Ministerial handbook – 2019

  Guide for Members of the Executive (Ministerial Handbook) 2019 APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE DATE: 8 JUNE 2019 * 2019-06-26 CHAPTER 6 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL 1. Travel by Ministers and Deputy Ministers 1.1 Ministers and Deputy Ministers may travel on official visits abroad if these are essential, in the national interest and with due regard… Continue reading Ministerial handbook – 2019

Australia – Federation (6 states)

  Australia is a federation of six states which, together with two self-governing territories, have their own constitutions, parliaments, governments and laws. This infosheet is about the national or central government, usually called the Federal Government, Commonwealth Government or Australian Government. However, state and territory governments are also based on the same principle of parliamentary… Continue reading Australia – Federation (6 states)

Parliament SA: Expropriation without compensation – Constitution

Parliament, Thursday, 5 December 2019 – The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution today agreed to have the draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill which aims to amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 so as to provide that where land and any improvements thereon… Continue reading Parliament SA: Expropriation without compensation – Constitution

Bills at parliament – property rights – health insurance – reserve bank

  The sixth democratic Parliament has had a demanding 28 weeks since its establishment following the May general election. On the agenda were 31 Bills revived from the stage at which they lapsed when the previous Parliament’s term ended – and another 13 new Bills.   It is these new bills which are likely to dominate… Continue reading Bills at parliament – property rights – health insurance – reserve bank

MP’s and Ministgers/deputies failed to pay their subsidized rent

  Houses for MPs set taxpayer back R744m Cabinet ministers and their deputies, who each earn up to R2.4 m a year and are tasked with driving the government’s user-pay principle, are failing to keep up with relatively cheap rentals for their lavish ministerial homes.   The ministers owe the state a combined R1.3m in outstanding… Continue reading MP’s and Ministgers/deputies failed to pay their subsidized rent

Pelican, Acacia en Laboria park (parliamentary sessions)

The three parliamentary villages is not low class buildings, its upkeep and transport have cost South Africa almost three quarters of a billion rand over the two previous parliamentary terms.   In a reply to a written Parliamentary question on Monday, Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille revealed that the total cost incurred by… Continue reading Pelican, Acacia en Laboria park (parliamentary sessions)