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That week in Parliament

Showing posts from: May 2018

28 May 2018

The Week Ahead: It's a Busy One: Deputy President Q&A and more

It's a rapid descent towards the mid-year break as MPs rush to finalise all urgent business. There are only a few weeks left before the legislature takes an extended break but there is still plenty of legislating, oversight, scrutinising and set piece...
25 May 2018

Strong arguments will trump numbers in land debate

May 25, 2018  Vincent Smith, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee that will review the "property clause", Section 25 of the Constitution, spoke about the role of the committee and the public hearings: “I want the public to answer the question as...
21 May 2018

The Week Ahead: President Ramaphosa & Parliament’s budget vote in the spotlight

Parliament has scheduled a broad and busy programme in the main chambers as well as in the Committee corridor. The main plenary event will be the debate on the Presidency's budget vote scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. In their speeches,...
14 May 2018

The Week Ahead: It's all about Budget Vote Debates

It’s the second of week of budget debates in the National Assembly and the frenetic pace of Committee meetings and mini-plenary sessions continue. On Tuesday, the Ministers of Trade and Industry, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Labour,...
07 May 2018

The Week Ahead: The President and Budget debates take centre stage

The President's oral question session on Tuesday 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....