May 22, 2018

One of Parliament’s chief objectives is oversight of the executive, and a tool it uses to achieve this is Question Time. Questions for oral or written reply can be put to the President, the Deputy President and Ministers, and gives Members of Parliament the opportunity to monitor the Government’s service delivery. However, many of the answers leave South Africans with more questions.

Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane appeared to have one overriding concern when she appeared before Parliament’s Justice and Correctional Service Committee to present her Annual Performance Plan (APP) in April.

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.

Notes from the House publishes a regular column of briefs from behind the scenes in Parliament. This is not fake news – though you may be forgiven for thinking it could be.

The Judicial Tribunal, lead by Judge President Achmat Jappie, enquiring into the complaint laid against Judge Nkola Motata has resulted in an extremely serious finding.

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