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The District Six Museum celebrated struggle stalwarts late Minister of Justice Dullah Omar and Judge Essa Moosa's contribution to the law on Saturday. Dr Alan Boesak delivered the keynote address.PHOTO: Alicestine October



Claim back ‘Proudly South African’ – Boesak

By Alicestine October

South Africans were reminded on Saturday not to think that the state of the ANC is the measure of where we are as a people. Struggle activist and theologian Dr Alan Boesak gave a memorial lecture at the District Six Museum in celebration of late minister of justice Dullah Omar and late Judge Essa Moosa’s contribution to the law in South Africa. READ MORE...



Best price or best practice? - How government fails at gender responsive procurement

A report by the Commission for Gender Equality tabled in Parliament recently shows some government departments are failing at gender responsive procurement to empower women as required by law. PHOTO: GCIS




SOE Bill should be expedited: Deputy Minister

The road is long! This is not just the case for the much anticipated overarching law set to regulate all state-owned entities (SOEs) but also for general consensus of what government's role should be in SOE governance.  PHOTO: Karen Moolman/BusinessLive

By Alicestine October


By Alicestine October


Government departments surveyed by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) are failing at gender responsive procurement and generally show a lack of understanding of these critical transformation provisions, a recent report found. The CGE in the 2018/19 financial year surveyed a small sample of departments on their gender transformation efforts in public procurement. The CGE’s report tabled in Parliament in June showed most of the departments surveyed failed to integrate gender as a main component in their procurement practices. READ MORE...









Despite public pressures for urgency in addressing problems in state-owned entities (SOEs), there is still a long road ahead for government’s new law meant to regulate these entities if the Department of Public Enterprises’ Annual Performance Plan (APP) is anything to go by. In the APP it is envisaged that the Shareholder Management Bill which will govern all SOEs, will only be adopted into law by the 2020/21 financial year. READ MORE...



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Organisations set agenda with demands for 6th Parliament

A group of civil society organisations recently came up with a mixed bag of demands for Parliament, ranging from improving the institutional health and culture of the parliamentary administration to ongoing ethics training of MPs during their term. READ MORE...


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18 July

  • State of the Province Address (Western Cape Provincial Parliament)


9 - 18 July

  • Budget Vote Debates (National Assembly)
9 July
  • Budget Vote on Women (National Assembly)
11 July
  • Budget Vote Public Enterprises (National Assembly)


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