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Presiding officers of Parliament to address media on the State of the Nation Address

The State of the Nation Address, a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament called by the President of the Republic in terms of the Constitution, brings together the three arms of the State under one roof

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, Ms Baleka Mbete and Ms Thandi Modise, will brief members of the media about Parliament's preparations and state of readiness to host the 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA). The State of the Nation Address, a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament…

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Legislative Sector Secretaries hold development seminar

Experts have been invited to engage delegates on future scenarios developed for South Africa

The Secretaries’ Association of the Legislatures of South Africa (Salsa), is hosting a three-day seminar from 29 to 31 January 2019 in Cape Town under the theme: “Building the SA Legislative Sector’s Legacy Through Collaboration – Deepening 25 Years of Democracy”. The objectives of the seminar include reflection and interrogation…

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Committee urges Young Voters to register to vote

The call has been emphasised especially for young South Africans who have historically shown apathy to voting, to register to ensure participation in the elections

The Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Mr Hlomani Chauke, has urged all South Africans to take advantage of the last registration weekend provided by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to register to vote in the upcoming national and provincial elections. The call has been emphasised especially…

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Committee Chairperson outlines process of filling eight vacancies on South African Broadcasting Corporations Board (SABC)

The process of capturing and compiling abridged version of all CVs only commenced on the third week of January 2019

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, has outlined the process of filling the eight vacant positions at the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC). She outlined the conventional process to be followed in order to fill vacancies at the board of SABC and…

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Committee Chairperson outlines process of filling eight vacancies on South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC) Board

Prof Mkhize said members of the committee will, upon receipt of all summarised CVs, reconvene at the earliest convenient date to shortlist and conduct interviews

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, has outlined the process of filling the eight vacant positions at the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC). She outlined the conventional process to be followed in order to fill vacancies at the board of SABC and…

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Ad Hoc Committee on Gender Equality briefed on progress regarding filling of vacancies at Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)

The committee will meet on Wednesday, 23 January at 10 am in Room V475, Old Assembly Building, to deliberate on the criteria for shortlisting candidates

The Ad Hoc Committee to identify suitable candidates for the filling of vacancies at the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) met on Tuesday. The committee was briefed and updated on progress made with regard to filling of vacancies at the CGE. The committee was informed that a total of 88…

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Committee distraught at killing of Police Officer in Port Elizabeth (PE)

The committee extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the slain officer

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, is disturbed at the continued attack and murder of members of the South African Police Service. The continued attack resulted in the killing of a 31-year-old police Constable in Port Elizabeth yesterday. “The continuing shameless maiming of our police…

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Ad Hoc Committee on Gender Equality to be Briefed on Progress Regarding filling of Vacancies at Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)

The Ad Hoc Committee to identify suitable candidates for the filling of vacancies at the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will today meet to be briefed and updated on progress made with regards to filling of vacancies. Details of the meeting: Date:   Tuesday, 22 January 2019 Time:   13:00 – 18:00 Venue:  V475, Old…

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Police Chairperson calls for deployment of Specialised Units in hotspots in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)

The Chairperson of the committee, Mr Francois Beukman, has strongly condemned the attack of the three officers

The Portfolio Committee on Police condemns in strongest possible terms the attack of the three South African Police Service officers in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The Chairperson of the committee, Mr Francois Beukman, has strongly condemned the attack of the three officers.  Mr Beukman said that the committee favours strongly the deployment…

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Transport Committee disappointed with the Rise in Road Fatalities and calls for New Programmes

The Chairperson of the committee Ms Dikeledi Magadzi said the 1612 deaths is too high and called for a zero tolerance approach with severe punishment for people who break traffic rules

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has voiced disappointment in the high number of fatalities recorded on South African roads during the 2018 festive season. The Chairperson of the committee Ms Dikeledi Magadzi said the 1612 deaths is too high and called for a zero tolerance approach with severe punishment for…