Blog Posts

Yunus Ismail Carrim

10 Sep 2020 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

"Whatever our ideological, policy and other differences, we need to work much more closely together to achieve developmental goals that we share in common that are in the interests of all the people but primarily the poor and disdavantaged."

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Question 1: What is your political background? How did you come ...

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Funda Wande helps us shed light on International Literacy Day

8 Sep 2020 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

International literacy day

International Literacy Day was first celebrated in 1966 by UNESCO. This day is intended to raise awareness on the importance of reading. Fifty four years later this day remains important as illiteracy remains a challenge for many people, particularly in the developing world. In South Africa, the Department of ...

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The Week Ahead: Local Government Week

7 Sep 2020 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

local govt week ahead

There will be a brief lull in Parliament this week, with the National Assembly in recess from today until 5 October.

During this period NA lawmakers will be performing constituency work. They have a duty to: be available to the public, help solve problems and report back to their constituents ...

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The Week Ahead: Busy Week as the NA third term ends

31 Aug 2020 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

week ahead

The constituency period beckons for NA MPs. They are due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 6 October.

Their NCOP counterparts started the term one week later and will remain in session until 30 September.

Lasting three weeks, this has been one of ...

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Women Representation in the Sixth Parliament

26 Aug 2020 (5 months ago)

Over the years South Africa has made large improvements on women representation in Parliament. Prior to 1994, the South African Parliament had a mere 2,7% representation of women. Fast forward to the sixth Parliament, women Members of Parliament (MPs) now account for 44.5% in both the National Assembly and the ...

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The Week Ahead: President & Committee Meetings take centre stage

24 Aug 2020 (5 months ago)

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An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and Committee Corridor.

A combination of Question Time sessions, a sectoral parliament, a debate, legislative business and several high-profile Committee meetings, should mean plenty of fizz.

In addition, NCOP delegates return to Parliament this week for the third term. ...

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Dr Mimmy Martha Gondwe

17 Aug 2020 (5 months, 1 week ago)

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

Honestly, I do not have a lengthy political background. My first experience in the political field came through being employed by Parliament as a Researcher and Content Advisor for one of the ...

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The Week Ahead: Third Term Resumes

17 Aug 2020 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Third terms

National Assembly legislators return to Parliament this week for the third term. NCOP delegates will carry out constituency work for another week and return on 25 August.

This session will be relatively short and be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include Committee and oversight work; oral questions to ...

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Parliamentary reflections on Women’s Equality

10 Aug 2020 (5 months, 2 weeks ago)

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Women’s Day is an important day for reflection on how far our country has come with advancing equality and women's rights. In Parliament, a plethora of policies, frameworks and laws have been developed to advance equality and protect women. However, the question of how effective these policies are, is often ...

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National Youth Policy 2020 - 2030 Draft

3 Aug 2020 (5 months, 3 weeks 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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