Moodey re-elected DA Gauteng head

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John Moodey has retained his seat as head of the Democratic Alliance in Gauteng at this weekend's provincial congress.

DA eyes coalitions in 2016

2014-11-22 14:20

The DA will consider entering into coalitions in municipalities for the 2016 local government elections, party leader Helen Zille says.

Ramaphosa misrepresented accord - Maimane

2014-11-21 18:42

DA MPL Mmusi Maimane has accused Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of misrepresenting undertakings given at a crisis meeting to mend fences between the ANC and the opposition.

DA Gauteng leader post to be contested

2014-11-21 15:27

John Moodey's position as DA Gauteng leader will be contested at the party's provincial conference in Johannesburg.

ANC backs off on EFF report for now

2014-11-21 07:27

After five hours of tense meetings in Parliament, the ANC abandoned a debate on the suspension of 20 EFF MPs, while chief whips have agreed on talks to end the political impasse.

R10m spent on education audits - report

2014-11-20 18:37

MEC Panyaza Lesufi has defended the Gauteng education department following a report that it spent at least R10m on forensic audits.

DA denies Ramaphosa Parly deal

2014-11-20 15:06

The DA would never enter into a deal that jeopardised its mandate, the party's leader Helen Zille has vowed.


A fragile truce between political parties in Parliament fell apart last night after the opposition pushed ahead with a motion accusing President Jacob Zuma of dodging questions over his Nkandla homestead. Today's newspaper front pages focused on the parliamentary unrest. Watch.

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Parliament accord in tatters over Zuma debate

2014-11-20 07:19

A fragile truce between political parties in Parliament has fallen apart after the opposition pushed ahead with a motion accusing President Jacob Zuma of dodging questions over his Nkandla homestead.

Ramaphosa's political deal falters

2014-11-19 22:32

Parliament again degenerated into insults and obscene gestures as a detente between the ANC and opposition brokered by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa fell apart after a day.

Suspended Cape cops not part of metro squad

2014-11-19 16:29

The three Cape Town officers suspended for doing nothing while Delft residents assaulted and killed a man are not part of the metro police.

Parliamentary dignity will be restored - Ramaphosa

2014-11-18 12:33

Leaders of political parties have agreed to work together to restore the dignity and integrity of Parliament, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Pressure on Mbete when Parly reconvenes

2014-11-18 05:22

Opposition parties intend to ratchet up the pressure on Speaker Baleka Mbete when the National Assembly reconvenes after riot police were called into the Chamber last week.

DA demands probe into rowdy brawl

2014-11-17 15:38

The DA will demand an investigation by the parliamentary oversight authority into the chain of events that saw riot police enter the National Assembly.

ANC MPs must crush opposition, Zuma allegedly said

2014-11-16 07:21

President Jacob Zuma is at the centre of the chaos that erupted in Parliament last week as he had allegedly told ANC MPs to "use their numbers to crush opposition" in Parliament.

Sanef concerned over 'censorship' of Parly feed

2014-11-14 14:46

The SA National Editors' Forum expressed concern at interference with the audio and visual feed in Parliament whenever there are disruptions.

Parliament pandemonium: the internet reacts

2014-11-14 11:57

Drama has unfolded in parliament over President Zuma's liability for Nkandla spending. Riot police were eventually called in to "to protect the dignity of Parliament". Here is how the internet reacted to the chaos.

EFF blames ANC for chaos in Parliament

2014-11-14 08:45

The EFF has blamed the ANC for the chaos that erupted during a sitting in Parliament, saying it has "chosen an approach to undermine democratically elected opposition parties".

Fists fly as riot police clash with MPs in scuffle

2014-11-14 01:45

Members of the police's public order policing unit have stormed into the National Assembly chamber, manhandling a female EFF MP and causing a scuffle during which several punches were thrown.

Nkandla fund not only for Zuma - businessmen

2014-11-13 20:33

A group of businessmen raising funds to repay the money spent on President Jacob Zuma's home at Nkandla, have claimed they want to free up Parliament by putting the issue to rest.


Memes of the sarcastic comments uttered by speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete have surfaced online. Watch.

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Opposition heckles Mbete

2014-11-13 15:52

Opposition parties have jumped out of their seats and shouted "she must go" at Speaker Baleka Mbete in Parliament after she tried to restrict the time scheduled for motions in the chamber.

DA, EFF go head-to-head with Mbete

2014-11-13 15:05

MPs have chanted "go go go" during a tumultuous session in the National Assembly.

Mthethwa: At R5.2m SA's best paid official?

2014-11-13 12:44

National Empowerment Fund head Philisiwe Mthethwa may well be the highest-paid public official, taking home more than R5.2m last year, claims the DA.

Zuma must go - opposition

2014-11-12 16:14

Opposition parties have vowed to step up a campaign to drive President Jacob Zuma from office after the ANC adopted a report that clears him of responsibility for misspending on Nkandla.


Suspend SAA acting CEO – DA

2014-11-23 14:06

The DA has called on SAA to suspend its acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout, pending the outcome of an inquiry into his appointment.

Dept undertakes to settle claim as sheriff arrives

2014-11-21 18:42

A court sheriff has arrived at the Gauteng health department to attach furniture following a R6m medical negligence lawsuit, resulting in an undertaking to settle the claim.

Deputy Speaker to MPs: You are a disgrace

2014-11-21 15:59

"You are a disgrace", National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli has told MPs, after shouting broke out across the House in the final minutes of a joint sitting debate on violence against women and children.

Drug shortage at Joburg hospital

2014-11-21 14:10

Non-urgent surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has been cancelled because of a lack of anaesthetic drugs, the DA says.

Mace removed from Parliament - As it happened

2014-11-20 19:34

Get the latest details from the sitting in the National Assembly after a fragile truce between political parties fell apart.

More tension in Parly ahead of EFF report

2014-11-20 18:17

The National Assembly is in disarray for the third day running as the ANC moved to prevent a filibuster before a likely decision to suspend EFF MPs from the legislature.

Gauteng education spends R10m a year on audits

2014-11-20 10:05

At least R10m a year is spent on forensic investigations, fraud detection reviews and tender compliance reviews by the Gauteng department of education.


In today's news headlines: the Parliamentary truce between the ANC and opposition parties has been broken, Eugene de Kock is set to challenge his parole refusal and in India, police arrest a guru after a standoff where six people died. Watch.

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ANC to revoke EFF reprieve

2014-11-20 06:16

The ANC has decided to revoke Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's reprieve to the Economic Freedom Fighters as a deal to restore calm to Parliament collapsed after a day.

Sisulu 'flips a Floyd' in Parly

2014-11-19 19:46

Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli has again warned MPs to desist from making hand gestures, after Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu was caught gesturing with her middle finger.

Ramaphosa halts EFF suspensions in return for respect of rules

2014-11-18 14:55

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has struck a deal with opposition parties that disciplinary proceedings against the EFF will be held in abeyance in return for assurances that they will respect parliamentary rules.

All eyes on Parliament as National Assembly reconvenes

2014-11-18 07:51

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to meet opposition party leaders, as they plan to put pressure on Speaker Baleka Mbete during an extended plenary session.

ANC: DA charges a publicity stunt

2014-11-17 19:51

The DA's laying of charges against the police and Deputy Minister for Higher Education Mduduzi Manana has been dismissed as a publicity stunt by the office of the ANC.

Parliament not the ANC's playground - Zille

2014-11-17 14:28

President Jacob Zuma has shown ignorance and contempt for the Constitution and the principle of accountability, DA leader Helen Zille says.

Mbete not a suitable Speaker - DA

2014-11-14 15:21

The DA will no longer recognise National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, the party's parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Mbete vows to protect Parliament

2014-11-14 12:35

Speaker Baleka Mbete has defended the physical removal of an EFF MP from the National Assembly, saying she had a duty to protect Parliament as the opposition was trying to tarnish the legislature.

Parliament could lose its integrity - ANC

2014-11-14 10:42

The ANC says it is concerned that Parliament could lose its integrity if it degenerates into "a chaotic circus due to the unruly conduct of members".

Mthethwa not highest paid official - NEF

2014-11-14 07:00

The National Empowerment Fund has rejected allegations from the DA that its CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa is probably the highest paid public official in the country.

Parliament adopts Nkandla report - as it happened

2014-11-13 20:58

Get the latest updates as Members of Parliament debate, among other matters, the Nkandla report.

Opposition purposefully delaying Parly session - sources

2014-11-13 17:29

Opposition sources in Parliament have revealed that their tactic is to extend the session into the night, when ANC lawmakers usually fly home for the weekend.

Mbete ruling triggers pandemonium

2014-11-13 16:27

The pandemonium that broke loose in the National Assembly has been triggered by Speaker Baleka Mbete's attempt to limit the time for members' motions.

Murdered toddler's family emotional at DA march

2014-11-13 15:28

The family of murdered 3-year-old Cuburne van Wyk have yet to find closure, his emotional aunt Lenora de Wee has said at a DA march in Pretoria.

DA marches in Pretoria against crime

2014-11-13 13:11

DA supporters have taken to Sophie De Bruyn Street singing and chanting against crime as they made their way to the police national headquarters in Pretoria.

Educ dept's response to report denialist - DA

2014-11-12 19:51

The DA says the basic education department has a denialist response to a ministerial task team report on the National Senior Certificate.

Nothing extraordinary about Zuma probe - Nhleko

2014-11-11 16:50

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says there is nothing extraordinary about the investigation into the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

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