The state of South Africa’s legislatures - What’s next?

On 07 February 2017, in the days ahead of the opening of Parliament, Parliament Watch will be hosting an event, which aims to increase public scrutiny on legislatures through reflecting on their performance in 2016 and considering the prospects for stronger legislatures in 2017.

The event will include presentation of and discussions on the findings of the Parliament Watch monitoring that was undertaken during 2016.

Parliament Watch is a collective of organisations working towards the advancement of social justice, the realisation of human rights, and strong constitutional democracy in South Africa. Collaborators include the Dullah Omar Institute, UWC, Equal Education Law Centre, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Livity Africa, Parliamentary Monitoring Group, Public Service Accountability Monitor, The Right to Know Campaign, Social Justice Coalition, and Women on Farms Project.

During 2016 these organisations have worked together to monitor Parliamentary committees and committees in the Eastern Cape Legislature to assess their performance on the Constitutional mandates for openness and accessibility, holding the executive to account, and responsiveness to the public.

Please find the Invitation background and speakers here.