SA takes hosting regional forum meeting off DRC’s hands – Mbete

2015-05-14 16:07

South Africa will host the meeting of the Southern African Development Community parliamentary forum this year on an “emergency basis”, Speaker Baleka Mbete told a programming committee meeting today.

Parliament denies not being ready for Mbete court application

2015-05-13 21:54

Parliament denied that it had asked the Western Cape High Court to postpone the application by three opposition parties to have National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete removed.

DA's court victory claim misleading - ANC

2015-05-12 20:31

The DA's claim that its win in the Western Cape High Court regarding the right to remove or arrest unruly parliamentary members was a victory against National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete is misleading, the ANC says.

Parliament's Powers and Privileges Act 'constitutionally flawed'

2015-05-12 11:34

A section of the Powers and Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act has been declared inconsistent with the Constitution.

Parties close ranks against Mbete

2015-05-09 21:06

Three opposition parties will approach a full bench of the Western Cape High Court in an attempt to remove Baleka Mbete as National Assembly speaker.

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.


Nkandla process 99% ready, says Mbete

2015-05-14 13:02

The work of the executive was “99% done” and the Nkandla report expected from Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko should be ready for Parliament by next week, Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

Application to remove Mbete as Speaker postponed

2015-05-12 21:37

An application by Agang SA, UDM and Cope to have National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete removed has been postponed until August by the Western Cape High Court.

Court 'unconvinced' MPs will be unruly without Act

2015-05-12 14:14

A court has declared that members cannot be removed from Parliament or arrested, but security forces can still be called if there is immediate danger to the life or safety of any person, or damage to property.

Opposition parties join Agang in bid to oust Baleka Mbete

2015-05-10 15:00

Opposition parties are tackling Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete by piggybacking on an Agang SA court action to force her to recuse herself when Parliament debates a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

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'.

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