Parliament will launch a series of activities.
Date : 01 and 02 March 2017 Time : 9.00 to 17.00 both days Place : Rustenburg Civic Centre located at 1 Kloof Road, Extension 1, Cashan, in Rustenburg
In the words of the Freedom Charter, “South Africa belongs to all who live in it.” In drafting our Constitution, this was a central foundational principle, and so the values of freedom, dignity and equality are embedded in our law and our polity.
The State of the Nation Address was delivered on 9 February 2017, debated on 14 and 15 February and the President replied to the debate on 16 February 2017.
The independent High Level Panel to assess key legislation passed by Parliament since 1994 invites the public to make inputs on its programme.
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.
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.
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.
Plenaries, events and documentaries can be viewed on Parliament's YouTube Channel.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 panel, which former President Kgalema Motlanthe chairs, calls on the public to come to the hearing to talk about their experience of the laws of our democracy.
If there are no consequences for the mismanagement of procurement policy, among other things, the application of the turnaround strategy at any company will be rendered useless, the Chairperson of the Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises, Ms Ellen Prins, told the Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe.
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