August 21, 2018

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.

A WhatApp message from Former South African Airways (SAA) board chair Dudu Myeni to the secretary of the Public Enterprises Committee. She can't make it to the Eskom inquiry.

Last year’s hearing by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties broke all records and met an extraordinarily tight deadline by processing extensive public consultation and reaching approval on the Bill within about three months ... only to encounter a fresh delay in the new year.

Most commentators seemed fairly resigned to switch to the more regressive tax policy announced in this year’s Budget Speech, saying it’s the only way to fill the empty coffers. But civil society is having none of this.

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