Parliament, Monday 17 August 2020 – The National Assembly will open its third term programme, tomorrow, by hosting a hybrid plenary to have debates on two socio-political issues.
The first debate is part of Parliament’s annual events calendar which highlights women’s issues in the national sphere and marks National Women’s Day. This year’s debate will be held under the theme: “Generation Equality – Realising women’s rights for an equal future.”
The second debate, sponsored by the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Chief Whip Mr Floyd Shivambu, is scheduled as an urgent matter of national public importance, and is titled: “Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter – Reinforcing the commitment of all South Africans to confront and defeat individual and institutional racism in our society and everywhere else it exists”.
DETAILS OF THE PLENARY
Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Venue: National Assembly Chamber, Parliament and Virtual Platform
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 email@example.com for inclusion in the Parliamentary Communication Services WhatsApp Group, where such information is shared. Journalists must send these requests using their official email addresses (no private emails).
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