Sixth Parliament Review

PMG is excited to launch the review of Sixth Parliament.

The Sixth Parliament has been unprecedented, historical, and foundational.Commencing on 22 May 2019, the Sixth Parliament looked to represent a new dawn for the country, ushering in a period of parliamentary reform, accountability and efficacy in the wake of the ...

Important SASSA Dates

Only grant recipients who have received an SMS from SASSA confirming their collection pay-out point as either Pick n Pay or Boxer can use the new collections points. Pick n Pay collection points for the SASSA social relief of distress grant (SDR) exclude the following points: • BP Pick ‘n ...

Get to Know Mogamad Ganief Ebrahim Hendricks

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

I was born into politics, my grandfathers (maternal and paternal) and mother were political activists. I was the leading and one of the founding members of the Al Jama-ah party 15 years ago. During this time, ...

9 Facts About SONA 2022

1. What is the SONA?

It is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament and marks the official opening of the legislature. It is designed to be a report on the economic and social state of the nation, and includes a review of the ...

The Week Ahead: It’s all about SONA 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his sixth State of the Nation Address on Thursday at 19:00.

The President will address both Houses of Parliament on his administration’s priorities for the year and the current political and socio-economic state of the nation. The tradition of giving a State of the Nation ...

The Week Ahead: President’s Q & A & Important Committee Meetings It's a busy week in the main chambers. Everything from Oral Questions to the President, to debates, to legislative business, to considering statutory appointments and committee reports, to a Ministerial Briefing Session and two virtual sessions on Localizing the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan are scheduled.

In the National Assembly, ...

Women's Month: Parliament's Efforts at Gender Mainstreaming

gender mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming means integrating a gender equality perspective at all stages and levels of policies, programmes and projects. It is therefore a tool for achieving gender equality in South Africa. Policy and law makers have a constitutional responsibility to ensure that gender mainstreaming is used as a policy tool to ...

The Week Ahead: Parliament resumes & Election of Speaker

parli resumes

Parliament resumes this week for the third term after a lengthy winter constituency period.

The virtual/hybrid Parliament will continue for another term, with some MPs working from the precinct and others remotely.

According to the latest timetable, the term will run for 7 weeks.

Some of the highlights include committee ...

Representation and Participation of Women in Parliament


The month of August marks Women's month in South Africa. We must reflect on the progress that South Africa has made in terms of women’s representation and participation in Parliament.

Women’s Representation in Parliament within the current electoral system

South Africa has a five-year electoral cycle. Effective oversight, law-making, public ...

World Parliament Day 2021

World Parliament Day was established in 2018 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution.

The theme this year is focused on youth participation.

World Parliament Day is celebrated every year on 30 June and it recognises the day the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was founded in 1889. The IPU empowers parliaments ...

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