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Limpopo Intervention: Parliament acknowledges improvements

20 Nov 2013 (8 years, 6 months ago)

The Select Committee on Finance met with the Premier of Limpopo, the Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT), and other provincial departments in Limpopo, almost two years after Cabinet placed the province under administration in December 2011 following its shocking financial collapse with a R2 billion shortfall.   Two years ago health, ...

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Pro Nuclear Energy Stakeholders address Energy Committee

20 Nov 2013 (8 years, 6 months ago)

The Energy Portfolio Committee held a unique, open stakeholder meeting to discuss nuclear energy as a reliable supply of energy. The meeting was the first of its kind in Parliament, aS the floor was open to the all members of the public who wished to comment on what was being ...

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Strong Words Between Minister and Committee

20 Nov 2013 (8 years, 6 months ago)

Strong words were exchanged between the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture recently. Over several months the Committee had voiced its disquiet at the absence of the Minister and Deputy Minister from Committee meetings. This was conveyed to her when she finally met with ...

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Constituency Offices (2013)

18 Nov 2013 (8 years, 6 months ago)

South Africa’s electoral system at the provincial and national levels is one of proportional representation, meaning that MPs and MPLs are not elected from geographic areas in the way that ward councillors are in local government elections[1]. This does not mean that representatives are not expected to interact with the ...

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Mr Royith Bhoola - MF

10 Nov 2013 (8 years, 6 months ago)

Bhoola

Royith Bhoola is a Member of Parliament who represents the Minority Front (MF). The 49-year old was born in Pietermartizburg, Kwazulu-Natal. He served as a councillor in the Umdoni Municipality before becoming a Member of the National Parliament in 2004.

Political Background: I was introduced to politics by Mr Amirchand ...

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Mr Litho Suka - ANC

10 Oct 2013 (8 years, 7 months ago)

LSuka

Litho Suka, constituency member for Karoo towns, Willowmore and Steytlerville. This 54-year-old ANC member was born in Steytlerville but has resided in Port Elizabeth for the past 30 years. Currently, he serves as the whip in the Transport Portfolio Committee.

Political background: I have a diploma in teaching. I ...

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Ms Nombuyiselo Ngele - ANC

10 Sep 2013 (8 years, 8 months ago)

NOMBUYISELO NGELE is an ANC Member of Parliament who was born in the outskirts of Umtata in the Eastern Cape. She is a constituency member for Soshanguve where she also lives. This 80-year-old Member is known for being passionate about her community, especially working with the Gogos (grandmothers in Zulu) ...

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Ms Elze Van Lingen - DA

27 Aug 2013 (8 years, 8 months ago)

ELZA VAN LINGEN, cconstituency Member for Tsitis-Karoo (Baviaans, Kouga and Koukamma municipalities), and DA Leader in the National Council of Provinces, has been described by her colleagues as dynamic, energetic, and self-motivated, whilst she says her opponents may regard her as a thorn in their side, due to her ...

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Mr Themba Godi - APC

10 Aug 2013 (8 years, 9 months ago)

THEMBA GODI, was born on 10 August 1966 in a village called Matsabana, near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga. He is one of the founding members of the African People’s Convention (APC), that was established in 2007.

Political background: My political involvement started at a very early age. In 1983, during ...

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Mr Steve Swart - ACDP

27 Jul 2013 (8 years, 9 months ago)

STEVE SWART, an African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) Member, is originally from Fish Hoek, Cape Town. He is married to Louise and has three children studying at the University of Stellenbosch. He studied for his BA and LLB degrees at the University of Stellenbosch, and was then admitted as ...

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