Deep divide on EWC constitutional amendment bill

The Parliamentary Monitoring Group minutes of the committee’s proceedings underscore the urgent need for a proper socio-economic impact assessment (SEIAS) report and a complete restart to the public consultation process. This is vital so that all South Africans – as the Constitution requires – are empowered to ‘know about’ the issues raised by the Bill, and are given ‘a meaningful opportunity to be heard’ in the making of this crucial law.