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    Parliament's 82% turnover

    The online M&G is carrying an interesting article on the turnover of parlimentary MPs.

    I wonder how great an effect this has on the quality of new legislation?

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    It really can't help.
    “Very talented people have taken the decision to move their talents elsewhere,” he said, this week. “The ANC realised it needed to redeploy people, but this ongoing brain drain has diluted the ANC’s strength. On the other hand, for the ANC, strategically, a weak Parliament may not necessarily be against their interests.”

    But the recent controversy that has surrounded the Superior Courts Bill and the draft Constitution 14th Amendment Bill, illustrates the extent to which executive pressure has been brought to bear on processes in the National Assembly, which lacks the political clout and seniority in the face of its seniors in Cabinet.
    Some very astute analysis here.
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