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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Committee Congratulates Nkosikazi Nomandla Mhlawuli on her Election as Chair of National House of Traditional Leader

The election of Nkosikazi Mhlawuli unopposed as the first woman traditional leader in this role signals the commitment of the NHTL to democratic South Africa’s promise to empower the country’s women

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) congratulates Nkosikazi Nomandla Mhlawuli on her historic election as the Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) and Khoi-San Leaders on Tuesday, 25 January 2022. The election of Nkosikazi Mhlawuli unopposed as the first woman traditional leader in…

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Human Settlements Committee Calls for Prosecution of Criminals Selling RDP Houses

These people are extorting the poor who are forced to approach loan sharks to get money in order to access housing

The Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements has called on the Department of Human Settlements to work with law enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute criminals who sell RDP houses. The committee is continuing with its week-long oversight visit to Gauteng to assess the implementation of targets and was informed of…

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Tourism Committee Promises Robust and Constructive Oversight

The committee also welcomed Minister of Tourism Ms Lindiwe Sisulu’s commitment to pursue cases against officials involved in corrupt and fraudulent procurement activities

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism has welcomed the corrective measures adopted by the Department of Tourism to deal effectively with the Auditor-General’s (AG’s) negative findings in relation to the department’s procurement processes and the allocation of Covid-19 relief funds. The committee also welcomed Minister of Tourism Ms Lindiwe Sisulu’s commitment…

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Higher Education, Science and Technology Committee Begins Oversight with Visit in Northern Cape

This visit is largely informed by the committee’s belief in the importance of having a physically observed understanding of the department’s programmes

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology began a week of oversight visits in the Northern Cape province. The committee has long resolved to undertake an oversight visit to the province to hold to account the departments of Higher Education and Training, and of Science and Innovation. The…

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Committee Chairperson on Basic Education Saddened by Untimely Death of Tembisa High School Deputy Principal

Education is a societal matter and everyone should be involved to ensure that schools are always safe places

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Ms Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, has expressed her shock, dismay and sadness at the death of Tembisa’s Phomolong High School Deputy Principal Ms Thembisile Ngendane in a shooting outside the school on Friday. Ms Mbinqo-Gigaba said: “This is extremely sad. It is an…

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South Africa: Happening in Parliament

The House recently concluded a set of new rules to regulate its business and strengthen the fulfilment of its constitutional functions

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will hold a training workshop for permanent delegates to the House on the application of the new Rules from Tuesday to Thursday. The House recently concluded a set of new rules to regulate its business and strengthen the fulfilment of its constitutional functions. Tuesday's…

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Western Cape High Court strikes off its Roll EFF case against Parliament

The court held that the EFF created its own urgency in the case, adopting a timetable to suit itself and failed to place all relevant facts before the court to support a case of true urgency

The Western Cape High Court has struck of its roll the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFFs’) urgent application seeking an interim interdict to suspend the implementation of sanctions against its Members of Parliament arising from a report from the National Assembly’s (NA’s) Powers and Privileges Committee. The report was adopted by…

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Parliament Welcomes the 2021/2022 Salary Agreement between Nehawu and the South African Legislature Employers' Organisation

Parliament’s management reiterated their commitment towards ensuring the safety of all the employees and other stakeholders on the Parliamentary precinct

Parliament welcomes the 2021/22 salary agreement between NEHAWU and the South African Legislature Employers' Organisation, representing Provincial legislatures and Parliament. The two bodies concluded the negotiations on Friday and reached an agreement as follows: An annual increase of 1,5% on the total salary package of all employees in the legislative…

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Basic Education Committee Begins its Week-Long Oversight Visit to Inland Schools

The committee had engagements with the district, provincial and national education officials, school governing bodies, organised labour and the South African Principals Association

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education yesterday began its week-long oversight visit to schools in North West and Free State to assess schools’ readiness to start the 2022 academic year. Committee Chairperson Ms Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba said this forms part of the committee’s constitutional mandate of oversight over provincial education departments.…

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Announcement by Nehawu to Withdraw Staff from Precincts of Parliament

The physical presence of most staff members, with the exception of the management directly responsible for the management of the fire incident, is not expected until further notice

Parliament has noted a public statement by the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), which organises staff of Parliament, that it has instructed its members not to report to the precincts of Parliament due to alleged occupational safety and health issues. The union' statement is based on the…