2019-06-03

 

 

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Empowering women and mainstreaming gender in all aspects of governance and society is more than just a numbers game, experts say in reaction to the recent Cabinet announcement. PHOTO: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp

 

A 50% women representation in cabinet welcomed but it’s no ‘feminist force’, experts say

 

By Alicestine October

Many praised and welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first ever 50/50 gender-balanced cabinet this week, but certain gender activists had some reservations about what this means for real feminist governance. READ MORE...

 

 

 

Going forward by looking back: New MPs offered a ‘lesson plan’ to navigate oversight pitfalls

Expectations are high for the new batch of MPs sworn in to Parliament recently. PHOTO: Laura Wellen
 
 

 

 

 

More backlash for Public Protector - this time for report on Parly secretary

 

The recent Public Protector  findings on the suspended secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana put the spotlight back on an ongoing disciplinary process dating back to 2017. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp

By Alicestine October

       

By Alicestine October

 

The new batch of MPs sworn in recently have their work cut out for them if civil society organisations have their way.  To assist them in their oversight role a civil society grouping now offers MPs a ‘lesson plan’ on how to navigate the oversight pitfalls that may come. READ MORE...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As calls for the recall of the Public Protector intensify, her recent report on the suspended secretary of Parliament seemingly did not win her any new friends from neither the complainant, nor respondent in this case. READ MORE...

            
 
    

 

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Impressions from Parliament: The new Speaker at a glance
 

Former Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise was elected Speaker of the National Assembly recently.  As speaker Modise now has the unenviable task of presiding over debates in the National Assembly that has become increasingly disruptive. READ MORE...

 

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Calendar        

29 May - 12 June

  • Western Cape Provincial Legislature (MPL Orientation Programme)
       

 

16 June

  • Youth Day
       
20 June
  • National Assembly and NCOP
  • State of the Nation Address
       

 

 
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