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WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, 10.30
FIRST SITTING OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, PARLIAMENT

THURSDAY 23 MAY, 10:30
FIRST SITTING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES CHAMBER, PARLIAMENT

Parliament, Friday 17 May 2019 – On 15 May 2019 the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, handed over the list of designated Members of Parliament to Parliament for swearing in as public representatives. The Chief Justice further declared, as per his powers under the Constitution, the dates for the first sittings of the Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.

In this regard, the National Assembly will hold its first sitting on 22 May 2019 and the National Council of Provinces on 23 May 2019.

Media wishing to cover these first sittings are invited to apply for accreditation by no later than 21 May 2019 at 12h00. 

Media, who have Parliamentary media access permits, do not have to provide all the details below.

Details needed from media who do not have parliamentary media access permits 
Full name, ID/passport number, name of media organisation, designation (writer or photographer, for example), email address, phone numbers (landline and cell phone).

Media wishing to broadcast from the Parliamentary precinct should also provide: 
Make of vehicle(s), registration number(s), number(s) of vehicles, clearance certificates from service providers for temporary structures) they wish to erect, other equipment and time of arrival

Please send these details to:
Nolizwi Magwagwa (nmagwagwa@parliament.gov.za, 021 4032465, 081 716 5824)
Mlindi Mpindi (mmpindi@parliament.gov.za, 021 403 2340, 081 716 7329)

As there is a limited space in the Media Bay of the NA and NCOP Chambers to accommodate all accredited media, only few members of the media (66 in total) will be accommodated in line with the standing selection criteria agreed between Parliament and the representatives of the Parliamentary Press Gallery Association (PGA).

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