August 21, 2018
Briefs that show it all: Police Committee approves new Bill that smacks of old-style apartheid

Briefs that show it all: Police Committee approves new Bill that smacks of old-style apartheid

Aug, 20, 2018 Opinion

The controversial Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill was adopted by the Portfolio Committee on Police last week, despite a protracted public consultation process which had civil society denouncing the Bill as the apartheid-era National Key Point Act of 1980 masquerading under a new name.

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Where is Parliament when you need it most?

Where is Parliament when you need it most?

Aug, 20, 2018 News

The fifth democratic Parliament, which began in 2014 and will end with next year’s election, has so far made very little progress so far in producing legislation in pursuit of...

Parliament ambivalent in response to World Bank

Parliament ambivalent in response to World Bank

Aug, 20, 2018 News

The recently released World Bank Group Diagnostic Report on South Africa, “An Incomplete Transition: Overcoming the Legacy of Exclusion in South Africa,” has in many ways shifted the ground on...

Latest twist in ongoing parliamentary security dispute

Latest twist in ongoing parliamentary security dispute

Jul, 16, 2018 News

After a long silence, the former deputy head of the Parliamentary Protection Services (PPS), who was placed on precautionary suspension back in 2015, has resurfaced demanding the opportunity to clear...

Land restitution can go very wrong

Land restitution can go very wrong

Jul, 03, 2018 News

As the debate on land restitution gains momentum, with unseemly haste displayed by the ruling party which couldn't even wait for the parliamentary process to run its course, now is...

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