IFP whip bids Parly farewell after 37 years

2014-03-13 21:04

It went past like a bullet, the National Assembly's longest-serving MP has told his colleagues.

Van der Merwe joke(s) in Parliament

2013-02-26 17:02

An announcement by an IFP MP has been mistaken for a Van der Merwe joke in a National Assembly sitting in Cape Town.

DA delivers fighting farewell

2012-11-22 22:26

Breaking a long tradition of jovial year-end farewell speeches, DA Chief Whip Watty Watson has launched a stinging attack on his ANC counterpart in the National Assembly.

Tshwane mayor not talking to IFP MP

2012-06-01 11:05

IFP MP Koos van der Merwe has laid a criminal charge against Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa for allegedly ignoring him for four months.

New arms deal probe - 'Why only now?'

2011-09-15 22:28

Political parties have welcomed President Zuma's announcement of a new commission of inquiry into the arms deal, but have expressed reservations about the motives and timing.

Mogoeng unscathed after grilling

2011-09-04 22:34

Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng has survived two days of intense grilling by members of the JSC which, says a source, will recommend that he be the next chief justice.

'God wants me to be chief justice'

2011-09-04 14:34

Chief Justice nominee Mogoeng Mogoeng has told the Judicial Services Commission that God wants him to be appointed to the position.

Chief justice choice - opposition unhappy

2011-08-16 22:14

Only the ANC has so far come out in support of President Jacob Zuma's surprise nomination of Constitutional Court Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as new chief justice.

IFP to sue Zuma over pardons

2009-09-30 15:48

The IFP has instructed its lawyers to start legal action against President Jacob Zuma for a six-year delay in the application of 384 presidential pardons.

High drama at Hlophe interview

2009-09-20 21:10

The JSC's interview of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has taken a dramatic turn with the room being cleared of the media and public, gearing questioning on his dealings with the company Oasis.

ConCourt to rule on pardons

2009-08-24 20:03

The Constitutional Court is set to rule on whether 384 prisoners, some serving sentences for murder and robbery, are entitled to apply for political pardons.


MPs stage walkout after 'nonsense' ruling

2014-03-13 20:20

Following a set of verbal exchanges reminiscent of a Monty Python sketch, disagreement over the meaning of the word "nonsense" saw an MP ordered out of the National Assembly.

IFP whip becomes longest-serving MP

2012-11-30 14:36

Inkatha Freedom Party chief whip Koos van der Merwe has celebrated 35 years as an MP, making him the longest-serving member of the national legislature.

ANC vandalising Afrikaans, says IFP

2012-07-16 22:32

Inkatha Freedom Party Chief Whip Koos van der Merwe has accused the ANC government of vandalising Afrikaans.

Outcry over ConCourt review surprises Zuma

2012-03-15 18:43

President Jacob Zuma again defended the government's decision to assess how Constitutional Court rulings have impacted on the law.

Mogoeng vows to uphold Constitution

2011-09-08 20:32

Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng has vowed to uphold and protect the Constitution as the newly-appointed chief justice, and thanked the president for his confidence in him.

Mogoeng 'approved' as chief justice

2011-09-04 19:44

The JSC will recommend to President Jacob Zuma that Mogoeng Mogoeng be the next chief justice, a commissioner has told Sapa.

Mogoeng called arrogant, short tempered

2011-09-03 17:28

Chief justice nominee Mogoeng Mogoeng has defended his "intellectual depth" in a sometimes heated JSC interview, during which he was accused of being arrogant and short tempered.

Tributes for Van Zyl Slabbert

2010-05-14 14:19

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert has been described as a "true patriot" and "visionary" as tributes pour in following his death.

Hlophe 'shakes hands with whites'

2009-09-21 07:28

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has told the JSC he may consider apologising for things he said about judges, and denied saying he would not shake hands with a white man.

Cachalia against numbers game

2009-09-20 20:34

Supreme Court of Appeals Judge Azhar Cachalia has told the Judicial Service Commission that he is against “the numbers game” when it comes to deciding whether to appoint black or white judges.

Radebe pushes ahead with bill

2009-06-24 16:12

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says he intends re-introducing a controversial Mbeki-era bill aimed at transforming the judiciary before the end of the year.

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