September 17, 2019

A total of 42% of our elected representatives gave the thumbs up to the 2018 Budget, despite 85% of the organisations and individuals who made submissions at the mandatory public hearing sounding a very clear no.

One of Parliament’s chief objectives is oversight of the executive, and one of the primary tools it uses to achieve this is Question Time.

The status of Parliament’s inquiry into state capture now appears uncertain, after it finally got off the ground in August 2017 after months of fraught to-ing and fro-ing.

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has pledged its full support for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) in its efforts to bring criminals in the police force to book.

All State of the Nation Addresses promise many things. It’s been a very long time since we have heard one which promised hope.

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