Blog Posts tagged “sixth parliament”

2021 First Term review of Parliament

7 Apr 2021 (3 days, 14 hours ago)

The first term of Parliament officially ended on 19 March and MPs are on recess until 4 May 2021. However, it will still be busy for some MPs as a number of committees will still be meeting during this constituency period.

The major highlights for the eight week term include: ...

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The Week Ahead: Meetings continue despite recess

23 Mar 2021 (2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Week-ahead

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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Review of Parliament 2020

10 Dec 2020 (4 months ago)

Annual review 2020

Following the transition to a virtual/hybrid Parliament in April, the 2020 parliamentary year came to an end on 9 December.

It was an unprecedented year

In March, Parliament took a decision to suspend its programme as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, which saw a drastic limit to the number ...

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MPs on Twitter: Who holds the influence?

27 Nov 2020 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Information and communication technology has changed rapidly over the past 20 years with a key development being the emergence of social media.

Social media has had a powerful impact in the way that we communicate, how we formulate our opinions and how we perceive of ourselves, others and the ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament is drawing to a close ...

23 Nov 2020 (4 months, 2 weeks ago)

Penultimate year

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year.

As a result, there is a bit of frenzy as legislation and important business that can be completed are rushed to the finishing line while other less urgent parliamentary business is dropped for lack of time.

In the remaining days, lawmakers in ...

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Women Representation in the Sixth Parliament

26 Aug 2020 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Over the years South Africa has made large improvements on women representation in Parliament. Prior to 1994, the South African Parliament had a mere 2,7% representation of women. Fast forward to the sixth Parliament, women Members of Parliament (MPs) now account for 44.5% in both the National Assembly and the ...

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2020 Draft Bills in Parliament at the Moment

31 Jul 2020 (8 months, 1 week ago)

Draft bills 2020

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Ms Bridget Staff Masango

9 Jul 2020 (9 months ago)

"While South Africans are welcome to physically come to Parliament, I don’t believe their inputs into the work of Parliament are taken into account when decisions such as passing bills are made."

masango

1. What is your political background?

My political career started in 2014, when I made myself available as ...

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First Term Review: Sixth Parliament

8 Aug 2019 (1 year, 8 months ago)

Parliament’s first term ended last week. According to the programme, the term was 11 weeks but the main thrust of the work was compressed into the final 5 weeks of the quarter.

A lot was done in this first term: new parliamentary leadership was elected, the second State of the ...

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