Orientation and Induction of Public Representatives

New parliamentarians are on a steep learning curve following elections on 8 May. The orientation of new Members of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures has concluded – these sessions were focused mainly on preparing Members for the first sitting of the respective institutions on held on 22 May 2019.

The second phase of Members’ Induction commenced from 27 May 2019 and will continue until 14 June 2019. These induction sessions are conducted by the respective Legislatures of South Africa.  A range of topics are covered – doing oversight, making laws, facilitating public involvement, house and committee work, as well as dealing with the media et al.

The short induction sessions are intended as a ‘crash course’ to equip new (and returning) Members to start their work as public representatives in Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures. More intensive induction sessions on specific key themes will run over a period of 3 to 6 months after.