Parliament has suspended all its activities until further notice as part of measures to combat the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic.
National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise says there is no legal basis for the Assembly not to implement the rules on the removal of Heads of Chapter 9 institutions.
Parliament says one of the important milestones for the year 2020 will be the 30th anniversary of the late former President Nelson Mandela’s historic release from the Victor Verster Prison on 11 February 1990.
Parliament says National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and NCOP Chairperson Amos Masondo will await official correspondence from Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane – for her recommendation to be considered by Parliament.
Parliamentary spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, says they welcome the marginal increase in the number of women to represent political parties in the National Assembly.