Parliament OKs legal practice bill

2013-11-12 20:47

The legal practice bill, which has far-reaching implications for the legal profession, has been approved by the National Assembly.

MPs list complaints against Madonsela

2013-07-23 19:12

MPs have refined a list of allegations against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, which she must answer to next week.

SAHRC under fire over Tatane findings

2013-04-30 18:05

The SA Human Rights Commission has come under fire from MPs over its finding on the killing of Free State protester Andries Tatane.

Shai battles to support allegations

2012-11-27 18:18

Outgoing deputy public protector Mamiki Shai has battled before Parliament's justice portfolio committee to substantiate allegations she has made against her boss Thuli Madonsela.

Committee OK with protector rules

2012-02-28 22:34

National Assembly justice and constitutional development committee chairperson Luwellyn Landers has welcomed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's willingness to consult Parliament.

MPs vote against IFP's info bill changes

2011-11-18 13:38

The ad hoc committee on the protection of state information bill has formally adopted a report rejecting all 123 amendments proposed by the IFP, paving the way for a vote next week.

Info bill debate delayed

2011-11-14 18:30

The scheduled debate on the protection of information bill will be delayed by a week, ANC MP Luwellyn Landers has confirmed.

Info bill not scrapped, finalised by year-end

2011-09-19 22:36

ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says that the contentious protection of information bill will not be scrapped, and should be finalised by the end of the year.

Info bill vote starts in Parliament

2011-09-02 11:43

Parliament's ad hoc committee on the protection of information bill has started voting on the contentious measure, signalling the end of drafting and hope for further concessions.

ANC rejects public interest defence

2011-08-31 20:01

The ANC has definitively ruled out writing a public interest defence into the protection of information bill on the basis that it would place journalists above the law.

Definition of security not needed - ANC

2011-08-15 22:25

The ANC's reluctance to define two key concepts in the protection of information bill has led to fresh cries of unconstitutionality and calls for it to be binned.

ANC widens definition of national security

2011-07-27 18:19

ANC MPs have proposed increasing the instances in which information can be classified to protect national security in a divisive new development on the protection of information bill.


ANC names MPs for panel on IEC report

2013-09-11 15:59

The ANC has recommended seven of its MPs to sit on an ad hoc committee tasked with looking into the public protector's report on the procurement of the IEC's head office.

Madonsela and MPs make up

2013-06-05 22:31

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and MPs have mended fences after months of tension.

Committee to call in Madonsela

2013-02-12 17:22

MPs have resolved to call in Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to discuss unresolved complaints of maladministration in her office.

Protector wants more money

2012-10-12 16:32

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has told MPs that her office has asked for additional funding of R64m in the next financial year.

Info bill: ANC, media to 'keep talking'

2011-12-06 15:22

The ANC says a meeting with Sanef over the protection of state information bill allowed parties to listen to each other "beyond the noise that has been created in the media".

MP clears up confusion over info bill

2011-11-14 21:33

The protection of information bill will finally be put to the vote in the National Assembly next week after a further delay, ANC MP Luwellyn Landers has confirmed.

Media not objective on info bill: ANC

2011-09-28 14:03

The media has not "covered itself in glory" in its reporting on the proposed protection of information bill, says ANC MP Luwellyn Landers.

Info bill final version adopted

2011-09-02 14:46

The ANC has used its majority strength in a parliamentary committee to adopt a final version of the protection of information bill which critics have vowed to challenge in court.

Spy clause delays info bill

2011-09-02 08:01

The ANC's plans to finalise drafting of the protection of information bill have been upset by opposition complaints about harsher sentences to shield intelligence matters from disclosure.

DA: Info bill a threat to media sources

2011-08-24 19:13

Opposition parties are accusing the ANC of seeking to use clause 18 of the draft protection of information bill to force journalists to betray sources, who hand them classified information, to the authorities.

MPs mull small concessions to media on info bill

2011-07-29 22:19

Lawmakers have won agreement from the ANC to at least consider proposals for extending protection to those who disclose classified information for the public good.

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