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2020 Draft Bills in Parliament at the Moment

July 31, 2020 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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The Week Ahead: End of an historic second term

July 27, 2020 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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The second term has been truly historic: the pandemic forced Parliament to conduct its business virtually.

The tabling of the emergency budget extended the term by another month making it the longest session (16 weeks) in many years.

Initially, parliamentary business was limited to COVID-19 related matters but was later ...

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The Week Ahead: Deputy President in the NCOP & Virtual Budget Vote Debates

July 19, 2020 (3 months ago)

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Parliament will largely be consumed by Budget Vote debates this week.

These debates provide another opportunity for lawmakers to interact with the budget and are headlined by Ministers, their deputies, party leaders and senior MPs.

During processing of the main budget, the legislature agreed not to hold any debates (this ...

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The Week Ahead: Supplementary Budget Debates begin

July 13, 2020 (3 months, 1 week ago)

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It's déjà vu in Parliament with MPs spending most of the time focusing on the emergency budget.

Committees will be dealing with remaining Annual Performance Plans and finalising Budget Reports. As part of their budget scrutiny, MPs are probing departments about the the impact of budget cuts; how funds ...

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Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

July 12, 2020 (3 months, 1 week ago)

"I am accessible. An MP is not someone up there that nobody knows. My constituency knows me and I serve my people."

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

I was an activist in the Democratic Party (DP) pre-94 ...

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Ms Bridget Staff Masango

July 9, 2020 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

"While South Africans are welcome to physically come to Parliament, I don’t believe their inputs into the work of Parliament are taken into account when decisions such as passing bills are made."

Masango

1. What is your political background?

My political career started in 2014, when I made myself available ...

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Enock Muzi Mthethwa

July 9, 2020 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

"We need to get people informed about Parliament. At the moment, people do not have information. Some of them do not know that they can petition to Parliament."

Enock Muzi Mthethwa

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

I come from ...

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Enock Muzi Mthethwa

July 8, 2020 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

"There is hope for the country and we can work together to overcome the various challenges. We should celebrate our diversity. I would love to see the 'Zebra' survive and thrive."

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1. What is your political background? How did ...

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Mr Darren Bergman

July 8, 2020 (3 months, 2 weeks ago)

"If we achieve true redress and reconciliation, there is nothing that can stop us as a resilient nation."

Darren

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

I started volunteering in the Democratic Party (DP) Youth, then went on ...

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Alexandra Lilian Amelia Abrahams

July 8, 2020 (3 months, 2 weeks 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."

Abrahams

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

I am ...

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