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  • Ad Hoc Committee to nominate a person for appointment as Public Protector, 24 August 2016

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    Ad Hoc Committee to nominate a person for appointment as Public Protector, 24 August 2016

    Consideration and adoption of minutes of previous meeting; Committee deliberations on candidates], Committee Room V475, Fourth Floor, Old Assembly Building,
    13:00

  • Plenary: National Assembly, 24 August 2016

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    Plenary: National Assembly, 24 August 2016

    Questions for Oral Reply:
     Deputy President
     Cluster 2: Social Services

  • Plenary: National Council of Provinces, 24 August 2016

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    Plenary: National Council of Provinces, 24 August 2016

    1. Motions
    2. Consideration of Report of the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development on the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for damage in connection with the carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substance...

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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.

  • How to Make a Submission

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    How to Make a Submission


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    Rules of the National Assembly

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    Rules of the National Council of Provinces

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  • Joint Rules of Parliament

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    Joint Rules of Parliament

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    National Council of Provinces


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    National Assembly


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  • How to Petition Parliament

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    How to Petition Parliament

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  • How a Law is Made

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    How a Law is Made

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PRESS RELEASES


24-08-2016

Public Protector Nominee Announced

Public Protector Nominee Announced

The Ad Hoc Committee to nominate a person for appointment as Public Protector has today agreed on the name of Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane as a person it will nominate for recommendation to the National Assembly when it tables its report on 31 August 2016.

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LATEST NEWS


24-08-2016

Department Still Consulting Broadly on Fee Increases for 2017

Department Still Consulting Broadly on Fee Increases for 2017

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education has heard that consultations on university fee increases for 2017 are still ongoing and that the Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, is consulting broadly, even with stakeholders outside of the sector.

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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 24 August 2016 at 12:00am

PARLIAMENTARY PROGRAMME

 

Download the latest National Assembly programme for the third term as updated on 18 August 2016.

Download the latest National Council of Provinces programme for the third term as updated on 17 August 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.

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COMMITTEE NOTICES



Calls for Submissions and Nominations by Committees of Parliament

Details Closing Date Details

 

Call for Submissions on the Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill

 

12h00 on
12 September 2016

 English
 Afrikaans

 

Call for Submissions on the Draft Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws (Administration) Bill.

 

12h00 on
12 September 2016

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Call for Submissions on the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill

 

12h00 on
12 September 2016

 English
 Afrikaans

 

Call for Submissions on the Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill

 

12h00 on
12 September 2016
 English
 Afrikaans

Call for Written Submissions on the Foreign Service Bill [B 35 - 2015]

17h00 on
30 August 2016

      English
Afrikaans
isiNdebele
isiXhosa
isiZulu
Sepedi
Sesotho
Setswana
SiSwati
Xitsonga

Calls for Submissions on the Higher Education Amendment Bill [B36b - 2015]

17h00 on
5 September 2016
English

Calls for Submissions on the Border Management Authority Bill [B9 - 2016]

17h00 on
8 September 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






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