Posts Tagged ANC

Concerns and recommendations for the Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans and budget allocations of the Department of Water Affairs

Author: Martha Sithole Name of Committee:    Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation Date of meeting: 9 July 2014 NU working group:   Open and Participatory Local Government On the 9th of July the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation met to finalise the report wherein they […]

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Can he fill her big shoes?

Francois Beukman

Blog article by Phumzile Tyulu The new Parliament has sat and new MPs have been elected by political parties and that means new committee chairs have to be appointed. Francois Beukman has been appointed as the new head of Portfolio Committee on Police (PCoP). Will he be […]

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ANC, DA & EFF ELECTION DEBATE QUESTIONS FROM ACTIVISTS Masizole Mnqasela – DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Andile Mngxitama – EFF Central Command ANC – to be confirmed   The 2014 national elections are a symbolic opportunity to evaluate our progress 20 years after democracy. Equal Education and Ndifuna […]

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Secret funding enslaves a free society (Gregory Solik’s article in the Mail & Guardian)

Link to original article: by Gregory Solik Ever since the now-defunct Institute for Democracy in Africa (Idasa) took the ANC and other political parties to court, unsuccessfully, in 2005, South Africa has been promised a debate on the regulation of private party funding. In the Idasa case, […]

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Private Security in South Africa: A Law Unto Themselves [infographic]

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Corrupt Politics: Party Funding Regulation

by Stephanie Hale Imagine someone you hardly knew gave you a hundred dollars. How would you react? What are the chances you would just walk away with the money and spend it however you wanted? In politics, instead of just one hundred dollars, millions of dollars are […]

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DA electoral reforms ignore the main problem: party funding

by Gregory Solik Originally published on March 6, 2013 Of all the adjectives used to describe South African politics, boring cannot be one of them. Completely out of the blue the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday submitted an Electoral Reform Bill (Bill) to Parliament, which aims “to [...]

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A Global Crisis of Youth Unemployment

by Fritz Jooste Recently a friend from the States told me that she is returning to school to get a law degree. She explained that she was motivated by years of interning and working bottom-of-the-rung jobs in journalism prompting her to try a more-lucrative career in law. […]

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If Parliament is serious about corruption, it must bite the hand that feeds

by Gregory Solik The regulation of private party funding is a critical site for the struggle for accountable governance. That is why the media fiasco around the relationship between the Gupta family and government (both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the African National Congress (ANC)) is misplaced. […]

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An abdication of decency and justice: Barend van Niekerk, Kader Hassim, the apartheid judiciary and free speech

A tribute to the late Professor Barend van Niekerk “The Terrorism Act, as I have said, is a negation of what any true lawyer would ever call justice. And yet our lawyers, the guardians of our nation’s legal heritage, have done so very little to mitigate its […]

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