Draft Legislation 65% 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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
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
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

Data location   http://www.gov.za/documents/draft-bills - South African Government
Data licence   http://www.gov.za/terms-and-conditions-use-0
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Michael Beatty
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 20:25:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)