Hon members, before we proceed with the rest of the business today, I would like to make the following remarks:
15:00 – 17:00 PLENARY
Questions for Oral Reply:
• Cluster 2: Social Services
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).
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On Thursday, 21 August 2014, during Questions to the President, members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), after expressing dissatisfaction with a reply by the President engaged in conduct that led to the disruption of proceedings, to the extent that the House had to be adjourned in terms of Rule 56 and the Assembly was prevented from finalising its scheduled business for that day.
The Department of Agriculture and Forestry came before the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture to present the strategy for its nation-wide initiative called Fetsa Tlala which was launched in October last year.
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