June 19, 2018

The Border Management Authority Bill may finally have reached the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), after being passed by the National Assembly in June last year. But this comes years after the legislation was first mooted.

Zuma’s connections in the undercover world of security and intelligence face being exposed in the clean-up currently underway, and they are doing their best to prevent that, MARIANNE THAMM writes in Daily Maverick.

Notes from the House publishes a regular column of briefs about the things that go on in Parliament that you wouldn’t normally see. This is not fake news – though you may wonder if all of it can possibly be true.

Ten years in the making, the Traditional Courts Bill still has a very long way to go. That was the clear message from public hearings on the Bill which commenced in Parliament this week.

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, much of the time the answers leave South Africans with more questions and few answers. Here is a small sample.

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