October 23, 2018

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.

Parliament’s High Level Panel (HLP) could provide much-needed guidance and answers to the current land debate, writes ANINKA CLAASSENS.

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.

With about a year before the 2019 elections, Parliament is to go on a two-month mid-year recess, officially described as an “extended constituency period,” writes MARIANNE MERTEN. Elections or electioneering were not words used.

A meeting of Parliament’s Health Portfolio Committee held at the end of March to discuss the proposed Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill ended rather dramatically amid much anger and mud-slinging, none of which had anything directly to do with the highly charged issue of abortion.

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