Tickets for observing debates from the public galleries of both the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) can be obtained, free of charge, from the Public Relations Office, contact:
||(021) 403 2197|
||(021) 403 8219|
||Upper Ground Floor|
90 Plein Street
||Public Relations: Liaison Office |
||Parliament of South Africa|
||P O Box 15|
Where do debates take place?
In the chambers of the National Assembly or National Council of Provinces.
How much does it cost to attend a debate?
Attendance to debates is free of charge.
When do debates take place?
Debates take place in accordance with the parliamentary programme.
Usually they take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoons or Friday mornings.
How does one attend a debate?
Make an advance booking by contacting Public Relations Liaison Office. Fill in a prescribed form.
How do I make an advance booking for a group?
Fill in an application form for groups. Book at-least 24 hours before the debate.
The group leader is allowed to submit an application form and to receive the tickets. Do not bring the whole group into the Public Relations Liaison Office. Always observe the conditions for accepting the ticket.
Which information to include in the form?
Full name, Physical address, Identity number, Telephone number and date of the debate.
Can I bring my Identity Book?
To avoid inconvenience it is always recommended to carry identification document.
What are the rules for observing the debate?
The following information is printed on the ticket.
- In accepting this ticket:
- I understand that this only allows me to observe the proceedings in the chamber, and not to involve myself in the business of the chamber by means of loud commentary, demonstrations or unruly behaviour.
- I understand that photographs may not be taken without permission and that all packages, binoculars, photographic equipment, recording equipment and any other electronic devices must be checked in at entry point. Cellular phones must be switched off.
- I therefore undertake to refrain from any actions, which may interrupt the proceedings in the chamber, and to abide by any instructions to the gallery, uttered by the Speaker/ NCOP Chairperson. I will also comply with any instructions given by security attendants.
- I understand that failure to observe these conditions may result in my removal from the gallery and referral of the incident to police investigation.
When are tickets available?
From 09:00 to 17:00 on the day of the sitting.
Where can I collect my ticket?
Room 006 Upperground Floor, 90 Plein Street.
Where are the public galleries?
New Wing and NCOP Buildings.
How Do I enter Parliament?
Through the Visitors Centre entrance, 120 Plein Street. Map available on request.