There might be a need to look into the future of Parliament and consider whether it should be relocated or rebuilt in the same location.
This may require the national legislature to conduct public hearings.
National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula highlighted this during a virtual briefing to the Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament on the institution’s performance in the third quarter of the 2021-2022 financial year.
She says a team is looking into where Parliament should be located.
“Can we now have public hearings as South Africans to take a decision on how we can rebuild our Parliament? Are we keeping this Parliament and rebuilding on it? Are we talking about relocating Parliament? That is really your long-term kind of solution. For now, everything that is being planned by the management of Parliament is looking at the best possible way of ensuring,as we have done it, that Parliament continues with its business,” she explains.
Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament, 25th February 2022 https://t.co/8lkAaeZ3IA
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