South Africa’s National Assembly to consider special bill to help fund refurbishments after Parliament fire

South Africa’s National Assembly is considering a special bill to help fund the repair work needed for the Parliament refurbishment works.

The Special Appropriation Bill is hoped to garner enough funds to repair the damage caused when the Parliament buildings were set on fire in January 2022.

At the National Assembly, speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula said she had discussions with Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana about the bill and funding.

However, Godongwana made no mention of a Special Appropriation Bill in his most recent budget announcement, the Speaker said the matter was getting attention.

On the cost of hosting events outside of Parliament, including places like the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Mapisa-Nqakula said a number of options were on the table.

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