Category: Parliament of South Africa

20 changes to South Africa’s Cabinet: All You Need To Know

In the late hours of the evening of 30 March 2017, the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa issued an alert that it would make an announcement related to changes to the National Executive. Just after midnight on 31 March 2017, the Presidency issued a statement announcing President Jacob’s Zuma’s appointment of 10 new […]

20 changes to South Africa’s Cabinet: All You Need To Know

(Picture courtesy of: New24 and Eye Witness News) In the late hours of the evening of 30 March 2017, the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa issued an alert that it would make an announcement related to changes to the National Executive. Just after midnight on 31 March 2017, the Presidency issued a statement […]

The Rubik’s cube of legislating the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill

The Rubik’s cube of legislating the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill By Abdul Waheed Patel (Managing Director) and Wisahl Jappie (Political and Communications Advisor) Amidst ‘chamber politics’ that has thwarted Parliament’s public perception and credibility, it is presented with a significant opportunity to exhibit its Constitutional powers and functions as the national legislative […]

Special Economic Zones Bill: Parliament calls for submissions

The National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has called on interested and affected parties to have their say on the Special Economic Zones Bill (B3-2013). The Committee is asking for submissions on the Bill after which parties will be invited to make oral submission during public hearings on the Bill. Unlike with other […]

State of the Nation Address 2013: Pre-Analysis

On the eve of the 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA), ETHICORE commends Parliament on its adoption of the theme “Socio-economic development through oversight and public participation” for the 2013 SONA. Citizen activism and engagement is a central feature and tenet of the National Development Plan (NDP) recently endorsed and adopted by Government and […]

ETHICORE Political Consulting statement on election of ANC top 6

ETHICORE Political Consulting extends its congratulations to the newly elected and some reelected top six leadership of the African National Congress, elected at the party’s 53rd national and elective conference currently underway in city of Mangaung. We wish all candidates well in the fulfillment of their duties and responsibilities to the party and the nation […]

Financial Services Laws General Amendment Bill tabled in Parliament

The Financial Services Laws General Amendment Bill (Bill 29 of 2012), was tabled in Parliament on 25 September 2012. Cabinet approval and public consultation Cabinet approved the Bill for tabling in Parliament towards the end of February 2012. The Bill was released for public comment in March 2012 and the commentary period was extended to […]

SA’s Mahlangu president of Commonwealth Parliamentary body

The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Mninwa Mahlangu (of the ruling African National Congress), has been elected the President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) for the coming year. In a statement on the website of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa on Friday […]