Add your voice to South Africa’s election agenda!

In the build-up to the general elections, the Nguvu Collective, an organisation working with marginalised communities in building leaders that will take the voice of the community forward, has launched its South Africa 2024 Elections survey to learn more about the issues South Africans care about. The organisation is committed to working with people on Read more >

Make your voice count in govt – comments wanted, deadlines near

One of Parliament’s primary oversight functions relates to law-making – this encompasses passing new laws, amending existing laws, and repealing or abolishing old laws. This function is guided by the Constitution of South Africa, which governs and applies to all law and conduct within South Africa. Part of that function includes soliciting comments from members Read more >

How to make a submission to Parliament – step by step

Source: Parliament of South Africa The South African Constitution makes provision for public involvement in lawmaking, oversight, and other processes of Parliament. South Africa’s democratic system not only provides for citizens to elect their representatives, but also allows citizens to have a say in matters that affect them. One of the ways that the public Read more >

Procurement Reform Working Group says bill is deficient and dangerous

Statement issued by the Procurement Reform Working Group (PRWG) – 12 December 2023 Parliament’s National Assembly has passed the Public Procurement Bill, sending it to the National Council of Provinces. This Bill is among the most consequential statutes advanced by President Ramaphosa’s administration. It will govern South Africa’s trillion rands of annual procurement expenditure, a Read more >

Ways to get involved in Parliament as a member of the public

Parliament, in its own words, “is the place where the members of Parliament [MPs] look after your interests.” It is only just, therefore, that Parliament allows public participation and oversight so that people can rest assured that MPs do indeed have the nation’s interests at heart. This is vital in a well-functioning democracy, because MPs Read more >