“Impressions” and “That Week In Parliament”

Get To Know Baxolile Nodada

11 Apr 2022 (4 months ago)

1. How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I joined the DA in 2011 through the Democratic Alliance Students' Organisation at Nelson Mandela University, where I served as branch Chairperson and the Secretary General of the Student Representative's Council. I was later elected a ...

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First Term Review 2022

8 Apr 2022 (4 months ago)

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Everything You Need To Know About Integrated Development Plans

7 Apr 2022 (4 months ago)

What are Integrated Development Plans (IDPs)?

An IDP encompasses all of a municipality's goals and objectives for economic and social development in the short, medium and long-term. IDPs are meant to outline strategies to manage municipal finances for the purpose of facilitating everything from basic service provision to infrastructural development, ...

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Get To Know Adrian Christopher Roos

4 Apr 2022 (4 months, 1 week ago)

1.How did you come to join your political party and become an MP?

I had been involved in charity work in my spare time for many years and decided to enter politics after successfully lobbying to prevent the unfair closure of centres for disabled children in Gauteng. The DA is ...

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The Week Ahead: Term 1 Ends With Motions of No Confidence

28 Mar 2022 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to sign off at the end of the week and resume on 19 April 2022.

There is no opportunity to go through the motions as a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

The main point of interest will ...

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The Week Ahead: Human Rights Day Debates and More

22 Mar 2022 (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

It’s the penultimate week of the parliamentary term, with Members expected to depart for their constituency break on 1 April 2022.

There is a mixture of routine and important parliamentary business in both the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

On Tuesday, both Houses will hold ...

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By-Elections Explained

15 Mar 2022 (4 months, 4 weeks ago)

In this blog, we take you through the basics of by-elections. You can use this blog as a useful guide in understanding the importance of by-elections in your community, and more broadly as an important element in the value chain of our democratic system.

What are by-elections?

A by-election is ...

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The Week Ahead: Urgent Debate on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Question Time with the President

14 Mar 2022 (5 months ago)

An eclectic week of parliamentary action beckons in the main chambers and committee corridor.

A combination of Question Time, a ministerial briefing, two debates, statutory appointments, legislative business and several high-profile committee meetings, should mean plenty of fizz.

The right to seek information from the Executive and the right to ...

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International Women's Day 2022

8 Mar 2022 (5 months ago)

Today, 8 March 2022, marks International Women’s Day – a day to commemorate and celebrate the vital role women play all over the world. In the global parliamentary space, only 26% of women occupy parliamentary seats across the world.

Over the years, there have been notable and significant advances in ...

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The Week Ahead: Public hearings & Question Time

7 Mar 2022 (5 months, 1 week ago)

Question Time is an established part of the parliamentary day and gives MPs an opportunity to question the Executive about matters for which they are responsible.

Question Time serves different objectives for governing party MPs and the opposition. In the case of the former, their questions are designed to give ...

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