President to account to the nation in Parliament

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today account to the nation on the work of government - when he responds to questions for oral reply in the National Assembly in Parliament, Cape Town.

The questions for oral reply is one mechanism that Parliament uses to hold the executive accountable.

With the land expropriation without compensation debate gaining momentum, President Ramaphosa will, among other questions, brief Parliament on government’s approach to the national discussion on proposals by the governing party that the Constitution be amended to advance land reform.

“He will also respond to questions on the high unemployment figures recently released by Statistics South Africa, as well as government’s plans on the review of the list of zero-rated items to mitigate the impact of the increase in value-added tax from 14% to 15% earlier this year,” said the Presidency in statement.

The President will also speak on government’s signing of the Independent Power Producers agreements, as well as how South Africa, as a BRICS member State, intends to build a fairer global trade regime to forge strong, sustainable, balance and inclusive growth. -