Blog Posts

Constitutional Review Survey Findings

June 4, 2020 (2 days, 2 hours ago)

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Every year (excluding an election year), the Joint Constitutional Review Committee is mandated by both Houses of Parliament to seek written public submissions on the annual review of the Constitution.

To go along with this year’s invitation for comments, we decided to test the public’s view on this ...

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The Week Ahead: COVID-19, Legislation & More

June 1, 2020 (4 days, 22 hours ago)

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Parliament’s month-long constituency period was supposed to start this week; however it has been pushed back to the end of June to allow the legislature to continue carrying out oversight over government’s COVID-19 response, pass the budget and consider other business.

After several intense weeks, there is a ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Constituency Offices

June 1, 2020 (4 days, 23 hours ago)

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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Sixth Parliament Marks One Year: Highlights

May 26, 2020 (1 week, 4 days ago)

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Mr Cillier Brink

May 25, 2020 (1 week, 5 days ago)

"We can become a winning nation if we unleash the creative power of the individual."

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

From an early age I had an unusual interest in politics. I think I was drawn to ...

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MP representative for Pan African Parliament helps us commemorate the importance of Africa Day

May 25, 2020 (1 week, 5 days ago)

Africa Day

Today is Africa Day, and all African countries celebrate this day annually on 25 May. The day is intended to commemorate the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, now commonly known as the African Union (AU).

The African Union has a legislative arm known as the ...

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Chris Hunsinger

May 25, 2020 (1 week, 5 days ago)

"We have to develop the solution from amidst us as South Africans and present this plan as a product of the collective “us”"

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

My first political stand was at the age of ...

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Mr George Michalakis

May 25, 2020 (1 week, 5 days ago)

"We have a brilliant future ahead of us if we choose to make it a reality; if we embrace each other, work hard for it and demand nothing but the best from those who are chosen to lead our country."

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What is your political background? How did you come to ...

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The Week Ahead: First Hybrid Sitting

May 25, 2020 (1 week, 5 days ago)

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There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business.

The highlights include Question Time Session, Africa Day commemoration, special NCOP Virtual Engagement; Women’s Charter Review, legislative business, interviews and important Committee hearings.

The sheer scale of COVID-19 means it touches almost every aspect of ...

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MP’s celebrate one year since being sworn into office.

May 22, 2020 (2 weeks, 1 day ago)

The 22nd of May 2020 marks one year since MP’s of the sixth Parliament were sworn into office. The composition of Parliament is now more youthful and representative than it used to be. To commemorate this anniversary, we interviewed two MP’s who have paved the way for many ...

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