5th Parliament swearing in ceremony of NA and NCOP

National Assembly and National Council of Provinces

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National Assembly passes Division of Revenue Amendment Bill & Electronic Deeds Registration System Bill

The African National Congress in Parliament is pleased with the passing of the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, and the Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Bill by the National Assembly (NA) today. The Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, also known as the Adjustment Budget, adjusts the equitable division of revenue raised nationally among the national, provincial and local spheres of government.

ANC Communications Study Group concerned about the SABC's consideration of implementing section 189

The ANC Study Group on Communications notes with concern the report tabled by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on the possible implementation of Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act. The SABC Board appeared before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications today, to brief the Committee on the dire financial situation at the SABC, which has become the main driver in the consideration of invoking Section 189, i.e. employee retrenchments.

ANC Finance Study Group concerned about VBS Mutual Bank Liquidation

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) informed Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance today that once the Prudential Authority (PA) had evidence that a Mutual Bank is insolvent, the PA is legally obliged to approach the courts and apply for the liquidation of the bank. With this in mind, the ANC Study Group on Finance believes that VBS Mutual Bank should be rescued because the delinquency of a few individuals cannot be justification for the closing our country's only black owned and run bank.

ANC welcomes progress in addressing sanitation backlogs in schools

The ANC Study Groups on Water and Sanitation and Basic Education welcome the report which outlines implementation plans to address sanitation backlogs in schools. A joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee of Water and Sanitation and the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education received presentations from the Department of Basic Education and the Water Research Commission in Parliament today, detailing how sanitation challenges are being addressed.

National Assembly unanimously passes Hydrographic Bill

The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament is pleased with the passing of the Hydrographic Bill in the National Assembly (NA) today. The Hydrographic Bill was introduced by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans in May 2018, to make provision for the creation of the Hydrographic Office within the South African Navy.

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Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill