New biometric system to ensure MPs come to work

Skerminkel

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Absolutely shocking that it is even necessary to monitor MP's attendance!
 

Sl8er

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Next time on South Africa's funniest parliament issues:

ANC shocked / stumped at party MPs poor attendance. Blames faulty systems and apartheid for implementation. "The Bio-scanners took our thumbprints out of context as we were definitely present everyday."

:p :D
 

ghoti

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I think this is a good idea, as long as the data is transparent.
 

FaSMaN

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Its a step in the right direction, next we need Tasers attached to all of the chairs for when they doze off during parliament.
 

RichardG

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Absolutely shocking that it is even necessary to monitor MP's attendance!
It's starting to become compulsory in state departments.. They also becoming even more strict. Example you aren't allowed to be late for work.
 

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They could not even get a system to work for a vote of no confidence in ZUMA in parliament.
IT specialists had to be called in to get to work
Now they have Biometrics
FFS

Now could they implement this for teachers school attendance
 

TheGrimReaperUH

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Hmmm thinking about this, zooma will implement it then give 1000 excuses as to why his isn't up to date or he may just dodge the questions all together just like his homestead...
 

Chris.Geerdts

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Absolutely shocking that it is even necessary to monitor MP's attendance!
I know what you are saying. Part of the problem is that MPs are not linked to a constituency. MPs should work their constituency (meetings and interaction) during the period when parliament is in recess, but should still remain in touch when it is in session (which may require travel outside Cape Town). Then they caucus which bills are strategic and agree with the whip to prioritise those strategic sessions. The smaller the party, the harder it is to juggle time between attendance and being 'out there'.

It would be a great move to make that attendance information public so we can track our 'representatives'.
 

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Many biometric attendance systems use the finger-print method to map a persons attendance. This method would be unlikely to work in the SA parliament, because I heard that the grease from KFC chicken interferes with the reader unit
 

konfab

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Many biometric attendance systems use the finger-print method to map a persons attendance. This method would be unlikely to work in the SA parliament, because I heard that the grease from KFC chicken interferes with the reader unit
:p

They are too upper class for that, for our MPs it is free buffets .The poor souls can't control themselves :erm:
 
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