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Parliament Monitoring Group
Post Status: Active
Initiative recipient country/countries: South Africa
Initiative dates: 1995 –
Last updated: 8 Mar 2022
PMG aims to provide accurate, objective, and current information on all parliamentary committee proceedings in the form of detailed, unofficial minutes and documents and since 2007, sound recordings of the meeting.PMG’s key activity is the attending of all Parliamentary Committee meetings, where a monitor will tape and minute the proceedings and obtain all documents tabled in the committees. Immediately after the meeting, the audio recording is published on the PMG Website. Once a detailed written report has been compiled, it passes through an editorial and quality control process. It is then published on the PMG Website within three working days of the committee proceedings along with all the relevant committee documents such as such as public submissions, working drafts of bills and briefings on policy & legislation.Beyond the reporting of Committee proceedings, PMG providesEarly notification of calls for commentDetails of public hearingsParliamentary programmesLegislative programmes for departmentsBill Tracker - daily updatesMinisterial Replies to MPs' Written QuestionsResearch on the functioning of ParliamentAccess to your national, provincial and local representatives on its sister Website, People's Assembly