The Week ahead: Pres Ramaphosa in the spotlight

Parliament is winding down and there is a busy week scheduled in the main chambers and committee corridor.

But everything will be overshadowed by the decision of the independent panel, which has to determine whether President Ramaphosa has a prima facie case to answer on Phala Phala. The Panel has ...

The Week Ahead: Question Time & Electoral Legislation

The practice of oral questions is an established part of the parliamentary day and gives MPs an opportunity to question the Executive about matters for which they are responsible. For all its limitations, this is usually an occasion of heightened interest. Everything from specific scandals and programmes to big-picture policy ...

The Week Ahead: Final Term Begins

Parliament resumes this week after a constituency period.

The hybrid Parliament will continue for another term, with some MPs working from the precinct and others remotely.

The final term will run for eight weeks, and the programme is packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative ...

International Day of Democracy: Democratic Elections in South Africa

Pillars of Democracy

Between 1994 and 1996, various roleplayers, including the democratically elected Constitutional Assembly, Parliament, and the Constitutional Court, negotiated the South African Constitution. To this day, the Constitution that was produced has been regarded as one of the more progressive in the world, based on its extensive guarantees ...

The Week Ahead: NCOP Local Government Week & Statutory Appointments

From Tuesday to Thursday, the NCOP, in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), will host a hybrid Local Government Week under the theme, “Advancing Our Collective Effort to Enhance Oversight and Accountability in the Local Sphere of Government.

Local Government Week is a permanent and integral part ...

The Week Ahead: President Ramaphosa’s Question Session

The President's oral question session - on Tuesday - is the high point of the parliamentary week. The President is required to answer up to six questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. Four supplementary questions, arising from the reply to ...

The Week Ahead: MP Training & Capacity Building

The third term has kicked into gear now that the National Assembly lawmakers have returned from their constituency break. NCOP delegates started the term two weeks ago.

It’s expected to be a blockbuster term with many high-impact issues. Amongst others, these include:

-An independent panel’s investigation into President Ramaphosa’s fitness ...

Interview With IEC Deputy Chief Electoral Officer

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

About The Week in Parliament

That Week In Parliament

Recent happenings in Parliament