MONITOR newsletter Aug/Sep 2016

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





Decriminalisation of sex work
Parliament held a roundtable discussion on the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa, with submissions made by various stakeholders. More….





Did you know?
The National Assembly has recommended that Advocate Busisiwe Joyce Mkhwebane be appointed as the new Public Protector. This recommendation has been forwarded to the President for confirmation. More…



Socio Economic Rights for All



Primary Health Care

Overcrowding, long queues and bad service remain a common occurrence at public clinics. More…






The ongoing drought and lowering dam levels has necessitated the imposition of water restrictions in a number of provinces. More...





Early Childhood Development
The Department of Basic Education and Department of Social Development (DSD) gave a joint briefing on Early Childhood Development (ECD). More…




Legislative Developments

ICC Africa



The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014, which re-opened a new window for claims, was declared invalid, effective from the date of the court judgment, 28 July 2016. More…






Review of the age of criminal capacity. More…







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