Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook – the Budget Votes Burst Forth, but Little New Emerges

[Daily Maverick] Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize emerged as an exception during the current round of budget votes in Parliament. On Wednesday she announced there would be a discussion document on repositioning her department as a security entity …

[Daily Maverick] Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize emerged as an exception during the current round of budget votes in Parliament. On Wednesday she announced there would be a discussion document on repositioning her department as a security entity - the decision was taken by Cabinet last year and re-affirmed earlier this year - and that the department issued 498,000 more smart ID cards than planned, reaching a total of 6.8-million to date. It was a rare glimpse into government policy, programmes and initiatives among t

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa