December 14, 2018

From reports of the Annual Performance Plan of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) one could easily come away with the impression that the only real problem currently facing the Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Shaun Abrahams, was a funding shortage.

The Division of Revenue Bill, which was passed by the National Assembly on 15 March, has got the nod from the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), and is now on its way to the President for his assent, which means it is well on its way to becoming law.

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.

You had to admire the members of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission at last week’s hearing of the National Council of Province’s (NCOP’s) Select Committee on Trade and International Relations.

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