attend a session of parliament (free)

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Secret Cape Town

one cannot take photos in the National Parliament gallery but this is from the window of the toilet, photo by Adrian Bischoff

Did you know that you can watch a debate in Parliament for free?

I went last spring and saw a number of ministers answering questions from members of parliament. It was interesting to see how the process worked, how various MPs presented themselves, what MPs did while debates were happening–hint: it’s not always paying attention to the speaker–and the physical layout of the chamber, among other things.

You should book tickets in advance using the info provided below. Make sure to bring your ID with you when you go.

Attend a Session of Parliament (check here or elsewhere on the Parliament site for update info)
Contact: Martin Tsheole
(021) 403 2197

Pick up tickets: Room 006 Upperground Floor, 90 Plein Street.
Enter Parliament: the Visitors…

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