January 17, 2018

2017 was a bumper year of parliamentary business, court battles, internal squabbles, jousting, brinkmanship, attempts to remove the President from office, dissolve Parliament and parliamentary inquiries, as the Parliamentary Monitoring Group saw it.

Twenty-four hours after Energy Minister Mahlobo stood his ground saying that nuclear energy was inevitable, Finance Minister Gigaba seems to have changed his mind on whether we can afford it.

The President extended Operation Phakisa into the area of land reform to speed up restitution and rural development, but failed to make any funding available for its implementation.

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