Some of the new faces in Parliament's 'Shady Pines', the NCOP

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Some of the veteran parliamentary journalists refer to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) as Shady Pines - the old age home in the 1980s television series The Golden Girls - because the institution rarely compares to the National Assembly in terms of vitality.

However, there are some new faces in the 6th Parliament's NCOP that might just shake things up a bit. Yunus Carrim (ANC, KwaZulu-Natal) Carrim was minister of communications from 2013 to 2014, and deputy minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs from 2009 to 2013.

He was also a long-serving member of the National Assembly, chairing the Standing Committee on Finance in the 5th Parliament.

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