PARLIAMENT COMMEMORATES 25 YEARS OF THE CONSTITUTION (1st June 2021)

Parliament held a joint sitting of the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to observe the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Members of Parliament (MPs) paid homage to the Read more

MTHEMBU UNDERSTOOD THE DEEPER MEANING OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT, SAYS SPEAKER (26th January 2021)

Speaking recently at the funeral of former Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu, the Speaker of the National Assembly (NA), Ms Thandi Modise, described him as the servant of the people who perfectly and appropriately understood the deeper meanin Read more

LEGISLATIVE SECTOR NEEDS TO WORK TOGETHER TO IDENTIFY SYNERGIES – DEPUTY SPEAKER (7th October 2020)

Parliament hosted a virtual Sector Parliaments Planning Session predicated on the theme: “Towards an Oversight Framework for Sector Parliaments”. This is aimed as coming up with coordinated baselines and to share experiences on how best can the legislativ Read more

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SHALL PASS AND WE WILL EMERGE STRONGER THAN EVER, SAYS SPEAKER MODISE DURING AFRICA DAY CELEBRATIONS (25th May 2020)

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of life, everywhere in the world and the commemoration of the 57th anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of the African Union (OAU), which was established on 25 May 1963, is no exception. Read more

SPEAKER ASSURES MPS OF ‘VIRTUAL’ WORK CAPABILITY DURING NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PROGRAMME COMMITTEE MEETING (7th May 2020)

The National Assembly’s (NA’s) Programme Committee used today’s meeting to assess the effectiveness of working on virtual platforms, as necessitated by the lockdown arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

PRESIDING OFFICERS COMMEND PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA AND HIS EXECUTIVE FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME (17th April 2020)

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, the Speaker of the National Assembly Ms Thandi Modise, and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Mr Amos Masondo, commended President Cyril Ramaphosa and his executive in the manner they led the nation Read more

PRESIDING OFFICERS OF PARLIAMENT ANNOUNCE THE RESUMPTION OF BUSINESS OF PARLIAMENT (17th April 2020)

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise, and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Amos Masondo, convened a virtual media briefing yesterday on the resumption of the business of Parliament. Read more

SA LEGISLATIVE SECTOR MUST COMMUNICATE ITS AGENDA EFFECTIVELY, DEPUTY SPEAKER (5th December 2019)

The South African Legislative Sector needs to be more visible, to communicate its agenda more effectively and to agitate for an introduction of a Bill that will seek to address the current disparities in the allocation of budget to the various arms of... Read more

SPEAKERS’ FORUM DISCUSSES REPORT ON REMUNERATION OF PRESIDING OFFICERS (5th December 2019)

The Speakers’ Forum, the highest decision making body of the legislative sector and a voluntary coordinating structure composed of Parliament’s Presiding Officers and their deputies and the and nine provincial legislatures, held its last meeting in... Read more

SPEAKER THANDI MODISE CALLS ON WOMEN TO EMULATE THEIR FOREBEARS (20th November 2019)

Women from all walks of life in the Western Cape province converged at the Gugulethu Indoor Sports Complex yesterday to assess progress made in advancing the objectives of the Women’s Charter, adopted by women in 1954, which is widely held to be the corne Read more