The South African Parliament welcomes this crucial debate on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), specifically the emphasis on “turning words into action”.
Watch the Taking Parliament to the People Promotional Video
Date: 13-17 April 2015 Venue: Bridgeton Sports Grounds, Oudtshoorn, Eden District Municipality, Western Cape Province
A short educational video introducting the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
South Africa’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
Plenaries, events and documentaries can be viewed on Parliament's YouTube Channel.
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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.
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.
On behalf of the South African Parliament, I wish to thank the people and Parliament of Vietnam for hosting the 132nd IPU Assembly in your beautiful country, which is steeped in such rich culture and history.
Deputy President Mr Cyril Ramaphosa believes that stopping violence against foreign nationals must be a collective effort by all South Africans and cannot be done by government alone.
Our full schedule of committee meetings is available online. Click below to access the schedule.
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