Parliament's Nkandla process stalls

2015-04-23 13:08

The Nkandla parliamentary process has stalled until clarity about certain procedures has been obtained from Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

Signal jamming in Parliament must be declared unlawful - media houses

2015-04-20 17:12

Media houses want a court to find that the signal jamming device used during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address was unlawful and violated the right to an open Parliament.

Attacks on foreigners shocking, unacceptable - Zuma

2015-04-16 20:47

President Jacob Zuma has issued strong words against xenophobic attacks, following a display by the EFF that almost got its leader thrown out of the National Assembly.

Mbete threatens to throw Malema out of National Assembly

2015-04-16 14:49

Speaker Baleka Mbete has threatened to throw EFF leader Julius Malema out for interrupting a special questions session in the National Assembly.

ANC MPs plotting against Zuma - Mbete

2015-04-13 16:09

Some ANC MPs are plotting to oust President Jacob Zuma, according to the ruling party’s chairperson Baleka Mbete.

Nkandla report process flawed - Holomisa

2015-03-23 13:02

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says the process proposed by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to screen Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report on Nkandla before it goes public, is 'flawed'.

Parliament dismisses concerns of Zuma bias

2015-03-22 14:10

Parliament has dismissed accusations by opposition parties that the presiding officers were biased and protecting President Jacob Zuma.

Sisulu, Maynier in 'batty' exchange

2015-03-17 18:25

DA MP David Maynier's mental health has come under discussion in the National Assembly.

Zuma ignores Mbete during Q and A

2015-03-11 21:24

President Jacob Zuma has repeatedly ignored Speaker Baleka Mbete’s calls to sit down during his question and answer session in Parliament.

DA hopes to have Zuma debate before recess

2015-03-06 16:09

The DA hopes to have its motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma debated before the end of the parliamentary term in late March, but the ANC does not believe the matter is urgent.


MPs freed up to focus on anti-xenophobia campaigns

2015-04-23 10:55

Members of Parliament have been freed up from commitments next week to focus on working in their communities following the recent spate of xenophobic violence in the country, National Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

Parliament is not the Jerry Springer show - lawyer

2015-04-20 16:26

Disorder in Parliament should not be broadcast to the public because it is the antithesis of parliamentary business, lawyer tells court.

DA tries to cool tensions between EFF and Mbete

2015-04-16 15:53

The DA have tried to cool tensions between Speaker Baleka Mbete and the EFF during a questions session in Parliament.

We must look after our fellow Africans - Mbete

2015-04-13 17:30

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has ordered ANC leaders to return the favour other African countries offered, when its members were in exile during apartheid, and stop xenophobic attacks.

UDM pulls out of 'flawed' Nkandla report process

2015-03-23 19:11

The UDM has pulled out of a parliamentary process regarding Nkandla security upgrades which its leader Bantu Holomisa has described as flawed.


In today's headlines: Reports suggest Baleka Mbete wanted Parliament to receive a sanitised version of the latest Nkandla report; Nigeria will go to the polls to elect a new president and the Proteas are set for tomorrow's semi-final.

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Malema: Opposition MPs risk being assassinated in Parliament

2015-03-19 17:20

EFF leader Julius Malema has claimed opposition MPs risk being assassinated in Parliament unless presiding officers are prevented from calling police into the National Assembly.

DA's argument on Mbete, police 'extremist'

2015-03-16 21:03

The DA's arguments for overturning a parliamentary rule allowing the Speaker to call police to remove MPs was "extremist", senior counsel for Parliament has argued.

Set date for questions, Malema pleads

2015-03-11 16:29

EFF leader Julius Malema has pleaded in the National Assembly with Speaker Baleka Mbete to agree that a programming committee set a date for the outstanding questions to be answered.

Court hears Parliamentary film policy unconstitutional

2015-03-06 15:58

Parliament's policy on the use of a wide-angle shot of the Chamber during grave disturbances and unparliamentary behaviour is patently unconstitutional, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

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