DA rates Parliament's performance

2015-12-07 15:17
(File, Dan Calderwood, News24)

(File, Dan Calderwood, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma answered 20 oral questions during five appearances in the National Assembly this year, the DA said on Monday.

According to the DA's review of work done during the year, it said:

- Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answered 42 questions in the National Assembly seven times;

- The National Assembly had a total of 22 sittings this year, but it only sat 76% of the time;

- The DA said it had tabled 223 motions for debate on issues ranging from the economy and the high unemployment rate, to the lack of higher education funding;

-Forty-five bills were introduced in Parliament this year and of those bills, eight were signed into law while another 12 bills are awaiting approval by Zuma;

- The DA asked 3 469 (82.5%) of the total 4 204 written questions in the National Assembly this year; the EFF submitted 146 questions (3.5%), the ANC submitted 39 questions (0.9%). Other opposition parties asked a total of 550 (13.1%) questions;

- It found that in the National Council of Provinces, programmes were released too late for preparation; and,

- Provinces toe the party line instead of deciding what is best for their own province.

Read more on:    da  |  cape town  |  parliament 2015

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.