Programmes

Information Dissemination

The main objective of this programme is to strengthen the flow of information between Parliaments, civic society and the general public. To achieve this objective, SAPST compiles a weekly Parliamentary Round-up Bulletin, which summarizes proceedings of committees and the plenary debates of both Houses of Parliament. The Bulletin is circulated to civic society organizations and is also posted on the SAPST website for easy access by the general public. A Quarterly SAPST Newsletter is also compiled and distributed to our stakeholders. The newsletter gives an in-depth coverage and analysis of parliamentary issues. As part of the information dissemination programme, journalists are alerted on topical issues before parliament so that issues of public interest receive wide coverage from the media. Thus, the public gets informed about what is happening in parliament. The expected outcome, therefore, of this programme is informed public and enhanced public participation in the legislative process for good governance and accountability.