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Card image 29 March 2018 Daily Maverick

Parliament: Balancing politics and schedules while the House takes an extended break

With about a year before the 2019 elections, Parliament on Wednesday decided it would go on a two-month mid-year recess, officially described as an “extended constituency period”. Elections or electioneering were not words used as the ANC argued that it wanted to interact with people and that constituency work was part of oversight. Most opposition parties were not quite convinced. But what is unclear is the impact on an already heavy legislative workload – 47 Bills are currently before the national legislature and 22 more are expected in 2018. It’s a case of balancing politics and parliamentary schedules. By MARIANNE MERTEN.

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