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Coronavirus – South Africa: Health Committee Chairperson sends Condolences to families of Medical Doctors who Passed On

He wished those who are hospitalised and in quarantine sites as a result of Covid-19, a speedy recovery

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has expressed heartfelt condolences to the families of the healthcare workers who lost their lives in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. “No words can describe a loss of a loved one such as a mother, father, brother sister,…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Parliament Presiding officers pay Tribute to SA Women

This year, the country commemorates this day under the testing and difficult conditions brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic

Parliament’s Presiding Officers led by the Speaker of the National Assembly Ms Thandi Modise and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Mr Amos Masondo, join the nation in paying tribute to the courageous and resilient women towards ensuring a free, fair and non-sexist South Africa. It was on…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Parliament Presiding Officers wish Veteran MP Prince Buthelezi a speedy recovery from COVID-19

It is understood that Prince Buthelezi remains asymptomatic and is in self-isolation at home for the mandatory period

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, led by National Assembly Speaker Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo, wishes veteran National Assembly Member of Parliament, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a speedy recovery after testing positive for COVID-19. Prince Buthelezi is one of the long-serving Members of Parliament…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Committees reject water tariff increase proposals and call for further consideration of issues

The committees believe that the impact of Covid-19 on households has not been taken into enough consideration in the scenarios presented

A joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation and the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) today rejected a reconsidered presentation from the Department of Water and Sanitation and the South African Local Government Association (Salga) on proposals for the 2020/21 water…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Parliament’s Presiding Officers’ statement on more Members of Parliament infected with Covid-19

South Africans are encouraged to remain steadfast in combatting the spread of COVID-19

Parliament’s Presiding Officers have learned of more Members of Parliament (MPs), who have tested positive for COVID-19. They are Minister of Labour and Employment Mr Thulas Nxesi, Mr Zamuxolo Peter (both currently hospitalised), Ms Simphiwe Mbatha and Mr Collin Malatji (both currently in isolation).   This follows the information received…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Parliament and the 2020 Supplementary Adjustment Budget

A special Adjustment Budget became necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased economic downturn in the country

Parliament is moving closer to final consideration of the supplementary 2020 Adjustment Budget, which Minister of Finance Mr Tito Mboweni tabled on 24 June.   The Public Finance Management Act and the Money Bills Amendment Procedure and Related Matters Act empowers the Minister of Finance to table an adjustments budget,…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Trade and Industry Committee orders National Lotteries Commission (NLC) to publish details of all beneficiaries

Must provide the list of beneficiaries that benefited from the R150 million Covid-19 relief fund

The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry today resolved to inform the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) that it must provide the list of beneficiaries that benefited from the R150 million Covid-19 relief fund. Committee Chairperson Mr Duma Nkosi said the committee resolved that it also requires a list of all…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Health Committee welcomes report on Effects of Alcohol on Health Services

Some of the alcohol-related incidents impacting on the pandemic are trauma patients presenting themselves to healthcare facilities

The Portfolio Committee on Health has welcomed the report by a broader group of scientists and researchers on the effects of alcohol on South Africa’s health services. Briefing the committee, Prof Glenda Gray and Prof Charles Parry from the Medical Research Council (MRC) said some of the alcohol-related incidents impacting…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) must move with speed to confirm addresses on the voters roll

The committee is cognisant of the challenges Covid-19 presents to the IEC in rolling out outreach programmes and the impact it may have on voter registration weeks

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has urged the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to move with speed to update the details of 9% of voters who may have incomplete address information or no address listed on the voters roll. This will ensure that the voters roll is in…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Appropriations Committees - Ministers of Finance, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) to address critical challenges in Local Government

The committees recognise the important role of local government, especially in response to challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic

As part of the processing the 2020 Division of Revenue Amendment and Adjustment Appropriations Bills, joint meetings of the Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations over the past two days have received briefings from the National Treasury (NT), the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) and the South African Local Government…