The serjeant-at-arms and the usher of the black rod lead the president and the presiding officers to their seats and proceed to place the mace and the black rod in place before the Speaker and the chairperson of the Ncop, respectively.
National Council of Provinces (Ncop) chairperson Thandi Modise says that Parliament has been consistent in cutting the Sona budget.
"I wouldn't say it's relief, it's heartbreaking because … we feel particularly from the Ncop, there could be other things that we could have done differently and in a manner that could have made our lives easier in an effort to improve the lives of our people," said Tau.
The National Council of Provinces (Ncop) chairwoman Thandi Modise added they expected no disruptions, despite the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) threatening to the turn the SONA into a roasting of Ramaphosa over his dealings with a company implicated in state capture.
On November 14, 2018 a delegation of 17 members of the National Council for Older Persons (Ncop) met the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms Janat Mukwaya, and handed her a fresh petition calling on the ministry to take lead in ensuring that electoral reforms are carried out to enable them have representation in Parliament during the next general elections.
The Ncop passed the bill last week, paving the way for the president to sign it into law in time for general elections this year.
Picture: Brenda Masilela/ANA Pretoria - Khoisan leader Chief Khoisan SA and his fellow men who have been camping outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria for almost two months -- on Friday said they rejected the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill which was passed by the National Council of Provinces(Ncop).
Ncop adopts Electoral Laws Amendment Bill - what this means for 2019 The Ncop has adopted the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill during a special sitting.
The Electoral Laws Amendment Bill has been passed by the National Council of Provinces (Ncop).
The National Council of Provinces (Ncop) adopted the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill during a special sitting on Thursday.