The Week Ahead: More Oversight and Scrutiny

It’s the penultimate week of the first term and the programme has a familiar pattern: it includes oral questions to the executive; ministerial and members’ statements, a debate, committee oversight and scrutiny, and the processing of assorted bills, statutory instruments and committee reports.

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SONA: Go for the Big Five, President Zuma, you have nothing to lose

By Judith February.

The President should focus on the multi-dimensional nature of South Africa’s crisis: from the economy, to racial polarisation, securitisation of the state, dysfunction and maladministration at local government, the problems are easily identifiable. The SONA should be easy to write. Go for the Big Five, and you’re ...

Read President Jacob Zuma's 2015 State of the Nation speech here:

State of the Nation Address by His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town,

The Speaker of the National Assembly, The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and ...

LiveMagSA: Shift in the land reform policy

By Ndimphiwe Gilili

President promises to make land reform a priority

Land reform is government’s top priority this year. This is what Jacob Zuma told party supporters during the ANC’s 103 year birthday celebrations held at Cape Town Stadium last weekend.

“We commit that the land will be returned to ...

Infographic: The land claims process

The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights made a presentation to the Department of Land and Mineral Resources' oversight committee in Parliament this week. The presentation dealt with the large number of outstanding land claims that are yet to be resolved or attended to, and targets for the year 2015/16. ...

The Week Ahead: Infrastructure theft, the Dalai Lama, and the abuse of older persons

President Zuma’s annual address to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is expected to steal the limelight this week. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating 20 years of a Democratic Parliament – together moving the NCOP forward as a vanguard of the interests of provinces”. Another story ...

Committee adopts Land Rights Bill, extends deadline for lodging claims

The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill was passed by the Rural Development and Land Reform Portfolio Committee yesterday, 5 February, after what seemed like rushed deliberations.

The bill seeks to amend the Restitution of Land Rights Act of 1994 by extending the date for lodging a claim for restitution ...

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