the number of people employed between 2009 and 2015 increased from 14.2 million to 15.7 million. More…



Socio Economic Rights for All

Cost to communicate
The Telecommunications and Postal Services Portfolio Committee received a wide range of inputs on the impact of the cost of internet access during its two-day hearings More…



Illegal SASSA deductions

According to the Minister of Social Development, the Department has received 44 142 complaints about ongoing deductions since deductions was banned in May 2016. More...



ICC Africa

When briefing Parliament on its tariff increases, Eskom said that reducing the impact for the poor can be achieved in partnership with local authorities  More…



Legislative Developments

ICC Africa



The Department of Justice and Correctional Services informed lawmakers that a revised Traditional Courts Bill will be tabled in Parliament before the end of the parliamentary year. More…




ICC Africa



Policing gangsterism. More…







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