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Parliament, Monday 10 September 2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa together with the Speaker of the National Assembly Ms Baleka Mbete and Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Ms Thandi Modise, will tomorrow launch Theme Books published to celebrate the constitution and the centenary birthdays of Madiba and MaSisulu. Details of the launch ceremony are outlined hereunder:

DATE: TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
TIME: 17.30 TO 18.30
VENUE: OLD ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, PARLIAMENT

2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the Constitution which came into effect on 4 February 1996 and the establishment of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on 6 February 1997. A key aspect of the anniversary was to invite those who were close to the Constitution drafting process to write about that ground-breaking moment in our history.

The books, which Parliament is launching tomorrow, are a product of that initiative. They contain contributions and perspectives from a wide range of current and past Members of Parliament and other South Africans who reflect, among others, on the:

  • Character of The Democratic State,
  • Structure of Government,
  • Relationship between Spheres of Government
  • Judicial System in our New Democratic Dispensation, and
  • Specialised Structures of Government.

Leaders of political parties; members of the Executive; the Tambo, Mandela and Sisulu families; and leaders of civil society formations such as the academia are also expected to grace the launch ceremony.

Members of the media who wish to attend the launch and who do not have Parliament media access permits should send their details to Mlindi Mpindi081 716 7329 / mmpindi@parliament.gov.za - Details needed are: Full name, ID /passport number, media organisation, contact details (phone number, email address)

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