NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES DEBATES DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY’S REVISED INDUSTRIAL POLICY (1st June 2022)

In a policy debate in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel, blamed Covid-19, a sluggish economy and recent natural disasters, coupled with a worldwide geo-political crisis and related Read more

PARLIAMENT HOSTS CONFERENCE TO ASSESS STATE CAPABILITY (9th May 2022)

Parliament hosted a State Capability Conference recently on the theme “State Capability: Delineating Weaknesses, Devising Strategic Mechanisms to Accelerate Policy Implementation” attended by government ministers and members of provincial legislatures as Read more

WATER QUALITY AND LEAKAGES CONCERN NCOP DELEGATES (1st April 2022)

Eradication of the bucket system and water quality were high on the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) permanent delegates’ list of priorities during the Provincial Week programme in the Free State. Read more

NCOP COMMITTEES HOLD STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION (2nd March 2022)

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) held a strategic planning and review session to assess how well its committees have done so far and how it can improve to enable it to achieve its cooperative and intergovernmental mandates. Read more

NCOP DELEGATES CALL FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN MENTAL HEALTHCARE (25th February 2022)

The National Council of Provinces recently held a debate on the prevalence of mental illness in South Africa, as well as access to adequate care, treatment and rehabilitation of mentally ill patients. The debate on “Mental Health for all: Giving priority Read more

PARLIAMENT’S CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE WILL NOT BE COMPROMISED FOLLOWING FIRE INCIDENT (14th January 2022)

The Presiding Officers of Parliament are certain that the national legislature will continue carrying out its constitutional mandate despite the devastating fire that caused extensive damage to parts of the parliamentary precincts earlier this month. Read more

COOPERATION AT CENTRE OF NEW SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY INSTITUTE (9th December 2021)

Since South Africa’s democracy began, Parliament and the nine provincial legislatures have operated as discrete entities, brought into close proximity by the broad brush strokes of the legislative prescripts flowing from our Constitution. Read more

NCOP RECEIVEED BRIEFINGS FROM MINISTERS ON GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONS TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT (9th September 2021)

The Minister in the Presidency, Ms Nkoana-Mashabane; the Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr Thulas Nxesi; and the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, appeared before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) rece Read more

NCOP BRIEFED ON GOVERNMENT PROGRESS ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES (9th September 2021)

The Minister of Employment and Labour Mr Thulas Nxesi presented his department’s plans and progress in addressing youth and unemployment for the National Council of Provinces. Read more

PROVINCES REPORT TO NCOP ON POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT ALLEVIATION INTERVENTIONS (9th September 2021)

The Premier of the Eastern Cape, Mr Oscar Mabuyane, reported to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) that the Eastern Cape provincial government has been focussing on turning around the socio-economic fortunes of the youth, as set out in the Provincia Read more