Interview With IEC Deputy Chief Electoral Officer

5 Jul 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

What Is The Independent Electoral Commission?

The Independent Electoral Commission is a permanent body and Chapter 9 Institution created by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. The IEC is responsible for the management of free and fair elections. They work independently of the government, however, they are still ...

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Get To Know MP Haseenabanu Ismail

5 Jul 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

I have been a community activist for years. I joined the Democratic Alliance in 2011. I was a branch chair for Ward 29 from 2011 to 2013. In September 2013 I served as PR Cllr in Ward ...

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Get To Know MP Brett Herron

4 Jul 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

My journey back into politics, after being involved in student politics, is unexpected. After finishing university, which coincided with the release of Madiba and the unbanning of the ANC, I had little involvement in party politics and ...

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Get To Know Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi

1 Jul 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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

When the Clarion call was made and the decision was taken to form Economic Freedom Fighters in Uncle Tom Hall in Soweto on July 26, 2013.

2. What is one goal that you would like to ...

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Everything You Need To Know About Municipal Budgets

30 Jun 2022 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

What are Municipal Budgets?

Budgets are financial plans for the upcoming year that show the forecasted expenditure and income for the municipality. The budgets determine how public resources from the National Revenue Fund will be utilised to perform service delivery obligations and provide for the municipality’s needs.

The municipal budget ...

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Get To Know Dianne Kohler Barnard

29 Jun 2022 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

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

I was a journalist, and the-then leader of the Democratic Alliance, Tony Leon, approached me and convinced me to go through the application process. I was looking to leave the SABC as the political pressures on ...

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Get To Know MP Vuyo Zungula

27 Jun 2022 (3 months ago)

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

Upon seeing the ailing state of politics in the country, where politicians started becoming more self-serving than serving the constituency that put them in offices of power, a number of institutions ranging from religious fraternities, traditional ...

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What Is The Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, and How Can I Make Submissions?

13 Jun 2022 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Discussing The BELA Bill

On Thursday the 9th of June, People's Assembly hosted a Civic Education Forum aimed to providing the public with adequate information to help them understand and make comments on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill. This discussion was facilitated by Drew Haller (PA Communication Officer)and the ...

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The Week Ahead: End of Term for NA, Youth Day Debate

13 Jun 2022 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

The constituency period beckons, with MPs in the National Assembly due to depart mid-week and return to Parliament on 15 August 2022.

Meanwhile, the NCOP’s second term will run until 24 June.

Even with a public holiday to compress the parliamentary week, there is a fair bit of action packed ...

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Important SASSA Dates

7 Jun 2022 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

Only grant recipients who have received an SMS from SASSA confirming their collection pay-out point as either Pick n Pay or Boxer can use the new collections points. Pick n Pay collection points for the SASSA social relief of distress grant (SDR) exclude the following points: • BP Pick ‘n ...

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