May 21, 2019
What is going to land in the lap of the sixth parliament?

What is going to land in the lap of the sixth parliament?

May, 05, 2019 Opinion

Lost in all the fuss about the political party (read ANC) candidates lists ‑ and who did and who did not make it, and who’s in and who’s out ‑ is an obvious but not yet asked question: why would anybody want to be elected to the sixth parliament? The fifth parliament rose in March this year leaving a lot of unfinished business, much of which will be inherited by those who next take up the seats in the Chambers.

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Fifth parliament for Dummies, or how to make sense of the last five years

Fifth parliament for Dummies, or how to make…

May, 05, 2019 Opinion

The fifth parliament has been a parliament of firsts. It was the first time bloody noses were seen in the chamber, the first time the riot police were called into...

‘We must make parliament more democratic’

‘We must make parliament more democratic’

May, 01, 2019 Opinion

The ANC in parliament is under close management by Luthuli House, whose decisions are final, writes Ben Turok, former ANC MP and now Director of the Institute for African Alternatives...

Symbols of Constitution lead up to parliament

Symbols of Constitution lead up to parliament

Apr, 26, 2019 Opinion

A departing offering of the fifth Parliament, unveiled on the day that the National Assembly rose for the last time, is a series of principles appended to the steps that...

Traditional Courts Bill: Can the next Parliament solve this one?

Traditional Courts Bill: Can the next Parliament solve…

Apr, 26, 2019 Opinion

The Traditional Courts Bill, one of the last Bills to be rushed through by the previous National Assembly, is one of the deeply controversial Bills which the sixth Parliament stands...

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