Parliament, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 – Tomorrow, on Wednesday 13 November at 15.00, Members of the National Assembly will ask oral questions to the Ministers from the Peace and Security Cluster. This cluster comprises Ministers of Defence and Military Veterans, Home Affairs, International Relations and Cooperation, Justice and Correctional Services, Police and State Security.

Parliament uses a range of instruments to hold the executive accountable as section 92(2) of the Constitution stipulates that Cabinet Members are accountable collectively and individually to Parliament for the exercise of their powers and performances of their functions.

Among questions to be answered by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services scheduled for tomorrow's pleanry sitting are:

  • What progress has his department made with the implementation of the commitments made in the National Summit Against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, which was held from 1 to 2 November 2018?
  • What measures has his department put in place in order to deal with the challenge of prison gangs within the context of rehabilitation and the fight against organised crime?

For the full list of questions, please click on the following hyperlink:

Both Houses, the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provices (NCOP) plenaries will tomorrow consider the report on the Revised Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals. The NA will conclude its business for the day with a debate under the following topic: “South Africa’s deepening water crisis – Challenges and solutions for a water-scarce country”.

Journalists and photographers who do not have Parliamentary media access permits and wish to cover the Sittings of both Houses, the National Assembly and the NCOP should send their details (full name, ID/Passport number and name of the media house) to Mlindi Mpindi on 081 716 7329 or 021 403 2340 or

Enquiries: Moloto Mothapo – 082 370 6930