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Inaugural mid-term briefing by the Presiding Officers of Parliament

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Inaugural mid-term briefing by the Presiding Officers of Parliament

10th November 2017


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The Presiding Officers of Parliament, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Thandi Modise, invite the media to the fifth Parliament’s inaugural stakeholders and media mid-term breakfast briefing.

The briefing session is scheduled for 14 November 2017 at the old Assembly Dining Hall.


The Presiding Officers will present a performance report of fifth Parliament since 2014 and reflect on achievements, challenges and interventions aimed at completing the term strongly and successfully.

The progress report is expected to cover at least six strategic priority areas of the fifth Parliament, including the ups and downs, lessons learnt as well as renewed recommitments to raise the bar in re-affirming Parliament's role in the governance of the country, and in regional, continental and international multi-lateral relations platforms.


The stakeholders invited include diplomatic corps, government, the judiciary, non-governmental organisations, faith-based structures, business, labour, academic and advocacy institutions, as well as institutions supporting democracy within and outside of the public sector.

The briefing session is part of the broader efforts of the fifth Parliament of South Africa to heighten citizen involvement and participation in advancing good governance, development and accountability, with Parliament itself being accountable to the citizens, their formations and the media for how it executes its mandate.

Details of the briefing are as follows:
Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: 07:00 (Guests arrive from 06:30)
Venue: Old Assembly Dining Hall

Members of the media who wish to attend the briefing must RSVP to Manelisi Ntsodo on or by calling 021 403 8494 or 081 716 2021 and Masego Dlula on or by calling 021 403 8141 or 081 715 9398 before 16:00 on Friday, 10 November 2017.



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