“Impressions” and “That Week In Parliament” Blog Posts

National Youth Policy 2020 - 2030 Draft

Aug. 3, 2020 (1 day, 15 hours ago)

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Here is a copy of the National Youth Policy 2020 - 2030 Draft from the Department of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities

National Youth Policy 2020 - 2030 Draft

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MPs Guide to Running a Constituency Office

Aug. 3, 2020 (1 day, 18 hours ago)

This piece is geared toward political parties, Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Legislatures and other public representatives.

Constituency offices are crucial to the democratic fabric of South Africa. Even though we make use of a Proportional Representation electoral system, public representatives are obligated to interact with and assist all ...

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The Week Ahead: End of an historic second term

July 27, 2020 (1 week, 1 day 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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Let’s delve deeper into the challenges of youth unemployment with Youth Capital.

June 30, 2020 (1 month ago)

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According to StatsSA, 35% of the total population is made up of young people (aged 15-34). A staggering 63,4% of young South Africans account for the total number of unemployed people. This is huge!

While the government has put in place policy interventions such as the Expanded Public Works ...

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THIS WEEK IN PARLIAMENT: EXTENSION OF TERM TWO

June 29, 2020 (1 month ago)

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Following last week’s tabling of the emergency budget, Parliament has had to reconsider its July recess period. This will have knock-on effect on the Legislature’s programme for the rest of the year.

Speaking at the National Assembly Programming Committee meeting last Thursday, House Chairperson Frolick explained that some ...

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2020 Draft Bills

June 26, 2020 (1 month, 1 week ago)

2020 Draft Bills

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Constitutional Review Survey Findings

June 4, 2020 (2 months ago)

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Every year (excluding an election year), the Joint Constitutional Review Committee is mandated by both Houses of Parliament to seek written public submissions on the annual review of the Constitution.

To go along with this year’s invitation for comments, we decided to test the public’s view on this ...

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The Week Ahead: COVID-19, Legislation & More

June 1, 2020 (2 months ago)

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Parliament’s month-long constituency period was supposed to start this week; however it has been pushed back to the end of June to allow the legislature to continue carrying out oversight over government’s COVID-19 response, pass the budget and consider other business.

After several intense weeks, there is a ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Constituency Offices

June 1, 2020 (2 months ago)

Many are unaware of the fact that even though South Africa makes use of a Proportional Representation electoral system, meaning that our elected representatives (Members of Parliament) are not elected from geographic areas in the way Ward Councillors are in Local Government elections, MPs remain duty-bound to interact with the ...

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

May 25, 2020 (2 months, 1 week 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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