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The Week Ahead: Urgent Debate on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Question Time with the President

14 Mar 2022 (2 months ago)

This Week In Parliament

An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and committee corridor.

A combination of Question Time, a ministerial briefing, two debates, statutory appointments, legislative business and several high-profile committee meetings, should mean plenty of fizz.

The right to seek information from the Executive and the right to ...

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International Women's Day 2022

8 Mar 2022 (2 months, 1 week ago)

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Today, 8 March 2022, marks International Women’s Day – a day to commemorate and celebrate the vital role women play all over the world. In the global parliamentary space, only 26% of women occupy parliamentary seats across the world.

Over the years, there have been notable and significant advances in ...

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The Week Ahead: Public hearings & Question Time

7 Mar 2022 (2 months, 1 week ago)

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Question Time is an established part of the parliamentary day and gives MPs an opportunity to question the Executive about matters for which they are responsible.

Question Time serves different objectives for governing party MPs and the opposition. In the case of the former, their questions are designed to give ...

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2022 Provincial Budget Dates

4 Mar 2022 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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The Week Ahead: Question Time, Mini-Plenaries & Budget 2022

28 Feb 2022 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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The Week Ahead: Question Time, Mini-Plenaries & Budget 2022

There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business.

The major points of interest will come from the Question Time session with the Executive and mini-plenaries. There are also several high-profile meetings in the Committee corridor including legislative ...

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2022/23 Budget Speech: Reaction by Assembly of the Unemployed & the cry of the Xcluded

24 Feb 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Budget 2022/3: Tell no lies, claim no easy victories

“Accordingly, we have decided to keep money in the pockets of South Africans. “ – Minister Enoch Godongwana

This is an ideologically driven budget, which assumes that the way out of the country’s economic and social crisis is through creating the ...

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The Week Ahead: #Budget2022 in the spotlight

21 Feb 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s maiden Budget Speech on Wednesday, 23 February will dominate headlines this week.

The Budget presents an overall synopsis of the state of the country’s finances, amendments to tax, distribution of revenue across spheres of government and distribution of expenditure across national departments. It serves as a ...

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SOPA 2022 Dates

15 Feb 2022 (3 months ago)

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The State of the Province Address is an annual event delivered by the Premier or provincial head, which marks the official opening of the Provincial Legislature. The speech is delivered in front of members of the provincial executive, including the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, and the Secretary.

SOPA follows the President’s ...

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This Week in Parliament: SONA Debates

14 Feb 2022 (3 months ago)

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The main highlight is the joint debate on the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday and Tuesday as well as the President’s response to the debate on Wednesday.

These sessions will take place at the Cape Town City Hall and once concluded, all parliamentary business will return ...

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SONA 2022 Survey: Reflecting on Past Promises

11 Feb 2022 (3 months, 1 week ago)

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