Draft Legislation 72% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.

  • Content of bill
  • Author of bill
  • Votes on bill per member of parliament
  • Transcripts of debates on bill
  • Status of bill

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data Location

  • http://www.gov.za/documents/draft-bills - South African Government
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date No It is not every week decisions are made, yet it is updated quiet frequently.
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format PDF
    findable 4
    findable_steps I googled draft legalisation South Africa and the source was the first result.
    licence_url http://www.gov.za/terms-and-conditions-use-0
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name South African Government
    characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament
    location http://www.gov.za/documents/draft-bills - South African Government

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Michael Beatty
    Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
    Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 20:25:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)