Blog Posts tagged “Must Read”

The Week Ahead: Parliament debates the President’s Address on South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

Oct. 19, 2020 (2 days, 6 hours ago)

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There's a full and mixed flavour to the coming week's parliamentary business.

The highlights include a joint debate, Question Time Session with the Deputy President, a Ministerial briefing, legislative business and high-profile Committee hearings.

Last week, the President addressed Parliament on the government’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery ...

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International Day of Non-Violence - 2 October

Oct. 2, 2020 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

Int day of violence

The United Nations recognises the 2nd of October as the International Day of Non-Violence. It is also the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

On the 15th of July 2020, during an announcement on the easing of ...

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Deaf MP Dr Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen unpacks the importance of International Day of Sign Language

Sept. 23, 2020 (4 weeks ago)

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The United Nations recognises the 23rd of September as the International Day of Sign Languages. This day provides a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people.

To help us understand the importance of this day, we spoke to Dr Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen ...

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International Day of Democracy - 15 September

Sept. 15, 2020 (1 month ago)

On the 15th of September every year, democratic nations across the world observe International Day of Democracy. This observance provides an opportunity for many nations to review the state of democracy in their own countries, and more broadly, globally.

People's Assembly has prepared this infographic to highlight the different ...

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Funda Wande helps us shed light on International Literacy Day

Sept. 8, 2020 (1 month, 1 week ago)

International literacy day

International Literacy Day was first celebrated in 1966 by UNESCO. This day is intended to raise awareness on the importance of reading. Fifty four years later this day remains important as illiteracy remains a challenge for many people, particularly in the developing world. In South Africa, the Department of Basic ...

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Parliamentary reflections on Women’s Equality

Aug. 10, 2020 (2 months, 1 week ago)

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Women’s Day is an important day for reflection on how far our country has come with advancing equality and women's rights. In Parliament, a plethora of policies, frameworks and laws have been developed to advance equality and protect women. However, the question of how effective these policies are ...

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The Week Ahead: It’s all about #SONA2020

Feb. 10, 2020 (8 months, 2 weeks ago)

On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on Parliament for the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The speech, due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, the Judiciary and the public, will be a report on the economic and social state of the nation ...

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The Week Ahead: MPs get stuck into 2020

Feb. 3, 2020 (8 months, 3 weeks ago)

It's still early days but Parliament is slowly coming back to life after a long summer break.

The legislature has planned a broad programme this week after a low-key start.

With no sittings scheduled in the main chambers, the Committee corridor will be the main source of parliamentary action ...

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NHI: Tracking the bill through Parliament

Jan. 15, 2020 (9 months, 1 week ago)

The NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament in August 2019 and is currently under consideration by the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Health.

According to the government, the NHI aims to achieve the following principles:

-The right to access health care: The NHI would ensure access to health care ...

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Parliamentary Constituency Office Officially Opens Its Doors

Jan. 13, 2020 (9 months, 1 week ago)

The local parliamentary constituency office (PCO) was officially introduced in the southern suburbs at the end of last year. It was opened in the Pelican Park Parliamentary Village Hall in Buck Road by advocate Hishaam Mohamed, a member of parliament (MP) for Grassy Park and the southern suburbs.

Having grown ...

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