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  • Parliament Commemorates 20 Years of the Constitution and the Inception of the National Council of Provinces

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    Parliament Commemorates 20 Years of the Constitution and the Inception of the National Council of Provinces

    Parliament will launch a series of activities.

  • North West Public Hearing: High Level Panel on Assessment of Key Legislation and Acceleration of Fundamental Change

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    North West Public Hearing: High Level Panel on Assessment of Key Legislation and Acceleration of Fundamental Change

    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

  • Budget Speech 2017

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    Budget Speech 2017

    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.

  • State of the Nation Address February 2017

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    State of the Nation Address February 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • How to Make a Submission

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    How to Make a Submission


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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 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


27-02-2017

North West Public Hearing: High Level Panel on Assessment of Key Legislation and Acceleration of Fundamental Change

North West Public Hearing: High Level Panel on Assessment of Key Legislation and Acceleration of Fundamental Change

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.

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LATEST NEWS


23-02-2017

Improve Your Oversight over State-Owned Companies – Committee Chairperson

Improve Your Oversight over State-Owned Companies – Committee Chairperson

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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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 23 February 2017 at 12:00am

PARLIAMENTARY PROGRAMME

 

Download the latest National Assembly programme for the first term as updated on 23 February 2017.

Download the latest National Council of Provinces programme for the first term as updated on 15 February 2017.


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
Invitation for Written Submissions on the Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals 12:00 on
27 February 2017

 English

Invitation to Public Hearings on Financial Sector Transformation to Be Held on 14 March 2017 10 March 2017

 English

Call for Written Comments on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill [B 38-2015] [Act 46 of 1998] 10 March 2017

English
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isiNdebele
isiXhosa
isiZulu
Sepedi
Sesotho
Setswana
SiSwati
Tshivenda
Xitsonga

Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill [B2-2017]

8 March 2017

 English

Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act Repeal Bill [B23- 2016] and related international instruments

8 March 2017

 English

Traditional Courts Bill [B1-2017]

15 March 2017

 English

Call for Submissions by High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation


31 March 2017

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