Very few reasons for Mbete to dismiss secret ballot - expert

2017-06-22 22:45

There are very few substantive reasons that Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete could cite for dismissing a bid to hold a motion of no confidence in the president via secret ballot, an expert says.

ConCourt to rule on Zuma no-confidence secret ballot on Thursday

2017-06-20 12:21

The Constitutional Court will make its ruling on Thursday on the UDM's application to force National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to conduct the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma by secret ballot.

Secretary to Parliament 'granted' special leave

2017-06-09 10:41

Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana has been 'granted' special leave by Speaker Baleka Mbete and NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise following a raft of corruption allegations.

Opposition slams Parliament's oversight

2017-05-30 22:36

A day before President Jacob Zuma is due in Parliament, opposition parties decry what they call the legislature's failure to hold Zuma and his executive to account.

Opposition rejects Mbete's R37m budget

2017-05-30 19:07

Opposition parties have rejected National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's R37m budget amid a cash crunch that has seen Parliament staff receive a 0% wage increase this year.

Mbete 'would welcome state capture probe'

2017-05-29 20:23

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete, who is also the ANC's chairperson believes a commission of inquiry into state capture will put this "monster" to bed.

MPs won't vote differently in secret ballot - Zuma's lawyer

2017-05-15 23:15

The assumption that MPs will vote differently in a secret vote of no confidence is wrong, President Jacob Zuma's lawyer has argued in the Constitutional Court.

Transport minister defends talking politics at children’s funerals

2017-05-11 12:13

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has said there was nothing wrong with him criticising former president FW de Klerk at the funeral of 16 children killed in taxi crash, since he is a politician.

HSF asks ConCourt to set aside Gordhan and Jonas axing

2017-05-10 13:02

The Constitutional Court has been asked to set aside President Jacob Zuma's axing of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas.

Will Baleka Mbete become the most powerful person in SA?

2017-05-10 08:18

Depending on how the Constitutional Court rules on a 'secret ballot' for the vote of no confidence in President Zuma, Baleka Mbete could become the king maker, writes Melanie Verwoerd.


AS IT HAPPENED: ConCourt rules that Speaker has the power to prescribe secret ballot

2017-06-22 09:42

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the decision of a secret ballot must go back to the Speaker.

Special leave not enough, Mgidlana must go - Nehawu

2017-06-09 20:13

Nehawu's Parliament branch says Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana being granted special leave while an investigation into his conduct gets underway, is not enough.

DA lobbies support for ad hoc committee on state capture

2017-06-08 18:40

The DA is lobbying other parties in Parliament to support the establishment of an ad hoc committee into state capture.

Only a 'bewitched' party will vote against own decisions - Mthembu

2017-05-30 20:55

Only a 'bewitched' party will vote against its own decisions, thereby removing its own president and government, ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has said.

Zuma due back in Parliament on Wednesday

2017-05-29 22:46

President Jacob Zuma will likely face renewed calls to step down from opposition benches when he presents the presidency's budget to Parliament.

Parliamentary staff could get 0% increases due to budget deficit

2017-05-29 20:09

As speaker Baleka Mbete prepared to address the media on Parliament's budget, Parliament's staff used their lunch break to protest a potential 0% increases or retrenchments.

'Aren't you tired of fighting?' Mbete asks DA whips as she leaves meeting early

2017-05-12 16:57

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen and his deputy Mike Waters have walked out of a Parliamentary meeting after Speaker Baleka Mbete left early to catch a flight.

Women have always been ready to lead – Molewa

2017-05-11 06:22

ANC Women’s League national executive committee member Edna Molewa says women in the ANC need to be careful not to be seen as competing against one another, and thus dividing votes among themselves.

Burying children, ANC style

2017-05-10 08:55

That Baleke Mbete used the funeral of 18 children who died in a taxi accident in Mpumalanga to give the grieved a political lecture was shameful, writes Howard Feldman.

We refuse to be silent on 'contaminated' ANC - Ramaphosa

2017-05-08 11:46

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has rejected calls for the party’s leaders not to speak publicly about problems facing the organisation.

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