June 19, 2019
Briefs that show it all: Nice job, if you can get it

Briefs that show it all: Nice job, if you can get it

Jun, 08, 2019 Opinion

You are going to have to exercise some patience if you are waiting to see the sixth parliament get on with it. The official opening is the State of the Nation Address, which falls on 20 June, and that will be the first joint sitting of the new MPs. After that the plenaries begin with debates on SONA in both Houses. But the real work of parliament, as we know, happens in the committees, which only get going on 2 July.

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Religious groups reject Mantashe appointment

Religious groups reject Mantashe appointment

Jun, 08, 2019 News

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and many civil society actors were disappointed and dismayed to hear that Gwede Mantashe was awarded the newly combined Mineral Resources and...

Parliament Watch lashes out at committees’ performance

Parliament Watch lashes out at committees’ performance

Jun, 07, 2019 News

Parliament Watch, a collective of independent civil society organisations committed to social justice, human rights and constitutional democracy, monitored the conduct and effectiveness of committees during the fifth democratic parliament...

Pushback on Public Protector’s report on Parly secretary

Pushback on Public Protector’s report on Parly secretary

Jun, 07, 2019 News

As calls for the recall of the Public Protector intensify, her recent report on the suspended secretary of Parliament seemingly did not win her any new friends from neither the...

How will farmers and those wanting land fit under one ministry?

How will farmers and those wanting land fit…

Jun, 06, 2019 News

This is the story of one pig farm, located on the Cape west coast, which was allocated jointly to two recipients, a Mr Cloete and a Mr Sibeko. We know...

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