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  • High Level Panel Invites Public to Input

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    High Level Panel Invites Public to Input

    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

  • Public Protector Shortlist

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    Public Protector Shortlist

    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.

  • Committees

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    Committees

    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).

  • Watch Parliament on YouTube

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    Watch Parliament on YouTube

    Plenaries, events and documentaries can be viewed on Parliament's YouTube Channel.

    If you would like to know when Parliament has uploaded a new video, please go to the YouTube Channel and click: "subscribe".

  • Arrange a Tour of Parliament

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    Arrange a Tour of Parliament


    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.

  • National Council of Provinces

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    National Council of Provinces


    The National Council of Provinces represents the provinces to ensure that provincial interests are taken into account in the national sphere of government.

  • National Assembly

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    National Assembly


    The National Assembly is elected to represent the people and to ensure government by the people under the Constitution.

  • Joint Rules of Parliament

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    Joint Rules of Parliament

    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.

  • Rules of the National Council of Provinces

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    Rules of the 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.

  • Rules of the National Assembly

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    Rules of the National Assembly

    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.

  • Attending a Debate

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    Attending a Debate

    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.

  • How to Make a Submission

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    How to Make a Submission


    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.

  • How to Petition Parliament

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    How to Petition 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.

  • How a Law is Made

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    How a Law is Made

    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.

PRESS RELEASES


21-07-2016

Hon Thandi Modise to Celebrate Mandela Month in Khayelitsha

Hon Thandi Modise to Celebrate Mandela Month in Khayelitsha

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.

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LATEST NEWS


22-07-2016

NCOP Chair Hands over much-needed Gifts to Site Bís Kingdom Kids Academy

NCOP Chair Hands over much-needed Gifts to Site Bís Kingdom Kids Academy

The teaching of children must take place in a conducive environment.

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PROGRAMMES


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Our full schedule of committee meetings is available online. Click below to access the schedule.

View a PDF version of the committee meeting schedule as updated on 26 May 2016 at 12:00am

PARLIAMENTARY PROGRAMME

 

Download the latest National Assembly programme for the second term as updated on 19 May 2016.

Download the latest National Assembly programme for the third term as updated on 27 May 2016.

Download the latest National Council of Provinces programme for the second term as updated on 25 May 2016.

Download the latest National Council of Provinces programme for the third term as updated on 25 May 2016.

Parliamentary Programme Framework for 2016


Keep up to date with the work of Parliament via the following Parliamentary Papers:
Order Papers, Minutes of Proceedings, ATCs, Question Papers, Internal Question Papers.

View the live streaming of the plenaries of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces on Parliament's YouTube Channel or watch on Parliament TV, DSTV Channel 408.


COMMITTEE NOTICES



Calls for Submissions and Nominations by Committees of Parliament

Details Closing Date Details

 

Call for Public Submissions on the Immigration Amendment Bill [B 5 - 2016]

 

8 August 2016 English

Calls for Submissions and Nominations on the Labour Laws Amendment Bill [PMB 5-2015]

12 August 2016 English

The independent High Level Panel to assess key legislation passed by Parliament since 1994 invites the public to make inputs on its programme

20 August 2016 English






PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS


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