All nine of the African National Congress's (ANC) provincial caucuses will begin meeting this week to prepare programmes for that political party's public engagement process on the controversial Protection of State Information Bill.
The ANC also remained adamant that the bill would be passed into law before the end of the current sitting of Parliament due to end in November.
In September the ANC suddenly withdrew the so-called “secrecy bill” and said it would engage in a round of public consultations using its own party structures to allow for parties to give further input into the draft law.
According to Tuesday's statement from ANC Chief Whip Mothole Motshekga's office an “inter-parliamentary” process would be used, by including the party's caucuses from the national, provincial and local authority spheres of government.
However, the term inter-parliamentary does not mean that Parliament itself was involved and the public consultation process was outside the ambit of the national legislature.