Parliament, Wednesday 18 August 2021 – The National Assembly (NA) will tomorrow, Thursday 19 August, hold a plenary sitting to elect a new National Assembly Speaker at 11:00.

The position of the NA Speaker became vacant when President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Ms Thandi Modise, as the new Defence Minister and Military Veterans.

Section 52 (2) of the Constitution compels the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa or a judge designated by him to preside over the election of a Speaker.

DETAILS OF THE NA PLENARY SITTING:
Date: Thursday, 19 August 2021
Time: 11:00
Venue: National Assembly Chamber 

Important note:
Only a limited number of media will be allowed on a first-come-first-served basis in the NA gallery due to Covid-19 regulations. Media, including photographers, who wish to be in the Chamber to cover the sitting must send their details to Manelisi Ntsodo on Mtsodo@parliament.gov.za on/before 17:00 today, Wednesday, 18 August. Details required are: Full name, name of the media house, cell phone number and ID number or passport number.

Parliamentary sittings are open to the media and the public. Journalists wishing to cover these (including receiving links to virtual meetings) should send their cellphone numbers to Mlindi Mpindi on email mmpindi@parliament.gov.za for inclusion in the Parliamentary Communications Services WhatsApp Group, where such information is shared. Journalists must send these requests using their official email addresses (no private emails).

Members of the public may follow sittings live on Parliament TV (DSTV Channel 408), via live stream on Parliament YouTube channel and Twitter page on the links below. You may subscribe to the Parliament YouTube channel to receive instant notification of live feeds.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParliamentofRSA
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ParliamentofRSA
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ParliamentofRSA

ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES
Enquiries: Moloto Mothapo 082 370 6930