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This week in Parliament: 3 unprecedented events

2017-08-11 16:54

Parliament, an institution governed by rules, procedures and precedent, seldom if ever delivers three events in one week that can be described as "unprecedented". But this past week, it did just that.

Focus turns to elective conference as Zuma dodges another bullet

2017-08-10 10:27

Even though President Jacob Zuma survived the no confidence vote, political noise will persist ahead of the ANC elective conference in December, which may undermine the rand, says an economist.

Good news for investor confidence as Zuma's grip on ANC slips

2017-08-09 06:03

The outcome of the no confidence vote shows that President Jacob Zuma's grip of power in the ANC is slipping.

It's game on, a big moment for SA's democracy - analyst

2017-08-08 12:45

This is game on, says Richard Calland, a political analyst and associate law professor at UCT ahead of the no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma's 'derelict leadership' main reason for no confidence vote

2017-08-08 09:53

The precarious state of the economy under President Jacob Zuma is the principal reason why opposition parties have pushed for a motion of no confidence in the country's leader.

Financials and retailers gain on back of secret ballot announcement

2017-08-07 20:03

The JSE closed firmer following the announcement that the vote in no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be by a secret ballot.

We will still defeat secret no confidence motion - ANC in Parliament

2017-08-07 19:37

The ANC in Parliament says the decision to hold the upcoming motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma by secret ballot makes no difference in its stance that it will be defeated.

Secret ballot in the best interests of the country - Mbete

2017-08-07 18:03

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says her decision to hold the upcoming motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma via secret ballot is in the best interests of the country.

Secret ballot announcement a 'surprise' - analysts

2017-08-07 17:31

Analysts were caught by surprise when Parliament's Speaker Baleka Mbete announced the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be by secret ballot.

Zuma motion of no confidence will be done through a secret ballot

2017-08-07 15:54

The National Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete has announced that the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be done through an open vote ballot.

 

Pros and cons of the three women running for the presidency

2017-08-10 12:01

If South Africans get a woman who will govern in the same way as a man they would have gained nothing but a switch in gender, writes Amanda Gouws.

Was Zuma behind the secret ballot?

2017-08-09 10:00

I believe that President Zuma not only agreed to a secret ballot, but wanted it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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ANALYSIS: '201 is the magic number in #ZumaVote'

News24 Editor-in Chief Adriaan Basson and Video Editor Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath preview Tuesday's highly-anticipated vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Watch.

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WATCH: The moment Mbete announced #NoConfidenceVote will be secret ballot

National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete addressed the media on the voting procedure to be followed, when the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is debated in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Watch.

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Opposition parties praise secret ballot decision

2017-08-07 21:10

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's decision on the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma has been lauded as a victory for democracy and SA.

#SecretBallot: 'And just like that Mbete is forgiven' says Twitter

2017-08-07 19:43

Twitter has wasted no time in making sure feelings on the #SecretBallot are expressed.

IN PICTURES: Zuma 'has betrayed us all' - #UniteBehind marchers

2017-08-07 18:11

The #UniteBehind coalition took to the streets of Cape Town in a bid to pressurise MPs to oust President Jacob Zuma during a motion of no confidence set to take place

Full statement: No member may suffer harm if they follow their conscience - Mbete

2017-08-07 17:42

The people of South Africa look to Parliament to give direction during challenging times. We dare not underestimate this privilege and responsibility, says Baleka Mbete.

Rand rallies on surprise secret vote call on Zuma

2017-08-07 16:09

The rand has rallied to under R13.20/$ after Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete announced that the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be done by secret ballot.

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WATCH: Mbete determines #NoConfidenceVote will be via secret ballot

National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete addresses the media on the voting procedure to be followed, when the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is debated in the National Assembly on 8 August. Watch.

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