Launch of oversight programme of the SA Legislave Sector - in partnership with the European Union

On 5 April 2018 in Pretoria, the SA Legislative Sector jointly with the European Union, launched a partnership programme to the amount of R140 million. The programme themed “Enhancing Legislature Oversight” is aimed at the further development and strengthening of the legislative sector.

The partnership programme emphasises the strengthening of citizen participation in legislative processes. It further seeks to realise better legislative oversight through inter alia, building capable and developmental legislative structures.

The deliverables of the five-year programme of the South African legislatures was outlined at the launch event. Speaker Baleka Mbete and Commissioner Mimica addressed the ceremony which was attended by Presiding Officers of the country's ten legislatures, members of the EU diplomatic corpse and civil society representatives.