The independent High Level Panel to assess key legislation passed by Parliament since 1994 invites the public to make inputs on its programme.
Closing date extended to 20 August 2016
The shortlisted candidates vying for the Public Protector position have been announced by the Ad Hoc Committee established to nominate a person to be appointed as the new Public Protector.
The two houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, conduct their work in plenary sessions (where Members of a house meet together in one group), in joint sittings (where Members of both houses meet as one group), and in Committees (smaller groups of Members).
Plenaries, events and documentaries can be viewed on Parliament's YouTube Channel.
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Tours of Parliament take place from Monday-Friday, 09:00-12:00 on the hour. On Fridays and when Parliament is not in session, tours continue to take place from 14:00-16:00. Tours do not take place during weekends and public holidays. Parliamentary Tours are free.
The National Council of Provinces represents the provinces to ensure that provincial interests are taken into account in the national sphere of government.
The National Assembly is elected to represent the people and to ensure government by the people under the Constitution.
In terms of the Constitution the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces must establish a joint rules committee to make rules and orders concerning the joint business of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces.
According to the Constitution the National Council of Provinces may determine and control its internal arrangements, proceedings and procedures; and make rules and orders concerning its business.
The Constitution states that the National Assembly may determine and control its internal arrangements, proceedings and procedures; and make rules and orders concerning its business.
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.
South Africaís democratic system allows citizens to have a say in matters that affect them. A submission is the presentation of views or opinions on a matter, or piece of legislation, under consideration by a committee of Parliament.
A petition is a formal request to Parliament for intervention in a matter. It can take the form of either a request for assistance with a specific issue or for the redress of a grievance.
Parliament is the national legislature (law-making body) of South Africa. As such, one of its major functions is to pass new laws, to amend existing laws, and to repeal or abolish (cancel) old laws. This function is guided by the Constitution of South Africa, which governs and applies to all law and conduct within South Africa.
The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Ms Thandi Modise, will on Friday, 22 July 2016, hand over much-needed supplies, including tables, chairs, educational books, shoes, food and 40 litres of fire retardant paint among other items, to vulnerable children at Kingdom Kids, a non-profit centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
The teaching of children must take place in a conducive environment.
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