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Parliament, Friday 21 April 2017 – Over 160 Members of Parliament (MPs) and Provincial Legislatures (MPLs) are graduating at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) today after completing the Graduate Certificate in Governance and Leadership.

The 162 Members, participants in the South African Legislative Sector’s Capacity Building Programme for MPs and MPLs, will graduate at the Linder Auditorium at Wits’ main campus in Johannesburg. The Programme was initiated by the Speakers Forum - in partnership with the National School of Government and selected institutions of higher learning, in 2009.

The purpose of the courses is to enhance the performance of Members in executing their law making and oversight responsibilities as legislators more effectively.

The Wits graduation ceremony will be attended by the leadership of the Speakers Forum including National Assembly Speaker, Ms Baleka Mbete, and National Council of Provinces Chairperson, Ms Thandi Modise. Also expected are all Speakers from the nine provinces and strategic delivery partners which include the representatives from the National School of Government, the European Union and the Universities of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand.

Graduation Ceremony

Date: 21 April 2017
Time: 15h00 – 19h00 (Opportunities for photos and interviews)
Venue: Linder Auditorium, Wits University’s main campus in Johannesburg

For media RSVPs please contact Modise Kabeli on 081 715 9969 or email him on mkabeli@parliament.gov.za

ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA ON BEHALF OF THE SPEAKERS’ FORUM OF THE LEGISLATIVE SECTOR OF SOUTH AFRICA
Enquiries: Moloto Mothapo 082 370 6930