Blog Posts

Mr Dennis Richard Ryder

Jan. 15, 2020 (4 days, 5 hours ago) — Comments

"We have a fantastic country that is worth fighting for. I think people tend to despair with the decline that is happening in our country, but my message is to keep fighting. We can fix South Africa!"

What is your political background?

I was the Mini-Mayor of Bedfordview in 1983 ...

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NHI: Tracking the bill through Parliament

Jan. 15, 2020 (4 days, 18 hours ago) — Comments

The NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament in August 2019 and is currently under consideration by the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Health.

According to the government, the NHI aims to achieve the following principles:

-The right to access health care: The NHI would ensure access to health care ...

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Parliamentary Constituency Office Officially Opens Its Doors

Jan. 13, 2020 (6 days, 21 hours ago) — Comments

The local parliamentary constituency office (PCO) was officially introduced in the southern suburbs at the end of last year. It was opened in the Pelican Park Parliamentary Village Hall in Buck Road by advocate Hishaam Mohamed, a member of parliament (MP) for Grassy Park and the southern suburbs.

Having grown ...

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Review of Parliament 2019

Dec. 13, 2019 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

“I can only hope that none of those to whom an oath of office will be administered would see that exercise as just one those inconvenient processes that one has to go through, itching to occupy an office rather than determined to internalise the magnitude, the enormity of the responsibility ...

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Sixth Parliament 2019 Review

Dec. 13, 2019 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

2019 was an eventful year in Parliament.

Read the full Sixth Parliament 2019 review here.

In this survey we are interested in finding out what the public thinks about the Sixth Parliaments performance in 2019.

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Public Participation: Call For Comments Deadlines

Dec. 11, 2019 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

South Africa's Constitution requires that Parliament and the Legislatures provide a forum for the public to participate in all due processes. This is known as public participation.

Public participation can be described as a deliberate process where Government uses various methods to get all the relevant stakeholders, these can ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Constituency Offices

Dec. 11, 2019 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

Many are unaware of the fact that even though South Africa makes use of a Proportional Representation electoral system, meaning that our elected representatives (Members of Parliament) are not elected from geographic areas in the way Ward Councillors are in Local Government elections, MPs remain duty-bound to interact with the ...

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Petitions: How to get your voice heard in Parliament

Dec. 11, 2019 (1 month, 1 week ago) — Comments

In South Africa, Section 17 of the Constitution creates the right for everyone to present petitions. Public participation in law-making, oversight and other processes of Parliament, therefore, is an integral part of our democracy. Parliament has developed a number of ways to promote public involvement in the work of the ...

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Ms Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako (EFF)

Dec. 4, 2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

"I wish we could see our potential as a people, especially the marginalized and dispossessed of South Africa."

What is your political background? How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I first joined “politics” in 2014. It was not the first time participating. I ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2019

Dec. 2, 2019 (1 month, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends… The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go and there is plenty of opportunity for excitement ...

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