OPENING REMARKS BY THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES, HONOURABLE MR A. N. MASONDO, ON THE OCCASION OF THE MINISTERIAL BRIEFING ON POVERTY INDEX AND POVERTY LINES IN SOUTH AFRICA (20th October 2020)

Poverty and human dignity are interlinked. Poverty is seen as a violation of human rights. This is so because dignity is a value of all people, which they are born with as human beings. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: NCOP CHAIRPERSON TO PARTICIPATE IN A COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION WEBINAR (29th September 2020)

National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo will, tomorrow, participate in a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) webinar on democracy and human rights during Covid-19 and gender-based violence pandemics. Read more

NCOP CHAIRPERSON AMOS MASONDO AMONG FIVE MP'S SWORN IN AT THE PAN AFRICAN PARLIAMENT TODAY (7th October 2019)

National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson, Mr Amos Masondo, was among five Members of Parliament (MPs) sworn in at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Ordinary Session of the fifth Parliament of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) taking place in Midrand Read more

PARLIAMENT WISHES A WONDERFUL HERITAGE DAY TO ALL SOUTH AFRICANS (23rd September 2019)

The Presiding Officers of Parliament led by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson, Mr Amos Masondo, call upon all South Africans to embrace diversity and tolerance, and focus on what unites... Read more

PRESIDING OFFICERS OF PARLIAMENT SADDENED BY PASSING OF DEPUTY MINISTER HLONGWA (14th September 2019)

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, National Assembly Speaker Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo, have expressed shock and deep sadness on the news of the passing of Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister, M Read more

PARLIAMENT MOURNS PASSING AWAY OF FORMER ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE (6th September 2019)

Parliament’s Presiding Officers, led by National Assembly Speaker, Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson, Mr Amos Masondo, have learnt with sadness the passing of former President of Zimbabwe Mr. Robert Mugabe this morning. Read more

PRESIDING OFFICERS CONDEMN BRUTALITY AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (4th September 2019)

Parliament has described the recent spate of brutal killings of young women by men as barbarism that must be condemned and fought by all peace loving South Africans. Read more

PARLIAMENT CONCERNED BY FLARE-UPS OF VIOLENCE (3rd September 2019)

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, led by National Assembly Speaker Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo, have noted with serious concern the ongoing sporadic violence characterised by tensions between South Af Read more

NCOP CHAIRPERSON URGES PARTICIPANTS IN THE NCOP PLANNING SESSION TO ENSURE WORKING TOGETHER TO FULFIL THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE (20th August 2019)

National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo says Members of Parliament should pledge never to betray “the very covenant” they entered into with the people who elected them into positions of power. Read more

OPENING REMARKS BY THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE NCOP, AMOS MASONDO, MP, DURING THE STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION OF THE NCOP, 20 AUGUST 2019 (20th August 2019)

Today marks the beginning of a two days’ Planning session which is aimed at helping us to set the strategic agenda and firm up a Legislature roadmap for the duration of the 6th National Council of Provinces. This institution was inaugurated following th Read more