NW Legislature to Hold a Sitting Debate to Commemorate 20 Years of the Constitution and 20 Years since the Establishment of NCOP
On Tuesday, 13 June 2017, the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie, will be presiding over a Sitting debate to Commemorate 20 years of the Constitution and 20 years since the establishment of the National Council of Provinces, (NCOP).
Amongst other objectives, the Sitting aims to pay tribute to political masterminds, negotiators and drafters (pioneers) of the Constitution; celebrate two decades of South Africa’s first democratic Constitution and the achievements in political; social, economic, freedom and human rights; and the rule of law to all South Africans.
All members of political parties will be debating on the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the certification of the final Constitution and highlight the second decade since inception of the NCOP. Amongst others, the debate will focus on the role the Legislature in a Constitutional democracy and will include reflections and experiences in the constitution-drafting process.
Source: Government of South Africa