Marianne Merten

Marianne Merten writes on Parliament since 2016 for the Daily Maverick. The intersection of governance, policy and politics unfolds at many levels, from tiny nuggets of information hidden in the voluminous stacks of papers tabled at the national legislature to the odd temper tantrum by a politician. Sometimes frustrating, sometimes baffling, even after 26 years as a hack, there’s few dull days in the parliamentary corridors.