Blog Posts

Alexandra Lilian Amelia Abrahams

15 Nov 2021 (2 months ago)

"I choose to believe there is more good than bad in South Africa, and if everyone chooses to run away, who will be left to stay and fight for what’s right and just."

Alexandra

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

I am a ...

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The Week Ahead: Budget work & Question Time with Deputy President

15 Nov 2021 (2 months ago)

The Week Ahead

Following last week’s presentation of the Medium Term Budget Statement (MTBPS), Parliament’s role in processing and approving the mini-budget kicks into gear this week. The adjustment process provides an opportunity to make revisions to the February budget, in response to changes that have affected the planned government spending for ...

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The Week Ahead: Final Term

8 Nov 2021 (2 months, 1 week ago)

week ahead

Parliament resumes this week after an extended constituency period.

The hybrid Parliament will continue for another term, with some MPs working from the precinct and others remotely.

The final term will run for seven weeks and the programme is packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and ...

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What is the role of Ward Councillors?

5 Nov 2021 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Ward councillors are a critical cog in local government. They are accountable to their ward and to the municipal council. Councillors are meant to live in the areas that they serve in order to ensure that there is genuine understanding of the needs of the ward.

Ward councillors are a ...

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#LGE2021: Lessons Learnt from a Councillor

2 Nov 2021 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

David

Municipal ward councillors play a vital role in ensuring that residents receive the municipal services entitled to them. In this blog, we interview an out-going Ward Councillor, David Potter from the Democratic Alliance, who shares his lessons learnt throughout his term.

Which municipal ward do you represent?

I represent Ward ...

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Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

2 Nov 2021 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

ward committees

Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires, among others, that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions ...

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Why it is important to vote: Nkele Talifhani Galedzana

29 Oct 2021 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

important to vote

In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See other blogs from from Candidate Councillors featured in this series - Kaamil Alli, Shakira Choonara and Nomonde Ndlovu.

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Nomonde Ndlovu

20 Oct 2021 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

Nomonde

In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Kaamil Alli and Shakira Choonara.

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South Africa's voting landscape

14 Oct 2021 (3 months ago)

In this infographic we provide an overview on South Africa's voting landscape.

voting landscape

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Shakira Choonara

13 Oct 2021 (3 months ago)

shalira choonara

In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Kaamil Alli here.

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