Op-ed: How South Africa can reform parliament to be open, responsive, and transparent
By 31 October 2019
Houses of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa (photo credit: Nick Boalch/flickr)
The problem with Parliament’s failure to exercise effective oversight over the executive was clearly exposed by former Speaker Baleka Mbete’s dismal performance in her Al-Jazeera interview last week.
Mbete has clearly not recovered from the myopia inflicted on the ANC during the Jacob Zuma years – see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
In the post-Zuma/state capture era, we are rightly fixated with rebuilding institutions in the criminal justice sphere, revenue collection services and the whole state-owned enterprise sector, yet little focus is placed on getting the primary institution charged with oversight of these organs of state fit for purpose.
Read the full article here: City Press