The week ahead – President to answer oral questions

It's a week of farewells and loose ends.

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart on Friday and return on 12 April. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go with lots of action scheduled in the main chambers and committee corridor.

The ...

The week ahead: A fiery week looms

It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action scheduled in the National Assembly Chamber and the committee corridor.

The main events will be the debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the President’s ...

Infographic: The decline in SA Tourism 2015

This week, Statistics South Africa briefed the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on the latest tourism stats. The meeting was held after the release of Stats SA’s report on Migration and Tourism, which has caused general concern that the number of tourists visiting the country declined by 7.2% from February 2014 ...

Infographic: Immigration regulations 2014 - How it affects SA

On Tuesday, 26 May 2015, the Department of Home Affairs briefed the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee on the new Immigration Regulations that are set to kick in on 1 June 2015. The new regulations are in line with the Children’s Act (2005) and aims to curb child trafficking. According to ...

Courts remedy for badly written laws

It is common cause that Parliament has become increasingly dysfunctional in recent years, but the media focus has tended to be on high-profile events such as the disruptive activities of the Economic Freedom Fighters, censorship of media coverage, railroading by the African National Congress (ANC) and walkouts by the Democratic ...

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