Child Protection Week 2023

Child Protection Week is commemorated in the country annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and Children's Act (Act No. 38 of 2005). The campaign is led by the Department of Social Development in partnership with key ...

Budget Vote Debates Round Two: Snippets You Need to Know

Many municipalities are in a downward spiral of poor and declining water services, reduced payment rate, increasing debt, and low investment. Minister Mchunu explained that the key cause for this decline is poor governance and ineffective management in municipalities. To address this downward spiral, we need to ensure that water ...

Budget Vote Debates 2023: Snippets You Need to Know

All superior courts have generators. Minister Ronald Lamola says 18 superior courts – which include the SCA, High Courts and the Constitutional Court – have had generators installed to mitigate load shedding. However, the DA’s Glynnis Breytenbach said Lamola had ‘failed dismally’ in combating load shedding. ‘Too many courts ... ...

Understanding Constituency Offices

South Africa makes use of a Proportional Representation electoral system. This means that our elected representatives (Members of Parliament) are not elected from geographic areas in the way Ward Councillors are elected in Local Government elections.

MPs have a Constitutional duty to interact with the public and assist the public ...

Provincial Budget Dates 2023

Here are the 2023 Provincial Budget Dates!

Provinces are responsible for basic education, health, roads, human settlements, social development and agriculture. Provincial departments, therefore, have large budgets for implementing government programmes.

SOPA Dates 2023

Here are the dates for each province's State of the Province Address in 2023.

5 Ways To Get Involved in Parliament

Here are 5 ways to get involved in Parliament!

2022 Review of Parliament

2022 was another eventful parliamentary year. With the year done and dusted, we review some of the legislature’s activities and highlights from this period.

The year got off to an ominous start with a devastating fire that gutted large parts of the National Assembly. This had a ripple effect as ...

How to Navigate the People's Assembly Website

What do Provincial Legislatures Do?

Read this infographic for more information about Provincial Legislatures.