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National Assembly passes Postbank Limited Amendment Bill

The National Assembly has passed the South African Postbank Limited Amendment Bill on Tuesday, with objections from the Democratic Alliance (DA), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), United Democratic Movement (UDM), Freedom Front Plus (FF-Plus), African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African Independent Congress (AIC). The Bill[…]

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National Assembly postpones vote on Phala Phala report

Parliament has postponed the debate on the Section 89 Independent Panel report on Phala Phala that was due to take place on Tuesday. The debate will now take place next week Tuesday. “The National Assembly Programming Committee (NAPC) has, during its urgent meeting convened on Monday evening, resolved to defer the consideration[…]

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National Assembly to elect new Speaker

LOCAL President Cyril Ramaphosa replies to questions in the National Assembly, in Cape Town. The National Assembly is expected to elect a new Speaker on Thursday. The position became vacant following the recent appointment of former Speaker Thandi Modise into the Cabinet. The election will be done via secret ballot at three[…]

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Three bills that may become law

At the end of October, the National Assembly reviewed and revived a total of 14 bills which had lapsed by the end of the fifth Parliament. The Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) has stated that there are currently 39 unfinished bills that were left unattended. The said bills are then to[…]

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Budget votes to continue in the National Assembly

Parliament will continue with the budget votes of state entities on Tuesday, with the Department of Social Development expected to have its say before the select committee on health and social services. The Department of Energy will also be briefing the committee on land reform, environment, mineral resources and energy[…]

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