Winter session of Parliament nears

On Monday 6 July, 2015, the 3rd meeting of the 1st Session of the 11th Parliament will commence.

It is estimated that the meeting, dubbed winter session of Parliament, will end on or around 7 August, 2015. A notice from the Clerk of the National Assembly especially encourages Members of Parliament (MPs) to forward their questions and motions to the office and informs all Ministries to ensure the maturity of Bills they intend to present before Parliament to avert requests for Bills to be dealt with under the Certificate of Urgency.

The winter session of Parliament is very short, about a month. It is going to be even shorter for some MPs who will be in Durban from the 6-12 July on a Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) Plenary Session. Moreover, the month of July is a very important month in politics, political parties go for their congresses.

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