ACDP introduce bill on paternity leave

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) submitted a Labour Laws Amendment Bill on “paternity leave” to the National Assembly speaker, Baleka Mbete, on Tuesday. The Bill seeks to provide parental leave, adoption leave and surrogacy leave. It also provides for the payment of parental benefits, as well as surrogacy parental benefits, from the Unemployment […]

ACDP supports medical marijuana use

Originally published in Yahoo News The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) supports the Medical Innovation Bill which, if passed, will allow for the use of marijuana for medical reasons in the country, said the party’s Cheryllyn Dudley on Thursday. “The ACDP agrees in principle with legislation making provision for innovation, […]

Parliamentary committee ratifies toned-down version of anti-Israel Cape Town declaration

A meeting of the Portfolio Committee on International Relations took place in Parliament this week to discuss and ratify the anti-Israel “Cape Town Declaration”. The committee hosted The Parliamentary Solidarity Conference in support of the peoples of Palestine, Western Sahara and Cuba on February 6. But many pundits have speculated […]