Blog Posts

Mr Ghaleb Cachalia

June 23, 2020 (1 month, 1 week ago)

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

I have lived an interesting, varied and enriching life. I grew up in the ghettoes of Vrededorp, Fordsburg and Nugget Street in Johannesburg, South Africa. My parents were full-time political ...

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The Week Ahead: Busy end of an unusual second term & Tabling of Emergency Budget

June 22, 2020 (1 month, 1 week ago)

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The constituency period beckons with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 28 July. This second term of the 2020 parliamentary year will go down in history as meetings were conducted entirely on online platforms

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a traditional ...

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The Week Ahead: President Q&A and Youth Day Debate

June 15, 2020 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

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Even with a public holiday to compress the parliamentary week, there is a fair bit of action scheduled into the available four days.

In the NA chamber, the most significant event will be the appearance by the President to answer oral questions. This virtual engagement will be another historic first ...

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The Week Ahead: Budget and Legislation

June 8, 2020 (1 month, 3 weeks ago)

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There are three weeks left until Parliament’s mid-year break.

In the remaining days, the legislative body is scheduled to vote on several Bills, appropriate funding, scrutinise government performance, oversee government’s COVID-19 response, recommend statutory appointments, ratify statutory instruments and finalise assorted Committee Reports.

In the National Assembly chamber ...

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Constitutional Review Survey Findings

June 4, 2020 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months, 1 week ago)

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Mr Cillier Brink

May 25, 2020 (2 months, 1 week 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 (2 months, 1 week 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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