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MP representative for Pan African Parliament helps us commemorate the importance of Africa Day

May 25, 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

Africa Day

Today is Africa Day, and all African countries celebrate this day annually on 25 May. The day is intended to commemorate the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, now commonly known as the African Union (AU).

The African Union has a legislative arm known as the ...

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Chris Hunsinger

May 25, 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

"We have to develop the solution from amidst us as South Africans and present this plan as a product of the collective “us”"

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

My first political stand was at the age of ...

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Mr George Michalakis

May 25, 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

"We have a brilliant future ahead of us if we choose to make it a reality; if we embrace each other, work hard for it and demand nothing but the best from those who are chosen to lead our country."

George Mich

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The Week Ahead: First Hybrid Sitting

May 25, 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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

The highlights include Question Time Session, Africa Day commemoration, special NCOP Virtual Engagement; Women’s Charter Review, legislative business, interviews and important Committee hearings.

The sheer scale of COVID-19 means it touches almost every aspect of ...

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MP’s celebrate one year since being sworn into office.

May 22, 2020 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

The 22nd of May 2020 marks one year since MP’s of the sixth Parliament were sworn into office. The composition of Parliament is now more youthful and representative than it used to be. To commemorate this anniversary, we interviewed two MP’s who have paved the way for many ...

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Annual Review of the Constitution Survey

May 18, 2020 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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The Week Ahead: Budget hearings & Legislation

May 18, 2020 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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It’s week five of the virtual Parliament.

The legislature reached a milestone last Friday when it marked the 100th virtual meeting of its oversight committees.

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a traditional, archaic and slow-moving institution transform into one trying to embrace experimentation and technology.

Some innovations are temporary ...

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Covid-19 Survey Findings

May 12, 2020 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

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From 8 April to 5 May 2020 we conducted a Covid-19 online survey. The aim of the survey was to drive audience engagement and to get a general idea of perspectives around COVID-19, the lockdown and related matters. The results are largely a reflection of those who came across the ...

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The Week Ahead: Full of week of budget-related meetings

May 11, 2020 (2 months, 4 weeks ago)

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It’s the second of week of budget-related meetings and the pace is quickening.

The schedule is packed as Committees continue to interrogate departments and entities on their budgets, targets and priorities for the year ahead.

As part of their oversight work, Committees have a constitutional mandate to scrutinise and ...

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Ockert Stefanus Terblanche

May 5, 2020 (3 months ago)

"Dear South Africans, let’s work hard to build one South Africa for all!"

Ockert

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

I moved down to Mossel Bay after I left the SA Police Service at the end of August ...

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