Blog Posts

Mr Dion George

Nov. 21, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

"Let’s get over our fixation with race and build an inclusive South Africa for everyone."

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

I joined the DA in 1995. I was a community activist in Johannesburg. I was building ...

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The People's Budget: MTBPS 2019

Nov. 20, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

"As things stand in this country, there's 10% of the population that currently gets 90% of the money in this country. That means that 90% of the population are living in poverty" - Noxolo of Amandla.mobi*

A brief look into some of the sentiments around the MTBPS. Listen below ...

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The Week Ahead: 2019 Parliament is winding down

Nov. 18, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

Question Time and Legislation are the main parliamentary business this week. Legislators in the National Assembly chamber will probe the Deputy President and selected Ministers in the Social Services Cluster during their scheduled oral reply question sessions.

Question Time is one of the ways Parliament scrutinises the work of government ...

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31 October 2019 Bills Revived by the Sixth Parliament

Nov. 14, 2019 (2 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

There were 39 unfinished Bills when the Fifth Parliament ended. According to National Assembly rule 333 (2), these Bills lapsed automatically when Parliament was dissolved on 7 May 2019. To date, 30 of these have been revived by the Sixth Parliament. Our infographic below outlines all Bills revived by both ...

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Mr. Mathew John Cuthbert

Nov. 14, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

"What I urge South Africans to fight for is the identification of shared values, mutual respect and unity of purpose."


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

My first recollection of politics is the lunchtime conversations I would have ...

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The Week Ahead: Executive Scrutiny, Debates and Legislation

Nov. 11, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

There are four weeks left until Parliament rises for the year.

In the remaining days, lawmakers are scheduled to vote on several Bills, approve government spending, scrutinise government performance, consider statutory appointments and instruments and finalise assorted Committee Reports.

Usually the parliamentary precinct is a quiet environment on a Monday ...

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2019 MTBPS: Processing of the mini-budget by Parliament

Nov. 8, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

With the much-awaited presentation of the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) having come and gone, our weekly blog gleans into the role of Parliament in the processing and approval of the mini-budget.

A budget is the most important economic policy tool of a government explaining its priorities. Government budgets provide ...

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Mr Leon Schreiber

Nov. 7, 2019 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

"The Democratic Alliance is the only party that is fighting to build a capable state that provides fair opportunities in an economy where every citizen can prosper."

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

I obtained Bachelor's, BA ...

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The Week Ahead: Deputy President in the NCOP, debates and question time

Nov. 4, 2019 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

The endgame of the parliamentary year is fast approaching. There are only five weeks left before the legislature rises and loose ends are gradually being knitted together.

Following last week’s presentation of the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), Parliament’s role in the processing and approval of the mini-budget ...

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People's Assembly Podcast

Nov. 4, 2019 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

In this podcast we discuss the Prevent Illegal Evictions Act (1998) with Emma Louise Powell.

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