Public Participation Framework for Parliament and the Legislatures
Join the citizens' partnership to Develop a People’s Public Participation Framework for Parliament and the Legislatures
The Constitution requires that Parliament and the Legislatures provide a forum for the public consideration of issues and that they must:
Facilitate public involvement in their legislative and other processes
Conduct business in an open manner
Parliament and the Legislatures have been doing this and now wants to enhance public participation in their work. They want to deepen and broaden public participation. They want it seamlessly integrated into their programmes.
In developing a Public Participation Framework which meets these aims, they need your views. Some of the questions on which Parliament and the Legislatures need your comments are:
How can public participation be deepened and made even more meaningful?
How can the voices of people with limited access to resources be heard and taken into account?
How can we improve our strategies and processes around public participation so that we become even more accountable and responsive to the people?
Please send your comments by post (Public Participation Framework Submissions, Parliament, PO Box 2164, Cape Town, 8000) or email (email@example.com).
Check the media for details of public hearings and other activities.