Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG)

Theme: Governance Date Added: 2018-12-14

What is it?

PMG provides information on parliamentary committee proceedings in the form of detailed, unofficial minutes, documents and sound recordings of the meeting.

Key Points

  • Detailed meeting minutes and supporting documents
  • Profiles of MPs present at meetings
  • Download audio recordings
  • Get free email alerts on a specific committee's activities

Why is it Important?

The PMG was created to ensure there was an accessible record of all parliamentary proceedings. This type of information is needed by citizens, civil society organisations and government officials to better understand policy positions and engage with MPs on policy development and executive oversight.

How can it be accessed and used?

PMG representatives attend all parliamentary committee meetings, where the proceedings are taped, minutes are taken and all documents tabled are obtained. Straight after the meeting, the audio is made available on the PMG website and once a detailed report has been complied, it is edited and goes through quality control before being published online, within thee working days of the meeting.

PMG information can be accessed via the home page.

From there you can browse content by committee or meeting, MP, bill, and even questions to ministers. You can also track meeting attendance by MPs and see what is ahead for the week in parliament on the PMG blog.

National Minimum Wage Bill (B31-2017)

Location: South Africa
Year: 2018Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • title: Name of the bill
  • bill-events: Meetings and other events related to the bill drafting and passing
  • bill-versions: Different versions of the bill as it was drafted

Basic Education: Committee Report on Department's Quarter 1 & 2 performance; High Level Panel & Committee Annual Reports

Location: South Africa
Year: 2018Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • meeting-summary: Overview of meeting objectives and actions
  • full-minutes: Detailed transcript of meeting proceedings
  • date: Date of the meeting
  • legislation
  • parliament

Resource contact name:Parliamentary Monitoring Group

Creation or start date:2018-12-14

Resource contact updated at:2018-12-14

Spatial coverage  South Africa

Where else has the resource been used?

Year Project Name::
2018 Community facilities in previously disadvantaged areas of South Africa
2018 Frustration over Home Affairs shambles
2017 Taxation and Development: The South African Position