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Background Report and Roundatable discussion

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2 • Recommendations from the Report of the Independent Panel Assessment of Parliament • Unit on Chapter Nine Institutions • The Notion of Ministerial Accountability • Parliamentary Oversight over the Office of the Presidency LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK Parliament’s role as an institution of accountability and oversight is fully guaranteed and protected by the Constitution, which clearly and unambiguousl. [...] It states: (1) The Deputy President and the Ministries are responsible for the powers and the functions of the executive assigned to them by the President. [...] 5 Speech delivered by the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Max Vuyisile Sisulu, on the occasion of the debate on vote 2 (Parliament) of the estimates of national expenditure, National Assembly. [...] • Parliament conducts a comprehensive review of the constituency system in order to improve its effectiveness and the way it currently operates • Parliament monitor the implementation of the recommendations contained in the New Oversight and Accountability Model • Parliament seriously considers the lessons learnt from the arms deal and Travelgate scandals. [...] Accessed on 04 August 2010 at http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=nw2010071814312 6614C981077 Speech delivered by the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Max Vuyisile Sisulu, on the occasion of the debate on vote 2 (Parliament) of the estimates of national expenditure, National Assembly.

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