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National Youth Policy 2020 - 2030 Draft

Aug. 3, 2020 (1 day, 12 hours ago)

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Here is a copy of the National Youth Policy 2020 - 2030 Draft from the Department of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities

National Youth Policy 2020 - 2030 Draft

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MPs Guide to Running a Constituency Office

Aug. 3, 2020 (1 day, 15 hours ago)

This piece is geared toward political parties, Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Legislatures and other public representatives.

Constituency offices are crucial to the democratic fabric of South Africa. Even though we make use of a Proportional Representation electoral system, public representatives are obligated to interact with and assist all ...

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2020 Draft Bills in Parliament at the Moment

July 31, 2020 (4 days, 15 hours ago)

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The Week Ahead: End of an historic second term

July 27, 2020 (1 week, 1 day ago)

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The second term has been truly historic: the pandemic forced Parliament to conduct its business virtually.

The tabling of the emergency budget extended the term by another month making it the longest session (16 weeks) in many years.

Initially, parliamentary business was limited to COVID-19 related matters but was later ...

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The Week Ahead: Deputy President in the NCOP & Virtual Budget Vote Debates

July 19, 2020 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

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Parliament will largely be consumed by Budget Vote debates this week.

These debates provide another opportunity for lawmakers to interact with the budget and are headlined by Ministers, their deputies, party leaders and senior MPs.

During processing of the main budget, the legislature agreed not to hold any debates (this ...

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The Week Ahead: Supplementary Budget Debates begin

July 13, 2020 (3 weeks, 1 day ago)

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It's déjà vu in Parliament with MPs spending most of the time focusing on the emergency budget.

Committees will be dealing with remaining Annual Performance Plans and finalising Budget Reports. As part of their budget scrutiny, MPs are probing departments about the the impact of budget cuts; how funds ...

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Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

July 12, 2020 (3 weeks, 2 days ago)

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

I was an activist in the Democratic Party (DP) pre-94. And the reason why I belonged to the DP is because I'm liberal and the principles of the Party were what ...

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Ms Bridget Staff Masango

July 9, 2020 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

"While South Africans are welcome to physically come to Parliament, I don’t believe their inputs into the work of Parliament are taken into account when decisions such as passing bills are made."

Masango

1. What is your political background?

My political career started in 2014, when I made myself available ...

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Enock Muzi Mthethwa

July 9, 2020 (3 weeks, 5 days ago)

"We need to get people informed about Parliament. At the moment, people do not have information. Some of them do not know that they can petition to Parliament."

Enock Muzi Mthethwa

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

I come from ...

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Enock Muzi Mthethwa

July 8, 2020 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

"There is hope for the country and we can work together to overcome the various challenges. We should celebrate our diversity. I would love to see the 'Zebra' survive and thrive."

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1. What is your political background? How did ...

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