Blog Posts tagged “women”

International Women's Day - 8 March

8 Mar 2021 (3 months, 1 week ago)

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Today, 8 March 2021, marks International Women’s Day – a day to commemorate and celebrate the vital role women play the world over. In the global Parliamentary space, only 24% of women occupy parliamentary seats across the world.

The Legislature has two dedicated committees for women, namely the > Portfolio ...

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Women Representation in the Sixth Parliament

26 Aug 2020 (9 months, 3 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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Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disbailities Priorities for 2019/20

21 Aug 2019 (1 year, 9 months ago)

On the 9th of July 2019, the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, delivered the 2019 Budget Vote speech which is meant to give the public an indication of what the departments budget for the year is and highlight what the key ...

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National Women's Day

9 Aug 2019 (1 year, 10 months ago)

Sixty-three years ago today twenty-thousand women took to the streets to march against the introduction of the Apartheid Pass Laws. What has now culminated into this public holiday symbolizes the role that women have and continue to play in the political sphere to shape the country.

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The Week Ahead: President & Legislation in the spotlight

21 Nov 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

The President's oral question session is the high point of the parliamentary week. He is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. The questions are sifted and published beforehand in a process involving the Speaker, to ensure that ...

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Infographic: 2015/16 Departmental audit outcomes

21 Oct 2016 (4 years, 7 months ago)

National departments are subject to annual auditing by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), where an audit opinion is given based on a department's financial statements. In forming an audit opinion, AGSA determines the financial health of departments and if its performance met its predetermined objectives and if the financial ...

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Decisions on public money not that democratic when the majority is not heard

29 Sep 2016 (4 years, 8 months ago)

By Steven Friedman

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Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

WHEN South Africans debate how public money should be spent, we can be sure that the voices of most of the people will never be heard.

The conflict over university fee increases is the latest example. We are told that "the students" want some ...

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Ms Tasneem Motara (ANC)

22 Aug 2016 (4 years, 9 months ago)

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What is your political background? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) about 16 years ago. I grew up in a very politically active home: some of my family members were in exile, and some of them are still active in politics. I joined the ANC Youth League in 2000 ...

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Ms Bridget Masango (DA)

15 Aug 2016 (4 years, 10 months ago)

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How did you become involved in politics and what drew you to your specific party? Having grown up in rural KZN, witnessing and experiencing challenges that were a direct result of the politics of the day, I developed a curious interest in making any contribution I could. I did not ...

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Mr Mohapi Jihad Mohapi (ANC)

18 Jul 2016 (4 years, 11 months ago)

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What is your political background? My political activism started in 1985 when I was in grade 9 at Kananelo Secondary High School in Kroonstad in the Free State. I became involved in the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) activities. At the time we were addressing the plight of black ...

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