Blog Posts tagged “constituency”

The Week Ahead: NCOP Question Time with the President

7 Jun 2021 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

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The National Assembly is officially on recess from today until 17 August.

Meanwhile, the NCOP’s second term will run until 21 June.

The NCOP chamber has arranged a varied agenda for delegates. Highlights include Oral Questions and Replies with the President, legislative business, policy debates and a Youth Day debate. ...

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The Week Ahead: Meetings continue despite recess

23 Mar 2021 (3 months ago)

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On one level, this looks like a pretty normal week. There is no main chamber business and there is a decent amount of action in the committee corridor.

However, Parliament is officially in recess from today until 4 May 2021.

While most MPs will only be focused on constituency work ...

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The Week Ahead: End of Term & Independent Panel Report on Public Protector

15 Mar 2021 (3 months, 1 week ago)

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The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to sign off at the end of the week and resume on 4 May 2021.

Not everyone will be on a break though. A few committees, with urgent business, have arranged meetings during this period.

There is no opportunity to go through the ...

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The Week Ahead: Busy Week as the NA third term ends

31 Aug 2020 (9 months, 3 weeks ago)

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The constituency period beckons for NA MPs. They are due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 6 October.

Their NCOP counterparts started the term one week later and will remain in session until 30 September.

Lasting three weeks, this has been one of ...

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The Week Ahead: End of the First Term

29 Jul 2019 (1 year, 10 months ago)

A lot was packed into the first term of the Sixth Parliament 22July2019

New Members were registered, sworn-in and received training. In addition, the legislature elected new leadership, had a second State of the Nation Address, set up structures, and assigned Members to Committees.

A big chunk of the time was ...

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Mr Vincent Smith - ANC

1 Aug 2018 (2 years, 10 months ago)

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Political background: I became involved in politics, and the ANC, by being involved in student politics. I became an MP through my leadership position in the ANC as a Deputy Chairperson of the ANC Johannesburg region.

What does your job as an MP entail? My job as an MP really ...

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Infographic: MPs and Constituency Offices - How they can help you

4 Dec 2017 (3 years, 6 months ago)

Many South Africans do not know who their MPs are, or that there could be an MP or MPL assigned to their area to act as their representative. People's Assembly has put together an infographic that explains what your representative can do for you and how you can connect with ...

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Mr Shahid Esau (DA)

13 Jan 2017 (4 years, 5 months ago)

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What is your political background? I went to a high school that was very politically inclined and I was heavily involved in political debates and community youth movements to fight the apartheid regime. I then left the country to study abroad in Saudi Arabia where there were also anti-apartheid movements ...

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Mr Manuel De Freitas (DA)

12 Dec 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

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What is your political background? I have been involved in politics for over 20 years. I got involved as a volunteer for the Democratic Party (DP) leading up to the 1994 elections. In 1995 when the first democratic local government elections were to take place, the DP branch I belonged ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2016

5 Dec 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as there is some unfinished business to deal with. ...

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