ANC tells veterans: Forget it

2017-03-05 06:01

ANC leaders used a meeting with party veterans to tell them that they would not be getting a special consultative conference as promised earlier and that their criticism of the party was exaggerated.

Country's fate in your hands, Mbete tells youth on Constitution's 20th anniversary

2017-03-03 13:06

"The baton has been passed to you," National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has told South Africa's youth, as she marked 20 years since the Constitution was adopted.

EFF goes to court to force Parliament to discipline Zuma

2017-02-14 12:48

The EFF is taking Speaker Baleka Mbete to court to force Parliament to discipline President Jacob Zuma for failing to uphold the Constitution.

DA threatens court action to have Mbete removed

2017-02-09 21:51

The DA has threatened to go to court after a powdery substance with effects similar to that of tear gas was used inside the National Assembly.

Speakers Ball a private affair - Mbete

2017-02-08 09:16

National Assembly Speaker and ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete has moved to allay speculation around who is behind the "Speaker's Ball".

Mbete outraged at branded paraphernalia lobby claims

2017-01-24 21:19

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete condemned suggestions that she was behind items bearing her image and the words “incoming president”.

Mbete distances herself from report that she has entered ANC leadership race

2017-01-17 21:05

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has distanced herself from media reports that she has entered the race to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ANC president.

The ANC is not arrogant, we accept our wrongs - Mbete

2017-01-07 19:27

ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete has come out in defence of the ruling party, saying although some may think it is arrogant, only a few of its leaders might be, and the majority know how to accept when they are wrong.

A response from Parliament to Mpumelelo Mkhabela

2016-12-15 10:21

On 2 December News24 columnist Mpumelelo Mkhabela wrote an article titled 'Removing Mbete should be our first priority' in which he argues that Parliament has lost the respect of the public. Here is Parliament's response.

Mbete should not preside over Zuma Q&A session – DA

2016-11-22 16:47

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen says Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete should not preside over proceedings when President Jacob Zuma answers questions in the House.


Extolling the language revolution

2017-03-05 06:01

Judge Albie Sachs, who was part of the original delegation to negotiate with the National Party for official recognition of African languages, was the keynote speaker at an event celebrating language month. Mmanaledi Mataboge-Mashetla was there.

Happy socks, toilet paper, booze, and more booze - MPs declare (almost) everything

2017-02-21 19:11

Nothing is too big or small for Members of Parliament to declare, with booze seeming to be a common gift.

No 'crackdown' on media during SONA - Mbete

2017-02-13 12:39

There is no way that Parliament would institute a crackdown on journalists, Speaker Baleka Mbete has said.

Number of soldiers at SONA has more than doubled since 2013

2017-02-08 20:02

The number of soldiers deployed at the SONA had increased two-and-a-half times since 2013, but Parliament’s principals could not explain why.

ANC is not corrupt - Mbete

2017-01-30 14:03

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has told supporters at the ANC's 105th birthday celebrations in Mbombela that "the ANC is not corrupt".

Who will lead the ANC?

2017-01-22 00:07

The ANC national working committee has issued an injunction to members to refrain from voicing their opinions about who should lead the ANC. But the instruction is at odds with the reality of a very active campaign that is under way.

ANC's dirty war

2017-01-15 06:01

From rumours of illness to exclusions from debates, smear campaigns abound in the ANC’s succession scramble.

Parliament stronger after 2016 tests says Mbete

2017-01-02 22:45

South Africa's Parliament faced its greatest tests in 2016 but came out stronger and more resilient, Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete said in her New Year's message.

ConCourt's Nkandla ruling a 'bitter lesson for Parliament'

2016-12-07 18:59

Parliament learnt a "bitter lesson" when the highest court in the land ruled that it had acted inconsistently with the Constitution over Nkandla, says deputy speaker Lechesa Tsenoli.

Six candidates in race to succeed Zuma - Mantashe

2016-11-11 12:23

Six candidates are bidding to succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC leader, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe, who adds it will be "a mistake" for Zuma to stand for a third term.

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